Games Industry Market Data

Mobile overtakes PC as kids' gaming platform of choice

Mobile overtakes PC as kids' gaming platform of choice

New NPD data suggests that PC is no longer the prominent platform for children.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2015 at 10:48AM in News
Analyst predicts 120-130m PS4 sales, 100-110m Xbox One sales

Analyst predicts 120-130m PS4 sales, 100-110m Xbox One sales

Sales of the current generation of consoles will fall ever so slightly short of previous generation of machines.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2015 at 2:03PM in News
Four out of five UK games businesses expect near-term growth

Four out of five UK games businesses expect near-term growth

UKIE’s 2015 member survey has found that four out of five UK video games businesses expect to experience growth in the next 18 months.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2015 at 12:03PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: September 13-19

Steam top ten sellers: September 13-19

Steam's latest best sellers chart shows Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has taken the top spot for its fourth consecutive week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 21st 2015 at 8:37PM in News

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Plague Inc back on top in iPad and iPhone charts

Plague Inc back on top in iPad and iPhone charts

Ndemic Creations' disease-based strategy game Plague Inc is No.1 this week in the iPhone charts, and takes second place in the iPad Top Ten.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 21st 2015 at 4:03PM in News
Destiny: The Taken King crowned No.1 in the UK

Destiny: The Taken King crowned No.1 in the UK

The first boxed expansion for Activision’s Destiny debuts at No.1 in the UK, according to data from GfK Chart-Track.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 21st 2015 at 9:43AM in News
30 million VR headsets will ship by 2020, analyst estimates

30 million VR headsets will ship by 2020, analyst estimates

Virtual reality headset shipments will reach 30 million by 2020, a new report claims.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 18th 2015 at 12:16PM in News
Worst August in 19 years for UK games retailers

Worst August in 19 years for UK games retailers

Sales of physical games in the UK generated just £22.5m last month, the lowest figure for an August since the mid-1990s.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 17th 2015 at 11:15AM in News

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Star Wars: Uprising shoots to No.1 in iPad Free Top Ten

Star Wars: Uprising shoots to No.1 in iPad Free Top Ten

The new Star Wars mobile game Uprising was the best-selling free-to-play title on iPad last week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 16th 2015 at 1:08PM in News
Metal Gear Solid V claims second week at No.1, Super Mario Maker debuts in second place

Metal Gear Solid V claims second week at No.1, Super Mario Maker debuts in second place

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is top of the UK charts once again.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 14th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Steam top ten: September 6-12

Steam top ten: September 6-12

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Mad Max lead this past week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 14th 2015 at 3:04AM in News
PS4 topped US hardware sales once again in August

PS4 topped US hardware sales once again in August

NPD data has shown yet another monthly sales victory for the PS4 in America.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2015 at 9:32AM in News

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Games absent from Top 25 US mobile apps chart - report

Games absent from Top 25 US mobile apps chart - report

New data revealing the top 25 most popular mobile apps in the US for June 2015 shows Facebook out in front, while games are no where to be found.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 10th 2015 at 10:55PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: August 30 - September 5

Steam top ten sellers: August 30 - September 5

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has taken the top spot in consecutive weeks on Steam's latest weekly best sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 7th 2015 at 10:44PM in News
Metal Gear Solid V debuts at No.1 in the UK, 72 per cent of sales on PS4

Metal Gear Solid V debuts at No.1 in the UK, 72 per cent of sales on PS4

Konami’s Metal Gear Solid V debuts at the top of the charts this week, but it failed the beat the Week One sales of both the Batman: Arkham Knight and ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 7th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
GTA V, Rocket League among 2015 Steam releases exceeding 1m sales

GTA V, Rocket League among 2015 Steam releases exceeding 1m sales

Six Steam games released in 2015 have sold over 1m copies, while another six have exceeded the 500,000 sales mark.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 4th 2015 at 2:23AM in News

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Gears of War Ultimate Edition debuts at No.1 as quiet summer release period ends

Gears of War Ultimate Edition debuts at No.1 as quiet summer release period ends

Microsoft’s Xbox One remaster of Xbox 360 title Gears of War shoots straight to No.1 this week in the All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 1st 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: August 23-29

Steam top ten sellers: August 23-29

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has surged to the top of Steam’s best sellers chart ahead of its worldwide release this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 31st 2015 at 7:30AM in News
MCV Magazine to drop charts for first time in 17 years

MCV Magazine to drop charts for first time in 17 years

Next week, we will not be running a charts section within MCV Magazine.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 27th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

A menagerie of robots, animals, ghosts and squid battled it out at the top of the Japanese games charts last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 26th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
LEGO Jurassic World claims fourth UK No.1

LEGO Jurassic World claims fourth UK No.1

Warner Bros’ LEGO Jurassic World is top of the UK All Formats Top 40 for the fourth time since its launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 24th 2015 at 10:11AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: August 16-22

Steam top ten sellers: August 16-22

Rocket League fell from the top spot of Steam's weekly best sellers chart for the first time since its launch, as Ark: Survival Evolved was able to retake peak position ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 24th 2015 at 1:29AM in News
Football Manager and Minecraft top App Store charts

Football Manager and Minecraft top App Store charts

Sega’s Football Manager Handheld and the Pocket Edition of Mojang’s Minecraft topped the iPhone and iPad charts respectively.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 21st 2015 at 3:43PM in News
Steam data analysis concludes core gamers 'don't technically exist'

Steam data analysis concludes core gamers 'don't technically exist'

Defining your audience around the pereceived 'core gamer' is illogical, one report has concluded.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 21st 2015 at 11:15AM in News
Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Zoological lifestyle simulator Animal Crossing has held strong at the top of the Japanese charts in a week dominated by Nintendo.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:00PM in News