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Minecraft owner Mojang is a perfect fit for Microsoft’s ambitions

IHS games analyst Piers Harding-Rolls discusses Microsoft’s reported bid for Minecraft owner Mojang. Microsoft’s heavily rumoured intention to buy Minecraft developer and owner Mojang may come as a surprise to the game’s more fervent fans, but it is rooted in commercial, if not cultural, sense. The news robustly dismisses the …

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IHS Screen Digest: What Microsoft needs to do at the New Xbox reveal

Piers Harding-Rolls, the head of games at analyst firm IHS Screen Digest, has set out his demands of what Microsoft must do at the New Xbox reveal tomorrow night… The competitive landscape for games consoles is more complex than ever. Against this background, Microsoft is poised to reveal its next …

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2013: year of the digital/physical tipping point – Screen Digest

Digital revenue in Europe will count for 53 per cent of the games market next year. That’s according to data revealed by IHS Screen Digest at yesterday’s London Games Conference. In a talk running through key metrics measuring the size, scope and future of the games market, senior analyst Piers …

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LONDON GAMES CONFERENCE: Now Screen Digest offers free data, too

Thought our ‘free NPD data’ offer was good? Well, it gets better. Screen Digest has also signed up to offer two free reports to those who buy a ticket for next week’s digital games summit. Delegates to the November 10th London Games Conference will get Screen Digest reports in their …

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HBO to launch on consoles?

HBO could follow in the footsteps of Sky and launch on platforms such as Xbox 360, a new report suggests. This would bring programmes such as True Blood, The Pacific, Game of Thrones, Treme, How to Make it in America and more to console owners. The suggestion comes from IHS …

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‘3DS sales will reach 11.6m this year’

The 3DS will sell 11.6m units by the end of 2011 but won’t match sales of the previous DS, says IHS Screen Digest. Research from the company suggests that by 2015 this 11.6m figure will have risen to a global installed base of 70m. This compares to 91m for the …

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