This year saw the launch of quite a few big titles, from Mass Effect 3 to Assassin’s Creed 3, and yet the US game industry didn’t get much of a rise in sales. If you look past the opening days of release, the industry has slid down the 11th month with a dip in retail.
Microsoft has started to remove its Points payment system as the default way to pay for music downloads and movie rentals or purchases in Windows 8. The recent change affects the way Windows 8 users will pay for digital content in the operating system. Previously, in Windows 8 betas, Microsoft used its Points system for
When was the last time you went into an arcade? I honestly don’t remember when was the last time I stepped foot inside one of those famed gaming arenas. Gaming arcades used to be the castle we escaped into in my childhood days. Arcades were the original social gaming experience, long before Facebook and Twitter
There seem to be a downfall in the number of gamers. According to the market tracking firm NPD Group, the number of US gamers have gone down from last year. Statistically, 211.5 million players, that is about two-thirds of Americans play games, which is a 5 percent decline or 12 million fewer than last year.
Ouya Kickstarter has finally reached a shining conclusion. Starting on a journey with their goal set for $950k, the project has closed with grand funding of $8,596,475. The project went live on July 10th and closed its gates last night with funding from 63,416 backers. Moreover, Kickstarter has disclosed some of the details regarding the
Electronic Arts, though riding on the success of their Battlefield 3 Premium, are not so happy with their quarterly figures. The publishing giant announced a loss of $130 million for the quarter ending on June 30. The company’s estimate of $500 million net revenue fell short on $491 million. EA’s Interim Chief Financial Officer Ken
Battlefield 3 Premium has in 1.3 million subscribers rooting for them. The online service that provides five DLC bundles as well as other exclusive packages announced their subscribers tally to have reached a peak, and that peak would continue to grow. Battlefield 3 Premium had launched in May. US citizens would have to cough up
200,000 units of 3DSXL were sold within two days across Japan. Well, that’s one hell of a number that Nintendo can brag about. The retail estimate dug up by Famistu came after Nintendo’s reveal of global 3DS sales that surpassed 19 million units. Though the new model haven’t had any major hardware revisions like our
Have your interest ever waned in playing a particular game from a particular developer or publisher, if their previous installments were not up to your expectations? I guess that feeling of rejection is apparent among many gamers, especially when the sequels fail to impress. And that’s exactly what Forbes has reported. They said that due
There’s good new all around in sales from game companies. Yesterday Capcom released their report of year-end sales with increase in profits and sales and today we have Sega rejoicing over their profits. Sega’s Q2 profits have jumped with the company generating £569m for the last quarter ending on June 30th, 2012. That is a