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Rockstar has new projects in the pipeline to be revealed 'soon'

During their financial briefing, Rockstar decided to jazz up investors and fans alike by specifically noting that they had "exciting future projects" in the works, and that they would be announced "soon" (how soon? Like E3 soon?). The bigge...   read

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Pokken Tournament has outsold Street Fighter V in the US

Pokkén Tournament on Wii U has outsold Street Fighter V on PS4 in the US.  The news -- which originates from the NPD Group US Games Industry report for April 2016 -- was shared on Twitter by industry analyst ZhugeEX.   The ...   read

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Ubisoft will launch a new 'AAA IP' in the next 10 months

First off, I know what you're thinking: "an aaaaaaaah-ip? What the hell's an aaaaaaaah-ip." Well, "AAA" (not to be confused with AARP, AA, RPG, NWA, et al) is kinda like how there's Major League Baseball (MLB), but those teams have "AAA" (p...   read

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Sega's fiscal year was profitable, but not because it was successful

Sega made money in the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2016, but that was due to its cost-cutting techniques rather than any well-performing products. Revenue from game sales was stagnant, but the Japanese publisher managed to end up in the...   read

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The Division

The Division is now the biggest new IP launch ever

Ubisoft has confirmed The Division has 9.5 million registered users, making it the most successful launch ever.  That’s not 9.5 million sales, mind you - registered users means people in the same household may be using the same c...   read

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EA financials

Star Wars is its own genre now, says EA

Nested in the same Electronic Arts financials that brought us yesterday's news about Need for Speed, Titanfall 2, another Star Wars Battlefront, et al, is a vague note about a new IP for 2017 and a vague update on what could be EA's attempt...   read

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EA surpassed its lofty goals for Star Wars Battlefront

Last October, Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore told investors that the publisher was altering its expectations for Star Wars Battlefront sales numbers. With the anticipation of a new feature film and a successful beta under its belt, Ba...   read

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Nintendo NX

Here's another clue the Nintendo NX will not have an optical drive

New rumours have surfaced indicating the Nintendo NX will not use optical discs. According to Nintendo Life (via MCV), 3DS card manufacturer Macronix has revealed it is expecting a revenue hike just around the time Nintendo plans to launch ...   read

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Sony made more money with just PSN than Nintendo did all year

Sony’s PlayStation Network made more money last year than the entire Nintendo company put together. Following Ninty’s financial statement yesterday, people cleverer than me noticed that PSN alone generated ¥529.1bn, compar...   read

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Nintendo's profits drop 61 percent, but digital sales are on the up

According to today's financial report, Nintendo profits have dropped 61 percent. The company had hoped to hit a profit of ¥17 billion, but Nintendo’s latest financial results show a net profit for the close of fiscal yea...   read


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Watch Dogs 2 to be released by April 2017

For a game that built up as much pre-launch hype as Watch Dogs, it’s super weird that Ubisoft hasn’t made a bigger deal of the inevitable sequel. We know it’s coming though, and we now know it’ll be coming sometime b...   read

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Mad Catz

Mad Catz to lay off over a third of staff

Over a third of Mad Catz staff will be let go by the end of April 2017. Following missed financial targets, the hardware company is expected to save $5 million by cutting 37% of staff. Despite having its second-highest quarter to date (a 11...   read

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The new Mass Effect, Titanfall, and Battlefield games will be released by March 2017

Looks like EA is in for a busy year, because we’re getting the new Mass Effect, Titanfall, and Battlefield games sooner than you might’ve thought. According to EA’s Q3 financial report, the company is planning to release a...   read

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Star Wars Battlefront

EA: 'There is no weakness' in Star Wars Battlefront sales

Electronic Arts was "a little bit" surprised by GameStop's comments that Star Wars Battlefront had "underperformed." As reported by Eurogamer, talking to investors, GameStop executive Tony Bartel stated that three recent AAA relea...   read

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25 million people have played Destiny

The Taken King has brought an extra five million players to Destiny, boosting the number of registered players from 20 million to 25 million. Activision confirmed the figures yesterday during its earnings report. "Day-one downloads broke Pl...   read

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Sega financials

Sega sales down, but profits up

In a recent financial results briefing for April to September 2015, Sega revealed a small drop in sales but an overall increase in profits compared to the same period last year. While net sales reached $1.2 billion, a 2.5 percent decrease c...   read

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Nintendo's first financial report since Kimishima took over has been released

2015 saw a major loss to the gaming industry with the death of previous Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata in July. When his successor Tatsumi Kimishima was announced, people weren’t entirely sure what to think. On the one hand, he’s alr...   read

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Animal Crossing

A lot of people are playing Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer has sold over two million copies since its release in Japan on July 30, 2015. Yes, really. 2.02M, to be precise -- even though North America and Europe didn't get the spin-off title until late last month....   read

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Dying Light 2

Dying Light sells 5 million copies, sequel already being teased

Dying Light was bloody brilliant. Sure, the main story was generic soldier wank that I mostly ignored, but the side missions were incredible and simply running around the city was so much fun. I’m not entirely sure about the new expan...   read

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Her Story has sold over 100,000 in the past month

Her Story released last month, and proceeded to intrigue the shit out of people who played it with its non-linear storytelling and strange 1990s VHS aesthetic. Despite that it did well, with Laura giving it a whopping 10/10. Via Twitter, de...   read

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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft's at its lowest playercount since 2005

World of Warcraft isn’t at its strongest right now. In fact, according to Activision’s Q2 2015 Earnings Call, the subscriber numbers have dropped to their lowest point since 2005, with only 5.6 million subscribers. This is a dro...   read

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Sony sold more PS4s than Xbox One and 360 combined last quarter

Sony sold 3 million PlayStation 4 consoles between April and June 2015, with more than 25 million PS4 sales since the console launched in November 2012.  According to the latest Sony financial report, that's up from 2.7m in the same pe...   read

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Nintendo has sold 10 million Wii U consoles

Nintendo has sold over 10m Wii U consoles since its launch in November 2012. In today's financial report, Nintendo confirmed that while the 470,000 unit sales in April-June 2015 were lower than anticipated, it still (just about) pushed sale...   read

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Xbox revenue up 27 percent, says Microsoft

Microsoft has confirmed that it's total Xbox revenue grew 27 percent in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year. Microsoft's Q4 financial report chiefly attributed the rise to first-party games and Xbox Live revenue, although sales of both th...   read

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Broken Age

Broken Age has 'just about' broken even for Double Fine

Broken Age was one of the early successes of Kickstarter, managing to raise $3.3 million of a $400,000 goal. It took a while between the two parts of the game, but eventually Double Fine made good on their promise and Broken Age was release...   read

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