Games Industry Market Data

NPD: US digital games spending up, but not enough to offset physical decline

NPD: US digital games spending up, but not enough to offset physical decline

Digital full game downloads and DLC spending grew 27 per cent in the US games market during Q2 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 6th 2013 at 12:12PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 25-31

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 25-31

Total War: Rome II has dethroned Payday 2 for the top spot in Steam’s latest top selling products chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 3rd 2013 at 7:35AM in News
"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

Y’know, there’s a reason why there’s a big red 18 on the front of the box.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2013 at 3:55PM in News
ERA: Games retail will outperform video and music combined in 2013

ERA: Games retail will outperform video and music combined in 2013

Video games are expected to generate more revenue than both video and music combined this year.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 27th 2013 at 12:23PM in News

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Gamescom 2013 celebrates 23% attendance spike

Gamescom 2013 celebrates 23% attendance spike

Attendance numbers of last week’s Gamescom 2013 were up an impressive 23 per cent on the 2012 event, the event’s organisers have revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2013 at 9:11AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 18-24

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 18-24

PayDay 2 is out ahead of the pack again on the latest Steam top ten selling products chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 27th 2013 at 2:38AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 11-17

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 11-17

Steam’s latest top ten selling products chart has Payday 2 maintaining its hold on the top spot during its launch week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 19th 2013 at 6:25AM in News
July NPD: 3DS remains on top of hardware, NCAA Football leads software

July NPD: 3DS remains on top of hardware, NCAA Football leads software

The NPD Group has released its retail sales report for July, confirming another year-over-year decline across the board.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 16th 2013 at 9:25AM in News

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Skylanders figures have outsold EVERY other action figure brand this year

Skylanders figures have outsold EVERY other action figure brand this year

Activision’s Skylanders IP has taken charge of the toy market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2013 at 2:04PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 4-10

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 4-10

Payday 2 grabs hold of the top spot on this week’s Steam top ten selling products chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 11th 2013 at 8:09PM in News
UK games retail suffers worst month on record

UK games retail suffers worst month on record

The UK games retail market has suffered its worst month in history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 8th 2013 at 11:39AM in News
The UK has 6m daily smartphone gamers - report

The UK has 6m daily smartphone gamers - report

Six million Britons play smartphone games every day according to new research from ComScore.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2013 at 3:48PM in News

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Android app downloads overtake iOS

Android app downloads overtake iOS

Sales of Android hardware have been ahead of Apple for some time now, but for the first time Android downloads have now overtaken iOS.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2013 at 12:57PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: July 21-27

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 21-27

The latest rendition of Steam’s weekly top ten product chart sees the return of a classic franchise and the conclusion of the Summer Sale’s influence.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 29th 2013 at 6:04AM in News
Average global broadband connection speed hits 3.1Mbps; UK hits 7.9Mbps

Average global broadband connection speed hits 3.1Mbps; UK hits 7.9Mbps

The average internet user from anywhere in the world enjoys a connection speed of 3.1Mbps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2013 at 3:45PM in News
Ouya devs reveal software sales numbers

Ouya devs reveal software sales numbers

A trio of devs behind some of the more recognisable games on Ouya have revealed their sales figures.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 1:50PM in News

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New report says British video games 
workforce has halved - but it's wrong

New report says British video games workforce has halved - but it's wrong

A damaging new report claims that the UK games industry employs just over 5,000 people – but it is massively inaccurate, MCV research has concluded.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 11:41AM in News
Poll suggests little next-gen interest in Japan

Poll suggests little next-gen interest in Japan

Although there are indications that there’s a decent appetite for Xbox One and PS4 in the West, the same can’t necessarily be said of Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2013 at 10:41AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: July 7-13

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 7-13

The Summer Sale has made first impact on the top ten selling products chart for Valve's service, with Civilization V and Borderlands 2 offerings making up nearly half of the ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 15th 2013 at 5:00AM in News
SingStar user numbers jump following free-to-play transition

SingStar user numbers jump following free-to-play transition

Sony’s decision to make SingStar a free-to-play PS3 title has seen a dramatic increase in user numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2013 at 2:46PM in News
Happy 5th Birthday, Apple App Store

Happy 5th Birthday, Apple App Store

One of the most influential forces in the modern games market will turn five tomorrow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2013 at 10:52AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: June 30 - July 6

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 30 - July 6

Final Fantasy VII beat out upstart Rogue Legacy for the top spot on Steam’s latest top ten selling chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2013 at 11:20AM in News
UK specialist store count plummets to 795

UK specialist store count plummets to 795

There are less than 800 specialist games stores on the UK High Street, according to MCV research.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 5th 2013 at 1:35PM in News
How would you describe the average British gamer?

How would you describe the average British gamer?

Gamers? Ha! A bunch of overweight, spotty boys cooped up in their rooms because they’re too socially awkward to step outside, right? Wrong. So very, very wrong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2013 at 12:52PM in News
NPD to begin tracking digital sales data this year

NPD to begin tracking digital sales data this year

The NPD Group has announced it will start officially tracking worldwide digital sales of video games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 3rd 2013 at 7:20AM in News