Games Industry Market Data

How much are you worth? Find out with the results of MCV's 2015 Salary Survey

How much are you worth? Find out with the results of MCV's 2015 Salary Survey

More than 850 games industry professionals – from retail to development – took part in this year's annual salary survey. We study the results

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:13AM in News
Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue to be the best-sellers in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 21st 2015 at 1:00PM in News
SAVE THE DATE: New MCV event reveals how much consumers spent on games overall last year

SAVE THE DATE: New MCV event reveals how much consumers spent on games overall last year

Our widely-read annual market valuation returns next month, and will be launched at a special breakfast briefing in central London.

on Jan 21st 2015 at 11:08AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 11-17

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 11-17

H1Z1 has finished on top of Steam's weekly best sellers chart, outpacing pre-orders for Grand Theft Auto V.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 3:46AM in News

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Grand Theft Auto V claims second UK No.1 of 2015

Grand Theft Auto V claims second UK No.1 of 2015

Rockstar’s best-selling crime title has held onto the top spot in spite of a sales decline. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 19th 2015 at 9:58AM in News
Over 1-in-10 developers are working on an eSports title as boxed retail power loosens

Over 1-in-10 developers are working on an eSports title as boxed retail power loosens

12 per cent of developers who participated in GDC 2014’s State of the Industry Survey say they are working on a game they would classify as an eSports title. 79 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 11:08AM in News
ANALYSIS: How did the UK games market perform in 2014?

ANALYSIS: How did the UK games market perform in 2014?

The overall games market (software, hardware and accessories) declined six per cent in units and climbed 12 per cent in revenue during 2014. 

by DORIAN BLOCH
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:52AM in News
UK games retail sales up 12% to £2.3bn in 2014

UK games retail sales up 12% to £2.3bn in 2014

The UK boxed video games market generated £2.294bn in 2014, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:50AM in News

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Xbox One wins US December race, but PS4 wins 2014 and Wii U has best month

Xbox One wins US December race, but PS4 wins 2014 and Wii U has best month

Microsoft’s Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US throughout December 2014, the platform holder has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 9:04AM in News
Sorry Minecraft, you're not the biggest game in the UK

Sorry Minecraft, you're not the biggest game in the UK

Writing MCV opinion pieces can, at times, feel like smashing my head against the proverbial brick wall.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 15th 2015 at 4:14PM in News
Animal Crossing: New Leaf re-enters Japanese Top Ten, two years after its release

Animal Crossing: New Leaf re-enters Japanese Top Ten, two years after its release

2012 3DS release Animal Crossing: New Leaf broke back into the Japanese Top Ten last week, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 14th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Grand Theft Auto V retakes UK charts top spot

Grand Theft Auto V retakes UK charts top spot

Rockstar’s latest has once again become the UK’s biggest-selling game, despite sales more than halving last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 12th 2015 at 10:20AM in News

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Japanese games market down 10% in 2014, hits lowest point for 24 years

Japanese games market down 10% in 2014, hits lowest point for 24 years

UPDATE: It has emerged that the Japanese console games market in 2014 had its worst performance for 24 years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 4:05PM in News
Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Level 5's insanely popular Yokai Watch series continues to rule the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Call of Duty, GTA and FIFA retain UK retail top spots in first week of 2015

Call of Duty, GTA and FIFA retain UK retail top spots in first week of 2015

Three of 2014’s biggest games have held their UK retail podium positions as we kick off the New Year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 5th 2015 at 10:21AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 28 - January 3

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 28 - January 3

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is on top of Steam's best sellers chart for the second week running, finishing ahead of Arma 3 during the concluding week of the store's end of ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 5th 2015 at 1:58AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: December 21-27

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 21-27

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has emerged the victor in Steam's best sellers chart for the last full week of 2014, beating out Far Cry 4 for the top spot during the ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 7:50AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 14-20

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 14-20

Discounted titles abound in Steam's latest weekly top ten results, with Dark Souls II emerging as the victor ahead of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 21st 2014 at 11:33PM in News
ANALYSIS: Christmas cheer for UK retail

ANALYSIS: Christmas cheer for UK retail

Now that the new consoles have become more mainstream, Andy Saxton, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, examines how it will make this Christmas different, and how retailers can boost ...

on Dec 17th 2014 at 11:34AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 7-13

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 7-13

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is back on top of Steam's weekly top ten sellers list, beating out Valve's own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for first on the chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 15th 2014 at 2:28AM in News
Xbox One outsold PS4 in both the US and UK last month

Xbox One outsold PS4 in both the US and UK last month

Xbox One has outsold PlayStation 4 for the first time in the US, according to NPD's latest monthly report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 12th 2014 at 7:50AM in News
Super Smash Bros doubles weekly Wii U sales in Japan; console outsells New Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros doubles weekly Wii U sales in Japan; console outsells New Nintendo 3DS

The Wii U release of Super Smash Bros has sent Nintendo’s console back up the Japanese hardware charts, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 10th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: November 30 - December 6

Steam top ten sellers chart: November 30 - December 6

Telltale's Game of Thrones has claimed the top spot on Steam's latest weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 8th 2014 at 7:59AM in News
EA celebrates 2bn mobile game downloads

EA celebrates 2bn mobile game downloads

If all goes to plan this month will see EA celebrate its two billionth mobile games download.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 3:59PM in News
GTA V tops GameStop customers' Christmas wish lists

GTA V tops GameStop customers' Christmas wish lists

A survey of GameStop PowerUp Rewards members in the US has found that Grand Theft Auto V features on more Christmas lists this year than any other game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 3:30PM in News