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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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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

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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
Analyst tips Xbox One to win launch window next-gen sales race

Analyst tips Xbox One to win launch window next-gen sales race

Baird Research analyst Colin Sebastian has predicted that Xbox One will enjoy slightly higher launch window unit sales than its rival PS4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 25th 2013 at 3:56PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: October 13-19

Steam top ten sellers chart: October 13-19

First-person exploration game The Stanley Parable has taken Steam's weekly charts by storm, grabbing the number one spot in just two and a half days of availability.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 20th 2013 at 9:40AM in News
NPD: Grand Theft Auto V leads industry to positive month in September

NPD: Grand Theft Auto V leads industry to positive month in September

NPD's monthly retail report reveals that Grand Theft Auto V sales have carried the industry to a 27 per cent year-over-year increase in total revenue.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 18th 2013 at 4:09AM in News
Predicting the Q4 video game TV invasion

Predicting the Q4 video game TV invasion

Ad specialist Generation Media takes a look at historical TV marketing data to predict the level of screen advertising we might expect from video games during Q4...

on Oct 17th 2013 at 2:04PM in News
A further 27,638 UK shops to close and 164 retail business to fold by 2018 - report

A further 27,638 UK shops to close and 164 retail business to fold by 2018 - report

Powa Technologies – an ecommerce provider, it should be noted – has issued a damning prediction for the future of the British High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2013 at 3:44PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: October 6-12

Steam top ten sellers chart: October 6-12

Civilization V is out in front of yet another Steam weekly software sales chart filled with aging hits on special.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 14th 2013 at 1:25AM in News
Grand Theft Auto fans more likely to be interested in art and literature than other gamers

Grand Theft Auto fans more likely to be interested in art and literature than other gamers

A new report from Exponential Interactive paints a very different picture of the average Grand Theft Auto V player than you might expect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2013 at 10:45AM in News