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FIFA 17 tops monthly UK console digital charts again

Another month, another No.1 for FIFA 17. Once again, EA’s football behemoth has topped the monthly console digital charts in the UK, generating 6.92m in revenue in July. Sales for the title were down 16 per cent month-on-month though, as other titles in the Top Ten grew. Rockstar’s Grand Theft …

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Global games market to hit $100bn for first time in 2017 – SuperData

SuperData just released a new report giving insights on the year so far, and predicted the global games market will be up 12 per cent worldwide compared to 2016. This growth include revenue for digital games and what SuperData calls ‘Interactive Media’, which includes virtual, augmented and mixed reality software, …

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Child’s Play: what’s next for kids games

Ever since the glorious days of the 8-bit era, console gaming has bloomed into a thriving entertainment industry. However, the players who also did their growing up alongside it have led to a massive change in the gaming demographics. Indeed, most console games these days are created with adult audiences …

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FIFA 17 tops UK June console digital charts, Crash Bandicoot debuts at No.8

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is not only selling well at retail, but also had impressive digital sales in June. Despite launching really late in the month, on June 30th, Activision’s collection of remasters managed to debut at No.8 in the UK console digital charts for June, with revenue …

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Over 50% of global digital console revenue to come from DLC and microtransactions in 2017 – SuperData

As publishers shift to a games-as-a-service business model, additional content should have a growing importance in digital console revenue in 2017, SuperData reports. The data firm expects worldwide digital console revenue to reach $7.8bn (6bn) in 2017, with $4bn (3.1bn) coming from additional content such as as DLC and microtransactions. …

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Analysts on Oculus’ rumoured $200 VR headset: ‘smart’ or a ‘loss leader’?

Hot off the heels of Oculus’ temporary price cut to its Rift headset last week, a report surfaced on Friday that the company might also be preparing an even cheaper model of the Riftas a kind of budget successor. Currently code-named ‘Pacific’, the headset will allegedly bridge the gap between …

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Oculus Rift price cut ‘shows a lack of confidence’ – SuperData

Oculus’ recent price cut to its Rift virtual reality headset as part of its Summer of Rift sale may be actually doing more harm than good, says research firm SuperData. Oculus dropped the price of its Rift + Touch bundle by another 200 in the UK on Monday,taking the price …

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PayPal still top for digital game payments, but it faces increasing competition from Apple Pay and Amazon

PayPal remains the top digital payment method among gamers around the world, according to the latest analysis from SuperData Research, but strong competition from Apple Pay and Amazon Payments are starting to erode PayPal’s market share. In the US, PayPal’s market share fell from 32.1 per cent in 2015 to …

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Global games market grew 9% in May to hit $7.8bn – SuperData

The worldwide games market grew by 9 per cent year-on-year in May, according to the latest report from SuperData,reaching $7.8bn. Once again, mobile was the strongest driver last month, with the sector growing by 16 per cent year-on-year. Free to play also grew by 17 per cent, while pay to …

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