Tag Archives: digital distribution
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | 21:40 BST
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has told investors that around 10% of Japanese consumers are willing to opt for digital versions of title available on Nintendo systems.
Wed, Aug 08, 2012 | 22:01 BST
Valve has confirmed that its Steam service will begin making non-games software available on September 5.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 | 15:57 BST
Digital distribution channel GamersGate, is offering its Indie Fort Bundle 2; featuring six games for the price of a pint of beer. The bundle includes 3079, Fortrix 2, Aztaka, Dark Scavenger, DEMISE: Ascension and Intrusion 2, as well as some small bits of bonus content. Individually the titles sell for £58.72, but as part of this deal you pay a measly £3.99/€4.99/$5.99 or a bit more if you’re feeling the love, with any additional payment going straight to the developers. At the time of writing the bundle has four days remaining on sale and has so far sold 1,434 units for a total price of $10,574.41.
Sat, Apr 14, 2012 | 17:55 BST
“The incentives for driving me out of my seat and into a shop is becoming increasingly limited. I don’t go to retail to buy a film. I don’t go to retail to buy music. I don’t go to buy books any more. And I’m certainly not that interested in buying games in shops, myself. If you look at everything that’s exciting, from the resurgence of PC to iPad and iPhones, it’s hard to see where retail fits into that.” – Peter Molyneux to Develop via MCV.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 | 05:47 GMT
Although Mojang’s founder really likes Steam, he’s wary of one platform dominating the PC market.
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 | 15:29 GMT
SEGA has announced the launch of The House of the Dead 3 on PSN. The HD release of the classic horror arcade shooter has been fully updated with trophies and Move support. Newly added features such as
interactive “rescue events”, and a ranking and grading system that tracks each agent’s shot accuracy as well as the special bonus of a virtual The House of the Dead 3 arcade cabinet for PlayStation Home. The game will run you $6.99. Check out new shots in the gallery below.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 | 08:31 GMT
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 | 08:10 BST
In a tidy presentation to investors and analysts that will have rocked no boats whatsoever, EA has reaffirmed the crucial role of traditional high street retailers – for the foreseeable future, at least. At the same time, the publishing giant’s focus on digital distribution continues to grow.
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 | 04:25 BST
Game rental service Gamefly has announced it will launch a digital distribution portal for Mac and PC games.
Tue, Jul 12, 2011 | 16:06 BST
As EA games drop quietly from Steam’s catalogue, the mega-publisher is painted the villain. But has Valve been given too much credit?
Tue, Mar 08, 2011 | 01:13 GMT
EA head John Riccitiello has said the digital version of Mass Effect 2 for PlayStation 3, the console’s first launch-day digital release, pulled “meaningful” sales.
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 | 18:39 GMT
An analyst at IHS Screen Digest has estimated Steam’s 2010 revenue at “high hundreds of millions of dollars,” while Gabe Newell has said the company is “tremendously profitable”.
Tue, Feb 08, 2011 | 03:57 GMT
Sat, Jan 08, 2011 | 05:19 GMT
Quick! Out of the GameStop! It’s going down!
But first, would you like to preorder this life-jacket-and-flotation-device bundle?
Tue, Nov 30, 2010 | 22:30 GMT
Darryl Still, international publishing director for 1C, has said retailers threatening to no longer carry PC titles with Steam support are akin to spoiled brats not getting their way.
Fri, Nov 26, 2010 | 19:57 GMT
John Carmack believes digital distribution is the “wave of the future” and everybody knows eventually this will be the way to purchase game titles.
Thu, Nov 11, 2010 | 09:20 GMT
Gamers may – by and large – worship Valve as the rightful god of PC gaming, but multiple major retailers both online and off see a big ol’ pair of horns beneath the developer’s halo.
Wed, Oct 27, 2010 | 19:31 BST
Former Rare man and current Zoonami CEO Martin Hollis believes Nintendo could do more to promote its DSiWare and WiiWare services.
Tue, Oct 26, 2010 | 10:49 BST
Blizzard boss Rob Pardo has given clear indication that he expects full game PC downloading to become more important in the near future, saying we’re now seeing a “shift” away from brick and mortar retail.
Wed, Oct 20, 2010 | 17:55 BST
US stat tracker NPD claims its decision to drop individual sales numbers for game software and hardware in favour of a top ten by title hasn’t gone down well in some quarters; the silver lining is it’s promising a new report which will, for the first time, capture digital and mobile sales.