Games Industry Market Data

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 21-27

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 21-27

The latest rendition of Steam’s weekly top ten product chart sees the return of a classic franchise and the conclusion of the Summer Sale’s influence.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 29th 2013 at 6:04AM in News
Average global broadband connection speed hits 3.1Mbps; UK hits 7.9Mbps

Average global broadband connection speed hits 3.1Mbps; UK hits 7.9Mbps

The average internet user from anywhere in the world enjoys a connection speed of 3.1Mbps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2013 at 3:45PM in News
Ouya devs reveal software sales numbers

Ouya devs reveal software sales numbers

A trio of devs behind some of the more recognisable games on Ouya have revealed their sales figures.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 1:50PM in News
New report says British video games 
workforce has halved - but it's wrong

New report says British video games workforce has halved - but it's wrong

A damaging new report claims that the UK games industry employs just over 5,000 people – but it is massively inaccurate, MCV research has concluded.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 11:41AM in News

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Poll suggests little next-gen interest in Japan

Poll suggests little next-gen interest in Japan

Although there are indications that there’s a decent appetite for Xbox One and PS4 in the West, the same can’t necessarily be said of Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2013 at 10:41AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: July 7-13

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 7-13

The Summer Sale has made first impact on the top ten selling products chart for Valve's service, with Civilization V and Borderlands 2 offerings making up nearly half of the ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 15th 2013 at 5:00AM in News
SingStar user numbers jump following free-to-play transition

SingStar user numbers jump following free-to-play transition

Sony’s decision to make SingStar a free-to-play PS3 title has seen a dramatic increase in user numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2013 at 2:46PM in News
Happy 5th Birthday, Apple App Store

Happy 5th Birthday, Apple App Store

One of the most influential forces in the modern games market will turn five tomorrow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2013 at 10:52AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: June 30 - July 6

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 30 - July 6

Final Fantasy VII beat out upstart Rogue Legacy for the top spot on Steam’s latest top ten selling chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2013 at 11:20AM in News
UK specialist store count plummets to 795

UK specialist store count plummets to 795

There are less than 800 specialist games stores on the UK High Street, according to MCV research.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 5th 2013 at 1:35PM in News
How would you describe the average British gamer?

How would you describe the average British gamer?

Gamers? Ha! A bunch of overweight, spotty boys cooped up in their rooms because they’re too socially awkward to step outside, right? Wrong. So very, very wrong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2013 at 12:52PM in News
NPD to begin tracking digital sales data this year

NPD to begin tracking digital sales data this year

The NPD Group has announced it will start officially tracking worldwide digital sales of video games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 3rd 2013 at 7:20AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: June 23-29

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 23-29

Company of Heroes 2 is on top of Steam’s top ten selling products chart in consecutive weeks, finishing ahead of a slew of new releases and discounted titles.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 30th 2013 at 10:15AM in News
400,000 retail jobs could be lost in next 5 years - analyst

400,000 retail jobs could be lost in next 5 years - analyst

The Centre for Retail Research has issued a grave warning for those working in UK retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2013 at 12:54PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: June 16-22

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 16-22

Relic's strategy sequel Company of Heroes 2 jumps to the top of Steam's top ten sellers list ahead of its launch on the platform this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 24th 2013 at 12:25AM in News
PS4 and Xbox One are a "distraction" from gaming's biggest growth areas

PS4 and Xbox One are a "distraction" from gaming's biggest growth areas

All the noise surrounding the next-generation of consoles is a fantastic opportunity for investors to make big money from gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2013 at 3:42PM in News

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Valve - provider of games to high-income households

Valve - provider of games to high-income households

Take an average internet user. Then take an internet user whose household income is £50,000 or more.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2013 at 3:19PM in News
Q1 2013 halts decline of US games market as digital grows 15% to claim majority share

Q1 2013 halts decline of US games market as digital grows 15% to claim majority share

The US video games market has ceased its decline, according to the latest numbers from NPD.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 12:48PM in News