Games Industry Market Data

How did the UK games market perform in 2015?

How did the UK games market perform in 2015?

The headline news from this year’s GfK report is this: There were fewer games sold last year, there were fewer consoles sold last year, but accessory sales continue to rise.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
PS4 and Xbox One shine but physical gaming sales drop to £2.1bn in 2015

PS4 and Xbox One shine but physical gaming sales drop to £2.1bn in 2015

PS4 and Xbox One UK game sales shot up by over 50 per cent in 2015.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Monster Hunter X holds the No.1 spot in Japan

Monster Hunter X holds the No.1 spot in Japan

The latest entry in Capcom’s Monster Hunter series is manages to hold on to the top spot in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Steam Winter Sale boasts big gains over Valve's previous promotions

Steam Winter Sale boasts big gains over Valve's previous promotions

Valve’s alteration of how it conducts its Steam Winter Sale appears to have paid off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 10:07AM in News

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III starts 2016 on top in the UK

Call of Duty: Black Ops III starts 2016 on top in the UK

Activision’s Call of Duty starts 2016 as it ended 2015: in the No.1 spot in the All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 11th 2016 at 9:53AM in News
Monster Hunter X starts 2016 on top in Japan

Monster Hunter X starts 2016 on top in Japan

The best-selling game of 2015 in Japan is also its first No.1 of this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Japanese games market falls to lowest point in 26 years, declines 13 per cent year-on-year

Japanese games market falls to lowest point in 26 years, declines 13 per cent year-on-year

Things continue to look exceptionally bleak for the Japanese console games market, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 10:59AM in News
Global VR market to reach £3.5bn in sales in 2016 - report

Global VR market to reach £3.5bn in sales in 2016 - report

Virtual reality is almost upon us now, and research firm SuperData reckons that the market for the new tech will reach $5.1bn (£3.5bn) by the end of the year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 9:54AM in News

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Steam games made over $3.5bn in 2015 - report

Steam games made over $3.5bn in 2015 - report

Games sold over Steam generated over $3.5bn last year, according to analytics site Steam Spy.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2016 at 11:26AM in News
Call of Duty Black Ops III claims fifth UK No.1

Call of Duty Black Ops III claims fifth UK No.1

Call of Duty: Black Ops III has spent its fifth week in 2015 at the top of the UK All Formats charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 4th 2016 at 10:20AM in News
The Force awakens Star Wars app spend surge

The Force awakens Star Wars app spend surge

The long-awaited cinematic arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has certainly awoken a renewed interest in Star Wars apps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 10:53AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: December 13-19

Steam top ten sellers: December 13-19

Grand Theft Auto V has taken the top spot on Steam's latest weekly best-sellers list.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 21st 2015 at 4:24PM in News

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Metacritic crowns Metal Gear Solid V 2015's best game, PS4 best console

Metacritic crowns Metal Gear Solid V 2015's best game, PS4 best console

The annual ranking at reviews aggregator Metacritic has named Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as 2015’s highest reviewed game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2015 at 3:58PM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the 2015 Christmas No.1

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the 2015 Christmas No.1

The latest Call of Duty doggedly refuses to abide by the established narrative of decline, with Black Ops III claiming this year’s Christmas No.1 title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2015 at 12:46PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: December 6-12

Steam top ten sellers: December 6-12

Fallout 4 is back on top of Steam's weekly top ten sellers chart, with Rainbow Six Siege hot on its heels.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 14th 2015 at 6:43PM in News
Call of Duty takes the top spot the week before Christmas No.1

Call of Duty takes the top spot the week before Christmas No.1

One week remains until the UK's Christmas No.1 is decided and Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III is once again the top dog in the UK All Formats chart.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 14th 2015 at 10:32AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers: November 29 - December 5

Steam top ten sellers: November 29 - December 5

Grand Theft Auto V took advantage of its discount in Steam's Exploration Sale last week, wrestling the top spot on the best sellers chart away from Fallout 4.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 8th 2015 at 2:43AM in News
FIFA 16 claims sixth UK No.1, Just Cause 3 debuts in fourth place

FIFA 16 claims sixth UK No.1, Just Cause 3 debuts in fourth place

EA’s football blockbuster FIFA 16 has claimed its sixth No.1 this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 7th 2015 at 9:44AM in News
Minecraft continues to rule the App Store charts

Minecraft continues to rule the App Store charts

Minecraft dominates the iPad and iPhone paid charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 10:30AM in News
November charts: Call of Duty, Fallout and Battlefront cause blockbuster month for the UK games industry

November charts: Call of Duty, Fallout and Battlefront cause blockbuster month for the UK games industry

November proved to be a major month for the UK games industry, driven by a trio of major launches - Call of Duty, Fallout and Star Wars Battlefront.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 10:30AM in News
The charts are back - and this time they are digital

The charts are back - and this time they are digital

At last! The UK games industry has some digital download charts.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 10:30AM in News
1.8m games sold during Black Friday week

1.8m games sold during Black Friday week

The numbers are finally in for what appears to have been a blockbuster Black Friday.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 2nd 2015 at 10:14AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: November 22-28

Steam top ten sellers: November 22-28

Fallout 4 was able to hold off the rising tide of titles on special for Steam's currently winding down Exploration Sale, taking the top spot on this week's best sellers ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 1st 2015 at 2:15AM in News
Star Wars Battlefront stays on target at top of Japanese charts

Star Wars Battlefront stays on target at top of Japanese charts

The latest Star Wars game has unsurprisingly shot to the top of the Japanese retail rankings in its debut week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 25th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Digital game revenue up in October as FIFA 16 pitches in - Superdata

Digital game revenue up in October as FIFA 16 pitches in - Superdata

Nearly all digital game segments experienced a year-over-year rise in revenue last month, Superdata reports.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 25th 2015 at 3:59AM in News