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Chinese and UK focus promised as Bandai Namco reports profits dip

Restructure and fresh regional focus revealed as part of new mid-term strategy

By Ben Parfitt

ESL acquires minority stake in Indian publisher Nazara Technologies

"Our goal is to bring esports to the players and fans all around the world," says ESL CEO

By Haydn Taylor

Starbreeze plotting IPO for StarVR

Games firm confirms discussions with partner Acer for future of location-based virtual reality company

By James Batchelor

Strong mobile launches drive NetEase revenues

Onmyyoji and Knives Out attract big player numbers and are backed up by ecommerce growth

By Ben Parfitt

Nexon reports a record-breaking year

Revenues and income up as Dungeon & Fighter and Maple Story enjoy strong growth

By Ben Parfitt

Zynga returns to full-year profits for the first time in seven years

Net income up $138.4m year-on-year to $26.6m, daily active users reaches four-year high at 20 million

By James Batchelor

Tencent acquires stake in Shanda

Online giant pays unknown amount for undisclosed portion of Chinese publisher behind World of Legend

By Brendan Sinclair

Animoca Brands acquires Finnish mobile developer Tribeflame

Deal worth €350,000 includes licences to studio's 12 existing games

By Haydn Taylor

NCsoft posts another year of record-breaking growth

Slight declines in mobile aren't enough to ruin the show as online PC games enjoy a strong quarter

By Ben Parfitt

Smartphone success boosts Square Enix after a quiet nine months on consoles

Online titles Final Fantasy XIV and Dragon Quest X boost sales and subscriber numbers

By Ben Parfitt

Jump in physical game sales can't save Sega from sales and income drops

Games success not enough to overcome slumping arcade and smartphone performance

By Ben Parfitt

Tamatem secures $2.5 million to localise mobile games for MENA region

MENA mobile market expected to triple by 2022, but only 1% of games are localised to Arabic

By Haydn Taylor

GungHo details Puzzle & Dragons rescue plan following further decline

Japanese games firm investing in esports, manga, anime, toys and more as mobile hit struggles

By James Batchelor

Sony's software strength offsets flat hardware sales

Sony shipped 9 million units of the PlayStation 4 in Q3, down 700k over last year

By Matthew Handrahan

Trailmix aims to reinvent casual games - with a little help from Supercell

Backed by $4.2m from Supercell, King veterans Carolin Krenzer and Tristan Clark will push toward a richer and more meaningful take on casual gaming

By Matthew Handrahan

$10m Future Fund seeks innovations in blockchain, esports, AR and more

V2Games' Sam Chandola discusses what his company is looking for when investing in start-ups

By James Batchelor

Keywords expects $186m in revenues after 11 acquisitions in 2017

Service empire's studio count has grown eightfold in the last five years

By James Batchelor

EA stock reaches all-time high ahead of Battlefront II loot box return

Company's stock rose 7%, peaking at $131 following recent financial results

By James Batchelor

UK game dev sector grows more than four times the rate of the economy in 2017

Games development sector contributes nearly £1.5 billion to the UK's GDP, says TIGA report

By Haydn Taylor

212 games approved for UK games tax relief in 2017

Government initiative to fund more games development continues, with a further 182 titles receiving interim certification

By James Batchelor

Sales and profits both climb at Konami

Decent mobile performance and 80m downloads for mobile PES lead to increased profits guidance

By Ben Parfitt

Capcom income surges thanks to stellar games performance

Ultra Street Fighter II on Switch is a "smash hit", making up for "soft" sales of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite

By Ben Parfitt

Nintendo's revenue rockets as Switch nears 15m sold

Super Mario Odyssey has sold more than 9m, one of eight million-sellers for Switch this fiscal year

By Matthew Handrahan

EA makes $186m Q3 loss despite rising digital revenue

Packaged sales fell 18%, but digital revenue now 67% of total earnings

By Matthew Handrahan

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