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Square Enix physical game sales down in Q1, but digital still ‘strong’

Square Enix has released its latest quarterly results for the three months ending June 30th 2017, and the company’s net sales increased by 11.3 per cent year-on-year to reach 57bn, the company has reported. Operating income, meanwhile, rose by 43.9 per cent to 12.8bn. The company’s digital entertainment division also …

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Take-Two: ‘Engagement first, monetisation second’

Take-Two reported another strong quarter last night, with net revenue for its fiscal Q1 2018 up 34 per cent year-on-year to $418.2m, and net sales up 28 per cent to $384.3m. Digitally-delivered net revenue also grew 56 per cent to $268.2m and digitally-delivered net sales increased 47 per cent to …

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EA’s digital net sales hit record high for Q1

EA has announced its Q1 2018 results for the three months ending June 30th 2017, and digital net sales reached $3.147bn for the trailing 12-month period, representing 63 per cent of the company’s total net sales. That’s an increase of 23 per cent year-on-year. For the quarter, total net revenue …

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PlayStation sales rose 5.4% in Q1, but operating income dropped by 59.7%

Sony released its Q1 fiscal year 2017 results this morning and sales from its game and network services division rose 5.4 per cent year-on-year to 348.1bn. This was due to an increase in PS4 software sales and PS VR sales, but its growth was offset by the impact of the …

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Ubisoft Q1 sales up 45.2% YOY thanks to strong back catalogue performance

Ubisoft has announced its Q1 sales report for fiscal year 2017-18. Sales were up 45.2 per cent year-on-year between April and June 30th, amounting to €202.1m. That’s just over €30m more than expectations. Of that €202.1m, 94.3 per cent came from back catalogue sales, which equated to €190.4m. A lot …

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Retail: Q1 2017 release slate is the "strongest in years"

The line-up of games launching in the first three months of 2017 is one of the healthiest in years. That’s according to retailers who, speaking to MCV, say that this time of year is historically a ‘very challenging’ period due to a weak slate of releases. In the first three …

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Strong Q1 for GameStop thanks to next-gen success

Global games retailer GameStop has seen sales and earnings have shot up after an expectation-hitting Q1. Total global sales for the quarter ended May 3rd climbed seven per cent to $2bn with like-for-like store sales jumping 5.8 per cent. Net earnings grew 24.5 per cent to $68m The retailer said …

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Nexon makes quality pledge after poor Q1

Nexon has promised shareholders to renew its focus on quality this week as itsfirst quarter resultsshow revenue and profit growth have slowed. The Korean-based F2P publisher earned 47.5bn in revenue, up seven per cent year-on-year, but down three per cent on a constant currency basis in the three months to …

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Microsoft reports record Q1 revenue

Microsoft has posted its first quarter financial results, reporting record revenue numbers for the period. The firm brought in $18.5bn in revenue for the three-month period ending on September 30th, a 16 per cent increase compared to the same period last year. Microsoft also saw overall net income of $5.24bn, …

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It’s the six months of Christmas for UK games retail

Retailers have praised publishers for daring to release titles outside of the traditional Q4 sales bonanza. Q1 2013 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in the industry’s history, with major sequels in the Tomb Raider, Devil May Cry, Dead Space, BioShock, Metal Gear and Gears of …

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