Entries in 'data' (46)

What do gamers really think of free-to-play?

What do gamers really think of free-to-play?

Last week, MCV revealed that 40 per cent of French, British, German and Spanish players felt that in-game purchases harmed the enjoyment of video games - versus just 13 per ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 21st 2016 at 12:04PM in News
No Man's Sky conquers August

No Man's Sky conquers August

PlayStation’s No Man’s Sky rescued August and was by far the best-selling game of the month in the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 9th 2016 at 10:30AM in News
International Factfile 2016: South Korea

International Factfile 2016: South Korea

The South Korean market is mainly driven by digital sales and online PC titles, the two being obviously closely linked.

on Jun 23rd 2016 at 11:08AM in News
How could the Brexit impact the UK games industry?

How could the Brexit impact the UK games industry?

Next week, the UK will vote in the EU Referendum. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 17th 2016 at 10:49AM in News

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SuperData: $6.2bn generated from digital game sales in April

SuperData: $6.2bn generated from digital game sales in April

Digital game sales around the world rose by five per cents, reaching $6.2bn according to research firm SuperData.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 27th 2016 at 5:19PM in News
Uncharted 4 debuts at No.1 in Japan

Uncharted 4 debuts at No.1 in Japan

The latest entry in Sony’s Uncharted franchise has been a smash hit in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2016 at 11:19AM in News
Uncharted 4 beats Doom to No.1, is the series' most successful launch

Uncharted 4 beats Doom to No.1, is the series' most successful launch

The final entry in Sony’s Uncharted franchise A Thief’s End has shot to the top spot in the UK charts, beating Week One sales records for the franchise.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 16th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
International Factfile 2016: Russia

International Factfile 2016: Russia

Russia’s video games market had revenues nearly reaching $1.3bn (£0.90bn) last year, surpassing its 2014 total of $1.1bn (£0.76bn), according to Newzoo’s figures.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 13th 2016 at 11:11AM in News

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How TinyBuild plans to take on the pirates

How TinyBuild plans to take on the pirates

TinyBuild’s new game Punch Club has garnered its fair share of headlines since it debuted in January. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 4th 2016 at 2:19PM in News
New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Bandai Namco Naruto title Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 debuted at No.1 in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 10th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Call of Duty back on top as new Naruto title debuts in third place

Call of Duty back on top as new Naruto title debuts in third place

Activision’s Call of Duty Black Ops III returns to the No.1 spot this week with an 11 increase in sales.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 8th 2016 at 9:49AM in News
Call of Duty franchise has sold over 250m units globally

Call of Duty franchise has sold over 250m units globally

Publisher Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops III was the top-selling title of 2015 worldwide.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 15th 2016 at 10:17AM in News

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PS4 and Xbox One shine but physical gaming sales drop to £2.1bn in 2015

PS4 and Xbox One shine but physical gaming sales drop to £2.1bn in 2015

PS4 and Xbox One UK game sales shot up by over 50 per cent in 2015.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 10:00AM 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
FIFA 16 holds off The Nathan Drake Collection from reaching No.1

FIFA 16 holds off The Nathan Drake Collection from reaching No.1

FIFA 16 spends its third week at the top of the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 12th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Two years after its presumed death, pre-owned is thriving

Two years after its presumed death, pre-owned is thriving

Boxed game sales are falling and the dearth of digital data means the true state of the market remains largely a mystery.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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UK boxed games market hits lowest point since 1996

UK boxed games market hits lowest point since 1996

Sales of UK games plunged to their lowest point in 19 years for the week ending August 22nd. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 4th 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Games press joins call for digital charts

Games press joins call for digital charts

The biggest names in the games media have joined MCV’s call for digital data to be included in the games charts.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 4th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Pac-Man 256 reaches 5m downloads

Pac-Man 256 reaches 5m downloads

Mobile title Pac-Man 256 has been downloaded over five million times.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 28th 2015 at 3:32PM in News
Game of War director arrested for trying to board plane with secret data

Game of War director arrested for trying to board plane with secret data

Machine Zone has found itself embroiled in a second trade secrets row in a single week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2015 at 3:00PM in News
Chart-Track: Industry is at risk of 
losing its best research and PR tool

Chart-Track: Industry is at risk of losing its best research and PR tool

GfK Chart-Track has warned the games industry that it might lose its best PR tool if it fails to share digital data.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 27th 2015 at 10:14AM in News
Her Story sells 100,000 units in just over a month

Her Story sells 100,000 units in just over a month

Indie hit Her Story has shifted 100,000 copies in its first month on sale. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 11th 2015 at 10:48AM in News
Rare gets first UK No.1 in 17 years with Rare Replay

Rare gets first UK No.1 in 17 years with Rare Replay

Rare Replay has debuted at the top of the UK All Formats UK Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 10th 2015 at 9:44AM in News
LEGO Jurassic Park retakes No.1 spot, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour falls to fourth place

LEGO Jurassic Park retakes No.1 spot, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour falls to fourth place

Four weeks after it first claimed the top spot, LEGO Jurassic Park is back to No.1 in the UK All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 10:00AM in News
More money is spent on games than movies and music combined, says IHS

More money is spent on games than movies and music combined, says IHS

Stat trackers IHS has shown its latest market data ahead of next week’s E3 - revealing that $92bn will be spent on games this year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 14th 2015 at 3:00AM in News