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Online PS4 prices surge 41% since launch

Online PS4 prices surge 41% since launch

The price that consumers are willing to pay for PS4 is shooting up as we get closer to Christmas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2013 at 11:33AM in News
Call of Duty still top as Gran Turismo 6 stalls at the green light

Call of Duty still top as Gran Turismo 6 stalls at the green light

Activision’s Call of Duty: Ghosts has claimed the Gfk Chart-Track All Formats No.1 for the third time in four weeks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2013 at 9:43AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 1-7

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 1-7

The Steam Early Access release of indie darling Terraria's spiritual successor Starbound has vaulted to the top of Valve's latest weekly top sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 8th 2013 at 8:43PM in News
PS4 generated 4% more social media buzz than Xbox One in first 72 hours

PS4 generated 4% more social media buzz than Xbox One in first 72 hours

New research from Way To Blue has suggested that PS4 put in a stronger social media performance than Xbox One in their respective 72 hour launch periods.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 3:12PM in News

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Global PS4 sales pass 2.1m units

Global PS4 sales pass 2.1m units

Sony has revealed that PS4 has now sold 2.1m units globally since it first arrived in North America on November 15th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 9:20AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: November 24-30

Steam top ten sellers chart: November 24-30

Skyrim leads a pack of past top sellers on this week's Steam sales chart, with the majority carrying significant discounts thanks to Valve's Autumn Sale.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 2nd 2013 at 2:16AM in News
PS4 is beating Xbox One in social media war - report

PS4 is beating Xbox One in social media war - report

Sony’s PS4 arrives in the UK and Europe today and a new report has found that the machine currently has the advantage over its rival Xbox One on social media.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2013 at 10:19AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: November 17-23

Steam top ten sellers chart: November 17-23

Last week's PC launch of Assassin's Creed IV helped Ubisoft's title beat out Call of Duty: Ghosts for top of Steam's top sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 25th 2013 at 5:26AM in News

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DFC predicts GameCube-like sales for Wii U

DFC predicts GameCube-like sales for Wii U

Another analyst has issued a damning verdict on the future fortunes of Nintendo’s Wii U.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2013 at 3:58PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: November 10-16

Steam top ten sellers chart: November 10-16

Valve has revealed Steam's top selling titles from the past week, with Egosoft's X Rebirth launching its way to the top spot.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 18th 2013 at 6:49AM in News
IHS predicts 11m unit for PS4 over Xbox One by 2017

IHS predicts 11m unit for PS4 over Xbox One by 2017

PS4 will have outsold its rival Xbox One to the tune of 11m units within five years, research firm IHS has predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2013 at 12:43PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: November 3-9

Steam top ten sellers chart: November 3-9

Call of Duty: Ghosts is unsurprisingly at the top of Valve’s latest Steam weekly top sellers chart, beating out last week’s winner Football Manager 2014.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 12th 2013 at 5:19AM in News

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A third of all console spending to be digital by 2017 - report

A third of all console spending to be digital by 2017 - report

IHS head of games Piers Harding-Rolls has predicted a dramatic swing to digital during the imminent console generation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2013 at 12:19PM in News
Call of Duty sales tumble 50%, but how bad is it?

Call of Duty sales tumble 50%, but how bad is it?

Call of Duty: Ghosts UK launch sales are around 50 per cent lower than Call of Duty: Black Ops II, retail sources have told MCV.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 11th 2013 at 10:12AM in News
If you include digital, Black Ops II has had the biggest year for a video game ever

If you include digital, Black Ops II has had the biggest year for a video game ever

Black Ops II’s digital revenue alone for the last 12 months would place it as the year’s third biggest game behind Grand Theft Auto V and Skylanders Giants.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2013 at 11:01AM in News
Activision says console transition behind lower Call of Duty sales

Activision says console transition behind lower Call of Duty sales

Call of Duty: Ghosts sales are down compared to Black Ops II, Activision has admitted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2013 at 9:36AM in News

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ACIV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 pip COD: Ghosts in social media wars

ACIV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 pip COD: Ghosts in social media wars

The latest social media research from Way To Blue suggests that Call of Duty: Ghosts is lagging behind the competition in terms of social media buzz.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2013 at 3:30PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: October 27 - November 2

Steam top ten sellers chart: October 27 - November 2

Football Manager 2014 has come out on top of the past week's top ten sellers on Steam.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 4th 2013 at 5:25AM in News
Exclusive: The UK PC download charts

Exclusive: The UK PC download charts

UKIE's digital charts project has taken huge strides this year, with more data than ever so that we now have a semi-accurate picture of the UK PC download market.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 31st 2013 at 11:53AM in News
PC now the UK's fastest growing games platform

PC now the UK's fastest growing games platform

Next-gen consoles finally have a competitor to be fearful of – the PC.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 31st 2013 at 10:27AM in News
Next-gen won't recapture last-gen's highs, analyst predicts

Next-gen won't recapture last-gen's highs, analyst predicts

Strategy Analytics thinks the upcoming console generation will fall well short of the financial success enjoyed by our current machines.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2013 at 1:50PM in News
Grand Theft Auto V Games On Demand XBL release breaks records

Grand Theft Auto V Games On Demand XBL release breaks records

The digital version of Grand Theft Auto V available on Xbox Live’s Games on Demand has broken records.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2013 at 10:14AM in News
Sainsbury's regains UK No.2 position in supermarket race

Sainsbury's regains UK No.2 position in supermarket race

Asda has fallen to third in the UK supermarket race.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2013 at 3:37PM in News
Tesco claims a third of Grand Theft Auto V's total spend in UK

Tesco claims a third of Grand Theft Auto V's total spend in UK

A third of all the money spent on Grand Theft Auto V in the UK in its first two weeks on sale in the UK was spent at Tesco.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 28th 2013 at 11:17AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: October 20-26

Steam top ten sellers chart: October 20-26

Warner Bros. latest Dark Knight effort Batman: Arkham Origins finished ahead of indie gem The Stanley Parable to grab the top spot on this week's Steam top ten sellers list.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 28th 2013 at 12:20AM in News