Tag Archives: success

Dragon’s Dogma 2 in the works as IP becomes "major franchise"

Capcom believes it has found itself another major IP in the form of Dragon’s Dogma. The publisher has now shipped one million copies of the RPG – the 55th Capcom title to do so. The game has been a particular success in Japan, where its week one unit sales of …

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EA Origin’s first year "a huge success"

A year after EA first unleashed its digital download service Origin, the company’s senior VP of global e-commerce David DeMartini has christened its first 12 months as a huge success”. When you consider where we started from, which we kind of say was a standing start, we’ve got 12m downloads …

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GameStop sees UK digital success

Specialist retail giant GameStop says the UK has already helped grow its worldwide digital empire. The company launched GameStop.co.uk in July, which included a games download service. The site quickly won over consumers with aggressive price cuts and temporary deals. GameStop is keen to build on the success it has …

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Revealed: Skylanders’ secret success

Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure was a bigger hit than you might think. Activision’s new kids IP – which lets consumers buy character figurines and bring them to life in the game – just about crept into last year’s Top 50 chart at No. 48. But, if you add in the various …

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GOG.com hopes to add newer games to catalogue

The managing director of digital games retailer GOG.com has said that the service hopes to add newer titles to its catalogue in 2012. Until now GOG, which stands for Good Old Games, has until now specialised in the sale of older, retro titles, all of which are free of any …

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Triumphant Eurogamer Expo returning in 2012

The doors have finally closed on this year’s Eurogamer Expo, and already the company has announced the dates for next year’s event. Eurogamer Expo 2012 will take place at Earls Court once again between September 27th and September 30th. And Eurogamer boss Rupert Loman is already thinking about the expo’s …

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GAMEfest will return in 2012

Retailer GAME has confirmed that it will host a second GAMEfest in 2012. It estimates that 30,000 gamers will attend the event at the Birmingham NEC, which opened its doors today and will run until Sunday. Partners for this year’s gathering include Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, EA and Activision. The most …

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EA reckons Vita has a "better chance" than 3DS

In a startlingly honest admission, EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has said he believes the PlayStation Vita has a better chance of succeeding in the market than Nintendo’s 3DS. "I don’t think [Vita] is in quite in the same boat as the 3DS,” he told CVG. The 3DS was a …

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Ubisoft says its DRM is a success

French publisher Ubisoft has risked stoking the fires of hate towards its controversial PC DRM strategy by proclaiming it a success. Yesterday it emerged that upcoming release Driver: San Francisco will require a permanent internet connection to play, even if only in single player mode. The game requires constant authentication …

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WoW bosses hopeful SWTOR will be a hit

Blizzard believes the eagerly anticipated EA/LucasArts MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, could be the biggest shot in the arm for the genre since World of Warcraft. The firm’s co-founder and executive vice president Frank Pearce told MCV that one of the keys to World of Warcraft’s success was building …

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