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1:45 PM on 05.30.2014

Candy Crush earned more than all of Nintendo last quarter

Here's a little bit of perspective as to how insanely popular King and Candy Crush Saga is. Last quarter, it out-grossed all of Nintendo combined. That's right -- Nintendo, one of the most recognizable names in gami...

Brett Makedonski





12:30 PM on 05.30.2014

The Road to E3: A console gaming infographic

E3 is a week away! We're going into the first E3 where all three major console players are fully established, so we expect a good fight this year. Or at least a lot of noise. Through the work of Mediaworks' and Unique Magazin...

Dale North

2:45 PM on 05.29.2014

Electronic Arts closes Mythic Entertainment

Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online developer Mythic Entertainment is no more, another casualty of Electronic Arts. The studio closure was confirmed in a statement to Kotaku: "We are closing the EA Mythic location in Fai...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 05.28.2014

Microsoft CEO says Xbox is sticking around

One of the trendiest rumors surrounding Xbox these past few months was the potential for Microsoft to either sell off the brand or kill it all together. Microsoft's CEO took the opportunity this week to put that rumor to rest...

Brett Makedonski

2:00 PM on 05.23.2014

Half of PS4 owners are subscribed to PlayStation Plus

"Approximately half" of PS4 owners are subscribed to PlayStation Plus, Sony head Kaz Hirai said in an investors meeting. If you will allow me to do some maths. Sony has sold over seven million (7) PlayStation Fours (4s). Inst...

Steven Hansen

2:15 PM on 05.19.2014

EA will reveal six new games at E3

E3's rearing it's head, ain't it? Well, it should be better than the last couple of years. I'm hoping for straight videogames with one allowance for a (memorably) bad press conference. Even EA seems to have a lot to show acco...

Steven Hansen

12:00 PM on 05.19.2014

YouTube reportedly in talks to buy Twitch for $1 billion

Google buying Twitch. Well, that's one way to scale. Sources with Variety say that Google's YouTube is working to acquire the streaming video site for "more than $1 billion" and preparing for U.S. regulators to challenge the ...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 05.19.2014

Layoffs at Rare as studio undergoes 'methodology' change

It seems Rare's latest, Kinect: Sports Rivals, wasn't able to meet expectations. CVG has learned from sources that "just under" 20 staffers were laid off, including long-time programmer Chris Sutherland (Donkey Kong Country, ...

Jordan Devore

5:15 PM on 05.15.2014

Ubisoft focusing on releasing franchises more regularly

Ubisoft has lofty goals as a publisher and developer and you can see why looking at its financials. The Assassin's Creed series is the fourth best selling series of the last nine years, which makes sense when your series sees...

Steven Hansen

5:45 PM on 05.14.2014

Sony expects to sell 17 million PlayStations this year

More money talk. Sony's also baring its numbers for the last fiscal year (April 2013-March 2014). In that time, it's managed to sell 14.6 million PlayStation consoles. That's PS3 and PS4. And what with the 7 million PS4 sales...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 05.14.2014

Take-Two 'in growth mode,' CEO open to buying more studios

Remember how Grand Theft Auto V made islands full of money? Publisher Take-Two is in a good spot with a billion in cash on hand. What to do with it. Maybe blow it on scratchers and cigarettes? CEO Strauss Zelnick has three al...

Steven Hansen

2:45 PM on 05.13.2014

Metro studio 4A Games moving headquarters out of Ukraine

Metro: Last Light developer 4A Games is in the process of opening a second studio on the island nation of Malta. The new location will serve as the company's headquarters moving forward, while the existing studio in Kiev, Ukr...

Kyle MacGregor





3:15 PM on 05.12.2014

Square Enix made more money this year than it lost last year

Earlier this year, we noted that Square Enix was no longer bleeding money. In the first three quarters of the company's 2014 fiscal year (the last nine months of 2013), it boasted a net income of 5.18 billion yen ($51.15 mil...

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 05.09.2014

Capcom hopes Monster Hunter 4 sells 3.9 million more copies

We already knew that Capcom did pretty decent for itself last year. This was thanks in no small part to Monster Hunter 4, which moved 4.1 million copies in Japan and South Korea. Capcom's not calling it a day, as it has more ...

Brett Makedonski

1:15 PM on 05.09.2014

Sega's numbers are down, but still profitable

Sega didn't have a great year, but did enough to stay in the black. Due to a "harsh market environment," the publisher's physical videogame sales tumbled to 8.7 million. However, the company noted that mobile and digital PC t...

Brett Makedonski

2:30 PM on 05.08.2014

Capcom had a good year, Monster Hunter 4 led the way

If you hear some hootin' and hollerin', and maybe spot a party hat or two, that's just Capcom celebrating its decent fiscal year. Not everybody actually makes money anymore, so don't rain on its parade. Capcom's good year was...

Brett Makedonski