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Switch and Pokémon boost GameStop Q1 sales

Company beats expectations, although profits do slip

By Christopher Dring

$275,000 awarded in latest Unreal Dev Grants round

17 new recipients include 12 games developers, primarily in mobile and VR

Nintendo Switch helps Best Buy fight off decline

New console propelled US retailer to record shares high, best entertainment performance since 2014

By James Batchelor

Lusionsoft raises $1.7 million for VR development

Virtuous spin-off already has two games in Steam, with two more to launch this year

Softbank buys Nvidia stake, worth a reported $4 billion

Deal is linked to $93 billion Vision Fund, and would make Softbank Nvidia's fourth largest shareholder

By Matthew Handrahan

Embrace.io raises $2.5 million seed funding

Mobile app performance platform will be led by Scopely co-founder Eric Futoran

Unity takes $400 million investment from Silver Lake

Half of the money will let employees and shareholders cash out of the company

By Matthew Handrahan

Top Gear mobile dev Motorious passes €1.3m in investment

New round of funding adds €800,000 to Finnish studio's total ahead of first game launch

By James Batchelor

Supercell acquires 62% of Space Ape: “A match made in heaven”

Space Ape co-founder John Earner says long-term partnership will “turbocharge” UK studio's plans to build a billion-dollar game

By James Batchelor

Tencent game revenues hit $3.9 billion in Q1

Chinese publisher's PC and smartphone game revenue more than doubled Activision Blizzard's record quarter

By Matthew Handrahan

Ubisoft's operating income grows 40% as digital takes 50% of sales

Ghost Recon Wildlands and For Honor were strong performers for the publisher; Assassin's Creed and Far Cry confirmed for current fiscal year

By James Brightman

Glu's losses widen in Q1 despite revenue gains

Mobile publisher lost $22.8m on $56.8m revenue, but Crowdstar acquisition boosted year-on-year bookings

Total War and Persona 5 lift Sega's games revenue

Full-year results show $831 million in digital and packaged games revenue, with 10.28 million units sold-in

By Matthew Handrahan

Dungeon Fighter boosts Nexon to record Q1 revenue

Revenue up 30% to $657 million, but $175 million profit dips below outlook due to exchange losses

Improbable raises $502 million to further develop its tech

The investment was led by SoftBank, which now takes a non-controlling stake in the company

By James Brightman

Tencent invests $90 million in Pocket Gems

The new investment from the Chinese giant values the mobile developer at about $500 million

By James Brightman

Starbreeze losses widen in Q1 despite increased revenue

Revenue up 40% year-on-year, but rising costs led to a $5.7 million loss overall

Square Enix posts "record-high" revenue and profits

Full-year results boosted by Final Fantasy XV, weather the storm of IO Interactive withdrawal

By Matthew Handrahan

NetEase Q1 game revenues up 78% to $1.6 billion

Chinese online publisher enjoys "stunning" quarter, earning $570 million net profit

Square Enix drops IO Interactive

"There can be no guarantees," publisher warns as it hunts for a buyer for Hitman developer

By Matthew Handrahan

Nitro Games sets sights on €3.2m IPO

Finnish mobile dev aims to raise capital ahead of shift to self-publishing model

By James Batchelor

Nintendo Switch boosts Nvidia revenues by up to $192m

Graphics hardware firm reports Q1 revenues of $1.94bn, aided by new console's use of Tegra processor

By James Batchelor

Smilegate makes strategic investment in Phaser Lock

Korean publisher will make "multiple rounds of investment" in Texan VR studio's growth, starting with partnership on its next game

Keywords Studios buys XLOC Inc.

North Carolina based localisation specialist acquired for $0.9 million

EA enjoys record net sales in "milestone" Fiscal 2017

Net income dipped but digital sales continued to climb, up 20% over last year [UPDATE: BioWare's new IP pushed in FY '19]

By James Brightman

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