Games Industry Market Data

Games vs Video vs Music vs Books

Games vs Video vs Music vs Books

Data collected by research firm Kantar Worldpanel provided to MCV shows how UK consumers enjoyed various forms of entertainment – in terms of units – in the 12-week period ending ...

on Jul 24th 2014 at 11:30AM in News
Freemium mobile games up 39% and full game downloads down 43% at EA

Freemium mobile games up 39% and full game downloads down 43% at EA

EA’s Q3 financials have revealed the extent to which the smartphone market has shifted from full price to freemium and microtransaction titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Average game developer salary down from 2012

Average game developer salary down from 2012

The average salary for game developers saw a year-on-year decrease of 2 per cent in 2013, according to the latest Game Developer Salary Survey.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 10:18PM in News
Console and PC game revenues to decline by 12% by 2019

Console and PC game revenues to decline by 12% by 2019

The growth of mobile gaming will erode the console and PC games market by 12 per cent over the next five years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 4:06PM in News

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Watch Dogs claims fifth No.1

Watch Dogs claims fifth No.1

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs is at the top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 for the fifth week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 21st 2014 at 10:28AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: July 13-19

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 13-19

Divinity and DayZ continue to lead the pack on Steam's latest weekly top sellers, grabbing the chart's first and second positions respectively.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 21st 2014 at 3:25AM in News
3DS sales spike in Japan thanks to Yokai Watch 2 release

3DS sales spike in Japan thanks to Yokai Watch 2 release

The original Nintendo 3DS has seen sales sharply rise this week in Japan, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: July 6-12

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 6-12

Divinity: Original Sin maintained its top spot again on this Steam's weekly top ten sellers chart, while DayZ is on the climb again.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2014 at 4:01AM in News

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The six-year-old Apple App Store in numbers

The six-year-old Apple App Store in numbers

Apple’s App Store has reached the ripe old age of six, and as of right now contains some 1,252,777 apps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 2:24PM in News
PS4 slips behind PS3 in Japan

PS4 slips behind PS3 in Japan

The PlayStation 3 trumped the PS4 this week in Japan according weekly chart data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
PEGI rated 1,200 fewer games in 2013 than it did in 2009

PEGI rated 1,200 fewer games in 2013 than it did in 2009

1,542 games were rated by PEGI last year – that’s 1,208 fewer than were rated than back in the heady days of 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2014 at 10:08AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: June 28 - July 5

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 28 - July 5

Divinity: Original Sin has claimed the top spot on Steam during last week's sales period, which included the fading days of the digital distributor’s summer sale.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2014 at 7:11PM in News

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UK mobile device sales will fall by 5m units in 2014 - report

UK mobile device sales will fall by 5m units in 2014 - report

27 million mobile phones and 12 million tablets will be sold in the UK this year - some five million devices fewer than 2013, predicts CCS Insight.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 4th 2014 at 12:54PM in News
TV advertising still pivotal to kids market

TV advertising still pivotal to kids market

Generation Media says that television advertising is the most effective way to reach a younger audience...

on Jul 3rd 2014 at 1:15PM in News
Study points to huge consumer interest in toys-to-life

Study points to huge consumer interest in toys-to-life

Entertainment, media and technology market research firm Interpret has revealed that over 72 million children are interested in owning toys-to-life products.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 11:24AM in News
Digital costs more than you think

Digital costs more than you think

Leading games industry analyst and SuperData CEO Joost van Dreunen on how the move to digital isn’t generating revenue quite as easily as some companies might have hoped...

on Jul 1st 2014 at 3:52PM in News

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Cowen: Destiny could outsell COD, Battlefield: Hardline pre-orders in line with Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Cowen: Destiny could outsell COD, Battlefield: Hardline pre-orders in line with Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Halo – all will be outsold by Bungie’s Destiny this year, according to Cowen Research analyst Doug Creutz.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 12:22PM in News
Are we really giving up on Xbox 360 and PS3?

Are we really giving up on Xbox 360 and PS3?

E3 2014 was rammed with games for PS4 and Xbox One.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 30th 2014 at 3:59PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: June 22-28

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 22-28

Borderlands 2 came out on top of Steam's latest top sellers chart, as the Summer Sale rages on.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 29th 2014 at 8:53AM in News
Tablets overtake 3DS as most popular children's gaming device in UK

Tablets overtake 3DS as most popular children's gaming device in UK

The era of portable consoles may be drawing to a close.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2014 at 4:47PM in News
Kantar: Pre-owned games offer an average £4.40 saving over new

Kantar: Pre-owned games offer an average £4.40 saving over new

Kantar Worldpanel consumer insight analyst Jules Williams examines the opportunities and challenges involved in this lucrative market...

on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:09AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: June 15-21

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 15-21

The annual summer sale has invaded Steam this week, meaning that a host of past chart toppers have burst back onto the top ten thanks to major discounts.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 5:10AM in News
Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

The PlayStation Vita has crept ahead of Wii U in Japan as the momentum gained from the release of Mario Kart 8 has started to wear off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: June 8-14

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 8-14

Early Access title The Forest continues to outpace the rest on this week’s Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 16th 2014 at 6:26PM in News
Watch Dogs still No.1 as World Cup game rises up charts

Watch Dogs still No.1 as World Cup game rises up charts

Watch Dogs has held onto the top spot for the third week running in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 16th 2014 at 9:57AM in News