Games Industry Market Data

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
Twitch is America's most used live streaming site

Twitch is America's most used live streaming site

Big-hitting live video sites such as WWE, Ustream and MLB are trailing in the wake of the phenomenon that is Twitch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2014 at 10:42AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: April 20-26

Steam top ten sellers chart: April 20-26

DayZ was able to hold of Dark Souls II during its launch week to once again take the top spot Steam's best sellers chart for the past week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 27th 2014 at 6:45PM in News
Xbox One rules the month: the March charts

Xbox One rules the month: the March charts

March is typically when big releases coming to stores. This year was no different with EA’s Titanfall and Sony's Infamous: Second Son hitting shelves. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 25th 2014 at 3:33PM in News
PC games revenue overtakes consoles - report

PC games revenue overtakes consoles - report

The PC games market has now surpassed the console gaming sector in terms of revenues, an analyst has claimed.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 25th 2014 at 12:13PM in News
US digital spending up in March

US digital spending up in March

Digital games spending in the US saw a significant year-on-year increase last month, analyst firm Superdata has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 7:52AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: April 13-19

Steam top ten sellers chart: April 13-19

DayZ bested Dark Souls II pre-orders to claim the top spot on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 6:58AM in News
PS4 leads hardware sales again in March as Xbox One ships 5m lifetime

PS4 leads hardware sales again in March as Xbox One ships 5m lifetime

The PlayStation 4 outsold all other consoles in the US for the third month running, NPD's March 2013 report shows.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 18th 2014 at 5:24AM in News
36.9% of Steam purchases are never played

36.9% of Steam purchases are never played

A new insight into the digital lives of Steam users has revealed a host of fascinating data, not least of which is the number of games left untouched by owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 10:31AM in News
Google Play downloads tracking 45% ahead of Apple App Store

Google Play downloads tracking 45% ahead of Apple App Store

A new report says that total Google Play downloads are currently tracking ahead of the Apple App Store in terms of volume.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 3:02PM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: April 6-12

Steam top ten sellers chart: April 6-12

DayZ is back on top of Valve's latest weekly top sellers chart on Steam.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 14th 2014 at 6:50AM in News
FIFA beats Elder Scrolls to UK No.1

FIFA beats Elder Scrolls to UK No.1

FIFA 14 has taken the No.1 spot in the UK Chart-Track Top 40 for the eleventh time.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 7th 2014 at 10:41AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: March 30 - April 5

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 30 - April 5

Goat Simulator has emerged the unexpected victor on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 6th 2014 at 10:22PM in News
Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

A new report claims that smartphone gaming now account for around 50 per cent of Japan’s total video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 11:53AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: March 23-29

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 23-29

A 75 per cent discount on Batman: Arkham Origins has the game ahead of the rest on the latest Steam top ten sales chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 30th 2014 at 7:49PM in News
Superdata: Console microtransactions hit $352m in 2013

Superdata: Console microtransactions hit $352m in 2013

Microtransactions on consoles accounted for approximately $352m in sales last year, research group Superdata has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2014 at 6:48PM in News
Warner Bros shines in quiet month: the February charts

Warner Bros shines in quiet month: the February charts

February is not traditionally a big sales month, but this year was even quieter than usual.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 26th 2014 at 10:10AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: March 16-22

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 16-22

DayZ is back on top of this week's best sellers chart on Steam.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 23rd 2014 at 8:09PM in News
Xbox One hardware jumps 96% on Titanfall launch

Xbox One hardware jumps 96% on Titanfall launch

Titanfall is comfortably this week’s UK No.1, and boost Xbox One hardware sales by almost 100 per cent.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 17th 2014 at 9:52AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: March 9-15

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 9-15

South Park: The Stick of Truth maintained its position this week on Steam's best sellers chart, once again finishing ahead of DayZ for the top spot.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 16th 2014 at 8:18PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: March 2-8

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 2-8

South Park: The Stick of Truth has emerged the victor for Steam's latest weekly sales chart, beating out DayZ and Banished for the top spot.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 9th 2014 at 10:19PM in News
PopCap senior manager Bilas joins GameAnalytics

PopCap senior manager Bilas joins GameAnalytics

Denmark-based company GameAnalytics has announced the appointment of PopCap's Allison Bilas as its new vice president of product.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 7th 2014 at 5:16AM in News
Happy New Year: January in numbers

Happy New Year: January in numbers

January is always a quiet time of the year – this year more so than normal with only a handful of new releases.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 6th 2014 at 10:14AM in News