Tag Archives: ukie
Tue, May 28, 2013 | 11:47 BST
UK trade association Ukie has today launched its official PC download chart, which lists the best-selling digitally downloaded games each month, as well as mixing digital and boxed sales into the same list to see how they compare. The first chart for March is past the link.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 | 15:03 BST
Last week, in was announced that the EU Commission is to investigate the case for UK tax breaks and stated that “It is not clear whether the taxpayer should be subsidising this activity.” Now, the association for UK Interactive Entertainment has asked that UK developers provide evidence to help bolster the case.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 15:12 BST
The European Commission believes there is “no obvious market failure” in the UK games sector to provide tax relief to developers, and has opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed scheme backed by the industry and trade groups.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 01:59 GMT
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 22:05 GMT
UKIE has made its final recommendations for UK tax credits to the government, with the trade body’s CEO stating that there are further areas on the scheme which still need addressed.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 | 01:25 GMT
British trade body UKIE has provided a list of guidelines as to how the British Government should assess the cultural relevance of games when local developers and publishers apply for tax relief.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | 22:23 BST
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 | 11:35 BST
Sleeping Dogs has held its place at the top of the UK charts for a second week, pipping other recent released Darksiders 2 and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron to the post.
Mon, Aug 20, 2012 | 10:19 BST
Sleeping Dogs has topped the UK top 40 game chart, knocking London 2012 down to third.
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 | 15:50 BST
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 | 14:05 BST
2.1 million games were sold at retail in the UK throughout June, down more than 40 percent on the same month in 2011, while revenue raised by UK stores was down from £78.4 million to £48.4 million, a drop of 38 percent.
The number one selling game in June was Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, followed by LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, which has so far spent three consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts.
The grim sales figures come as Wedbush Morgan analyst, Michael Pachter, predicted that US sales during June will be down by around 34% year-on-year.
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 | 13:35 BST
PEGI will become the official, and the sole UK games rating system on July 30, replacing the mix of dual BBFC and PEGI classifications which have been prominent in the region. Under the new system, it will be illegal for a retailer to sell a game with the PEGI rating of 12, 16 or 18 to someone under the specific age with the Video Standards Council rating the games to PEGI’s specifications and enforcing retailers to adhere to the standards. “To prepare for the transition to the new system, we’ve already held PEGI briefing sessions to make sure that the industry is clear about what these changes will mean for them,” said UKIE CEO Jo Twist. “We very much believe that the sole adoption of PEGI will provide clear and consistent direction on age ratings for parents and will be a vital tool in helping them to understand the types of games that their children should be playing.” Thanks, CVG.
Fri, Jul 06, 2012 | 16:31 BST
Mastertronic boss Andy Payne has said Activision’s studio in Leeds will be in charge of “handheld games” in the Call of Duty franchise, suggesting the firm will be developing all mobile titles in the franchise going forward.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 | 07:41 BST
After literally years of delays, the UKIE hopes Britain’s dual games rating system will be supplanted by the pan-European PEGI by the end of next month.
Wed, May 23, 2012 | 11:32 BST
UKIE’s been announced as the Approved Trade Organisation by UKTI for gamescom and GDC Europe, offering UK-based retailers funding for the show.
Thu, May 03, 2012 | 10:19 BST
UKIE’s announced the return of the London Games Festival, with the month-long event to begin in September.
Tue, Mar 06, 2012 | 15:55 GMT
UKIE has posted its first PC download chart, which began in January and Star Wars: The Old Republic topped the list.
Fri, Feb 10, 2012 | 09:44 GMT
UKIE has said it’s to publish a report next week that will outline the specifics on how crowd funding in the UK should be legal.
Thu, Feb 09, 2012 | 16:18 GMT
“I would love every company to be involved in the project. Are we going to get every company? Probably not. We are getting data that publishers and developers and IP owners themselves have. So if you’re a publisher or developer selling on Steam, those publishers and developers are giving us those sale figures. So they’re coming directly from the intellectual property owner and not from Steam.” – UKIE‘s Sam Collins, speaking to GI.Biz on the recently-announced UK digital chart, set to be introduced next month.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 | 18:05 GMT
UKIE has announced its digital chart for PC games, which has been two years in the making, will be published for the first time next month.