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Tequila Works: not all indie games are a good fit for retail

Tequila Works, whose upcoming title Rime is coming to retail on PS4 and Xbox One on May 26th, has told MCV that a boxed release isn’t necessarily the best fit for indie games, saying instead that the money used on bringing a title to shop shelves could potentially be better …

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GameStop: Switch could eclipse the Wii

The senior director of merchandising at retailer GameSpot has predicted an extremely bright future for Nintendo Switch. The console remains hard to find on Hight Streets on both sides of the Atlantic, and now Eric Bright has told GameRant that he thinks it could outpace Nintendo’s most successful ever home …

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Persona 5 mistake saw orders cancelled for being ‘dangerous’

Publisher Atlus has been forced to clarify that the Premium Edition of Persona 5 does not contain ‘dangerous materials’. Polygon reports that some US customers who had ordered the steelbook edition of the upcoming RPG from Amazon recently received emails telling them that their orders had been cancelled – and …

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DotEmu’s online store is closing

The once popular DRM-free PC games store DotEmu has announced plans to close later this year. DotEmu opened its store back in 2010, selling not just its own PC ports but also titles from partners such as Sega, Rebellion and Focus. The model was similar to that seen with GOG, …

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Apple found guilty of Russian iPhone price fixing

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has found Apple guilty of fixing the price of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 in the country. Russia first opened investigations into the issue last autumn, at which time Apple denied the accusations and insisted that retailers were solely responsible for setting the price of …

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Switch prompts online traffic boost for US retailers

The launch of the Nintendo Switch earlier this month saw all major US retailers enjoy a boost to their online traffic. VentureBeat reports that data from analyst SimilarWeb shows that both GameStop and Toys R Us saw monthly traffic peaks on the day Switch launched – March 3rd. Traffic from …

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Switch manufacturing costs could be to blame for software price disparity

The additional costs of manufacturing a Switch game cartridge over a PS4 or Xbox One disc could see multiplatform releases costing more on Nintendo’s machine. Eurogamer reports that two titles – Rime and Puyo Puyo Tetris – cost more on Switch than they do on other platforms. In the former …

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Strong launch for Switch, but stock must continue to flow, says retail

The Nintendo Switch is finally out in the wild and retailers are reporting an excellent first weekend for the platform holder’s new console despite some stores experiencing delivery issues and low stock levels. Speaking to MCV, execs at UK stores said their stock was quickly diminished during the Switch’s first …

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Wales Interactive open to limited retail release of new FMV title Late Shift

Wales Interactive has announced it’s bringing new cinematic FMV adventure game Late Shift to PS4, Xbox One and Steam next month, with the possibility of a limited retail version coming further down the line, MCV has learned. Developed by CtrlMovie and co-written by Michael R Jackson of the 2009 Sherlock …

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Warner to distribute Outlast Trinity physical edition

A disc version of Red Barrels’ Outlast Trinity is heading to retail worldwide courtesy of Warner Bros. Outlast Trinity includes the original Outlast, sequel Outlast 2 and DLC release Outlast Trinity in a single SKU. It’s due out on PS4, Xbox One and PC on April 28th alongside the release …

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