Games

Fortnite

Apple argues it faces competition in video game market as ‘Fortnite’ trial nears

Apple plans to argue that it faces abundant competition in the market for video game transactions to defend itself against antitrust allegations by “Fortnite” maker Epi...

Nintendo: Games and gaming

Nintendo partners with Pokemon Go maker Niantic on Pikmin app

Nintendo has stated that it is partnering with Pokemon Go app developer Niantic to create augmented reality (AR) titles, with a Pikmin themed app launching this year.

nvidia chipmaker

Nvidia sales surge as it struggles to keep gaming chips in stock

Nvidia has forecast better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter revenue, with its flagship gaming chips expected to remain in tight supply for the next several months.

Platform News: Google Stadia game streaming platform

Google will shut down internal Stadia game development efforts

Google has said it would stop internal development of games for Stadia, making the cloud-based game-streaming service entirely dependent on other game developers and publishers.

Platform News: Nintendo and its Switch console

Nintendo hikes its sales forecast for Switch after a bumper year-end

Nintendo has hiked its full-year sales forecast for its Switch games console to 26.5 million from 24 million previously after a bumper holiday season, buoyed by the boom for at hom...

Platform News: Nintendo and its Switch console

Nintendo ships one million Switches in China since late-2019 launch

The Japanese firm launched its Switch console in China at December 2019 in partnership with distributor Tencent, China’s biggest video games and social networking company, in...

Roblox

Gaming site Roblox valued at $30 billion, plans direct listing

Roblox Corp has said it aims to go public via a direct record, rather than an initial public offering (IPO) as originally intended, and has raised new funding at a deal that values...

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple removes 39,000 game apps from China store to meet deadline

Apple removed 39,000 game apps on its China store Thursday, the biggest removal ever in a single day, as it set year-end as deadline for all game publishers to obtain a licence.

Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk 2077 sales miss analyst estimates after refunds

Polish video game manufacturer CD Projekt SA said it offered more than 13 million copies of its Cyberpunk 2077 match through Dec. 20, below analyst forecasts, hurt in part by refun...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

ByteDance in talks to buy stake in mobile games firm CMGE

ByteDance is currently in talks to buy into mobile games writer CMGE Technology Group, four people with direct knowledge of this matter told journalists, as the owner of short vide...

Xbox

New PlayStation and Xbox enter $150 billion games arena

Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Another epic rivalry is rejoined this week when Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with the next generation of the blockbuster video-game consoles.

nintendo

Nintendo raises Switch forecast to 24 million units on pandemic gaming boom

Nintendo said it hopes to market 24 million of its Switch games consoles at the year ending March 2021, up from a forecast of 19 million but still regarded as cautious, since the C...

Platform Industry: Tencent logo at an event

Tencent’s Honor of Kings reports 100 million daily users

Honor of Kings, Tencent’s flagship video game, declared a record 100 million daily active users globally and said it was expanding into other genres and forming a tie-up with...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Microsoft beats sales estimates as Azure growth ticks upward

Microsoft beat Wall Street estimates for annual revenue and profit yesterday, driven by a slight uptick in expansion in its flagship cloud computing firm since the software maker c...

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