Digital consumption fuels New Zealand video game industry growth

Digital consumption fuels New Zealand video game industry growth

Feb 17, 2014

Traditional retail records NZD$133 million of sales to support expanding sector Auckland, New Zealand – 17 February 2014 – New Zealand’s interactive games industry has recorded $133 million of traditional retail sales and an estimated NZD$162 million of digital sales in 2013, according to research released by the Interactive Games & Entertainment...

Retail Sales of Video Games Hold Steady and Digital Sales Exceed Expectations

Retail Sales of Video Games Hold Steady and Digital Sales Exceed Expectations

Feb 13, 2014

Sydney, Australia – 13 February 2014 – Australia’s video and computer games industry held steady in 2013, recording $1.14 billion of ‘traditional retail’ sales in addition to an estimated $899 million of digital sales, according to research released by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA). The latest data from independent market...

IGEA responds to the outcomes of the classification review

IGEA responds to the outcomes of the classification review

Dec 16, 2013

The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) welcomes and supports the decisions handed down by the Classification Review Board for the recent classification review of 12 video games. However, the industry body maintains the review imposed by the South Australian Attorney General and the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) was...

IGEA’s letter to SA’s Strategic Communications Unit

IGEA’s letter to SA’s Strategic Communications Unit

Dec 12, 2013

You may have seen the recent billboard campaign in SA from nogame.sa.gov.au about games and gambling.  Here is our letter in response. Share this:

Time to Take Control: Mums and Dads urged to review ‘Parental Control’ settings and Classification restrictions

Time to Take Control: Mums and Dads urged to review ‘Parental Control’ settings and Classification restrictions

Dec 9, 2013

Video Games industry calls for parents to review safe gaming resources this holiday season 9 December, Sydney – With the new and existing generation of video games consoles predicted to top Christmas wish-lists[1], Australia’s peak body for interactive games says it’s a timely reminder for parents to familiarise themselves with the parental control...

The call for a classification review of 12 titles is unwarranted and costly, says video games industry

The call for a classification review of 12 titles is unwarranted and costly, says video games industry

Nov 7, 2013

Sydney Australia, 7 November, 2013 – The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association is highly critical of the validity of a review imposed by the South Australian Attorney General under the guidance of the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) into the classification of 12 video games. The request for a classification review was made despite...