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Kids Could Be Nintendo’s 2017 Ace

JUNE 28, 2016 • DFC Intelligence believes the under-12 market may be the lost console generation and this demographic represents a significant opportunity for game console and software companies. Nintendo Co. Ltd. has tremendous opportunity to capitalize due to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s success with and focus on the PlayStation 4, Microsoft Corp.’s multiple missteps with Xbox […]

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Ubisoft Drops Last Gen

MAY 14, 2015 • A year and a half after the arrival of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. disclosed during a financial conference call that it is dropping development on the PS3 and Xbox 360. For the publisher’s fiscal year 2016 all of its AAA releases, with the exception of the […]

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Nintendo Departs Brazil

JAN. 13, 2015 • Citing high import duties, Nintendo of America announced it was withdrawing entirely from the Brazilian market for now. The gamemaker said it made the decision because its current distribution model was “unsustainable.” Nintendo’s partner in the country is Gaming do Brasil, which has been instructed to no longer distribute Nintendo consoles […]

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Early Destiny Stats

OCT. 14, 2014 • After one month in release Bungie, Inc. has released some player data from its online FPS, Destiny. The average number of people playing the game each day is 3.2 million, with an average daily playing time of three hours. Bungie says there are more people playing Destiny than the number who […]

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Japan Shuns Xbox One

SEPT. 26, 2014 • Japanese gamers appear to be taking a lukewarm view of the new Xbox One. Microsoft Corp.’s latest console debuted on September 4 in Japan and took the No. 1 spot on Media Create’s weekly chart at 25,674 sold. Seven days later units sold dropped to 3,015, and in its third week […]

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Mojang Goes For $2.5B

SEPT. 15, 2014 • Following two weeks of leaked accounts that Minecraft studio Mojang AB was in negotiations to be acquired by Microsoft Corp., both parties announced that the developer will be purchased for $2.5 billion. The deal is set to close by the end of 2014. Mojang and its game properties will pass to […]

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Amazon-Only for Indian Xbox

AUG. 7, 2014 • The Xbox One is coming to India on Sept. 23 but only through Amazon.in. The exclusive arrangement also extends to all of Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox merchandise including the Xbox 360, Kinect, Microsoft published Xbox titles, official Xbox accessories and Xbox Live. Unlike China, which is only getting the Xbox One with […]

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Watch Dogs Sells 4M

JUNE 3, 2014 • In one week Ubisoft Entertainment’s Watch Dogs sold 4 million units worldwide. The publisher said that tally not only made the title its best selling launch ever, but also makes Watch Dogs the industry’s best selling new IP to date. The game is available on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox […]

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Xbox Unit Gets New Chief

APRIL 1, 2014 • As part of an executive suite reshuffling at Microsoft Corp. new chief executive Satya Nadella has promoted Microsoft Studios head Phil Spencer to lead the entire Xbox operation. The appointment also represents a restructuring within the unit with Spencer in charge of the Xbox Platform team, Microsoft Studios, Xbox Live, Xbox […]

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Titanfall Bundle at $450

MARCH 25, 2014 • Sharp-eyed gamers awoke to find a $50 price reduction on the Titanfall/Xbox One bundle at major national retailers in the United States. Amazon.com Best Buy Co. Inc., Fry’s Electronics, Target Corp., and Wal-Mart Stores all advertised the bundle at $450. Soon after the Microsoft online store matched the price reduction. Prior to […]

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