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Phones to outnumber humans by the end of the year

There are almost more mobile phones on the planet than there are humans, according to a new report. There will be 7.3 billion mobile phones on the planet by the end of this year, up from six billion now, claims a study by theInternational Telecommunications Union. Comparatively, the United Nations …

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Star Citizen crowdfunding total hits $50m

More than $50 million has been donated to Cloud Imperium Games for the development of upcoming space exploration title Star Citizen. One of the most high-profile examples of crowd-funding, the title has now generated $51,075,243 from 525,131 backers, according to the game’s website. That’s an increase of $10m in the …

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SONY: PS4 install base hits 10m

The PlayStation 4 has sold over 10m units worldwide. That’s the news from Sony’s Jim Ryan, who revealed the number at the start of Sony’s Gamescom 2014 press briefing, before personally thanking Sony boss Andrew House who was watching from the audience. Microsoft’s most recent Xbox One sales update was …

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Watch Dogs has shipped 8m units

Ubisoft has confirmed some highly impressive numbers for new IP Watch Dogs. The game has since its release in May seen 8m copies shipped to retailers worldwide. The free-roaming hacking fest became the fastest selling new IP ever in the UK back in June, having also become Ubisoft’s biggest ever …

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The six-year-old Apple App Store in numbers

Apple’s App Store has reached the ripe old age of six, and as of right now contains some 1,252,777 apps. A further 578,000 will be added in the next 12 months, too. That’s according to Adjust’s Birth, Life and Death of an App report, which reckons that there were 453,902 …

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eSports viewing almost doubled in 2013

New numbers suggest the boom in eSports is showing no sign of abating. Gamasutra reports that IHS Technology data suggests 2.4bn hours of eSports were viewed throughout 2013. That’s nearly double the 1.3bn watched in 2012. Furthermore, it estimates that this will have climbed to 6.6bn hours by 2018, by …

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‘Titanfall was a pretty big miss for EA and Respawn’ claims Forbes

EA’s decision not share concrete sales numbers for Titanfall in its recent financial report suggests the game missed expectations, Forbes has speculated. All EA said of the game in its fiscal report was that it sold 950k physical copies in the US in its first three weeks. It did not …

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Nintendo posts third year of losses as Wii U misses targets, expects machine to increase sales in year ahead

Wii U fell just short of Nintendo’s already reduced sales forecasts in Nintendo’s last financial year, leading to a third straight annual loss for the firm. In 2010 Nintendo posted its first ever annual loss, but a repeat in 2013 and yet again in its most recent year makes for …

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Assassin’s Creed series hits 73m units sold

Ubisoft has said that global sales for games in the Assassin’s Creed series have now hit 73m units. That ranks it ahead of Just Dance (48m), Splinter Cell (30m), Rainbow Six (26m), Ghost Recon (25m) and Rayman (25m). A few other stats were also revealed on Ubisoft’s corporate website. For …

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GamesAid tenner raises £6,371 at MCV Awards

Thanks to the generosity of the UK games industry, last week’s GamesAid Tenner at the MCV Awards raised an incredible 6,371. Big thanks must go to Sony PlayStation, too, which matched every single 10 donated with a tenner of its own. Gamesaid Tenner fund-raising during the MCV Awards has always …

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