Tag Archives: digital
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 | 20:08 BST
Xbox One will allow you to start playing a game as you download the title digitally. This is according to confirmation on the matter from Microsoft, which was alluded to before during the console’s unveiling in May. Like PS4, Xbox One will allow users to play a certain portion once enough data is downloaded. The same applies to a game disc while the remainder is stored on the hard drive quietly in the background. All disc-based games on Xbox One must be installed to play, Via Polygon.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 | 20:19 BST
Former Playfish CEO Kristian Segerstrale believes the noise surrounding next-gen consoles is distracting publishers from “the fastest growing parts of the game industry.”
Sat, Jun 08, 2013 | 20:47 BST
Industry legend Nolan Bushnell has said he’s a bit worried over an always-online future, especially should games stored to the cloud be lost forever if a company decides to shut a server down.
Tue, Jan 08, 2013 | 15:26 GMT
GameStop posted a 4.6% drop in sales for the nine weeks ending December 29, with global sales reaching $2.88 billion. Year-over-year sales declined 4.4 %, with US sales down 3.5% over the year prior, with international sales falling 6.4%. Hardware sales were down by 2.7% despite Wii U being around for the holidays and moving 320,000 units. New software sales fell 5.1%, while pre-owned software fell by 15.6%, a figure GameStop blamed on limited inventory “due to fewer new titles released throughout 2012 and less promotional activity negatively impacted sales compared to last year”. Digital sales, however, were up 40% year-over-year, and the firm’s global e-commerce sales were up 20.5%. Thanks, MCV.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 | 20:46 BST
Peter Moore feels packages goods will see a resurgence when the next-generation of gaming consoles arrive on the market.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 | 17:31 BST
THQ EVP Jason Rubin believes the industry will eventually move away from retail, as the digital space is more of a level playing field than boxed goods.
Thu, May 31, 2012 | 16:06 BST
SCEE’s new release manager Robert Walker has said consumer desire for digital content has helped grow the sales of full console titles, which has led Sony to make its titles as “accessible as possible”.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 | 22:03 BST
EA’s EVP of digital, Kristian Segerstrale, believes the transition to digital will change how games are developed and even managed, especially as companies eventually lose dependence on retail, much like the film and music industries.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 | 20:31 GMT
Sony Digital Audio Disc Corporation has said digital downloads now make up more than half of PC games sold in the US and UK.
Fri, Mar 02, 2012 | 18:50 GMT
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 | 14:50 GMT
Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester is of the opinion open platforms such as PC, mobile, and social networks will continue to thrive in the future, while box products decline as the next generation of consoles will “probably be the last.”
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 | 21:25 GMT
GameStop boss Mike Mauler believes the digital games market will hit $35 billion by 2014, which is a 75% growth over the next two years.
Thu, Sep 08, 2011 | 10:31 BST
According to research firm DFC Intelligence, digital sales of games will surpass that of retail by 2013.
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 | 18:17 BST
GAME has announced the availability of in-store digital games in 1,200 of its worldwide stores, after a successful trial at its UK locations.
Tue, Jul 19, 2011 | 21:22 BST
EA Sports’ senior vice president of worldwide development, Andrew Wilson, has said the firm will continue to release boxed games as long as it continues to be a viable business. However, he doesn’t feel consumers shopping at GAME and GameStop stores as much today as in the past.
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 | 12:21 BST
According to Gamer Segmentation 2011: The New Faces of Gamers, the latest report from US data monitor NPD, Core Gamers, once considered to be the leading gaming segment, is facing rising competition from “Digital Gamers” for amount of time spent gaming and number of games acquired.
Thu, Feb 17, 2011 | 18:05 GMT
Nintendo of Europe’s MD of marketing and PR, Laurent Fischer, has said that those who believe the end is nigh for packaged software “don’t share the same daily reality as most consumers.”
Thu, Jan 13, 2011 | 06:49 GMT
GameStop digital business GM Shawn Freeman has said that the company is looking to link its GameStop ID program with online accounts – PSN, Xbox Live – to help cut the “friction” out of purchasing map packs with the store and imputing the long codes.
Thu, Dec 02, 2010 | 18:13 GMT
EA’s CFO Eric Brown has said revenue from PC and DLC is important to the company, and it’s new goal is for a forty-sixty digital split between digital and physical revenue.
Wed, Sep 08, 2010 | 16:59 BST
PlayStation head Kaz Hirai has said PSP go had a market, but it just wasn’t as large as that enjoyed by PSP-3000.