Games Industry Market Data

Ubisoft is 2016's best-selling publisher

Ubisoft is 2016's best-selling publisher

French publisher Ubisoft has outsold all of its competitors across a number of key territories so far in 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 3:20PM in News
BioShock: The Collection tops UK chart, PES 2017 debuts at No.2

BioShock: The Collection tops UK chart, PES 2017 debuts at No.2

2K Games had a big week at UK physical retail last week with two brand new titles in the Top 10.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 19th 2016 at 9:51AM in News
3DS sales rocket in the US

3DS sales rocket in the US

Nintendo has said that "excitement for the Pokemon brand" is behind an ongoing resurgence in 3DS hardware sales in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Premium mobile title Reigns passes 600,000 sales

Premium mobile title Reigns passes 600,000 sales

Reigns has sold more than 600,000 copies, primarily on iOS and Android.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 15th 2016 at 2:59PM in News

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Pokemon Go's US paying users have dropped 79% since peak

Pokemon Go's US paying users have dropped 79% since peak

Two months on from its launch, Pokemon Go’s US revenue is down to a fraction of what it was at its peak.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2016 at 4:09PM in News
Overwatch tops the charts once again

Overwatch tops the charts once again

Blizzard’s Overwatch has claimed its second successive week at No.1 in the UK Top 40, and its fifth since its release earlier this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2016 at 10:44AM in News
PS4 Pro 'could be a final nail in the coffin for Xbox One'

PS4 Pro 'could be a final nail in the coffin for Xbox One'

The price and imminent release of Sony’s new high-spec PS4 could spell bad news for Xbox One, some analysts have predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2016 at 9:49AM in News
No Man's Sky conquers August

No Man's Sky conquers August

PlayStation’s No Man’s Sky rescued August and was by far the best-selling game of the month in the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 9th 2016 at 10:30AM in News

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World of Warcraft: Legion sales prove the classic MMO still has it

World of Warcraft: Legion sales prove the classic MMO still has it

Having been on the go for over a decade, Blizzard’s pioneering MMO World of Warcraft is still capable of delivering the goods.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2016 at 10:23AM in News
Overwatch back at No.1 in the UK, new World of Warcraft expansion debuts at No.3

Overwatch back at No.1 in the UK, new World of Warcraft expansion debuts at No.3

It was a big week for Blizzard with the publisher claiming two spots in the UK Top 10.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 5th 2016 at 10:19AM in retail
Yo-Kai Watch back on top in Japan, No Man's Sky debuts at No.6

Yo-Kai Watch back on top in Japan, No Man's Sky debuts at No.6

The latest entries in the wildly popular Yo-Kai Watch series, Sushi/Tempura, were the best-selling titles in Japan this week, according to market data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 1st 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Deus Ex Mankind Divided tops UK charts

Deus Ex Mankind Divided tops UK charts

Square Enix’s latest entry in the Deus Ex series has shot straight to No.1 in the UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 30th 2016 at 12:16PM in News

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Steam Spy restores sales data removed after developer requests

Steam Spy restores sales data removed after developer requests

The owner of unofficial data tracker Steam Spy has re-added sales information for games that developers had previously requested it remove.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 26th 2016 at 10:26AM in News
Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria tops Japanese charts

Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria tops Japanese charts

A new entry in Bandai Namco’s popular Tales of RPG series was the best-selling game in Japan last week, according to market data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 25th 2016 at 11:13AM in News
Mobile gaming grew 22 per cent in Q2 2016

Mobile gaming grew 22 per cent in Q2 2016

The mobile games industry continues to grow, with downloads far outstretching those in any other category.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 4:02PM in News
F1 2016 races straight to No.1, No Man's Sky lands in second place

F1 2016 races straight to No.1, No Man's Sky lands in second place

Codemasters’ F1 2016 has finished in pole position in its first week on shelves.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 10:05AM in News

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Xbox One beats PS4 in US in July, but 3DS is the overall monthly champ

Xbox One beats PS4 in US in July, but 3DS is the overall monthly champ

For the first time since October 2015, Xbox One has beat PS4 in the monthly US sales race.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2016 at 11:31AM in News
No Man's Sky is the biggest Steam launch of 2016

No Man's Sky is the biggest Steam launch of 2016

Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky is doing the business on PC, too.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2016 at 11:05AM in News
No Man's Sky claims No.1, is Sony's second biggest PS4 launch

No Man's Sky claims No.1, is Sony's second biggest PS4 launch

Wildly ambitious indie title No Man’s Sky has shot straight to the top of the boxed UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 15th 2016 at 9:42AM in News
UK boxed video games market suffers worst month on record

UK boxed video games market suffers worst month on record

In a month where Pokémon Go dominated the media, sales of boxed video games plunged to an all-time low.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:33AM in News
Pokemon Go makes $200m in first month

Pokemon Go makes $200m in first month

Niantic’s Pokemon Go has completely blown away the month one performances of mobile’s former giants.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 9th 2016 at 11:27AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V returns to UK No.1 spot 151 weeks after launch

Grand Theft Auto V returns to UK No.1 spot 151 weeks after launch

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is once again the best-selling game in the UK, more than 150 weeks after its launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 8th 2016 at 10:02AM in News
Take-Two admits Battleborn has fallen short, but vows to continue taking risks

Take-Two admits Battleborn has fallen short, but vows to continue taking risks

Strauss Zelnick has told investors that the company will continue to back Battleborn despite its sales falling below expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2016 at 1:26PM in News
Overwatch hits 15m+ global players

Overwatch hits 15m+ global players

Blizzard’s online multiplayer shooter Overwatch has racked up another impressive milestone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2016 at 10:02AM in News
Worldwide Pokemon Go revenue passes $160m, report claims

Worldwide Pokemon Go revenue passes $160m, report claims

Niantic’s Pokemon Go has, in less than a month, surpassed $160m in global App Store and Google Play revenue.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 3:23PM in News