Entries in 'growth' (92)

Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

A new report claims that smartphone gaming now account for around 50 per cent of Japan’s total video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 11:53AM in News
Smartphone shipments grew 43% in 2013

Smartphone shipments grew 43% in 2013

Data from Futuresource Consulting Research has revealed tremendous growth in the smartphone market throughout 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2014 at 12:12PM in News
EA expects console full game digital download growth

EA expects console full game digital download growth

Full game digital downloads on PS4 and Xbox One are a sector that is of particular interest for EA, the publisher has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2014 at 1:52PM in News
38% annual growth for Chinese games market

38% annual growth for Chinese games market

China's game industry is still booming, a new report.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Jan 3rd 2014 at 12:33PM in News

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PC now the UK's fastest growing games platform

PC now the UK's fastest growing games platform

Next-gen consoles finally have a competitor to be fearful of – the PC.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 31st 2013 at 10:27AM in News
EA reports another quarter of loss although digital growth continues

EA reports another quarter of loss although digital growth continues

Publisher EA has reported a $273m loss for the quarter ending September 30th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2013 at 12:37PM in News
UK games market returns to growth in September

UK games market returns to growth in September

5.17m boxed games were sold in the UK last month, as the games industry returned to growth for the first time in years.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 3rd 2013 at 12:17PM in News
OPINION: Is Steam OS a wolf in sheep's clothing?

OPINION: Is Steam OS a wolf in sheep's clothing?

There’s much excitement online this week as Valve detailed more of its battleplan to get Steam a space in the living room.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 27th 2013 at 11:58AM in News

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Why is mobile gaming such a success?

Why is mobile gaming such a success?

Over 133 new studios opened within the UK in the last 18 months. 80 per cent of these are working on games for Apple’s iOS platform, and over 70 for ...

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Sep 26th 2013 at 4:18PM in News
Microsoft: There's still room for the physical market to grow

Microsoft: There's still room for the physical market to grow

The physical market is not in decline, Xbox Live product manager Pav Bhardwaj has stated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2013 at 9:58AM in News
Steam growth continues despite PC decline

Steam growth continues despite PC decline

The decline in PCs is not having any detrimental effect on Steam, which according to owner Valve continues to post impressive growth.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2013 at 12:30PM in News
Analyst predicts 36m PS4 sales and 30m Xbox One sales by 2018

Analyst predicts 36m PS4 sales and 30m Xbox One sales by 2018

Futuresource Consulting has predicted that PS4 will enjoy a decent sales advantage over Xbox One over the next five years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2013 at 10:02AM in News

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Tablet sales soar 400% in India in 2012 as PC sales flatline

Tablet sales soar 400% in India in 2012 as PC sales flatline

Tablet sales in India grew to 1.9 million units in 2012-13 from 360,000 the previous year, registering a growth of over 400 percent, the Manufacturers' Association for Information Technology (MAIT) ...

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Jul 25th 2013 at 9:38AM in News
Q1 2013 halts decline of US games market as digital grows 15% to claim majority share

Q1 2013 halts decline of US games market as digital grows 15% to claim majority share

The US video games market has ceased its decline, according to the latest numbers from NPD.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 12:48PM in News
Decline in boxed software sales is hitting Japanese market hardest

Decline in boxed software sales is hitting Japanese market hardest

A failure to keep pace with changes to the international games market has hit the Japanese games industry hardest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2013 at 2:04PM in News
Microsoft: Console still accounts for 42% of the total video games market

Microsoft: Console still accounts for 42% of the total video games market

With Microsoft and Sony about the throw millions and millions of pounds at launching their next-gen consoles, some observers may quite rightly ask one question – why?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2013 at 7:30AM in News

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Indian video games industry grew 16% in 2012

Indian video games industry grew 16% in 2012

The Indian games industry grew to Rs 15 billion ($277m) in 2012, recording a growth of 16% over the previous year, the Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2013 has ...

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Apr 17th 2013 at 9:10AM in News
The Japanese video games market actually GREW in the last 12 months

The Japanese video games market actually GREW in the last 12 months

The Japanese video games market grew by 1.2 per cent year-on-year for the 12 months ending March 31st.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2013 at 1:54PM in News
Global ad spend grew in 2012

Global ad spend grew in 2012

After the disastrous collapse of 2009, global advertising revenue is again on the rise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2013 at 3:44PM in News
Twitch records strong growth, attracts 28m users in February

Twitch records strong growth, attracts 28m users in February

Justin.tv owned gaming video service Twitch has posted some very impressive numbers for February 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2013 at 3:27PM in News
US video games market slips 9% in 2012

US video games market slips 9% in 2012

The total value of the US video games market declined nine per cent in 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2013 at 10:55AM in News
Further digital growth at Future as UK leads the way

Further digital growth at Future as UK leads the way

Future PLC has announced digital revenue growth of 24 per cent for its most recent financial quarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2013 at 12:52PM in News
Samsung expected to increase lead over Apple in 2013

Samsung expected to increase lead over Apple in 2013

Annual growth of 35 per cent is expected to further increase Samsung’s lead over former market leader Apple in 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2013 at 12:29PM in News
Retail narrowly avoids Christmas drop, grows 0.3% YOY

Retail narrowly avoids Christmas drop, grows 0.3% YOY

UK retail sales values were up ever so slightly by 0.3 per cent year-on-year fro December.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2013 at 11:49AM in News
UK digital games sales pass £500m in 2012

UK digital games sales pass £500m in 2012

A report being published by the Entertainment Retailers Association will this morning say that digital sales in the UK passed £1bn in 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 2nd 2013 at 8:45AM in News