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Nintendo Switch hits 4.7m units worldwide

Nintendo has released its three-months earnings report for the period ending June 30th 2017, and we now know the Switch has sold 4.7m units worldwide to date. Between April and June, the Switch sold another 1.97m pieces of hardware, while total software sales topped 8.14m units. Of that figure, a …

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Xbox hardware revenue down 29% after fall in Q4 sales

Microsoft has released its Q4 earnings report for FY17, and its gaming revenue has increased three per cent year-on-year to hit $1.6bn, driven largely by Xbox software sales and services. This figure may well have been higher, however, were it not partly offset by a decline in Xbox hardware revenue. …

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Switch drives US hardware spending, but gold PS4 still best-selling console in June – NPD

Total video game spending in the US in June 2017 rose seven per cent year-on-year to $765m, according to the latest data from NPD, with accessories being the only category to show a decline. Hardware spending showed the highest amount of growth, rising 27 per cent compared to June 2016 …

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Switch fuels Japan’s physical game market with first YOY growth since H1 2014

Japan’s physical video game market was up 14.8 per cent during the first half of 2017 after being valued at 153.2bn, according to the latest figures from Famitsu. This makes H1 2017 the biggest era of growth year-on-year in Japan for the first time since H1 2014. Unsurprisingly, the launch …

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Is bundling killing software sales?

Boxed games are struggling to sell because consumers don’t need to buy any, UK retailers have told MCV. Fewer physical games were sold in 2014 compared with 2013, while recent releases – including Saints Row and Evolve – have not achieved the numbers some retailers had anticipated. The figures are …

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UK PC games market smashes through £500m sales barrier

UK consumers spent half a billion pounds on PC games last year. It’s the biggest number in the platform’s history, but if you visited the UK High Street you wouldn’t know it. The boxed PC market has suffered its steepest decline yet, with 42.7m made from the sale of physical …

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NPD November: Console launches boost total sales to $2.7bn

NPD has released its November 2013 US retail report, revealing total game sales increased seven per cent year-over-year to $2.74bn. Thanks to the arrival of the next-gen consoles and strong Wii U sales, hardware had its best November in recorded history – spiking 58 per cent to $1.3bn for the …

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NPD: Grand Theft Auto V leads industry to positive month in September

NPD’s monthly retail report reveals that Grand Theft Auto V sales have carried the industry to a 27 per cent year-over-year increase in total revenue. This year’s period saw $1.07bn earned, versus the $848m brought in during September 2012. Physical Software sales – where GTA V’s impact was located – …

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NPD December: Xbox 360, Black Ops 2 top another lackluster month

The NPD has provided its December 2012 report for US retail, as well as a general overview for 2012, and to no one’s surprise the numbers show the same old decline we’ve come accustomed to in the past year. The month saw total industry sales fall by 22 per cent …

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UK games retail generates £12.3m

Despite a handful of new releases hitting shelves, the UK games retail market only grew by a fraction during the week ending March 31st. Sadly it’s becoming a regular occurrence in the charts, and one that’s been exacerbated this week with hundreds of GAME?and Gamestation stores closing down. Games retail …

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