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Value of public betas questioned

The development sector’s growing reliance on public betas has made a significant – and often troublesome – impact on the development process, according to a panel of industry experts. Publishers are more commonly offering the public a chance to play early builds of titles such as Halo 3 and LittleBigPlanet, …

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Newell: DRM damages value of games

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell has made known his objections to digital rights management in games, claiming that copy-protection systems diminish the value of a product. Speaking last night at the Game Developers Choice awards – where he picked up the Pioneer Award – Newell cited what he saw as a …

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Games software worth $64.9bn by 2013

The total value of the global video games software market will reach $64.9bn by 2013 – a jump of approximately 28 per cent on its current value – according to a new report by Strategy Analytics. The report, entitled ‘Global Video Game Market Forecast’, predicts not only a rise in …

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NPD: 2009 market falls 8%

The North American video game market was worth $20.2bn in 2009 – an eight per cent decline compared to 2008’s $21.4bn. However, the figures were eased by a record-breaking December performance that was four per cent up on the same month a year before. The only sector to see an …

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UK games market falls to £60.1m

UK software sales fell 30 per cent last week, as post-Christmas consumer spending slows down. Value for the week dropped to 60.1m, while unit sales fell 23 per cent. This week’s performance was driven by the New Year sales and the continued success of Modern Warfare 2, which continues to …

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UK games market climbs again

Sales for the UK video games software market grew by 13 per cent this week to 3.4 million units, driving the sector’s value up by 11 per cent to 77.3 million. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 totted up a fifth consecutive week at the top of the charts, unaffected …

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Weekly UK video games market soars

This week’s UK software sales have skyrocketed 198 per cent to 103.1 million. It is comfortably the highest weekly figure of the year and isn’t far off 2008’s Christmas week, when 112.8 million went through UK games retailer’s tills. Unit sales also leapt up, rising 123 per cent to 3,422,625 …

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£1.8bn second-hand games in UK

Britons are sitting on a 1.8 billion-worth of unused computer games – the equivalent of one game per person in the UK. That’s according to a new national survey, which revealed one in five consumers (22 per cent) have ten or more computer games at home they haven’t played in …

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UK games market sees value soar

The UK video games market’s weekly sales shot up 54 per cent to 27.8m last week – its highest weekly figure since Easter. Unit sales also rose 34 per cent to 1,082,362. The results were driven by this week’s new no.1 and no.2, Halo 3: ODST and Nintendo’s Professor Layton …

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JAPAN: Market 10% down in 2009H1

The ongoing decline in the Japanese video game market has so far continued in 2009, with Famitsu reporting that the sector showed a 10.5 per cent decline year-on-year for the period between March 31st and September 28th 2009. Hardware sales fell 15.1 per cent, whilst software fell 7.5 per cent. …

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