Games Industry Market Data

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

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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

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Shovel Knight has sold 1.2 million copies

Shovel Knight has sold 1.2 million copies

Developer Yacht Club Games has revealed just how well its indie darling has performed.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 18th 2016 at 11:22AM in News
Slither.io tops free iPad charts in the UK

Slither.io tops free iPad charts in the UK

Steve Howse’s Snake-meets Agar.io title Slither.io was the best-selling free game in the iPad charts last week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 18th 2016 at 10:17AM in News
Dark Souls III claims series' first No.1, launch sales 61 per cent higher than Dark Souls II

Dark Souls III claims series' first No.1, launch sales 61 per cent higher than Dark Souls II

Bandai Namco has taken its first UK No.1 this year as action RPG Dark Soul III shoots to the top.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 18th 2016 at 9:48AM in News
Games cause 8.2% rise in downloads on App Store and Google Play

Games cause 8.2% rise in downloads on App Store and Google Play

Mobile games have caused an 8.2 per cent increase in downloads on Apple and Google’s digital storefronts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 15th 2016 at 2:35PM in News

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Clash Royale could be a billion dollar franchise for Supercell

Clash Royale could be a billion dollar franchise for Supercell

Clash of Clans creator Supercell has another hit on its hands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2016 at 12:05PM in News
The Division and Far Cry Primal rescue March for retail

The Division and Far Cry Primal rescue March for retail

Ubisoft was the hero on the High Street last month, with The Division and Far Cry Primal topping the UK charts.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 15th 2016 at 10:24AM in News
Stardew Valley passes 1m sales

Stardew Valley passes 1m sales

A small rural simulator born out of frustration with the Harvest Moon series is one of the biggest PC hits this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2016 at 10:39AM in News
Yo-Kai Watch holds No.1 in Japan as Far Cry Primal debuts in third place

Yo-Kai Watch holds No.1 in Japan as Far Cry Primal debuts in third place

The latest entry in the hugely popular Yo-Kai Watch series holds the top spot in Japan for the second week running, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2016 at 4:12PM in News

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International Factfile 2016: Russia

International Factfile 2016: Russia

Russia’s video games market had revenues nearly reaching $1.3bn (£0.90bn) last year, surpassing its 2014 total of $1.1bn (£0.76bn), according to Newzoo’s figures.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 13th 2016 at 11:11AM in News
Enter the Gungeon sells 200,000 units, makes $3m in first week on sale

Enter the Gungeon sells 200,000 units, makes $3m in first week on sale

Devolver Digital’s latest release Enter the Gungeon generated $3m (£2.1m) globally in its first week on sale. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2016 at 10:34AM in News
PC shipments fall to nine year low

PC shipments fall to nine year low

Two analysts have reported a sharp fall in PC shipments for the first quarter if 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2016 at 11:26AM in News
Analyst pegs 2016 VR headset revenues at $895m

Analyst pegs 2016 VR headset revenues at $895m

Total sales of virtual reality headsets will reach $895m by the end of 2016, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2016 at 2:43PM in News
International Factfile 2016: China

International Factfile 2016: China

China is now the biggest video games market in the world.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Yo-Kai Watch is No.1 in Japan AGAIN

Yo-Kai Watch is No.1 in Japan AGAIN

A new title in Level 5’s Yo-Kai Watch series has once again gone straight to No.1 in Japan.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 7th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
How TinyBuild plans to take on the pirates

How TinyBuild plans to take on the pirates

TinyBuild’s new game Punch Club has garnered its fair share of headlines since it debuted in January. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 4th 2016 at 2:19PM in News
The Division claims yet another record

The Division claims yet another record

Ubisoft’s shooter RPG hybrid The Division has set yet another record for the publisher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2016 at 12:26PM in News