Games Industry Market Data

Dragon Quest Monsters

3DS sales rise in Japan following latest Dragon Quest Monsters launch

Nintendo 3DS sales are up in Japan after the successful launch of the latest title in Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters series, according to the latest market data from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 17th 2017 at 4:17PM in News
Supercell on the hunt for acquisitions as Clash Royale surpasses $1bn

Supercell on the hunt for acquisitions as Clash Royale surpasses $1bn

Tencent-owned Finnish mobile powerhouse Supercell is reportedly on the lookout for purchases.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 16th 2017 at 10:38AM in News
ESA

US game software sales exceeded over $24.5bn in 2016, says ESA

US video game software sales exceeded $24.5bn in 2016, says the ESA in its latest Video Games in the 21st Century: The 2017 Report, showing a growth of 48.5 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 15th 2017 at 10:07AM in News
GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V reclaims UK No.1, Nioh debuts at No.2

Grand Theft Auto V has shot back to the top of the UK games charts, ending the reign of Capcom's Resident Evil VII to claim its twelfth UK No.1. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 10:34AM in News

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Resident Evil 7 claims second No.1 in Japan

Resident Evil 7 claims second No.1 in Japan

Capcom’s new Resident Evil title is once again No.1 in Japan according to market data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 9th 2017 at 10:58AM in News
GTA V has shipped 75m copies since launch, selling more in 2016 than 2015

GTA V has shipped 75m copies since launch, selling more in 2016 than 2015

It’s now Take-Two’s turn to report on its quarterly financial results, and CEO Strauss Zelnick revealed during the earnings call that Grand Theft Auto V has shipped over 75m units ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 8th 2017 at 10:20AM in News
Take-Two net revenue up 15% for fiscal Q3

Take-Two net revenue up 15% for fiscal Q3

Take-Two once again saw better than expected results for the quarter ending December 31st.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 7th 2017 at 9:23PM in News
Samsung shipped more VR headsets than Vive, Oculus and PSVR combined in 2016

Samsung shipped more VR headsets than Vive, Oculus and PSVR combined in 2016

A new report published by SuperData revealed that the virtual reality industry made $1.8bn (£1.44bn) in revenue in 2016, with 6.3m devices shipped throughout the course of the year. Of ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:30AM in News

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Resident Evil 7 holds top spot, Hitman debuts at No.4

Resident Evil 7 holds top spot, Hitman debuts at No.4

Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is once again No.1 in the UK charts. The title saw a respectable 68 per cent dip in sales in its second week on shelves. GfK ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 6th 2017 at 10:14AM in News
PS4 sales up 24% as Resident Evil 7 debuts at No.1 in Japan

PS4 sales up 24% as Resident Evil 7 debuts at No.1 in Japan

Capcom’s new survival horror game has infected the Japanese Top Ten and gone straight to the top. That’s according to market data supplied by Famitsu, which indicates that the PS4 ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 10:44AM in News
Nintendo has sold 1.5m NES Classics

Nintendo has sold 1.5m NES Classics

We now have an idea of how well Nintendo’s much sought-after NES Classic Mini has performed.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2017 at 11:11AM in News
EA expects Mass Effect: Andromeda to sell 3m copies on Week One

EA expects Mass Effect: Andromeda to sell 3m copies on Week One

EA revealed its Q3 financial results last night, and shared its expectations for Mass Effect: Andromeda. The publisher believes the title will sell ‘around 3 million units’ in its early ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Feb 1st 2017 at 10:40AM in News

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32% of EA unit sales in 2016 were digital

32% of EA unit sales in 2016 were digital

EA's digital unit sales are tracking ahead of the publisher's own expectations. That’s according to an investor call with the publisher last night, in which CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed that ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2017 at 10:32AM in News
Resident Evil 7 tops January UK boxed charts

Resident Evil 7 tops January UK boxed charts

Capcom’s new Resident Evil title was January’s best-selling boxed release.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 31st 2017 at 12:16PM in News
Resident Evil 7 tops the UK charts

Resident Evil 7 tops the UK charts

Capcom's Resident Evil 7 is the first new game to take the top spot in 2017. Resident Evil 7 has the third best Week One for the series to date; ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 30th 2017 at 10:08AM in News
Starbound

Starbound reaches 2.5m units sold

Indie studio Chucklefish has announced that Starbound has reached a new milestone, having sold more than 2.5 million copies over the Christmas break, six months after it officially launch.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 24th 2017 at 10:25AM in News

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Call of Duty was the best-selling franchise globally in 2016

Call of Duty was the best-selling franchise globally in 2016

It appears that Activision's Call of Duty series had a very good 2016. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Rockstar’s UK-made crime blockbuster is once again at the head of the Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:11AM in News
US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

The American games market saw year-on-year decline in December.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:47AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V is No.1 in the UK AGAIN

Grand Theft Auto V is No.1 in the UK AGAIN

Well over three years since its release and Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is once again top of the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 16th 2017 at 10:12AM in News
How was 2016 for the UK games market?

How was 2016 for the UK games market?

The headline news from games retail in 2016 is much the same as the year before – less money was made from video games software and hardware sales, but peripherals ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 12th 2017 at 9:47AM in News
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare starts 2017 at No.1

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare starts 2017 at No.1

Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has claimed its eighth week at the top of the UK charts. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 9th 2017 at 9:47AM in News
Japanese boxed games revenue dropped seven per cent in 2016

Japanese boxed games revenue dropped seven per cent in 2016

The Japanese boxed games market continues to fall in value, with revenue generated from boxed sales dipping seven per cent year-on-year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2017 at 12:34PM in News
Report: 2016 revenue flat on Steam despite 75% rise in new games

Report: 2016 revenue flat on Steam despite 75% rise in new games

Thanks to analytics site Steam Spy we now have an idea of how Valve’s online store performed in 2016.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2017 at 10:27AM in News