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Nintendo ends sales of download codes to EMEA retailers

Nintendo ends sales of download codes to EMEA retailers

A new report suggests that Nintendo is stopping the sale of download codes through retailers in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.


Sony fined $3.5 million In Australia over digital refunds

Sony fined $3.5 million In Australia over digital refunds

Sony Europe has been fined $3.5 million by the Australian Federal Court for misleading Australian consumers regarding their rights to digital refunds.


G2A pays $39,600 for illegally obtained game keys

G2A pays $39,600 for illegally obtained game keys

G2A opened up its transaction history to be analyzed by an independent auditor. As a result, the company has had to pay out $39,600 to one developer.


Worldwide digital games market report for December 2019

Worldwide digital games market report for December 2019

SuperData have released their report on consumer spending on digital games in December 2019. The consumer spending reached an all-time high during the month.


SuperData’s 2019 year in review for digital games

SuperData’s 2019 year in review for digital games

SuperData have published their year in review of digital game and interactive media sales for 2019, covering the breakout moments of the year as well as the top trends moving into 2020.


Worldwide digital games market report for November 2019

Worldwide digital games market report for November 2019

Digital Chart, Nov 2019:
1. Pokemon Sword and Shield
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
3. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order


Digital game spending reached $4.36B for Black Friday

Digital game spending reached $4.36B for Black Friday

Digital gaming spending for Black Friday 2019 topped $4.36 billion according to SuperData. The total was calculated from spending across the period from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. SuperData has explained that digital spending for the period has increased year-on-year by 9 percent. It’s thought that major game releases such as Death Stranding and Call […]


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sold 4.75M digital units in its first month

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sold 4.75M digital units in its first month

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has sold 4.75 million digital units in its first month on sale, making it the best digital game launch of 2019 to date.


Worldwide digital games market report for October 2019

Worldwide digital games market report for October 2019

Digital Chart, October 2019:
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
2. FIFA 20
3. Destiny 2


Is reselling game keys legitimate?

Is reselling game keys legitimate?

Gamesindustry.biz has published a quite thorough legal analysis of the issue of reselling video game keys and associated controversies.