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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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PS4 launches across several new markets

Sony has announced the launch of its PlayStation 4 system in 16 new countries. Games Industry reports new markets include Greece, Slovakia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Other upcoming territories have also been announced, such …

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INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Cyprus

Cyprus was hit hard by the Eurocrisis, and this has hurt the region’s video games market. The high price of games in the territory is impacting both the customer and the retailers. Games retail is struggling but generally at this time, it’s not good in any markets. Games are coming …

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INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Luxembourg

Tastes in Luxembourg match those in the UK and popular games in the region currently include blockbusters like FIFA 13 and Call of Duty. Local games retailers also report strong demand for more recent releases such as Tomb Raider, Injustice: Gods?Among Us and Dead Island Riptide. One retailer was also …

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International Factfile: Romania

With only a handful of retailers and one major distributor, the Romanian games market is a small one. Its size hasn’t put off major developers settling down in the region.Ubisoft Romania is a division set up in 1992 that has gone on to house two studios and create the Tom …

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International Factfile: UAE

The United Arab Emirates is one of the richest regions in the Middle East, and one that is home to a promising video games market. An avid gaming community is catered for by several specialist games retailers. The passion of this customer base can be seen at events like Metal …

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International Factfile: Portugal

The emerging market of Portugal is more developed than others in its category. The nation is home to a healthy retail and distribution landscape, with plenty of specialists and electronics chains. Some companies are even supplied via distributors in neighbouring Spain. However, the country has been hit severely by the …

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International Factfile: Iran

The heavily populated Middle Eastern nation of Iran has a much higher proportion of younger consumers, with around half of Iranians younger than 35. Theoretically, this makes Iran a promising market for video games publishers, but the industry’s potential is hindered by a barren retail landscape. There are very few …

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Around the World with MCV: download your free international games guide

A new free digital guide to international markets is available to download now. MCV has published a comprehensive publication exploring the world’s most promising and lucrative territories. And it’s available for free. Around the World with MCV, in association with Click Entertainment, is free to download on your iPad or …

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INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Indonesia

There are close to 100 studios based in Indonesia, making the Asian nation a great source of development talent. The vast majority focus on mobile games. Others offer services for larger publishers’ projects, specialising in areas such as art. None of the traditional publishers have a local office in the …

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