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UK market down ahead of Q4 rush

The UK software market fell once again, despite the release of Guitar Hero 5 and The Beatles: Rock Band. According to MCV calculations based on this week’s Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA weekly report, the UK market dipped six per cent to 17.6m for the week ending September 11th. Unit sales fell even further, …

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Slight dip for UK software market

The UK software market has dipped just slightly in terms of software this week. According to MCV calculations based on this week’s Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA data, the UK software market was worth 17.8m for the week ending September 4th. Overall the market has held relatively steady, with consumers buying software to accompany …

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Tesco wants VAT increase delay

Supermarket giant Tesco has called on the Government to delay a rise in VAT scheduled for January 1st, according to this report on the Daily Telegraph. Set to increase from 15 per cent to 17.5 per cent, VAT was cut in November in a move to combat the recession. Many …

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NPD: Microsoft dubs Live untold phenomenon

An unsurprisingly upbeat Microsoft has heaped praise on the continuing success of Xbox Live in its response to the June NPD figures and the news that Xbox 360 was the only machine to increase its sales year-on-year. Our console sales for the first half of the year actually grew 20 …

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PC downloads worth $1bn in 2009

The value of the PC digital distribution will comfortably sail past the $1bn barrier this year. According to Dorian Bloch, the business group director of GfK-ChartTrack – who was speaking on a panel discussion at this week’s Develop conference in Brighton – 2009 sales of games through the likes of …

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id acquisition worth $105m+

Maryland-based media empire Zenimax media had raised $105 million in debt financing to facilitate the acquisition of landmark Texan developer id.

 That’s according to an SEC filing, found here.

 The public filing itself did not disclose the total amount Zenimax put forward to acquire id, and it’s not known if …

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Gaming market to reach $91 billion by 2015

Global Industry Analysts expects the global gaming market will be worth $91 billion by 2015. This prediction was published in GIA’s latest report, Video Games: A Global Strategic Business Report, which looks at gaming trends between 2001 and 2015. The firm attributed the expected growth in market value to the …

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41% of all PC software is pirated

A new study has claimed that a remarkable 41 per cent of all software installations on PC last year were based on illegally pirated copies – a figure which amounts to a market value of $53bn. The global piracy rate in 2007 was pegged at 38 per cent, but successes …

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AUSTRALIA: Market jumps 47.8% in 2008

New data from market research body OzToys has claimed that the Australian video games market grew by an impressive 47.8 per cent year-on-year in 2008, hitting a total value of AUS $1.96bn. In 2006, by comparison, the total Australian video game market was worth AUS $928m. Unit sales grew by …

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MMO subscriptions grow by 22% in 2008

Whilst the publishing world may be vocal in its increasing interest in free-to-play online game models, a new report by Screen Digest shows that the subscription based MMO market grew by 22 per cent in 2008. Consumer spending in the sector reached $1.4bn across Europe and North America, with the …

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