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Sony CEO: Consoles a 'niche market' within the games industry

Gamasutra - May 23, 2019 4855

Sony chief exec Jim Ryan has suggested consoles now exist in a 'niche market' within the wider games industry. ...


Nintendo offers Switch Online voucher to serve up digital discounts

Gamasutra - May 16, 2019 4466

Nintendo has unveiled a new limited-time voucher offer that lets Switch Online subscribers purchase two digital titles worth up to $59.99 each for $99.99, saving them a cool $20. ...


Nintendo Switch lifetime sales outstripping the PS4 in Japan

Gamasutra - May 15, 2019 4411

The Nintendo Switch has outsold the PlayStation 4 in Japan, despite having being on shelves for three years less. ...


Get a job: MLB Advanced Media, Subset Games, and more are hiring now!

Gamasutra - May 10, 2019 4153

Here are just some of the many, many positions being advertised right now on the Gamasutra Job Board. ...


Blog: Requiem for a Game Gear

Gamasutra - May 10, 2019 4142

History remembers the Game Gear as a failure. Kongregate platform product manager Janessa Olson is here to tell you why history is dead wrong. ...


DeNA and The Pokemon Company have a mobile Pokemon game on the way

Gamasutra - May 10, 2019 4141

Mobile developer DeNA is working with The Pokemon Company on an upcoming mobile game. ...


Sports and mobile titles driving growth at Konami

Gamasutra - May 09, 2019 4084

Konami said positive performances from Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 and mobile title Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, which has now surpassed 90 million downloads, helped drive global revenue, ...


Nintendo predicts tough expansion into China despite Tencent partnership

Gamasutra - May 09, 2019 4081

Nintendo recently partnered up with Tencent to bring the Switch to China, but the company still believes that finding a foothold in the famously lucrative video game market will be anything but easy. ...


Despite relative silence, Nintendo says 3DS demand is stable

Gamasutra - May 08, 2019 4030

Despite mentioning its plans for the system less and less (and scaling back sales forecasts for the coming fiscal year), Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa tells investors in a recent Q& A that demand is steady. ...


Nintendo says 3DS demand 'stable' despite notable declines

Gamasutra - May 08, 2019 4030

Despite the decline in 3DS hardware and software sales (and scaling back sales forecasts for the coming fiscal year), Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa tells investors in a recent Q& A that demand is steady. ...


Riot Games employees organize walkout over forced arbitration

Gamasutra - May 06, 2019 3925

Riot Games employees plan to stage a walkout this afternoon to protest the studio's response to lawsuits filed against it by current and former staff members across the last year. ...


Nintendo pulls A Dark Room from eShop over secret code editor

Gamasutra - April 29, 2019 3548

Nintendo has pulled A Dark Room from the Switch†™s digital store after its developer revealed he had snuck a code editor into the game right before it shipped. ...


Video Game Deep Cuts: Gone for Days, Leaked ROMs for Fortnites

Gamasutra - April 29, 2019 3539

This week's roundup includes a look at Days Gone, a unique story of an Atari arcade game 'leaked', Fortnite's unpalatable dev crunch, parallax in games, Mortal Kombat 11's grindy glories, & more. ...


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate driving new Switch sales for Nintendo

Gamasutra - April 26, 2019 3372

Nintendo says that the game was played by 26 percent of new Switch owners on their first day with the console, noting that it and other first-party games were a driving force behind this quarter†™s sales. ...


The Switch is closing in on 35 million lifetime sales

Gamasutra - April 25, 2019 3312

The Nintendo Switch has sold 34.74 million units worldwide since launching on March 3, 2017, according to the latest figures from Nintendo.  ...


Software driving growth at Nintendo as Switch falls just short of sales goal

Gamasutra - April 25, 2019 3310

Nintendo has reported an upturn in profits and sales for the fiscal year ended March 2019, despite the Switch just missing out on its revised full-year sales target of 17 million units. ...


Blog: Unboxing BOXBOY! - A character controller cover

Gamasutra - April 25, 2019 3308

An in depth look at what makes the character controller tick in HAL Laboratory's BOXBOY! This was done by "covering" the game -- you can find out what that means in this article. ...


Switch continues to dominate hardware sales in the U.S.

Gamasutra - April 24, 2019 3254

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in the U.S. throughout March in terms of unit and dollar sales, and has been throughout the past quarter. ...


Super Mario Bros. Commodore 64 fan port hit with DMCA takedowns

Gamasutra - April 23, 2019 3210

Nintendo has taken action against a fan project to port Super Mario Bros. to the Commodore 64. After 7 years, the project released its finished game this month. ...


Report: Nintendo and Tencent gain approval to bring the Switch to China

Gamasutra - April 18, 2019 2925

Nintendo and Tencent have joined forces in an attempt to bring the Switch to China, and the pair are making significant headway. ...


Nintendo and Tencent gain approval to bring the Switch to China

Gamasutra - April 18, 2019 2925

Nintendo and Tencent have joined forces in an attempt to bring the Switch to China, and the pair are making significant headway. ...


Super Meat Boy Forever delayed, will miss April launch

Gamasutra - April 05, 2019 2229

Super Meat Boy Forever will be delayed again, with publisher Team Meat tweeting "we're almost done, but not quite there yet."  ...


Sega joins the mini-console revolution with Genesis Mini

Gamasutra - April 01, 2019 1991

The Genesis Mini will cost $79.99 when it launches on September 19, and will come pre-loaded with 40 "legendary" titles. ...


Tencent opens new cloud streaming platform 'Start' for public testing

Gamasutra - March 28, 2019 1784

Tencent has opened up its own cloud gaming platform, "Start", for public testing by users in Shanghai and Guangdong. ...


'Buddy pass' will let Wolfenstein: Youngblood players share with friends

Gamasutra - March 27, 2019 1722

The newly unveiled Wolfenstein: Youngblood is taking the Nazi-hunting series into co-op territory, and publisher Bethesda Softworks has come up with a novel way to ensure friends can play together.  ...


Video Game Deep Cuts: The Flappy Division Bell Is Ringing

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 1222

This week's highlights include a look at Flappy Bird's effect on the indie game scene, The Division 2's politics (or lack there-of), info on Harry Potter: Wizards Unite & Days Gone & more. ...