Games Industry Market Data

Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

The PlayStation Vita has crept ahead of Wii U in Japan as the momentum gained from the release of Mario Kart 8 has started to wear off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: June 8-14

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 8-14

Early Access title The Forest continues to outpace the rest on this week’s Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 16th 2014 at 6:26PM in News
Watch Dogs still No.1 as World Cup game rises up charts

Watch Dogs still No.1 as World Cup game rises up charts

Watch Dogs has held onto the top spot for the third week running in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 16th 2014 at 9:57AM in News
A third of PS4 owners have moved from Xbox and Nintendo, Sony says

A third of PS4 owners have moved from Xbox and Nintendo, Sony says

Research suggests that 31 per cent of PS4 owners had an Xbox 360 or Wii but not a PS3 in the last hardware generation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2014 at 11:12AM in News

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3DS console sales up in Japan thanks to new releases

3DS console sales up in Japan thanks to new releases

Sales of the 3DS XL and 3DS rose this week thanks to a number of new releases, according to Japanese market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 11th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Video games contributed £1bn to UK in 2013

Video games contributed £1bn to UK in 2013

A new report from TIGA says that the video games industry contributed £1.02bn to the UK economy in 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Watch Dogs and Mario Kart hold onto top chart places

Watch Dogs and Mario Kart hold onto top chart places

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has retained its place at the top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 9th 2014 at 9:36AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: June 1-7

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 1-7

Recently released Early Access titles The Forest and The Stomping Land have taken the top two spots on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 8th 2014 at 11:25PM in News

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eSports viewing almost doubled in 2013

eSports viewing almost doubled in 2013

New numbers suggest the boom in eSports is showing no sign of abating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2014 at 1:58PM in News
Jo Twist stresses need for digital video games sales data

Jo Twist stresses need for digital video games sales data

MCV teamed up with UKIE last week to create an estimated value of the UK games market. But there
are still big holes in the industry’s knowledge – particularly ...

on Jun 2nd 2014 at 10:51AM in News
UK leads the way in mobile, online and downloadable games

UK leads the way in mobile, online and downloadable games

The UK is the biggest market for digital games in Europe.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 2nd 2014 at 10:45AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: May 25-31

Steam top ten sellers chart: May 25-31

Watch Dogs has grabbed the top spot on Steam's top ten weekly sellers chart, with a pair of new Early Access titles also making significant marks on this week's list.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 1st 2014 at 6:35PM in News

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UK games market leaps 20 per cent to £3.48bn

UK games market leaps 20 per cent to £3.48bn

The UK games market has risen dramatically year-on-year, as almost every industry category grew.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 29th 2014 at 10:22AM in News
Wii U outsells PS4 in Infamous' first week in Japan

Wii U outsells PS4 in Infamous' first week in Japan

Nintendo’s Wii U has outsold the PlayStation 4 this week in Japan according to sales data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 28th 2014 at 1:11PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: May 18-24

Steam top ten sellers chart: May 18-24

Wolfenstein: The New Order used a strong launch to knock DayZ off the top spot of this week's Steam top sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 27th 2014 at 4:31AM in News
72% of UK gamers prefer buying physical games

72% of UK gamers prefer buying physical games

Digital may be the industry’s biggest market, but consumers still prefer to buy games in a box.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on May 23rd 2014 at 9:57AM in News

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Wii U nearly catches PS4 in Japan

Wii U nearly catches PS4 in Japan

Console sales fell this week in Japan despite a number of new titles coming to stores, Japanese sales data from Famitsu reveals.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 21st 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: May 11-17

Steam top ten sellers chart: May 11-17

Another week, another victory for DayZ on Steam's top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 18th 2014 at 7:56AM in News
74% of US gamers prefer physical to digital

74% of US gamers prefer physical to digital

The disc could yet have some life left in it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2014 at 12:16PM in News
UK pre-owned games market made more than £79m in 2013

UK pre-owned games market made more than £79m in 2013

Pre-owned game sales grew faster than new titles over Christmas, says data specialist Kantar Worldpanel.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 15th 2014 at 10:22AM in News
3DS games dominate Japanese Top Ten

3DS games dominate Japanese Top Ten

Sales of Nintendo’s handheld continue to grow in Japan as the console takes hold of the Top Ten, according to Japanese sales data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 14th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: May 4-10

Steam top ten sellers chart: May 4-10

DayZ is back on top of this week's Steam top ten selling titles, beating out a bevy of discounted offers for the top spot.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 11th 2014 at 8:16AM in News
IDC predicts Kinect-less Xbox One will overtake PS4 in North America

IDC predicts Kinect-less Xbox One will overtake PS4 in North America

Microsoft will take control of the next-gen race in North America if it releases a cut price Xbox One without Kinect, analyst IDC has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2014 at 9:55AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: April 27 - May 3

Steam top ten sellers chart: April 27 - May 3

Dark Souls II has bumped DayZ off its presumed throne on this week's Steam top sellers chart, grabbing the top spot in its second week out from launch.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 5th 2014 at 6:30AM in News
Hitman Go and Spider-Man top UK App Store charts

Hitman Go and Spider-Man top UK App Store charts

Square Enix’s bald killer made it to the top of the UK iPhone paid chart last week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 1st 2014 at 2:50PM in News