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Super Smash Bros 3DS continues to rule Japanese chart for third week

Super Smash Bros 3DS continues to rule Japanese chart for third week

Nintendo’s all-star brawler Super Smash Bros for 3DS remains at the top of the Japanese software charts for a third week running, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: September 21-27

Steam top ten sellers chart: September 21-27

Early Access title Life is Feudal: Your Own has captured the top spot on this week's Steam best sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 28th 2014 at 8:20PM in News
3DS Super Smash Bros tops Japan charts for second week

3DS Super Smash Bros tops Japan charts for second week

Super Smash Bros on 3DS is top of the Japanese charts for the second week in a row according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 24th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Sony and The Last of Us dominates UK August charts

Sony and The Last of Us dominates UK August charts

The Last of Us Remastered was the best-selling game of August in the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 9:45AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: September 14-20

Steam top ten sellers chart: September 14-20

The officially launched version of Wasteland 2 has leapt to the top of this week's best sellers on Steam.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 22nd 2014 at 8:00AM in News
Destiny sales reach $325m in first five days

Destiny sales reach $325m in first five days

Activision has confirmed the first actual sales data for Bungie’s Destiny.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2014 at 4:02PM in News
More women than men play games in the UK

More women than men play games in the UK

Women now account for a bigger share of the UK games market than males.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
Twitter reckons it's the video games sales platform you've been waiting for

Twitter reckons it's the video games sales platform you've been waiting for

Selling video games with a single click at the exact moment a user is interested is the is the future of games retail, Twitter believes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2014 at 3:08PM in News

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Why is there no PC keynote at E3?

Why is there no PC keynote at E3?

PC gaming may be the forgotten sector of the modern PC market, but it’s also the most financially important.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2014 at 2:32PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: September 7-13

Steam top ten sellers chart: September 7-13

Skyrim has skyrocketed back to the top of Steam’s best sellers chart, thanks to a major discount promotion over this past weekend.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 14th 2014 at 7:25PM in News
Destiny sold '$500m' worth of units into stores on day one, is biggest new IP ever

Destiny sold '$500m' worth of units into stores on day one, is biggest new IP ever

Activision hasn’t revealed Destiny’s day one sales but has confirmed that the game is a record-breaker.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2014 at 2:07PM in News
Xbox One debuts at top of Japanese hardware chart; Yokai Watch 2 returns to No.1

Xbox One debuts at top of Japanese hardware chart; Yokai Watch 2 returns to No.1

This week the Xbox One finally launched in Japan and was the best-selling hardware for the week according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 10th 2014 at 2:00PM in News

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Xbox One launches to half the sales of Xbox 360 in Japan

Xbox One launches to half the sales of Xbox 360 in Japan

The Japanese launch of Xbox One has failed to match the numbers seen when the Xbox 360 launched back in 2005.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:39AM in News
PC-only Sims 4 tops UK charts

PC-only Sims 4 tops UK charts

The latest iteration of EA’s The Sims series is No.1 in the GfK Chart-Track All Formats charts this week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 8th 2014 at 9:47AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 31 - September 6

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 31 - September 6

The release of Dead Rising 3 for Windows had Capcom’s title out in front on Steam’s latest weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 7th 2014 at 11:52AM in News
Phones to outnumber humans by the end of the year

Phones to outnumber humans by the end of the year

There are almost more mobile phones on the planet than there are humans, according to a new report.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 4th 2014 at 2:16PM in News

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Yokai Watch 2 finally dethroned in Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2 finally dethroned in Japanese charts

Smash hit 3DS title Yokai Watch 2 has finally been knocked off the Japanese software chart top spot, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Digital games are more environmentally damaging than physical games

Digital games are more environmentally damaging than physical games

Downloading games actually has a larger environmental impact than buying them physically, a new report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 1:28PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 24-30

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 24-30

The second season of The Walking Dead took the top spot on Steam’s best sellers chart for the past week, thwarting 2K’s second impressive attempt to take over the entirety ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 2nd 2014 at 5:15AM in News
The Last of Us Remastered and Diablo III break into Japanese charts

The Last of Us Remastered and Diablo III break into Japanese charts

Two Western releases have broken into the Japanese software charts this week, according to data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 27th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Amazon's Fire Phone has sold fewer than 35,000, report claims

Amazon's Fire Phone has sold fewer than 35,000, report claims

The newly launched Amazon phone may be off to what can only be described as a very slow start, new numbers suggest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2014 at 12:09PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 17-23

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 17-23

Borderlands and Civilization titles dominated Steam's top sellers chart for the past week, thanks to promotional events revolving around 2K Games’ catalog.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 24th 2014 at 9:20AM in News
92% of PC game sales are digital

92% of PC game sales are digital

Digital downloads represent a whopping 92 per cent of all PC game sales across the world.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 18th 2014 at 12:05PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 10-16

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 10-16

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has taken the top spot on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart, finishing ahead of DayZ thanks to a half-off promotion.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 17th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Android claimed 84.7% smartphone sales share in Q2 2014

Android claimed 84.7% smartphone sales share in Q2 2014

84.7 per cent of smartphones shipped worldwide in the quarter ending June 2014 used Google’s Android operating system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 12:38PM in News