Games Industry Market Data

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
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

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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

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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
GAME's share price falls further after UK sales drop

GAME's share price falls further after UK sales drop

Shares in retailer GAME Digital have dropped around seven per cent this morning after yet more warnings of challenging market conditions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2016 at 9:21AM in News

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LEGO Star Wars manages fifth week at head of the UK charts

LEGO Star Wars manages fifth week at head of the UK charts

Warner Bros’ latest LEGO title, The Force Awakens, has claimed its fifth consecutive No.1 since launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 1st 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Yo-Kai Watch 3 is No.1 in Japan, Pokémon games return to the Top Ten

Yo-Kai Watch 3 is No.1 in Japan, Pokémon games return to the Top Ten

A new entry in the blockbuster Yo-Kai Watch series was the best-selling game in Japan last week, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 28th 2016 at 12:06PM in News
Pokémon Go misses out on UK mobile top spots in first week of release

Pokémon Go misses out on UK mobile top spots in first week of release

Despite all of the hype surrounding Niantic’s latest mobile title, Pokémon was neither the most downloaded free game nor the highest-grossing iPhone release for the week ending July 17th.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 25th 2016 at 10:06AM in News

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LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens holds fourth consecutive UK No.1

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens holds fourth consecutive UK No.1

Warner Bros’ latest LEGO game is just one week from equalling the franchise’s record for top spots in the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 25th 2016 at 9:36AM in News
LEGO Star Wars tops charts for third week running

LEGO Star Wars tops charts for third week running

For the third week in a row, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens claims the top spot in the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 18th 2016 at 9:52AM in News
Pokémon Go has added £7.5bn to Nintendo market value since its launch

Pokémon Go has added £7.5bn to Nintendo market value since its launch

Mobile hit Pokémon Go has had a very positive impact on Nintendo’s share price.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 13th 2016 at 11:03AM in News
Pokémon Go will make $1bn a year, App Annie claims

Pokémon Go will make $1bn a year, App Annie claims

Recently released free-to-play game Pokémon Go is going to make a lot of money, research firm App Annie claims. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 12th 2016 at 10:23AM in News
How NPD persuaded Activision, EA and Ubisoft to share their digital sales data

How NPD persuaded Activision, EA and Ubisoft to share their digital sales data

US research firm NPD has revealed it's done what many thought was impossible – getting publishers to share their digital sales data as well as their physical information.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 12:14PM in News
NPD launches digital games tracking service in US

NPD launches digital games tracking service in US

The United States is getting a combined digital-physical games chart which launches later this month

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 10:52AM in News
LEGO Star Wars No.1 in UK for second week

LEGO Star Wars No.1 in UK for second week

Warner Bros’ latest LEGO Star Wars title takes the top spot for the second week running.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 9:42AM in News
LEGO Star Wars shoots to UK No.1, is the fourth biggest LEGO game launch

LEGO Star Wars shoots to UK No.1, is the fourth biggest LEGO game launch

Warner Bros’ LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has debuted at the top spot in the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 4th 2016 at 10:16AM in News
DFC: 'Largely ignored' kids market could be key to Nintendo NX success

DFC: 'Largely ignored' kids market could be key to Nintendo NX success

Nintendo needs to set its sights on the under 12 kids market in to make the NX a hit.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2016 at 10:06AM in News