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REPORT: Who is the modern British gamer?

Over half of UK adults play video games and almost a third of them have purchased a game in the last year. That’s one of the findings in Kantar Media’s new Playing the Gaming Market report, which says that 6.5m adults, or 13 per cent of the UK’s adult population, …

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Global games market to hit $100bn for first time in 2017 – SuperData

SuperData just released a new report giving insights on the year so far, and predicted the global games market will be up 12 per cent worldwide compared to 2016. This growth include revenue for digital games and what SuperData calls ‘Interactive Media’, which includes virtual, augmented and mixed reality software, …

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Mobile revenues overtook console and PC in 2016

The global worth of the mobile games market exceeded that of the console and PC games market for the first time in 2016. That’s according to a new report from DFC Intelligence, which says that overall mobile game revenues grew 32 per cent in 2016. Unsurprisingly the driver of this …

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SuperData predicts big things for Destiny 2 on PC

The decision to bring the Destiny series to PC for the first time will result in a big boost in sales for Activision and Bungie. That’s according to SuperData, which predicts that the PC version of Destiny 2 will sell 3m units in its first three months on sale. It …

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Economic study links video games to US labour decline

A new working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research has posited that the popularity of video games is playing a part in reducing the overall contribution of young men in the American workforce. The New York Times reports that in 2015 American men aged between 31-55 worked around …

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China extends its lead as world’s largest video games market

A new reports from IHS Markit has predicted that the Chinese video game success story is going to become even more important over the next few years. In 2016, the Chinese video game market was worth $25.6bn, and this is expected to grow to $29bn this year. This makes it …

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Sony confirms 60.4m PS4 sales

Total global sales of the PS4 console have now reached more than 60.4m units”. That number is accurate as of June 11th 2017. PS4 software sales have hit 487.8m, again as of the same date. This includes both physical copies sold at retail and digital purchases made through PSN. Sony …

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VR and mobile will be bigger than ever at E3 2017 next week

It’s E3 next week, in case you hadn’t heard. Organiser ESA has thrown around some numbers ahead of the big event, claiming that the week will generate over $40m for LA. The ESA is also keen to highlight the new blood attending the show. There will be 79 new companies …

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Sony talks PS4 vs Xbox: "Europe is fortress PlayStation"

The PS4 has sold three times the amount of the Xbox One in Europe, according to Sony exec Jim Ryan. "It’s been pleasing that in North America, we’ve been 2-to-1 against Xbox," he told Time. "But in Europe, it’s really been fortress PlayStation by at least 3-to-1 in unit sales. …

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Switch helps US games market to 10% gain

Sales of the Nintendo Switch have remained strong for a second month in the US, driving up the annual comparisons in NPD’s monthly report. The overall market is up ten per cent at $636m. Hardware was up 37 per cent at $195m, with software up six per cent at $304m …

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