Games Industry Market Data

GAME: PS4 and Xbox One install base surpasses 5.1m in the UK

GAME: PS4 and Xbox One install base surpasses 5.1m in the UK

5.1 million PlayStation 4 and Xbox Ones have been sold in the UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 23rd 2016 at 10:59AM in News
Firewatch sold 500k in its first month, recouped dev costs in one day

Firewatch sold 500k in its first month, recouped dev costs in one day

Publisher Panic has expressed its gratitude for the way in which the video games community has made its recent narrative adventure title Firewatch such a great success.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2016 at 3:26PM in News
Only PlayStation VR can be a mainstream hit, analyst claims

Only PlayStation VR can be a mainstream hit, analyst claims

Of the three big players entering the VR fold this year, only one has a chance of being a mainstream hit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2016 at 11:37AM in News
The Division holds No.1, UFC 2 debuts in second place

The Division holds No.1, UFC 2 debuts in second place

Ubisoft’s latest smash hit The Division was the best-selling game in the UK for the second week running.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 21st 2016 at 10:02AM in News

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Pokémon series has sold over 279m units worldwide

Pokémon series has sold over 279m units worldwide

The blockbuster Pokémon series has sold over 279 million units globally since it debuted in Japan 20 years ago.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 17th 2016 at 12:21PM in News
Analyst expects Sony 'to utterly dominate the rest of the console cycle'

Analyst expects Sony 'to utterly dominate the rest of the console cycle'

The announcement of a £350 RRP for PlayStation VR could mark the game over point in the next-gen console battle.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2016 at 2:48PM in News
The Division outsells Zelda Twilight Princess in Japan

The Division outsells Zelda Twilight Princess in Japan

Ubisoft’s record-breaking shooter can’t be stopped.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2016 at 1:42PM in News
Game downloads added to ONS inflation index

Game downloads added to ONS inflation index

The revenue generated by game downloads has officially become one of the measures by which the Office of National Statistics measures UK inflation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2016 at 11:40AM in News

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The Division is the best-ever selling Q1 game

The Division is the best-ever selling Q1 game

Ubisoft said it was going to do it, and The Division has delivered.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2016 at 10:14AM in News
Cities: Skylines sells 2m copies in first year

Cities: Skylines sells 2m copies in first year

Paradox Interactive is celebrating the first birthday of city builder Cities: Skylines by announcing a highly impressive sales milestone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2016 at 2:10PM in News
PS4 and Far Cry top February NPD rankings; Fire Emblem blossoms

PS4 and Far Cry top February NPD rankings; Fire Emblem blossoms

February marked another sales victory for Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2016 at 10:28AM in News
Stardew Valley approaching half a million sales

Stardew Valley approaching half a million sales

Steam’s current surprise hit is on the cusp of a big sales milestone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2016 at 3:37PM in News

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Analyst trims virtual reality sales forecast by 30 per cent

Analyst trims virtual reality sales forecast by 30 per cent

SuperData now reckons the new virtual reality sector will make nearly a third less money this year than it had originally forecast.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2016 at 11:35AM in News
Far Cry Primal holds Twilight Princess HD from No1

Far Cry Primal holds Twilight Princess HD from No1

The latest entry in Ubisoft’s Far Cry series holds fast at No.1 in the UK this week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 7th 2016 at 10:03AM in News
Original Pokémon games back on top in Japan for series' 20th anniversary

Original Pokémon games back on top in Japan for series' 20th anniversary

It’s 1996 again – Pokémon Red, Green, Blue and Yellow took the No.1 spot in Japan last week according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 1:43PM in News
Far Cry Primal and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 shoot to the top of the charts

Far Cry Primal and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 shoot to the top of the charts

Two brand new releases fly to the head of the UK All Formats charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 29th 2016 at 9:46AM in News

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Digital Rise of the Tomb Raider sales three times that of Xbox One

Digital Rise of the Tomb Raider sales three times that of Xbox One

It appears that the PC release of Rise of the Tomb Raider had a strong debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2016 at 10:04AM in News
PS4 will sell 100+ million units, analyst predicts

PS4 will sell 100+ million units, analyst predicts

Sony’s successful PS4 will go on to join its predecessors the PlayStation and PS2 by selling over 100m units worldwide, DFC Intelligence predicts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2016 at 3:32PM in News
Firewatch has outsold Campo Santo's 'wildest expectations'

Firewatch has outsold Campo Santo's 'wildest expectations'

Indie hit Firewatch has out-performed developer Campo Santo’s commercial predictions.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 24th 2016 at 12:52PM in News
Call of Duty holds No.1 spot as Street Fighter V debuts in second place

Call of Duty holds No.1 spot as Street Fighter V debuts in second place

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III claims its 11th week at the top spot in the UK and outperforms newcomer Street Fighter V.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 22nd 2016 at 9:51AM in News
Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

The market share enjoyed by Windows Phone handsets has more than halved in the last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2016 at 11:18AM in News
US games industry was up 5% in 2015

US games industry was up 5% in 2015

Total US consumer spending on video games was up five per cent year-on-year in 2015, a new joint report between the ESA and NPD has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2016 at 1:24PM in News
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