Tag Archives: sales

UK games market up 9.6% YoY, reached £3.3bn in 2017

The Entertainment Retailers Association released its annual report on the entertainment market (video, music and games) and found it has broken a new record in 2017 by reaching £7.24bn – a 8.8 per cent increase year-on-year.  The video games market hit £3,353bn in 2017, which represented a 9.6 per cent …

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Piracy doesn’t harm game sales, says EU Commission report

A new report by the European Commission came to the conclusion that piracy doesn’t have an negative impact on game sales. It’s actually quite the opposite, as it would actually increase game sales – though the report is based on data from 2014 so things have certainly evolved since then. …

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Tales from the Borderlands finished by a ‘skeleton crew’ due to poor sales

Telltale Games has seen huge success with its numerous point and click franchises, but it appears that sales for Tales of the Borderlands were rather more disappointing compared to its lauded stablemates. No exact figures have been revealed, but in a recently published oral history of the game’s development on …

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Games publishing 2017: how to set a game’s price

In Part One of our publishing roundtable, we talked to publishers about setting release dates and how fewer triple-A releases could mean better business for the whole industry. In Part Two, we discuss pricing. As more indie titles head to retail, the debate around games pricing has never been fiercer. We ask …

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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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