Games Industry Market Data

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

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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

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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
Steam top ten sellers: November 15-21

Steam top ten sellers: November 15-21

Fallout 4 continues its reign atop Steam's best-selling products chart, while Football Manager 2016 has settled into the runner-up position for consecutive weeks.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 23rd 2015 at 5:03PM in News
Analyst predicts 70m VR headset sales by the end of 2017

Analyst predicts 70m VR headset sales by the end of 2017

The jury remains out on the real market potential of virtual reality but analyst Superdata thinks it’s going to be a BIG hit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2015 at 2:33PM in News
Black Friday: What should you expect?

Black Friday: What should you expect?

Black Friday is a US sales event. It signals the end of Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas sales rush.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 23rd 2015 at 11:45AM in News

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Battlefront shoots to No.1, has biggest ever UK launch for a Star Wars game

Battlefront shoots to No.1, has biggest ever UK launch for a Star Wars game

Star Wars Battlefront debuts at the top spot in the UK charts and has the fourth biggest week of any game this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 23rd 2015 at 10:09AM in News
Activision leads US TV ad race

Activision leads US TV ad race

The flurry of triple-A console releases has seen console publishers race back to the top of the TV advertisement battle in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 20th 2015 at 11:25AM in News
Fallout 4 claims UK charts crown with 2015's third-biggest launch

Fallout 4 claims UK charts crown with 2015's third-biggest launch

Fallout 4 has tripled the sales of its predecessor New Vegas, rocketing to number one in the UK retail rankings.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 16th 2015 at 9:24AM in News
Steam top ten: November 8-14

Steam top ten: November 8-14

Fallout 4 continues to top Steam's weekly best sellers chart, taking the number one spot again during its launch week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 16th 2015 at 7:25AM in News
Bethesda touts 12m unit launch figure for Fallout 4

Bethesda touts 12m unit launch figure for Fallout 4

Bethesda has said that Fallout 4 sold-in 12m units of Fallout 4 for this week’s launch day.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2015 at 3:25PM in News
Halo 5 does what it was designed to do - gets Xbox One back on top

Halo 5 does what it was designed to do - gets Xbox One back on top

The long-awaited arrival of the Master Chief on Xbox One has helped the console achieve a rare monthly win in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2015 at 9:39AM in News
Black Ops 3 tops Japanese charts in debut week

Black Ops 3 tops Japanese charts in debut week

Blockbuster shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops III has shot to number one in the Japanese retail charts, fighting off a number of home-grown titles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 11th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Steam top ten: November 1-7

Steam top ten: November 1-7

Pre-orders for Fallout 4 were able to hold off the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops III on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 9th 2015 at 7:22PM in News
91% of Call of Duty Week One sales were on PS4 and Xbox One

91% of Call of Duty Week One sales were on PS4 and Xbox One

The latest entry in Activision’s Call of Duty series goes straight to the top of the UK boxed games charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 9th 2015 at 10:18AM in News