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Two weeks after its global launch, Starfield has hit another milestone. It is now Bethesda’s biggest launch in terms of player count, with the studio calling the numbers “astronomical.”
The anime gacha shooter Goddess of Victory: Nikke has overcome a major milestone. According to Sensor Tower, since its release in November 2022, the game has raised half a billion dollars on mobile devices.
Unity is now in the process of overhauling its controversial Runtime Fee, which caused a revolt in the game development community. Here are the first details about the possible changes.
On September 18, Unity shares fell 7.92% to $33.45 apiece. For the company, this is the biggest* daily drop in September.
The analytical company Sensor Tower looked at how much the mobile games One Piece Treasure Cruise and One Piece Bounty Rush, developed based on the popular manga One Piece, earn. She noticed that their revenue increased significantly in August.
Final Fantasy VII Remake has reached a new milestone three years after its launch. Let’s take a look at how its sales figures compare to both the original games and other notable installments in the franchise.
On September 15, 2021, the Polish indie studio Mechanics released Timberborn for early access. This is an urban planning strategy about the survival of intelligent beavers in a world in which humanity no longer exists. Since then, gamers have bought the game more than a million times.
Ascendant Studios, which developed the magical shooter Immortals of Aveum, conducted large-scale cuts. She fired almost half of the employees.
Fate/Grand Order, a mobile RPG especially popular in Japan and published by Sony Music’s subsidiary Aniplex, has reached a new revenue milestone. Here is some data from Sensor Tower.
On July 30, the Japanese mobile RPG Fate/Grand Order turned eight years old. With a slight delay, Sensor Tower analysts shared statistics on the game.
Sales of game consoles in Russia are on the rise. In a comment to the Izvestia newspaper, Russian retailers reported that PlayStation and Xbox consoles sold significantly better this August than in August 2022.
Sea of Stars has proven to be a huge success for Canadian indie developer Sabotage Studio. The game has sold over 250,000 units in its first week.
The turn-based retro RPG Sea of Stars started much better than Sabotage Studio expected. In the first week, the game sold over 250 thousand copies. The company expected to achieve such sales in a year.
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, a bundle that includes updated versions of the first six games in the series, has reached a major milestone. Let’s take a look at how these numbers compare to sales of the original titles.
Although Starfield’s global launch is scheduled for September 6, revenue from its early access version was enough to top the Steam charts. Let’s take a close look at last week’s top sellers on the platform.
Action about the battles of giant robots Armored Core VI gave Starfield the first place in the top of the highest-grossing games on Steam over the past week. Both paid and freeplay titles were taken into account in the top.
Square Enix has announced that the games of the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster series have sold a total of over 3 million copies.
On January 1, 2024, the age limit for IT specialists to receive a deferral from conscription will rise from 27 to 30 years. The corresponding order was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Erik Peterson, responsible for business development at Valve, has shared some insights into visibility and discovery mechanisms on Steam. Here is how the company helps devs reach players and connect users to games.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a remaster bundle for the classic platformer series from Insomniac Games, has hit a major milestone by selling 10 million copies globally. Let’s take a look at how these figures compare to the original titles.
Russian gamers prefer to buy video games from intermediaries rather than from official retailers, the Izvestia newspaper writes.
The Actors Guild of the USA called for a strike against gaming companies, Bethesda will not give up support for Redfall due to a failed start, sales of Crusader Kings III exceeded 3 million copies, – we tell you what happened in the gaming industry over the weekend.
Embracer Group, which was once on an endless shopping spree, is now dumping its first-party studios as part of the ongoing business restructuring. This time, the victim was Red Faction and Saints Row developer Volition, not to mention layoffs at Gearbox Publishing.
On August 30, Sony announced that it would raise the cost of an annual PlayStation Plus subscription by a third in September. Investors took this decision well: at Friday’s trading, the company’s stock price rose by 3.4%.
Royal Match is confidently moving towards becoming one of the most successful mobile games in the match-3 genre. Last month, for the first time, she collected more revenue and downloads than the hit Candy Crush Saga.
Starfield is now available for owners of the Premium edition, already attracting hundreds of thousands of players. Let’s take a look at the game’s early launch numbers and how they compare to other titles from Bethesda.
Discoverability expert Simon Carless has shared some interesting insights into why some games, even quality ones, fail commercially in today’s market. It might be due to the oversaturation of certain genres, but the issue seems to be much more complex.
CD Projekt has released its financial report for the first half of 2023 ended June 30. Despite a decrease in revenue and net profit, the company remains optimistic due to the upcoming release of Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty and the progress on the next Witcher game.
Publisher Atlus and studio Vanillaware have announced that 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim has been bought more than a million times. This figure takes into account both physical shipments and digital sales.
On the evening of August 30, the Polish CD PROJEKT group of companies published a report for the first half of 2023. She said that the development of a new game in The Witcher universe — Project Polaris — is being increasingly active.
Despite the disappointing Season 1 and other post-launch issues, Diablo IV seems to be performing well for Blizzard in terms of revenue and player engagement. Here are some new stats about the game and its position in the market.
Ray Roocroft, who worked for seven years at Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) on the Star Citizen game, spoke on Reddit about the situation inside the studio. According to him, the management pays too much attention to the design of offices and spends too much money on it.
Marvel Snap has been a huge hit for developer Second Dinner and publisher Nuverse. Let’s dive into the numbers to see the game’s road to $100 million in revenue.
Analytical company Newzoo has released a report on Diablo IV. According to him, last month Blizzard title topped the box office top games for consoles and PCs in the American and British markets.
Canada-based indie developer Sabotage Studio has just released Sea of Stars, a turn-based RPG in the style of classic Japanese titles. Let’s take a look at its launch numbers.
The developers of Sea of Stars are very happy with the start of the game. Sabotage Studio reported that on the release day, the turn-based retro RPG sold 100 thousand copies.
Earlier this year, Motorsport Games was accused by dozens of employees at its Russian office of not paying them for months. At least two of them have won their lawsuits against the company.
German developer Mimimi Games ceases its work after 15 years of operation. The studio is primarily known for real—time tactical games – Shadow Tactics and Desperados III.
Recall that in January 2023 it became known that the American company Motorsport Games had not paid salaries to three dozen Russian employees since October 2022. In response, part of the team threatened the company with court.
Action about the battles of giant robots from FromSoftware topped the Steam top of the highest-grossing games over the past week (including taking into account fritupley titles). Before that, the top was headed by the role-playing hit Baldur’s Gate 3 for three weeks.
The gaming company reported operating results for the second quarter and the first half of this year. We share the main figures from the report.
In early August, the New Zealand legal entity Mytona Fntastic Limited registered the Dayworld trademark. According to the document, we are talking about a downloadable game product.
This was stated on his Twitter page by Thomas Puha, Director of Communications at Remedy.
NetEase has released its financial report for the second quarter of 2023 ended June 30. The Chinese tech giant posted revenue and profit growth thanks to the steady performance of its gaming business.
On July 13, Tencent released Arena Breakout, a mobile loot shooter in the spirit of Escape from Tarkov. It is reported that the number of registered users in the game recently exceeded 80 million people.
Star Citizen still has no approximate release date, but its developer Cloud Imperium Games continues to receive massive support from players and enthusiasts. Here is everything to know about the game’s latest milestone.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon has just been released globally to positive reviews from critics and players. On Steam, the game is now having one of the biggest launches in the history of FromSoftware.
NetEase has published a financial report for the second quarter of 2023, which ended on June 30. We look at the company’s indicators.
The popularity of Elden Ring will help Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon sell well, Bandai Namco is sure. The company expects that the mecha-action will attract a lot more players than the previous parts of the series.
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