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Xbox One X Project Scorpio edition revealed, plus two new Xbox One S bundles

Microsoft has announced three new Xbox One variants ahead of this year’s Gamescom. The first is a limited edition Project Scorpio Xbox One X Edition, the second is a Minecraft Limited Edition Xbox One S bundle, and the third and final console is an Xbox One S Shadow of War …

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Games publishing 2017: ‘There is never a perfect time to release a game.’

Christmas is usually a time of great prosperity for games publishers. But last year’s ill-fated combo of an overly crowded release schedule and the biggest Black Friday event the UK’s ever seen meant a lot of triple-A titles ended up missing their expected sales targets. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare …

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Xbox One game sales to grow 17% to 70m in 2017, thanks to Xbox One X – FutureSource

The global games software market is expected to exceed $100bn in 2017, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, with console game sales rising significantly toward the end of the year during Q4. The report estimates that over 20m physical Switch games will be sold this year, while Xbox …

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Margin Makers: Guide to console accessories

The console accessories market has always been pretty healthy in the UK, but last week’s Ukie Consumer Spend Valuation report showed it took a hit in 2016, with sales in the Peripherals and Accessories category down 16.6 per cent year-on-year. However, this drop can traced to a number of factors. …

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Margin Makers: Guide to consoles merchandise

Console players are always keen on enhancing their gaming experience with the latest controller or the newest headset – and then brag about it on Reddit in an attempt to win the never-ending console war. Therefore, merchandise revolving around PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (and Wii U to a lesser …

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Mobile graphics will overtake PS4 and Xbox One by next year, ARM claims

Smartphone and tablet titles will be graphically superior to the current generation of consoles by the end of next year. That’s the bold claim from chip manufacturer ARM, which said that as mobile hardware already exceeds the visuals of the PS3 and Xbox 360, portable devices would surpass PS4 and …

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Spend-happy mobile gamers have similar habits on consoles – Newzoo

Research firm Newzoo has published a new report on mobile power users,” highlighting data that indicates those that spend significant money on smartphone games are likely to do the same for console titles. The report details the intersts, behaviors, and spending habits of these power users, specifically pointing to an …

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DayZ console prototype delayed until next year

The long wait for the arrival of DayZ on consoles just got a bit longer. "Alright everyone, let’s make this news stand out a bit: DayZ won’t hit the Xbox Game Preview program this year,” developer Bohemia has now said.The main focus of the DayZ team is the PC version, …

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