Games Industry Market Data

Just how far short of expectations did Square Enix's console games fall?

Just how far short of expectations did Square Enix's console games fall?

Outgoing Square Enix president Yoichi Wada has revealed the exact extent of the publisher’s console game sales disappointments.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2013 at 12:58PM in News
BioShock Infinite holds chart top spot

BioShock Infinite holds chart top spot

2K Games’ artistic shooter BioShock Infinite has remained at No.1 for a second week in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2013 at 8:50AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: March 31 - April 6

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 31 - April 6

Valve has revealed Steam's latest top ten sellers chart for the week ending on April 6th.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 7th 2013 at 8:05PM in News
UK boxed game sales spike over Easter

UK boxed game sales spike over Easter

UK games retailers enjoyed its busiest weekend yet last week, thanks to BioShock and Tomb Raider.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 5th 2013 at 12:49PM in News

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HMV: The full list of stores saved

HMV: The full list of stores saved

HMV has revealed a list of the 141 stores that will be saved from closure.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 5th 2013 at 11:55AM in News
Minecraft PC passes 10m sales, Xbox 360 retail launch this month

Minecraft PC passes 10m sales, Xbox 360 retail launch this month

Minecraft has surpassed 10m copies sold across PC, Mac, and Linux platforms.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 5th 2013 at 6:54AM in News
140 HMV stores saved in £50m deal

140 HMV stores saved in £50m deal

Hilco UK will acquire HMV in a £50m deal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 4th 2013 at 10:48PM in News
Rovio doubles revenue in 2012, merch brings in nearly half of total

Rovio doubles revenue in 2012, merch brings in nearly half of total

Angry Birds creator Rovio raked in $195m in revenue last year, thanks in large part to merchandise sales for the popular casual IP.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 4th 2013 at 6:00AM in News

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Strong Q4 can't help GameStop escape downturn; Hardware sales fall sharply

Strong Q4 can't help GameStop escape downturn; Hardware sales fall sharply

International games retailer GameStop has reported a year-on-year increase in profits from $943.2 to $974.9 for the 14 weeks ending February 2nd.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2013 at 1:00PM in News
Global ad spend grew in 2012

Global ad spend grew in 2012

After the disastrous collapse of 2009, global advertising revenue is again on the rise.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2013 at 3:44PM in News
Rude shop assistants named as shopper's biggest High Street gripe

Rude shop assistants named as shopper's biggest High Street gripe

“Arrogant and rude staff” have been named as the biggest shopping annoyances by a survey of 1,500 High Street consumers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2013 at 12:01PM in News
Majority of publishers shunning boxed product

Majority of publishers shunning boxed product

Six out of ten publishers have admitted that they either rarely release or never release their games in boxed physical form.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2013 at 11:18AM in News

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Supermarkets now the cheapest place to buy games; Average game price climbs

Supermarkets now the cheapest place to buy games; Average game price climbs

The average selling price of video games last year was £26.45, a rise of 3.2 per cent year-on-year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 18th 2013 at 11:35AM in News
Consumers spend on booze and holidays, not video games and books

Consumers spend on booze and holidays, not video games and books

Consumers are spending money – just not on video games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 18th 2013 at 10:58AM in News
Real Racing 3 smashes series' download records

Real Racing 3 smashes series' download records

One of the great things about the internet is that it gives everyone a voice. But one of the bad things about the internet is that it gives everyone a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2013 at 10:52AM in News
Tomb Raider still tops charts despite three-way challenge

Tomb Raider still tops charts despite three-way challenge

Square Enix has retained the top spot in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 listings despite a 72 per cent week-on-week dip in sales for adventure outing Tomb ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2013 at 9:27AM in News

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Xbox 360 trails behind PS3 and Wii in video-on-demand usage

Xbox 360 trails behind PS3 and Wii in video-on-demand usage

Microsoft may be desperate to position the Xbox 360 as the living room’s multimedia hub, but new stats suggest it lags behind its rival in key areas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2013 at 9:29AM in News
FIFA 13 fell just 70k units short of Black Ops II in 2012

FIFA 13 fell just 70k units short of Black Ops II in 2012

Call of Duty: Black Ops II and FIFA 13 are the two biggest entertainment releases of the year at UK retail.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 12th 2013 at 10:05AM in News
600,0000 sign up to GameStop's 'First To Know' PS4 service

600,0000 sign up to GameStop's 'First To Know' PS4 service

Retailer GameStop has revealed some impressive numbers for its first PS4 promotional campaign.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 12th 2013 at 9:15AM in News
Happy Wars sells big

Free Xbox 360 game Happy Wars scores 2m players

Xbox Live’s first free-to-play title Happy Wars has amassed over 2m players worldwide since launch.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 11th 2013 at 12:01PM in News
February sales plunge as blockbusters fail to shine

February sales plunge as blockbusters fail to shine

UK games execs were left scratching their heads last month after a string of big budget action games failed to lift games retail out of the gloom.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 8th 2013 at 10:25AM in News
Vita sales explode following Japanese price cut

Vita sales explode following Japanese price cut

Sony’s decision to slash the Vita’s price to just ¥19,980 – that’s around £140! – has certainly reaped rewards.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2013 at 10:54AM in News
UK consumers spent £2.9bn on games in 2012

UK consumers spent £2.9bn on games in 2012

Don't believe the doom-mongers - our latest research shows the games market is doing better than you think.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Mar 7th 2013 at 10:10AM in News