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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
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

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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

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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
More women own consoles than men in the US

More women own consoles than men in the US

A new study from the Pew Research Centre has strengthened the argument that console content makers should be making more effort to appeal to females.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:56AM in News

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PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

Sales of brand new PS3 and Xbox 360 games have dropped year-on-year as the latest generation of consoles see a greater number of exclusive releases.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:21AM in News
God Eater rules Japanese charts in Top Ten free of Halo 5

God Eater rules Japanese charts in Top Ten free of Halo 5

In a contrast to the UK’s Halo-ruled rankings, Japan’s retail charts were last week dominated by home-grown titles from the territory.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: October 25-31

Steam top ten sellers: October 25-31

Grand Theft Auto V has retaken the top spot on Steam’s weekly best-sellers chart, thanks to a feature discount in the distributor’s Halloween Sale.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 5:30PM in News
High Street entertainment market share up year-on-year, says Kantar

High Street entertainment market share up year-on-year, says Kantar

New data from Kantar Worldpanel indicates that the market share of GAME, HMV and Argos has increased on the year before.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 1:20PM in News

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Halo 5 debuts at No.1, sales 50% higher than The Master Chief Collection's Week One

Halo 5 debuts at No.1, sales 50% higher than The Master Chief Collection's Week One

Halo 5: Guardians has taken the No.1 spot in the UK charts, deposing previous top dog Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 9:59AM in News
PS4 sales continue to rapidly outpace the opposition

PS4 sales continue to rapidly outpace the opposition

Sony has revealed that it sold 4m PS4 consoles in the quarter ending September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2015 at 10:04AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: October 18-24

Steam top ten sellers: October 18-24

Valve has released Steam's latest weekly top ten sellers chart, with pre-orders for Fallout 4 outpacing the rest for the second straight week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 26th 2015 at 5:02PM in News
Digital console game sales surge 29% in September

Digital console game sales surge 29% in September

Superdata’s worldwide digital games report for September has shown an annual 11 per cent increase in sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 2:09PM in News
PS4 and Xbox One are up 40% on previous gen sales

PS4 and Xbox One are up 40% on previous gen sales

Remember when everyone was saying that consoles were dying and no-now would be the next-generation machines? They were wrong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2015 at 11:19AM in News
PS4 wins the US monthly sales race again in the US

PS4 wins the US monthly sales race again in the US

Sony’s PS4 was the best-selling console in the US in September, marking the fifth successive month it has outsold Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2015 at 11:16AM in News
Steam top ten: October 11-17

Steam top ten: October 11-17

Pre-orders for Fallout 4 have vaulted the upcoming game to number one on Steam's latest weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 19th 2015 at 11:34PM in News
FIFA spends fourth week at No.1, Uncharted still second

FIFA spends fourth week at No.1, Uncharted still second

Football blockbuster FIFA 16 has now spent one month in first place in the UK Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 19th 2015 at 10:42AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: October 4-10

Steam top ten sellers: October 4-10

Early Access hit Ark: Survival Evolved has retaken the top spot on Steam's weekly best sellers chart, thanks to a feature discount promotion on Valve's storefront.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 12th 2015 at 6:43PM in News