Games Industry Market Data

Tiny sales forecast for Vive and Oculus in the US this year

Tiny sales forecast for Vive and Oculus in the US this year

Virtual reality may have to wait a while longer before it makes any meaningful impact on the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2016 at 2:25PM in News
ERA: 77% of UK players prefer boxed games

ERA: 77% of UK players prefer boxed games

Digital may be the biggest sector in video games, but research from the Entertainment Retailers Association says that 77.1 per cent of UK consumers prefer their games in boxes.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 14th 2016 at 10:11AM in News
FIFA 17 still UK No.1, Mafia III debuts in second place

FIFA 17 still UK No.1, Mafia III debuts in second place

EA’s latest FIFA title has held onto the top spot in the UK charts for its second week on shelves.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 10th 2016 at 10:23AM in News
FIFA 17 takes No.1 spot in Japan

FIFA 17 takes No.1 spot in Japan

EA’s latest football title has shot to the top of the Japanese games charts, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 6th 2016 at 11:54AM in News

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Updated: FIFA 17 shoots to No.1 in the UK

Updated: FIFA 17 shoots to No.1 in the UK

Update: GfK has been in touch to set the record straight about FIFA 17's sales performance. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 3rd 2016 at 9:50AM in News
Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

The latest entry in Atlus’ Persona RPG series has fallen to the No.2 spot in Japan according to date provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
BioShock: The Collection claims second UK No.1

BioShock: The Collection claims second UK No.1

The PS4 and Xbox One BioShock compilation has claimed its second top spot in the UK All Formats charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 26th 2016 at 9:53AM in News
Ubisoft is 2016's best-selling publisher

Ubisoft is 2016's best-selling publisher

French publisher Ubisoft has outsold all of its competitors across a number of key territories so far in 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2016 at 3:20PM in News

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BioShock: The Collection tops UK chart, PES 2017 debuts at No.2

BioShock: The Collection tops UK chart, PES 2017 debuts at No.2

2K Games had a big week at UK physical retail last week with two brand new titles in the Top 10.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 19th 2016 at 9:51AM in News
3DS sales rocket in the US

3DS sales rocket in the US

Nintendo has said that "excitement for the Pokemon brand" is behind an ongoing resurgence in 3DS hardware sales in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Premium mobile title Reigns passes 600,000 sales

Premium mobile title Reigns passes 600,000 sales

Reigns has sold more than 600,000 copies, primarily on iOS and Android.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 15th 2016 at 2:59PM in News
Pokemon Go's US paying users have dropped 79% since peak

Pokemon Go's US paying users have dropped 79% since peak

Two months on from its launch, Pokemon Go’s US revenue is down to a fraction of what it was at its peak.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2016 at 4:09PM in News

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Overwatch tops the charts once again

Overwatch tops the charts once again

Blizzard’s Overwatch has claimed its second successive week at No.1 in the UK Top 40, and its fifth since its release earlier this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2016 at 10:44AM in News
PS4 Pro 'could be a final nail in the coffin for Xbox One'

PS4 Pro 'could be a final nail in the coffin for Xbox One'

The price and imminent release of Sony’s new high-spec PS4 could spell bad news for Xbox One, some analysts have predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2016 at 9:49AM in News
No Man's Sky conquers August

No Man's Sky conquers August

PlayStation’s No Man’s Sky rescued August and was by far the best-selling game of the month in the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 9th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
World of Warcraft: Legion sales prove the classic MMO still has it

World of Warcraft: Legion sales prove the classic MMO still has it

Having been on the go for over a decade, Blizzard’s pioneering MMO World of Warcraft is still capable of delivering the goods.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2016 at 10:23AM in News

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Overwatch back at No.1 in the UK, new World of Warcraft expansion debuts at No.3

Overwatch back at No.1 in the UK, new World of Warcraft expansion debuts at No.3

It was a big week for Blizzard with the publisher claiming two spots in the UK Top 10.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 5th 2016 at 10:19AM in retail
Yo-Kai Watch back on top in Japan, No Man's Sky debuts at No.6

Yo-Kai Watch back on top in Japan, No Man's Sky debuts at No.6

The latest entries in the wildly popular Yo-Kai Watch series, Sushi/Tempura, were the best-selling titles in Japan this week, according to market data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 1st 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Deus Ex Mankind Divided tops UK charts

Deus Ex Mankind Divided tops UK charts

Square Enix’s latest entry in the Deus Ex series has shot straight to No.1 in the UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 30th 2016 at 12:16PM in News
Steam Spy restores sales data removed after developer requests

Steam Spy restores sales data removed after developer requests

The owner of unofficial data tracker Steam Spy has re-added sales information for games that developers had previously requested it remove.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 26th 2016 at 10:26AM in News
Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria tops Japanese charts

Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria tops Japanese charts

A new entry in Bandai Namco’s popular Tales of RPG series was the best-selling game in Japan last week, according to market data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 25th 2016 at 11:13AM in News
Mobile gaming grew 22 per cent in Q2 2016

Mobile gaming grew 22 per cent in Q2 2016

The mobile games industry continues to grow, with downloads far outstretching those in any other category.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 4:02PM in News
F1 2016 races straight to No.1, No Man's Sky lands in second place

F1 2016 races straight to No.1, No Man's Sky lands in second place

Codemasters’ F1 2016 has finished in pole position in its first week on shelves.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 10:05AM in News
Xbox One beats PS4 in US in July, but 3DS is the overall monthly champ

Xbox One beats PS4 in US in July, but 3DS is the overall monthly champ

For the first time since October 2015, Xbox One has beat PS4 in the monthly US sales race.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2016 at 11:31AM in News
No Man's Sky is the biggest Steam launch of 2016

No Man's Sky is the biggest Steam launch of 2016

Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky is doing the business on PC, too.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2016 at 11:05AM in News