Games Industry Market Data

Call of Duty was the best-selling franchise globally in 2016

Call of Duty was the best-selling franchise globally in 2016

It appears that Activision's Call of Duty series had a very good 2016. 

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:25AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Rockstar’s UK-made crime blockbuster is once again at the head of the Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:11AM in News
US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

US games revenue slumped 15 per cent in December

The American games market saw year-on-year decline in December.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2017 at 10:47AM in News

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Grand Theft Auto V is No.1 in the UK AGAIN

Grand Theft Auto V is No.1 in the UK AGAIN

Well over three years since its release and Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is once again top of the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 16th 2017 at 10:12AM in News
How was 2016 for the UK games market?

How was 2016 for the UK games market?

The headline news from games retail in 2016 is much the same as the year before – less money was made from video games software and hardware sales, but peripherals ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 12th 2017 at 9:47AM in News
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare starts 2017 at No.1

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare starts 2017 at No.1

Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has claimed its eighth week at the top of the UK charts. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 9th 2017 at 9:47AM in News
Japanese boxed games revenue dropped seven per cent in 2016

Japanese boxed games revenue dropped seven per cent in 2016

The Japanese boxed games market continues to fall in value, with revenue generated from boxed sales dipping seven per cent year-on-year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2017 at 12:34PM in News

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Report: 2016 revenue flat on Steam despite 75% rise in new games

Report: 2016 revenue flat on Steam despite 75% rise in new games

Thanks to analytics site Steam Spy we now have an idea of how Valve’s online store performed in 2016.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2017 at 10:27AM in News
Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go most downloaded app on iOS in 2016

Pokémon Go was the most downloaded app on the iOS App Store in 2016, Apple has announced. Super Mario Run, which was also one of the top ten most downloaded ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 6th 2017 at 10:23AM in News
PS4 sales hit 53.4m worldwide, Uncharted 4 has sold 8.7m units

PS4 sales hit 53.4m worldwide, Uncharted 4 has sold 8.7m units

Sony has revealed just how well its PS4 console did over the Christmas period.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2017 at 8:41AM in News
ERA: 2016 physical games revenue down 16.4% year-on-year, but digital up 12.1%

ERA: 2016 physical games revenue down 16.4% year-on-year, but digital up 12.1%

In 2016, revenue generated by the boxed games market dipped by 16.4 per cent.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2017 at 12:01AM in News

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Firewatch has sold more than 1m copies

Firewatch has sold more than 1m copies

Indie hit Firewatch surpassed the 1m sales mark "sometime late last year". 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 4th 2017 at 10:29AM in News
Call of Duty tops December boxed charts as games revenue dips 34% year-on-year

Call of Duty tops December boxed charts as games revenue dips 34% year-on-year

Last month was a disappointing period for UK games stores as money generated from physical software sales dipped 34 per cent.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 3rd 2017 at 4:45PM in News
Steam

Steam announces Top 100 best-selling games in 2016

Steam has announced its top 100 best selling games of 2016, with Civilization VI, Rocket League and The Witcher III: Wild Hunt all making the top twelve. The data ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 3rd 2017 at 10:17AM in News

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Nintendo wins triple the search volume of PlayStation and Xbox

Nintendo wins triple the search volume of PlayStation and Xbox

Three times as many internet searches were made for Nintendo-related terms than were for either PlayStation or Xbox in the US through 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

Digital games sales for November up 13%, earning $6.7bn overall

Digital game sales worldwide generated $6.7bn in revenue in November 2016, an increase of 13 per cent year-on-year, according to a new report from SuperData Research.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 21st 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Overwatch Tracer

Global games industry earned $91bn this year, with Overwatch dominating PC and console spend

The worldwide interactive entertainment industry generated $91bn in 2016, according to a new report from SuperData Research, with mobile gaming earning the highest amount of revenue. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 21st 2016 at 3:00PM in News
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

Most anticipated games of 2016: what we were most excited for this year

As 2016 draws to a close, most people will be looking forward to see what’s in store next year. There are certainly plenty of big titles on the horizon, from ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 20th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
Super Mario Run clocks up between 25m-37m downloads

Super Mario Run clocks up between 25m-37m downloads

There is some conflicting data floating around regarding the early success of Super Mario Run.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 20th 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Day one Super Mario Run downloads hit 10m, but shares now down 11 per cent

Day one Super Mario Run downloads hit 10m, but shares now down 11 per cent

One analyst has predicted that Nintendo’s Super Mario Run reached as many as 10m downloads on its day of release last week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 19th 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

US games sales let down by the big 3 in November - but it's not all bad

The US video game industry doesn't look particularly healthy at the moment, with the latest data from NPD showing an overall spending drop of 24 per cent year-on-year during the ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 16th 2016 at 10:39AM in News
Yakuza 6

Yakuza 6 debuts at No.1 in Japan, Final Fantasy XV drops 90%

Yakuza 6 has gone straight in at No.1 in Japan this week, according to data from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Dec 15th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Call of Duty's US physical sales down sharply

Call of Duty's US physical sales down sharply

Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare suffered a similar High Street sales decline in the US as it did in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2016 at 9:41AM in News