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PS4 breaks Xbox One's US winning sales streak

PS4 breaks Xbox One's US winning sales streak

The PS4 was the best-selling console in the US in November.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2016 at 9:34AM in News
PS4 sales up 227% in Japan as Final Fantasy XV launches

PS4 sales up 227% in Japan as Final Fantasy XV launches

To no-one’s surprise, this week’s No.1 in Japan is Final Fantasy XV, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 8th 2016 at 10:21AM in News
Titanfall 2's digital sales haven't picked up physical slack

Titanfall 2's digital sales haven't picked up physical slack

EA and Respawn’s Titanfall 2 has not fared any better digitally than it has on the High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 5th 2016 at 9:55AM in News
Call of Duty tops charts in difficult month for boxed retail

Call of Duty tops charts in difficult month for boxed retail

Shooter Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare took the No.1 spot in the November charts, making Activision Blizzard the No.1 publisher in both units and value for the month.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Dec 2nd 2016 at 10:35AM in News

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Final Fantasy XV sold 5m units on first day

Final Fantasy XV sold 5m units on first day

The latest entry in Square Enix’s JRPG franchise has had a huge start around the world, making it the fastest selling game in the franchise to date. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 1st 2016 at 2:02PM in News
Pokémon Sun and Moon hit 2.3m units in Japan

Pokémon Sun and Moon hit 2.3m units in Japan

The latest entries in the Pokémon franchise, Sun and Moon are once again the best-selling games in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 1st 2016 at 9:55AM in News
38% of all Steam games were released this year

38% of all Steam games were released this year

That’s right – on the biggest digital PC games store front in the world, over a third of its total catalogue was only released on the service in 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2016 at 9:42AM in News
Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 7.2m in first week

Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 7.2m in first week

Nintendo’s latest Pokemon game has broken an American sales record.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2016 at 9:26AM in News

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Pokémon Sun and Moon sold 1.5m units in first week in Europe

Pokémon Sun and Moon sold 1.5m units in first week in Europe

The latest entries in the Pokémon franchise have had big starts in Europe, with Nintendo saying they are its most successful launch in the region to date. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 30th 2016 at 4:10PM in News
1.9m games were sold during Black Friday week

1.9m games were sold during Black Friday week

The numbers are in for what looks to have been a massive Black Friday week. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 28th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
Black Friday week was Sony's biggest for PS4 hardware since launch

Black Friday week was Sony's biggest for PS4 hardware since launch

This year’s Black Friday retail event helped PlayStation 4 have its biggest week since launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 28th 2016 at 9:06AM in News
New 3DS XL sales up 361% in Japan as Pokémon Sun and Moon launch

New 3DS XL sales up 361% in Japan as Pokémon Sun and Moon launch

In news that will come as no surprise, Pokemon Sun and Moon were the best-selling titles in Japan for the week ending November 20th, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 24th 2016 at 11:50AM in News

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Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 1.9m copies in Japan

Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 1.9m copies in Japan

New 3DS titles Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have failed to match the sales of the series’ 2013 releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2016 at 10:46AM in News
Vive and Oculus Rift sales predicted to hit 770k by year end

Vive and Oculus Rift sales predicted to hit 770k by year end

2016 has been the year of VR, but how many units are actually in the hands of consumers?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2016 at 10:45AM in News
UK physical games market down 50% year-on-year

UK physical games market down 50% year-on-year

Last week, the UK boxed games market was down by more than 50 per cent year-on-year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 17th 2016 at 11:18AM in News
NES Classic Mini sold 263k units in first four days in Japan

NES Classic Mini sold 263k units in first four days in Japan

Nintendo’s new NES Classic Mini has hit shelves in Japan and has had a rather good start to its life.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 16th 2016 at 10:09AM in News

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Batman: Arkham VR was the best-selling digital PSVR game in October

Batman: Arkham VR was the best-selling digital PSVR game in October

The Caped Crusader has emerged as the most popular of the PlayStation VR’s launch line-up on PSN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
PS4 console sales up 204% following Pro launch

PS4 console sales up 204% following Pro launch

Sony’s new powerful Pro console is in stores and has helped PS4 console sales triple in the UK. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 14th 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Xbox One wins monthly US sales race for fourth consecutive month

Xbox One wins monthly US sales race for fourth consecutive month

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US, UK and Australia last month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Japanese Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Week One sales down 42% compared with Black Ops III

Japanese Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Week One sales down 42% compared with Black Ops III

Week One sales of Call of Duty have also taken a dive in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 9th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Latvia

International Factfile 2016: Latvia

Eastern Europe is a growing games market.

on Nov 9th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Civilization VI hits 1m in two weeks

Civilization VI hits 1m in two weeks

PC strategy title Civilization VI his hit a big milestone just two weeks after its debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
Updated: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare sales nearly 50% down on Black Ops III

Updated: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare sales nearly 50% down on Black Ops III

This year’s Call of Duty has failed to hit the heights of its predecessor in its first week in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2016 at 9:26AM in News
Darkest Dungeon passes 1 million sales

Darkest Dungeon passes 1 million sales

Cult indie hit Darkest Dungeon is celebrating an important milestone in its successful story.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
FIFA 17 month one sales up 13% on predecessor

FIFA 17 month one sales up 13% on predecessor

EA’s FIFA 17 most definitely HAS improved upon the performance of last year’s title FIFA 16.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 11:00AM in News