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Physical games market will not recover

The market boom that enveloped the video games market in 2008 will never again be recaptured, analyst Screen Digest has warned. A gradual eradication of RRP, the disruption of the console hardware cycle and the rise of digital means that the High Street has only decline to come, analyst Ben …

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Screen Digest warns of market shrinkage

The UK market won’t recapture the Wii heyday of 2008 for some time, according to Screen Digest. During last week’s London Games Conference senior analyst Ben Keen revealed that even as digital sales grow, and reach parity with boxed products, a spending gap in year-on-year comparisons will emerge. In the …

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Screen Digest agrees to acqusition

Mergers, acquisition and consolidation leave no part of the games industry untouched: today respected market research agency Screen Digest has agreed to an acquisition by US-based data firm iSuppli. iSuppli’s specialism is ‘the electronics value chain’ – it’s best known for offering price guides to components used in hardware like …

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Emerging PAL markets worth 1.9bn

Key emerging retail markets in the PAL region were worth €1.9 billion in 2009, thanks to significant growth in games retail. That’s according to the latest research from Screen Digest, which looked at several emerging games markets such as Russia, Greece, Poland, South Africa, Poland, India, Turkey and the Middle …

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News Corp tipped for new games acquisitions

News Corporation is expected to significantly increase its gaming investments through major acquisitions over the next few years. That’s according to new research from Screen Digest, which looks at how Rupert Murdoch’s company and other media conglomerates– including Disney, Warner Bros, Viacom and NBC – are growing their presence in …

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In-game ad market to reach $1bn by 2014

Despite recent revelations that Microsoft-owned in-game advertiser Massive Inc has shed its full-time workforce by 28 per cent, a new study believes that the modern marketing practice is set for serious investment. In fact, according to analyst group Screen Digest, in-game advertising investment will total over $1bn by 2014. In …

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EA and Activision dominate Q3 and Q4

As part of its new report on what’s in store for the games industry for the remainder of the year, analyst firm Screen Digest has claimed that global publishing giants EA and Activision-Blizzard will account for 75 per cent of all releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii this Q3. …

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