Aeria Sells PC Biz

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MARCH. 4, 2014 • Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc. is selling its PC games distribution business to ProSiebenSat.1 Games GmbH (PSG) for an undisclosed amount. Included in the deal is the former's European subsidiary Aeria Games Europe GmbH, as well as licenses to certain successful mobile games. PSG is taking over the entire Aeria Games ...Continue Reading

Xbox One Now £399 in U.K.

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FEB. 24, 2014 • Microsoft Europe has made the decision to drop the price of the Xbox One to £399 ($665) from £429 ($715) in the United Kingdom starting February 28. What's more that MSRP will extend to the just-announced Titanfall/Xbox One bundle set to release on March 14 in the U.K. In addition to ...Continue Reading

King Finally Files IPO

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FEB. 18, 2014 • After spending several years mulling over its options, skill games company King has filed for a $500 million IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The maker of the popular Candy Crush Saga intends to use the symbol KING. Bank of America Corp., Credit Suisse Group AG, and JP Morgan Chase ...Continue Reading

PS4 Leads in Jan

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FEB. 14, 2014 • Much as was the case in the United Kingdom, more PlayStation 4s are selling in the U.S. than the Xbox One by a ratio of nearly two to one during the first month of the year, according to Sony Computer Entertainment of America. Neither SCEA nor The NPD Group has publicly ...Continue Reading

SCEE Claims U.K. PS4 Lead

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JAN. 30, 2014 • The PlayStation 4 is doing very well in the United Kingdom. At a morning briefing in London, Fergal Gara, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's (SCEE) vice president and managing director for the U.K. disclosed that his company's latest console is selling 1.5 units for every Xbox One sold in the country. That ...Continue Reading

Funcom Investigated

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JAN. 29, 2014 • Økokrim (the Norwegian National authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime) is investigating Funcom N.V. regarding possible violation of Norway's Securities Trading Act. At issue is financial information given by the MMO game developer to the market regarding The Secret World from August 2011 until the launch of the ...Continue Reading

SOE Downsizes Slate

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JAN. 27, 2014 • Four prominent MMOs are being shut down by Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). The publisher announced that Clone Wars Adventures and Free Realms will be closed on March 31, with Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Wizardry Online going away on July 31. As recently as two years ago Clone Wars Adventures had ...Continue Reading

Nintendo Revises Numbers

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JAN. 17, 2014 • Despite strong indications otherwise during the months leading into Christmas, Nintendo Co. Ltd. has steadfastly held to its 9 million Wii U unit sales projections for the fiscal year ending March 31. After digesting holiday sales data the gamemaker has now revised projected Wii U sales to 2.8 million for the ...Continue Reading

PS4 Tops 4M, Xbox One 3M

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JAN. 7, 2014 • Both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One achieved better than expected unit sales through the end of 2013. Using the industry focus on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Sony Computer Entertainment president and group chief executive Andrew House disclosed that 4.2 million PlayStation 4s had been sold ...Continue Reading

Strong November HW Sales

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DEC. 13, 2013 • With two new console introductions driving consumer demand the month of November turned out to be a robust month for U.S. hardware and software sales. Some of that was no surprise as it was already disclosed that PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One had already crossed sales of more than 2 ...Continue Reading