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THQ Nordic: US will be strongest market for Darksiders III

Darksiders III is likely to sell better in the US than in Europe, publisher THQ Nordic has told MCV. Developed by Gunfire Games, the third entry in the action RPG Darksiders series is due for release sometime next year on PS4, Xbox One and PC. "The strongest market for Darksiders …

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Physical game sales fell by 20% last quarter, says Kantar

Physical game sales have fallen 20 per cent year-on-year, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s latest quarterly entertainment barometer report, with the limited number of new releases also affecting GAME’s share of the overall physical entertainment market. GAME’s market share fell by 2.5 per cent year-on-year, according to Kantar’s figures, which is …

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Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

The market share enjoyed by Windows Phone handsets has more than halved in the last year. The latest Worldwide Smartphone Shipments report from Gartner shows that Q4 2015 shipments of Windows Phone devices fell to 4.4m units, giving it around 1.1 per cent market share of the period. That’s down …

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Xbox: We need to do better in Europe

Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s head of Xbox, has admitted that the company needs to improve the European performance of the Xbox One. "We need to do better in Europe," Spencer told Edge, as reported by Videogamer. "When I look globally, mainland Europe is definitely an area we want to focus on. …

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PS4’s European next-gen market share ‘frequently greater than 90%’

SCEE president Jim Ryan has claimed that PS4 is commanding the European next-gen console market, with market share in some regions reaching 90 per cent. We have a very significant market leadership,” Ryan told VG247. We have market leadership in every country in Europe, and have very significant market leadership …

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Consoles will control less than half of the UK games market this year

The success of PS4 and Xbox One hasn’t managed to beat back mobile’s growing dominance of the games market, says research firm Newzoo. The company estimates that console’s revenue share of the UK games industry will fall below 50 per cent for the first time ever this year, dropping to …

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Supermarket’s GTA V market share dipped sharply for next-gen release

Grand Theft Auto V’s jump from last-gen to next-gen appears to have brought with it a shift in the buying habits of UK gamers. Kantar Wordpanel’s Q1 UK retail report says that while the supermarkets claimed a 53.3 per cent share of GTA V’s physical sales when it was originally …

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Supermarkets lose game market share to specialists and online retail

The game revenue share held by supermarkets decreased in 2014. Last year, supermarkets took a 25.8 per cent share of the UK games software market by value, down on the 29.7 per cent recorded in 2013. This is according to the latest data from Chart-Track and published by the Entertainment …

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Amazon claimed a quarter of all Christmas games, music and video sales

Kantar Worldpanel data has revealed the extent of Amazon’s dominance of the UK Christmas entertainment market. For the 12 weeks ending December 21st, one in four pounds spent on video games, physical music and video in the UK went to Amazon, which claimed a 25.6 per cent share of the …

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Five games grabbed 61% of Twitch views in Q4 2014

The range of games streamed on Twitch is certainly diverse, but five big hitters were very much in control of the video streaming service last year. EEDAR data published on Games Industry shows that five games – League of Legends (26%), Dota 2 (12%), Hearthstone (9%), Counter Strike (9%) and …

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