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PlayStation won 2014's battle of the gaming headlines, report claims

PlayStation won 2014's battle of the gaming headlines, report claims

An analysis of articles published online in 2014 has shown that PlayStation enjoyed around 35 per cent more coverage than Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 3:58PM in News
US PS4 and Xbox One install base up 60% on last-gen

US PS4 and Xbox One install base up 60% on last-gen

Hardware sales may be down year-on-year in the US in January, but PS4 and Xbox One are already tracking far ahead of their predecessors in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 9:54AM in News
UK games market worth £3.94bn in 2014

UK games market worth £3.94bn in 2014

MCV can today reveal that the UK video games market generated £3.944bn in consumer spending during 2014.

on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:45AM in News
Analysis: Mobile and online prop up the TV ad space in 2014

Analysis: Mobile and online prop up the TV ad space in 2014

Henry Degnin, digital account manager at Generation Media, examines how mobile and online properties kept the TV advertising market afloat last year

on Feb 11th 2015 at 12:30PM in News

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Join us this Thursday morning for the unveiling of MCV's Market Valuation report

Join us this Thursday morning for the unveiling of MCV's Market Valuation report

Don’t forget, this Thursday you can be one of the first to get the result of MCV’s yearly market valuation project. 

on Feb 10th 2015 at 2:14PM in News
Resident Evil beats zombie rival Dying Light in January PSN charts

Resident Evil beats zombie rival Dying Light in January PSN charts

Capcom’s Resident Evil HD finished ahead of Warner Bros’ Dying Light in last month’s PSN charts, Sony has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2015 at 3:33PM in News
Assassin's Creed Unity sneaks back up UK charts as Call of Duty ties FIFA 15's top spot record

Assassin's Creed Unity sneaks back up UK charts as Call of Duty ties FIFA 15's top spot record

Ubisoft has once again placed three titles in the UK retail Top Ten, as an Assassin’s Creed Unity promotion saw the game rise four spaces.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 9th 2015 at 10:29AM in News
Grand Theft Auto tops boxed charts in quiet January

Grand Theft Auto tops boxed charts in quiet January

January is generally a quiet month for games, and this year it was no different. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 6th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Find out how much UK consumers spent on games in 2014 at MCV event next week

Find out how much UK consumers spent on games in 2014 at MCV event next week

Our widely-read annual market valuation returns next week, and will be launched at a special breakfast briefing in central London.

on Feb 4th 2015 at 2:07PM in News
Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Spate of fresh releases shake up Japanese software charts

Six brand new releases resulted in a brand-new chart-topping title in Japan last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Nintendo tops Metacritic's 5th Annual game publisher rankings

Nintendo tops Metacritic's 5th Annual game publisher rankings

Metacritic data has shown that Nintendo titles had the highest average review score in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 12:25PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 25-31

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 25-31

Grand Theft Auto V took the top spot for the second straight week, and Dying Light earned two top ten finishes on this week’s Steam best sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 2nd 2015 at 2:21PM in News

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Advanced Warfare reclaims UK charts top spot, leaving it tied with GTA V's record

Advanced Warfare reclaims UK charts top spot, leaving it tied with GTA V's record

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s return to the No.1 UK retail charts position means it is now drawing with Grand Theft Auto V’s top spot tally.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 2nd 2015 at 10:21AM in News
Twitch hits 100m monthly viewers in 2014

Twitch hits 100m monthly viewers in 2014

Streaming video service Twitch continues to boom, with monthly viewer numbers reaching 100m in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:55PM in News
New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Who won 2014? Last year's biggest publishers, games and accessories revealed

Who won 2014? Last year's biggest publishers, games and accessories revealed

2014 was the first full year for the New Generation, and you could tell.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 10:30AM in News

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6.6m Xbox consoles sold during Q4

6.6m Xbox consoles sold during Q4

Microsoft says it shifted 6.6m Xbox consoles during the last quarter of 2014.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 9:42AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 18-24

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 18-24

Grand Theft Auto V has taken the top spot on the latest Steam weekly top sellers chart, following the game's first full week of pre-order availability.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 9:07PM in News
Amazon claimed a quarter of all Christmas games, music and video sales

Amazon claimed a quarter of all Christmas games, music and video sales

Kantar Worldpanel data has revealed the extent of Amazon’s dominance of the UK Christmas entertainment market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 10:04AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V No.1 for the seventh time; Call of Duty Ghosts back in Top Ten

Grand Theft Auto V No.1 for the seventh time; Call of Duty Ghosts back in Top Ten

Grand Theft Auto V is once again No.1 in the GfK Chart-Track Top 40. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 26th 2015 at 9:55AM in News
How much are you worth? Find out with the results of MCV's 2015 Salary Survey

How much are you worth? Find out with the results of MCV's 2015 Salary Survey

More than 850 games industry professionals – from retail to development – took part in this year's annual salary survey. We study the results

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:13AM in News
Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue to be the best-sellers in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 21st 2015 at 1:00PM in News
SAVE THE DATE: New MCV event reveals how much consumers spent on games overall last year

SAVE THE DATE: New MCV event reveals how much consumers spent on games overall last year

Our widely-read annual market valuation returns next month, and will be launched at a special breakfast briefing in central London.

on Jan 21st 2015 at 11:08AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 11-17

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 11-17

H1Z1 has finished on top of Steam's weekly best sellers chart, outpacing pre-orders for Grand Theft Auto V.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 3:46AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V claims second UK No.1 of 2015

Grand Theft Auto V claims second UK No.1 of 2015

Rockstar’s best-selling crime title has held onto the top spot in spite of a sales decline. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 19th 2015 at 9:58AM in News