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Activision stock price closes 7.5% up following King purchase

Activision Blizzard’s share price reached a record high following the announcement it will be acquiring Candy Crush company King. The publisher’s stock price reached $37 at lunch yesterday (Tuesday November 3rd), and closed at $35.82 at the end of trading. That is 7.5 per cent higher than its opening price …

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Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes sold three times as much on PS4 as on Xbox One

Konami has revealed a significant sales bias for March release Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes. Its latest financial report reveals that the game sold three times as many copies on Sony’s PS4 as it did on Xbox One. Eurogamer reports that specific sales numbers were not revealed, although 570k …

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SONY: YouTube coming to PS4 in autumn

YouTube will finally arrive on the PlayStation 4 later this year. The long–awaited app will become one of the official social options available to PS4 users via the Share button. Players will be able to upload their in-game footage directly to YouTube using just their controller. Users will also have …

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Facebook share price continues to fall

Having seen $10bn wiped off its value yesterday, Facebook has again got off to a troubled start on the markets today. Following its acquisition of Oculus for $2bn on Tuesday night, Facebook saw a seven per cent decline in its share price throughout yesterday, falling from $64.65 at the start …

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Stock falls 11% as King IPO is go

King’s high-profile IPO has got off to a stumbling start. Shares in the Candy Crush Maker went live this morning but have since fallen in value by over 11 per cent (at the time of writing), tumbling from the $22.50 price set at the start of play to below $20. …

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PS4 updates bringing new video sharing options, HDCP off, Twitch archiving, upped resolution

Sony has detailed some significant new functionality being added to its Share button. An update coming soon” to PS4 will, as stated on the PlayStation blog, add the following: A rich video editor with a simple tool to personalise your video clips The ability to export to and save the …

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Yamauchi family offering up shares for Nintendo’s proposed buyback

The founding family of Nintendo will offer up its shares as the platform holder prepares to detail its share buyback scheme tomorrow. Bloomberg reports that the Yamauchi family will sell part of its holdings in the company – estimated to comprise around ten per cent in total – as part …

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GAME ups entertainment market share

Retailer GAME increased its share of the UK entertainment market by 2.3 per cent year-on-year for the 12 weeks ending December 22nd. Kantar Worldpanel numbers claim that Amazon was the only retailer to see more growth in the sector, increasing its share by 5.9 per cent. It says that GAME …

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PS4 beats Xbox One in retail web traffic share

Sony’s PS4 has commanded a greater share of online web traffic across five leading retail websites in the UK. That’s according to new data from SimilarWeb.com which analyses website activity. Note that specialist retailers such as GAME obviously see a higher percentage of their traffic devoted to games. The share …

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A third of all console spending to be digital by 2017 – report

IHS head of games Piers Harding-Rolls has predicted a dramatic swing to digital during the imminent console generation. The analyst believes that by 2017 a total of 34 per cent of all games spend on PS4 and Xbox One will be spent on digital games. By comparison, it says that …

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