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Report: Video game sales down 8% in April

As the world’s lockdowns end, the Video game sector is suffering commensurately. According to NPD, US total spending on video games (content, hardware, accessories) decreased by -8 per cent in April. NPD suggests that the Christmas/New Year holiday period showed disappointing results. For example, December’s sales were down 1 per cent compared with 2020 and […]

May 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Bank: Ubisoft Q4 disappoints

Video games giant Ubisoft has reported another disappointing set of numbers in its quarterly results – which resulted in the company reducing its formal guidance. A report on Ubisoft from investment bank Berenberg says that the company’s its Q4/22 trading and net bookings (at €664 million) were 6 per cent short of consensus which translated […]

May 17, 2022

EA Sports, FIFA deal to end with FIFA 23

For the first time, FIFA will launch new football video games developed with third-party studios and publishers, which it says will provide more choice for football and gaming fans in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023. A number of new non-simulation games […]

May 11, 2022

Relic Hunters mobile game on Netflix

Relic Hunters: Rebels, the first mobile game from developer Rogue Snail, is now available to exclusively play on Netflix. Users can play as four of the franchise’s iconic Hunters (Jimmy, Ace, Pinkyy, and Raff) as they craft and collect 44 different weapons each with unique qualities, affinities, and elemental effects. Players will need these specialised […]

May 4, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Data: Call of Duty sets record broadband spike

Virgin Media O2 has seen its biggest gaming traffic spike on record, following the release of Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3 and Modern Warfare updates on April 27th. During the evening peak period between 8-10pm, traffic was up 11.9 per cent on average and up 23.8 per cent on the previous week, as gamers […]

April 29, 2022

Research: Cambridge #1 city for UK gamers

Research by SolitaireBliss has revealed that Cambridge is the best UK city to live for gamers. The research studied data within UK cities to determine the best cities for gamers to live based on four categories: average download speed, gaming stores in the local area, local gaming culture, which was determined by local gaming events […]

April 29, 2022

MTG completes sale of ESL Gaming to Savvy

Modern Times Group (MTG) has successfully closed the transaction to divest ESL Gaming to Savvy Gaming Group. ESL Gaming is therefore no longer part of MTG and will be reported as ‘Discontinued operations’ in the group’s financial results for Q1 2022 and will be deconsolidated from Q2. MTG says it will now continue its growth […]

April 21, 2022

DAZN, Pragmatic partner to launch DAZN BET

DAZN Group, the sports streaming service, has announced a strategic partnership with Pragmatic Group, a platform technology and content provider for the betting and gaming industry, to develop a betting product for sports fans. Under this exclusive, multi-year agreement, a new business headquartered in Gibraltar will launch and operate a new betting service under the […]

April 20, 2022

Netflix launching Exploding Kittens game and series

Netflix has announced it will launch a mobile game and TV series based on the popular Exploding Kittens card game. Exploding Kittens – The Game, an exclusive version of the beloved mobile game, will launch on Netflix in May, followed by an adult animated comedy series in 2023, starring Tom Ellis (Rush, Lucifer), Abraham Lim […]

April 19, 2022

Report: Cloud gaming on track for mainstream adoption

Amdocs, a provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has released research findings that give a deeper look into expectations around the metaverse and cloud gaming. The New Gamer Report, conducted by Dynata and commissioned by Amdocs, surveyed US gamers who play at least once per week. It found that gamers are […]

April 13, 2022