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DayZ success should serve as a warning for publishers, Hall claims

Traditional publishers should be worried by the phenomenal success of DayZ, creator Dean Hall has warned. It was announced earlier today that the game has now sold 1m copies in under a month – a fact Hall described to Polygon as a ‘shots fired’ moment for those in the traditional …

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ShopTo triples console market share after best year ever

UK online retailer ShopTo says it is enjoying its most successful year on record. The firm told MCV that it has already matched the turnover achieved in its previous financial year in just five months. It said that Chart-Track figures show it has tripled its console market share and almost …

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OPINION: Retail ceasefire contributed to Grand Theft Auto V success

Remember, the App Store launched after GTA IV hit. It has been easy to forget just the level of spectacle that an old fashioned go-to-the-shop-and-buy it games release can deliver. And yes, it certainly delivered, becoming the fastest selling game in the UK ever and grossing $800m in just 24 …

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Real Racing 3 smashes series’ download records

One of the great things about the internet is that it gives everyone a voice. But one of the bad things about the internet is that it gives everyone a voice. Remember the furore that erupted over EA and Firemonkey’s decision to make Real Racing 3 a F2P title? Remember …

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Square Enix and Microsoft toast chart triumphs

Square Enix and Microsoft are delighted by their success at UK retail last year. Square Enix told MCV last year that Hitman Absolution would be a Top Five game of 2012 and the firm delivered on that, with its stealth shooter reaching No.5. The firm also had the top selling …

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"There’s nothing in my body doubting that the Wii U will be successful," 2K president admits

Can Wii U replicate the record-breaking success of the Wii? That’s the question gripping the industry at the moment following the console’s North American launch at the weekend and the upcoming UK arrival next week. But there’s certainly no doubt from 2K Games president Christoph Hartmann who in an interview …

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Capcom: Resident Evil 6 "has been successful to some degree"

Critics may have largely written the title off, but Capcom insists that Resident Evil 6 has achieved a level of commercial success. The publisher does admit, however, that it’s too early to make a definitive judgement. Resident Evil 6 continues to generate repeat sales in Japan and overseas,” it told …

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Hitman pre-order bonus could become standalone release

It’s not just one of the greatest pre-order incentives of all time, Hitman Sniper Challenge could also become a game in its own right. Developer IO Interactive told MCV the success of Sniper Challenge has been ‘crazy’. And the mode has even influenced what it is doing within Absolution. People …

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Skyrim is a phenomenon – and Hines wants Dishonored to be too

MCV asks Bethesda’s PR and marketing VP asks if the smash hit RPG has changed the publisher’s ambitions… Were you expecting the numbers you saw with Skyrim? Not at all. We expected it to do really well, but none of us expected it to explode like it did. Although I …

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Sleeping Dogs – from the scrap heap to the top of the charts

18 months ago the code behind Sleeping Dogs lay abandoned. A year and a half later, the game has been hailed as a triumph and sits proudly atop of the UK charts. Sleeping Dogs began life in 2003 when Activision released the Luxoflux developed True Crime: Streets of LA. That …

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