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Steam top ten sellers chart: February 22-28

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 22-28

Gearbox's Homeworld Remastered Collection has grabbed the top spot on Steam's latest weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 6:48PM in News
OGA forecasts growth for PC and smartphones, decline for consoles and handheld

OGA forecasts growth for PC and smartphones, decline for consoles and handheld

The Open Gaming Alliance has predicted that while the PC gaming will continue to grow through 2019, the console and handheld markets will decline in value.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 1:20PM in News
Dying Light debuts at No.1 in the UK

Dying Light debuts at No.1 in the UK

Warner Bros' new open world parker zombie title Dying Light has debuted in first place in the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 10:05AM in News
Opinion: Games are under-represented in official statistics, but we can fix it

Opinion: Games are under-represented in official statistics, but we can fix it

Last week’s MCV and UKIE figures valuing the market for games in the UK showed a growth once more in consumer hunger for games. 

on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:00PM in News

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The rise of Warner Bros

The rise of Warner Bros

It might be easy to dismiss the success of Warner Bros’ video games division.

on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:30AM in News
January's top US digital console games generated majority of revenue on PlayStation

January's top US digital console games generated majority of revenue on PlayStation

New data collected by research firm Superdata claims PlayStation hardware is generating significantly more digital revenue than Xbox in the US.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 7:29PM in News
'Better resolution' named as main reason buyers opt for PS4 in US

'Better resolution' named as main reason buyers opt for PS4 in US

A survey of US console owners has found that the main reason PS4 buyers opted for Sony’s console is “better resolution”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 9:46AM in News
God Eater 2 bursts New 3DS' bubble in Japan, as PS4 and Vita take hardware chart top spots

God Eater 2 bursts New 3DS' bubble in Japan, as PS4 and Vita take hardware chart top spots

The release of the next entry in Bandai Namco’s God Eater franchise has shaken up the Japanese retail charts.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 25th 2015 at 4:01PM in News

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The Order: 1886 tops UK retail charts as Evolve falls to No.3

The Order: 1886 tops UK retail charts as Evolve falls to No.3

Sony’s PS4-exclusive cinematic shooter The Order: 1886 has debuted at the top of the UK retail charts, according to the latest Ukie Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: February 15-21

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 15-21

The launch of Total War: Attila has propelled the title to number one on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 22nd 2015 at 9:34PM in News
5.7m Amiibos have been shipped, with Link the most popular

5.7m Amiibos have been shipped, with Link the most popular

Nintendo has now shipped 5.7m of its Amiibo toys worldwide since their release last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
New 3DS sells 335k in US/Europe in week one

New 3DS sells 335k in US/Europe in week one

Nintendo has revealed that 335k units of the new 3DS and New 3DS XL were sold in the West in the week of release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 9:57AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: February 8-14

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 8-14

Evolve is on top of the latest top ten selling products on Steam, finishing ahead of indie Early Access title Darkest Dungeon.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 12:52AM in News
PlayStation won 2014's battle of the gaming headlines, report claims

PlayStation won 2014's battle of the gaming headlines, report claims

An analysis of articles published online in 2014 has shown that PlayStation enjoyed around 35 per cent more coverage than Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 3:58PM in News
US PS4 and Xbox One install base up 60% on last-gen

US PS4 and Xbox One install base up 60% on last-gen

Hardware sales may be down year-on-year in the US in January, but PS4 and Xbox One are already tracking far ahead of their predecessors in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 9:54AM in News
UK games market worth £3.94bn in 2014

UK games market worth £3.94bn in 2014

MCV can today reveal that the UK video games market generated £3.944bn in consumer spending during 2014.

on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:45AM in News

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Analysis: Mobile and online prop up the TV ad space in 2014

Analysis: Mobile and online prop up the TV ad space in 2014

Henry Degnin, digital account manager at Generation Media, examines how mobile and online properties kept the TV advertising market afloat last year

on Feb 11th 2015 at 12:30PM in News
Join us this Thursday morning for the unveiling of MCV's Market Valuation report

Join us this Thursday morning for the unveiling of MCV's Market Valuation report

Don’t forget, this Thursday you can be one of the first to get the result of MCV’s yearly market valuation project. 

on Feb 10th 2015 at 2:14PM in News
Resident Evil beats zombie rival Dying Light in January PSN charts

Resident Evil beats zombie rival Dying Light in January PSN charts

Capcom’s Resident Evil HD finished ahead of Warner Bros’ Dying Light in last month’s PSN charts, Sony has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 3:33PM in News
Assassin's Creed Unity sneaks back up UK charts as Call of Duty ties FIFA 15's top spot record

Assassin's Creed Unity sneaks back up UK charts as Call of Duty ties FIFA 15's top spot record

Ubisoft has once again placed three titles in the UK retail Top Ten, as an Assassin’s Creed Unity promotion saw the game rise four spaces.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 9th 2015 at 10:29AM in News
Grand Theft Auto tops boxed charts in quiet January

Grand Theft Auto tops boxed charts in quiet January

January is generally a quiet month for games, and this year it was no different. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 6th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Find out how much UK consumers spent on games in 2014 at MCV event next week

Find out how much UK consumers spent on games in 2014 at MCV event next week

Our widely-read annual market valuation returns next week, and will be launched at a special breakfast briefing in central London.

on Feb 4th 2015 at 2:07PM in News
Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Six brand new releases resulted in a brand-new chart-topping title in Japan last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Nintendo tops Metacritic's 5th Annual game publisher rankings

Nintendo tops Metacritic's 5th Annual game publisher rankings

Metacritic data has shown that Nintendo titles had the highest average review score in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 12:25PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 25-31

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 25-31

Grand Theft Auto V took the top spot for the second straight week, and Dying Light earned two top ten finishes on this week’s Steam best sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 2nd 2015 at 2:21PM in News