Games Industry Market Data

SuperData: $6.2bn generated from digital game sales in April

SuperData: $6.2bn generated from digital game sales in April

Digital game sales around the world rose by five per cents, reaching $6.2bn according to research firm SuperData.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 27th 2016 at 5:19PM in News
PS4 has sold over 40m units globally

PS4 has sold over 40m units globally

Sony’s PS4 shows no signs of letting up, with the firm announcing that it has sold 40m consoles.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Uncharted 4 holds Japanese top spot for second week

Uncharted 4 holds Japanese top spot for second week

The latest version of Sony’s Uncharted franchise is No.1 once again in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2016 at 10:29AM in News

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Sony reckons it can sell 20m PS4s this financial year

Sony reckons it can sell 20m PS4s this financial year

PS4 exceeded even Sony’s own expectations last year, but the platform holder has predicted that the machine will do even better next year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2016 at 10:46AM in News
Week one sales of Uncharted 4 reach 2.7m worldwide

Week one sales of Uncharted 4 reach 2.7m worldwide

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End looks on track to be a fitting commercial send off for the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2016 at 4:05PM in News
Uncharted spends second week at No.1, Doom sales fall just 35%

Uncharted spends second week at No.1, Doom sales fall just 35%

After debuting in pole position, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End holds the crown this week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 23rd 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Rockstar's PS2 classics on PS4 have been a success

Rockstar's PS2 classics on PS4 have been a success

Take-Two has said that Rockstar is currently the top publisher of digital PS2 classics on the PS4 store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2016 at 3:34PM in News

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Uncharted 4 debuts at No.1 in Japan

Uncharted 4 debuts at No.1 in Japan

The latest entry in Sony’s Uncharted franchise has been a smash hit in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2016 at 11:19AM in News
Uncharted 4 beats Doom to No.1, is the series' most successful launch

Uncharted 4 beats Doom to No.1, is the series' most successful launch

The final entry in Sony’s Uncharted franchise A Thief’s End has shot to the top spot in the UK charts, beating Week One sales records for the franchise.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 16th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
90% of Google Play revenue since 2012 has come from games

90% of Google Play revenue since 2012 has come from games

The number of downloads on Google Play has increased by 3.8 times since 2012, while revenue has shot up 35.7 times, in the last four years.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 11th 2016 at 4:51PM in News
Street Fighter V has sold 1.4m units

Street Fighter V has sold 1.4m units

Capcom has revealed that Street Fighter V has sold 1.4 million copies since its February launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 9th 2016 at 10:09AM in News

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85% of Q1 PS4s were sold with a copy of Black Ops 3 in the US

85% of Q1 PS4s were sold with a copy of Black Ops 3 in the US

Activision has revealed an incredible statistic highlighting to enduring popularity of Call of Duty.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2016 at 3:50PM in News
11% of consumers are thinking of buying a VR headset

11% of consumers are thinking of buying a VR headset

Research firm Newzoo has said that plenty of consumers are considering forking out for a VR headset.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2016 at 1:26PM in News
Digital games sales up 5% as The Division claims console and PC top spots

Digital games sales up 5% as The Division claims console and PC top spots

$6.2bn was generated from digital game sales in the month of March, research firm SuperData says.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 28th 2016 at 4:00PM in News
One Piece: Burning Blood deposes Yo-Kai Watch from No.1 spot in Japan

One Piece: Burning Blood deposes Yo-Kai Watch from No.1 spot in Japan

Bandai Namco’s latest release based on the popular One Piece manga has taken both first and second place in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 28th 2016 at 10:20AM in News

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Earnings down 61% at Nintendo

Earnings down 61% at Nintendo

With what appears to be a tough year ahead, Nintendo’s financial performance for the year just ended may worry investors.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 12:58PM in News
Miitomo smashes 10m downloads globally

Miitomo smashes 10m downloads globally

More than 10m people worldwide have signed up to Miitomo, Nintendo’s first foray into the mobile games space.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 27th 2016 at 10:08AM in News
Nintendo estimates only 800k Wii U sales this year

Nintendo estimates only 800k Wii U sales this year

Internal forecasts for the Wii U in Nintendo’s current financial year point to a possible cancellation for the hardware.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2016 at 9:58AM in News
Gears of War 4 outspending current releases in US TV ad response

Gears of War 4 outspending current releases in US TV ad response

Microsoft’s Gears of War 4 may not be arriving for another six months, but it currently has a bigger ad presence on US TV than games that are just around ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2016 at 3:28PM in News
Ratchet & Clank claims series' first UK No.1, breaks Week One sales record for the franchise

Ratchet & Clank claims series' first UK No.1, breaks Week One sales record for the franchise

Sony’s latest PlayStation 4 exclusive Ratchet & Clank shoots straight to the top of the UK charts, beating the series’ week one sales record three times over. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 25th 2016 at 10:31AM in News
Xbox One has sold 18m units, Gfinity says

Xbox One has sold 18m units, Gfinity says

A press release from eSports firm Gfinity has seemingly let slip some up to date Xbox One sales data.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2016 at 11:02AM in News
SuperData lowers VR revenue forecast for a second time

SuperData lowers VR revenue forecast for a second time

One analyst has now significantly reduced its expectations for the financial impact virtual reality will have on the market in 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Three weeks on top in Japan for Yo-Kai Watch

Three weeks on top in Japan for Yo-Kai Watch

New Yo-Kai Watch title Sangokushi has claimed its third No.1 in the Japanese charts according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 20th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Norway

International Factfile 2016: Norway

Norway is the 28th biggest video games market worldwide, according to data firm Newzoo. In 2015, the Norwegian industry generated estimated revenues of $274m (£193m).

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 18th 2016 at 5:00PM in News