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Digital games to account for a third of console revenues in 2020 - PwC

According to PwC's annual Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2016-2020, which examines numerous entertainment sectors including video games, the total games market in the US is forecast to grow by a 3.the fact that digital games are still priced at a similar level to physical games and the persistence of disks as a games distribution mechanism makes more sense," PwC said.

Jeff Minter: iOS games ended up costing us money

Indie developer, Llamasoft founder and Space Giraffe creator Jeff Minter has shared his thoughts on the state of the iOS gaming market, revealing that developing iOS titles was not a profitable venture.The company has also made TxK for the PlayStation Vita and Minotaur Rescue VR for Oculus Rift.

Tinybuild: G2A "facilitates a black market economy"

However, Tinybuild has no intention of complying with G2A's suggestion.Rather than casting doubt on the integrity of Tinybuild's resellers, G2A appears to acknowledge fraudulent activity as a possible source for the sales.

PlayStation Plus now has 20.8m paying subscribers

PlayStation Plus now has 20.8m paying subscribers Sony's investor day materials have revealed that its subscription service, PlayStation Plus, now has 20.8 million subscribers.

Evolve switches to free-to-play model

Evolve switches to free-to-play model Four versus one shooter Evolve disappeared from Steam yesterday, today we found it why.The game has switched to a free-to-play model, with a beta starting today.

Prison Architect sells 2m copies

Prison Architect sells 2m copies Introversion's Prison Architect has now sold over two million copies and generated $25 million, according to the developers."This amazing milestone comes hot on the heels of our PS4 and Xbox One launches last week and we can't wait to find out how many console gamers are going to be bitten by the PA bug.

Metal Gear series has sold 49m copies

Metal Gear series has sold 49m copies Konami reported its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2016.They included the fact that the Metal Gear franchise has sold more than 49.

Apple reports quarterly revenue of $42.4 billion

Apple reports quarterly revenue of $42.4 billion Yesterday Apple shared its latest earnings report, today its let us know that the company recently sold its billionth iPhone.Thank you to everyone at Apple for helping change the world every day.

Microsoft plans to sabotage Steam - Sweeney

Microsoft plans to sabotage Steam - Sweeney Update: Microsoft has issued an amicable response to Tim Sweeney's criticisms, maintaining that UWP is an open platform while acknowledging that there is some room for improvement.It's early, and we recognise there is still work to be done, but we want to make Windows the best development platform regardless of technologies used.

Oculus Rift hitting retailers in Europe, Canada

Oculus Rift hitting retailers in Europe, Canada The Rift is selling for �549/€699 in Europe and $849 in Canada, and comes packed with a copy of the 3D platformer Lucky's Tale, plus an assortment of 360-degree videos and VR movies.While it will help the headset to have a retail presence, customers in Europe and Canada have been able to order the Rift directly from Oculus through the company's website since January.

Slow July sees US game sales dip 14% - NPD

Slow July sees US game sales dip 14% - NPD The NPD Group has issued its newest monthly report that combines physical retail point-of-sale data with digital game sales tracking, revealing that July was a down month overall for the US games business.1 million for the July reporting period, down from last July's $559.

Technology changing the face of retail, exec says

Technology changing the face of retail, exec says Jennie Langley, independent chair of the Electricity Retailers Association ERANZ, says that technology is changing the face of the electricity market, and the customer must be put at the centre in order to truly benefit.“The retail sector strongly believes that the opportunities for the use of emerging technologies should develop in a competitive environment,” she says.

Amazon completes first Prime Air drone delivery

Amazon completes first Prime Air drone delivery Well, things still aren’t ideal for Amazon’s drone deliveries in the US, so it has started the first field test of Prime Air in the UK.So, drone deliveries are a thing now — just not a very common thing.

Target launches mobile payment system — because you definitely needed another app

Target launches mobile payment system — because you definitely needed another app But how much time does it actually save when every store runs on a separate app?The service is expected to launch later this year, initially for holders of Target's REDcard only, according to Recode, which broke the news on Tuesday.

Internal GameStop Memo Says 'Vast Majority' Of Employees Aren't Misleading Customers

Internal GameStop Memo Says 'Vast Majority' Of Employees Aren't Misleading Customers Bartel also denied that the Circle of Life program “placed pressure on store associates to mislead customers on the value of certain products.” In yesterday’s story, I spoke to several GameStop employees who complained about the company’s aggressive new quotas.

Look out, Apple! Xiaomi wants to open 1,000 retails stores in next three years

Look out, Apple! Xiaomi wants to open 1,000 retails stores in next three years As part of Xiaomi’s new strategy, a hefty 200 stores will be opened in 2017 alone.More: Xiaomi reportedly building its own processors to break away from Qualcomm The move could help Xiaomi sell more than just smartphones.

Physical video game releases see an increase after a five-year slump

Physical video game releases see an increase after a five-year slump After sinking to a record-low number of boxed releases in 2015, the gaming industry recovered in 2016 with a renewed focus on physical video game sales, a recent analysis on The NPD Group Blog reveals.Industry analyst Mat Piscatella notes that gaming retail sales saw a steady decline over the last several years, with 2015 producing a total of 230 boxed releases across all platforms.