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GameStop: 60% of customers won't buy console that doesn't play used games

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Last week, a GameStop spokesman alluded to internal research that the company said showed consumers were significantly less likely to buy a console that wasn't able to play second-hand games, but it wouldn't reveal the specific results of that survey. Now, a GameStop executive has said publicly that three...
GameStop: 60% of customers won't buy console that doesn't play used games
Mobile dominates new game sector investments in Q1

Fifa 13 blasts to top of UK charts with one million sales

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The latest footie sim from EA Sports bulldozes its way to the top of the sales chartFifa 13 has rocketed to the top of the UK software charts, shifting over one million units in its first week on sale. It's an achievement that has only previously been equaled by the...
Fifa 13 blasts to top of UK charts with one million sales

Game sales surpassed video in UK

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Computer game sales overtook those of videos for the first time last year, an industry report suggests....
Game sales surpassed video in UK
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Electronic Arts: Digital sales will surpass boxed game sales in years

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As the transition towards a Web-based distribution model continues in the gaming world, EA said it won't leave its physical media users out in the cold. [Read more]...
Electronic Arts: Digital sales will surpass boxed game sales in years

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Another short week, but this time no shortage of votes! We've got lots of high-scoring comments that racked up points in both categories, starting with a clear winner that took first place in both the Funny and Insightful categories. The comment comes from our post about Sony's new plan to...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Microsoft brings WP7 title 'Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin' to iOS, Starbucks UK, 99 cent deals, more

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Updates: Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin: Released today on iOS for iPhone and iPad, Microsoft’s “Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin” was previously only available as a Windows Phone marketplace exclusive. Microsoft made its entrance into iOS gaming with the Kinectimals app released late last year, but that title wasn’t exactly aimed...
Microsoft brings WP7 title 'Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin' to iOS, Starbucks UK, 99 cent deals, more

Lawsuit forces Gamestop to post used game DLC warnings in California, online

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The difference between used games and new copies that include free downloadable content will be a bit clearer to many customers at used game giant Gamestop. That's because of a class-action settlement that is forcing the retailer to post warnings about those differences in its California stores and on...
Lawsuit forces Gamestop to post used game DLC warnings in California, online

Electronic Arts beats street for Q4 on decent game sales with $1.04 billon in revenue and EPS of $0.55

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Today Electronic Arts (EA) reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $1.04 billon and earnings per share of $0.55. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.50 per share on revenue of $1 billion. With analyst expectations beat by a margin, EA is doing slightly better than expected, but that doesn’t mean...
Electronic Arts beats street for Q4 on decent game sales with $1.04 billon in revenue and EPS of $0.55

Black Ops set to boost game sales

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Big name launches including Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Halo 4 and Assassin's Creed 3 are expected to boost lagging video games sales....
Black Ops set to boost game sales

Sony Patent Application Takes On Used Game Sales, Piracy With Embedded RFID Chips In Game Discs

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As has been covered here before, many game developers and publishers are actively searching for ways to scuttle the used game market. Efforts to date have usually included some sort of online requirement (which doubles as DRM) or withholding additional content from secondhand purchasers through the use of one-time download...
Sony Patent Application Takes On Used Game Sales, Piracy With Embedded RFID Chips In Game Discs

Report: Sony mulls, but ultimately rejects online-only console

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With the video game industry rapidly transitioning from a focus on retail game sales to a marketplace dominated by downloads, it's only a matter of time until a major home console decides to do without physical media at all. It seems that Sony thinks that time is not nigh, however....
Report: Sony mulls, but ultimately rejects online-only console

Gaming spending on iOS and Android surpassed dedicated gaming handhelds in Q4 2012: Report

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Nintendo and Sony once held a lock on the mobile gaming industry, but Google and Apple have cracked that wide open with their respective mobile operating systems. A new joint report from IDC and App Annie claims that combined spending on games in the App Store and Google Play in...
Gaming spending on iOS and Android surpassed dedicated gaming handhelds in Q4 2012: Report

Fourth quarter spending on game content tops $3 billion

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Research firm NPD says that consumers spent that amount of used games, game rentals, and digital content. Physical game sales were not included in the tally. [Read more]...
Fourth quarter spending on game content tops $3 billion

3DS still outpacing predecessor in comparative sales, says Nintendo

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It took a hefty price cut and a holiday sales boost to coax the 3DS out of its predecessor's shadow, but these days Nintendo's autostereoscopic handheld is doing just fine. NOA President Reggie Fils-Aime says it isn't slowing down either, revealing to GamesIndustry that more than 8 million consoles...
3DS still outpacing predecessor in comparative sales, says Nintendo
Smartphone and tablet game sales push Gameloft Q2 revenues up 35% year-on-year to €50.4 million

EA's Digital Sales Can't Offset Falling Console Revenue

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Electronic Arts, a bellwether for how well the videogame market is doing, fell short of analyst expectations in the third quarter due to a drop in console game sales. “The quarter was tougher than we thought,” said EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen. “There was a big slowdown in the console business industrywide.” In addition to...
EA's Digital Sales Can't Offset Falling Console Revenue

Humble Bundle game sales now coming weekly, starting with Bastion

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Who would've thought that letting consumers pay what they think is fair for quality games would prove popular? That's the concept behind Humble Bundle, and so far, it's been rather good to developers and charities alike. Now, deals from the company are set to get a whole lot more...
Humble Bundle game sales now coming weekly, starting with Bastion

Press Start: Modern Warfare 4 to be revealed soon, Nintendo doing well on digital sales and more

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Plus, Sega Pluto up for sale, girl scouts make games, reaching the edge of Shootmania and why one developer will never make another FPSA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.Modern Warfare 4 could reveal early May | The Official Xbox MagazineIn utter defiance of all known precedent,...
Press Start: Modern Warfare 4 to be revealed soon, Nintendo doing well on digital sales and more
PAX: Pirates, ninjas and what's really going on with games
Gamers spend $3.4B on all types of games in Q1

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: The Reason Microsoft Is Changing The Way Consoles Are Priced (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Off With Markets   The market is tanking in early trading as Greece completely melts down. Shares of MSFT are off with the rest of tech. Catalysts for the stock include Windows 8,...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: The Reason Microsoft Is Changing The Way Consoles Are Priced (MSFT)

KakaoTalk Partners With AdPOPcorn, Brings Ads To Its Messaging Platform As It Prepares A Facebook Home Rival Launcher

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Another move in the oh-so-hot mobile messaging space today: South Korea’s Kakao Inc, which owns the KakaoTalk cross-platform mobile messaging app, has inked an agreement with digital marketing company IGAWorks to bring its mobile ad product, adPOPcorn, to the messaging app. IGAWorks will also provide adPOPcorn to game developers whose products integrate with KakaoTalk....
KakaoTalk Partners With AdPOPcorn, Brings Ads To Its Messaging Platform As It Prepares A Facebook Home Rival Launcher

Activision Blizzard unveils a record $4.7bn in revenues

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Video game giant announces 7% rise in revenues as the Call of Duty franchise continues to sweep all before itVideo game giant Activision Blizzard unveiled a 7% increase in revenues to a record $4.76bn (£3bn) in 2011, up from 2010's $4.45bn thanks in part to the sales success of the...
Activision Blizzard unveils a record $4.7bn in revenues

Used Game Sales Are a Bigger Loss Than Piracy, Says Gamemaker

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Used Game Sales Are a Bigger Loss Than Piracy, Says Gamemaker

GameStop to warn about missing DLC in used game sales

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GameStop has settled a class-action lawsuit concerning advertised downloadable content not being included in used games being resold. Under the settlement terms, the game retailer must warn potential buyers from California online and in-store that certain content may require an additional purchase.......
GameStop to warn about missing DLC in used game sales
Game over, Sony? Microsoft said to be working on $99 Xbox 360 + Kinect bundle with subscription
Current-gen gaming consoles in over half of US homes, digital purchases on the rise

Gamestop Offers Glimpse Into Their Used-Games Facility

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IGN has a very cool story about what happens to the used games that get traded into Gamestop Stores. The entire article is quite fascinating and a rare glimpse into a notoriously secretive company's business, but it's the why of this article I want to focus on. Or, more specifically,...
Gamestop Offers Glimpse Into Their Used-Games Facility
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