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Gaming hardware market worth $67bn last year – JPR

The overall gaming hardware market reached $67bn in 2014, according to new data presented by analyst Jon Peddie Research. Games Industry reports on JPR’s presentation, which claimed PC accounted for 33 per cent of the market, smartphones came in at 23 per cent, consoles and handhelds brought in 16 per …

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No EA Access on PSN as it’s not good value, Sony says

The EA Access subscription service is an Xbox One exclusive because Sony doesn’t believe it offers good value to consumers. That’s according to a Sony America spokesperson, who told Game Informer: We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation …

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PC gaming hardware worth $21.5bn – twice that of console market

PC gaming hardware is now worth over $21.5 billion (12.6bn) globally – over double the value of the console gaming market. Analyst Jon Peddie Research (JPR) said in its PC Gaming Hardware Market report that personal computers, upgrades, and peripherals used for gaming were continuing to remain strong and healthy, …

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Read how the UK games market reached its highest point for six years in the latest MCV

The latest MCV is available now and we reveal how the UK games market jumped dramatically with growth across almost every category. In collaboration with UKIE, the study reveals how the market rose by 20 per cent in the last 12 months alone to reach its highest point in six …

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Facebook share price continues to fall

Having seen $10bn wiped off its value yesterday, Facebook has again got off to a troubled start on the markets today. Following its acquisition of Oculus for $2bn on Tuesday night, Facebook saw a seven per cent decline in its share price throughout yesterday, falling from $64.65 at the start …

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King IPO values firm at £4.6bn

Candy Crush Saga studio King is pushing to generate $530m (319m) in an initial public offering that would see the British game maker valued at up to $7.6bn (4.6bn). 15.5m shares for in the company will be made available for between $21 and $24 a piece when King floats on …

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App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

A new report says that games spending on both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store overtook portable gaming last year. App Annie’s 2013 Retrospective report says that global App Store games spend overtook dedicated games portable software spend at the end of 2012 and Google Play overtook …

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Nintendo’s share price tumbles; Down 83% compared to 2007 peak

18 per cent was wiped off the value of Nintendo o the Tokyo Stock Exchange following last week’s turbulence. The company’s share price opened at 12,180 this morning having closed at 14,645 on Friday. Nintendo’s price is down 25 per cent compared to the 16,130 it was trading at on …

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UK games retail scores £600m haul in December

Video game consoles and software made 605.5m for the UK High Street last month, MCV can reveal. The figure is based on GfK Chart-Track reports. Software made265.4m alone but it was the console hardware market that saw the biggest spike, with over 1.25m games machines sold in the UK during …

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