Games Industry Market Data

New Shin Megami Tensei title debuts at No.1 in Japan

New Shin Megami Tensei title debuts at No.1 in Japan

The latest game in Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei series of RPGs has gone straight to the top spot in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 17th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops III claims tenth No.1

Call of Duty: Black Ops III claims tenth No.1

Activision’s latest Call of Duty title has spent its tenth week at the No.1 spot in the UK since its November launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 15th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Ubisoft makes more money per Xbox One user than PS4 user

Ubisoft makes more money per Xbox One user than PS4 user

Global sales of the PS4 may well be far ahead of Xbox One, but today’s Ubisoft financial report reveals that Microsoft users are spending more.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 3:37PM in News
Skylanders and Guitar Hero underperform while Call of Duty soars

Skylanders and Guitar Hero underperform while Call of Duty soars

Publisher Activision has said that both Skylanders SuperChargers and Guitar Hero Live failed to meet sales expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 10:16AM in News

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Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Warner Bros' LEGO Dimensions has pushed the revenue made from toys-to-life products to £129m.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:30PM in News
GTA V is top soundtrack for second year running

GTA V is top soundtrack for second year running

The soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V is the top-selling video game album for the second year in a row.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:09PM in News
User numbers fall, but Zynga losses narrow

User numbers fall, but Zynga losses narrow

Zynga says its slow and steady turnaround is continuing, despite big drops in its user numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
UK games market hits a record £4.19bn

UK games market hits a record £4.19bn

2015 was the biggest year in UK games industry history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 10:50AM in News

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New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Bandai Namco Naruto title Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 debuted at No.1 in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 10th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Call of Duty back on top as new Naruto title debuts in third place

Call of Duty back on top as new Naruto title debuts in third place

Activision’s Call of Duty Black Ops III returns to the No.1 spot this week with an 11 increase in sales.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 8th 2016 at 9:49AM in News
Splatoon sales have consistently tracked ahead of Mario Kart 8

Splatoon sales have consistently tracked ahead of Mario Kart 8

Nintendo has revealed that, following their respective release, Wii U shooter Splatoon has consistently outsold Mario Kart 8.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 1:55PM in News
How did the UK's PC digital market do in 2015?

How did the UK's PC digital market do in 2015?

In April last year, Russian games veteran Sergey Galvonkin set up Steam Spy. 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 4th 2016 at 9:35AM in News

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Vita hardware sales triple in Japan as Dragon Quest Builders hits stores

Vita hardware sales triple in Japan as Dragon Quest Builders hits stores

Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard wo Fukkatsu Seyo debuted in Japan last week and dominates the top half of the region’s charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:00PM in News
LEGO Marvel's Avengers soars to No.1

LEGO Marvel's Avengers soars to No.1

Warner Bros’ LEGO Marvel's Avengers has become the eighth LEGO video game to reach the top spot in the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2016 at 9:48AM in News
Riot made $1.6bn off League of Legends digital sales in 2015, dethrones Clash of Clans

Riot made $1.6bn off League of Legends digital sales in 2015, dethrones Clash of Clans

Riot Games, creators of eSports frontrunner League of Legends, reportedly made $1.6bn off the game in 2015 according to SuperData Research.

on Jan 28th 2016 at 2:13PM in News
Yakuza: Kiwami flies to the top of the Japanese charts like a dragon

Yakuza: Kiwami flies to the top of the Japanese charts like a dragon

The remake of the first game in Sega's Yakuza franchise – Like A Dragon in Japan – debuts at No.1 in the region's Top Ten, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2016 at 1:00PM in News

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Digital PC games outsold mobile titles last year

Digital PC games outsold mobile titles last year

The smartphone sector is king, consuming all other formats in its wake, right? Apparently not. Actually, the good ol' PC still rules the roost.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 27th 2016 at 11:05AM in News
Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Kantar’s latest Entertainment Barometer report paints a picture of decline for physical games retail – although it’s faring better than the wider entertainment market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 10:46AM in News
Call of Duty holds onto No.1 as Resident Evil Origins Collection debuts in sixth place

Call of Duty holds onto No.1 as Resident Evil Origins Collection debuts in sixth place

Activision’s Call of Duty hangs on to the top spot in the UK All Formats charts for a seventh consecutive week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 25th 2016 at 10:19AM in News
Developer interest in VR doubles, while Nintendo is in decline

Developer interest in VR doubles, while Nintendo is in decline

The latest Game Developers Conference State of the Industry Survey has revealed a spike in interest in virtual reality within the games development community.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2016 at 10:56AM in News
Clash of Clans generated the most UK mobile revenue in 2015

Clash of Clans generated the most UK mobile revenue in 2015

Research company App Annie has released its mobile market report for 2015.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
JRPG Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts at No.1 in Japan

JRPG Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts at No.1 in Japan

Atlus’ remaster of 2008 JRPG Odin Sphere has shot to the Japanese top spot according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
ESA criticises NPD games market figures

ESA criticises NPD games market figures

US video games trade body the Entertainment Software Association has criticised the market data released by research firm NPD.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
Call of Duty claims sixth successive UK No.1, GTA V shoots up to second place

Call of Duty claims sixth successive UK No.1, GTA V shoots up to second place

With a lack of new releases hitting shelves, Call of Duty once again retains the top spot in the UK All Formats chart.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 18th 2016 at 9:58AM in News
iOS shipments overtook Windows last year as PC shipments suffer record decline

iOS shipments overtook Windows last year as PC shipments suffer record decline

There were more Apple iOS devices than Windows devices shipped in 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2016 at 3:09PM in News