Games Industry Market Data

Nintendo hardware up year-on-year in the US

Nintendo hardware up year-on-year in the US

Both the 3DS and the Wii U have sold more so far in the US throughout 2015 than they had at this stage in 2014, the platform holder has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2015 at 2:43PM in News
Bloodborne has sold 155k digital units worldwide, SuperData claims

Bloodborne has sold 155k digital units worldwide, SuperData claims

PS4 exclusive Bloodborne is on track to become the most successful game in the Souls series to date, with digital sales accounting for over a tenth of its total.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Chinese iOS app downloads overtake the US for the first time

Chinese iOS app downloads overtake the US for the first time

Apple’s successful Asian strategy has seen Chinese iOS owners download more apps than their American counterparts for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2015 at 3:24PM in News
Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin was the best-selling game of last week in Japan, but its success couldn’t keep PS4 hardware sales buoyant.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 15th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Bloodborne tops PS4's March PSN sales chart

Bloodborne tops PS4's March PSN sales chart

From Software and Sony’s PS4 exclusive action RPG Bloodborne was the best-selling PS4 game on PSN in March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2015 at 12:37PM in News
Battlefield Hardline narrowly beats FIFA 15 to No.1

Battlefield Hardline narrowly beats FIFA 15 to No.1

Battlefield Hardline spent its fourth week in pole position of the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: April 5-11

Steam top ten sellers: April 5-11

Pre-orders kept Grand Theft Auto V on top of Steam's best selling products chart ahead of its PC release this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 13th 2015 at 4:10AM in News
Influence of whales over F2P mobile game revenue on the rise - report

Influence of whales over F2P mobile game revenue on the rise - report

A new study on free-to-play mobile game revenue shows that big spenders, known as “whales,” still account for the majority of in-app sales. In fact, they're taking up more of ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 10th 2015 at 2:10AM in News

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UK PC games market hits £771m

UK PC games market hits £771m

PC gaming in the UK is experiencing a digital revolution.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 9th 2015 at 10:41AM in News
Bloodborne falls to fifth in Japanese charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D debuts in third

Bloodborne falls to fifth in Japanese charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D debuts in third

Sony’s latest PS4 exclusive has been unseated during its second week in Japan as another new Bandai Namco release shot to the top.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 8th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: March 29 - April 4

Steam top ten sellers: March 29 - April 4

Grand Theft Auto V is on top of this week’s Steam best sellers, with pre-orders picking up ahead of its PC release next week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 7th 2015 at 8:50PM in News
Mobile company TV ad spend outpacing console games

Mobile company TV ad spend outpacing console games

Four of the biggest video game TV ad spenders in the US in Q1 were mobile game companies.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2015 at 3:13PM in News

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Battlefield Hardline holds No.1, Far Cry 4 sales increase thanks to Easter deals

Battlefield Hardline holds No.1, Far Cry 4 sales increase thanks to Easter deals

EA's Battlefield Hardline maintains its position at No.1 in the GfK Chart-Track Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 7th 2015 at 9:53AM in News
Bloodborne debuts at No.1 in a busy week of releases in Japan

Bloodborne debuts at No.1 in a busy week of releases in Japan

This week was a busy period for the Japanese games market, with every single entry in the Top 10 for the region being a new release.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Battlefield Hardline No.1 for second week, Bloodborne debuts in second place

Battlefield Hardline No.1 for second week, Bloodborne debuts in second place

Battlefield Hardline has spent its second week in pole position of the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 30th 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: March 22-28

Steam top ten sellers: March 22-28

Pre-orders for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V have helped the title pull ahead of Cities: Skylines on Steam's latest weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 29th 2015 at 8:29PM in News

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Opinion: Time to change the charts

Opinion: Time to change the charts

Confession: The new games chart we just published is inaccurate.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
MCV transforms UK Top Ten by adding digital data into the physical charts

MCV transforms UK Top Ten by adding digital data into the physical charts

Last week’s ‘official’ UK Top 10 chart would have been totally different if digital sales figures were taken into account.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:56AM in News
Digital console sales down in February as Evolve underperforms - SuperData

Digital console sales down in February as Evolve underperforms - SuperData

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare brought in the most digital sales via consoles last month, beating out the likes of Grand Theft Auto V as well as new releases including ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 26th 2015 at 1:49AM in News
Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Last week’s Japanese retail charts resembled a bygone era, as the latest Final Fantasy and Resident Evil instalments topped the rankings.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 25th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Battlefield Hardline debuts at No.1, is the biggest launch of 2015 so far

Battlefield Hardline debuts at No.1, is the biggest launch of 2015 so far

EA's new Battlefield game Hardline has debuted at No.1 in the Gfk Chart-Track Top 40. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Steam top nine sellers chart: March 15-21

Steam top nine sellers chart: March 15-21

Cities: Skylines has once again topped Steam's weekly best selling chart, beating out Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Grand Theft Auto V pre-orders.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 4:54AM in News
YouTube videos featuring Minecraft hit 4.3bn views last month

YouTube videos featuring Minecraft hit 4.3bn views last month

Minecraft has once again taken the top spot on Newzoo and Octoly's monthly chart tracking the top 20 game franchises on YouTube.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 19th 2015 at 4:32AM in News
Yakuza keeps PS4 and Vita on top in Japan for a third week, as Mario Party 10 debuts at No.4

Yakuza keeps PS4 and Vita on top in Japan for a third week, as Mario Party 10 debuts at No.4

Nintendo’s new all-star outing for Mario Party hasn’t been enough to outdo Sega’s latest virtual gangster offering in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 18th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
GTA V back on top of UK retail charts; now within two weeks of Vice City's series record

GTA V back on top of UK retail charts; now within two weeks of Vice City's series record

After three consecutive weeks where new IP ruled the UK retail charts, Rockstar’s crime opus Grand Theft Auto V has reclaimed its crown.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:14AM in News