Entries in 'decline' (117)

2011 US games market down 8% leaving UK as worst performer

2011 US games market down 8% leaving UK as worst performer

NPD has confirmed that the US video games market declines eight per cent year-on-year to $17.02bn in 2011.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2012 at 8:27AM in News
Tesco's LFL UK sales fall 2.3%

Tesco's LFL UK sales fall 2.3%

The UK’s largest retailer, Tesco, has reported a 2.3 per cent like-for-like drop in sales in the UK for the seven weeks ending January 7th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2012 at 9:20AM in News
UK video games market falls 13% in 2011

UK video games market falls 13% in 2011

The overall UK video game market was worth £2.52bn in 2011 according to the latest UKIE figures. That represents a year-on-year drop of 13 per cent from £2.88bn and a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2012 at 1:46PM in News

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US market grows - but not by much

US market grows - but not by much

The US video games market managed to grow year-on-year in October, but by a far smaller margin that some analysts had predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2011 at 8:27AM in News
Facebook gaming on the decline?

Facebook gaming on the decline?

The biggest 20 games operators on Facebook are combating a steady drop in daily user retention, an analyst group has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2011 at 3:50PM in News
Social gaming rise linked to console decline

Social gaming rise linked to console decline

Social gaming is directly contributing to the global decline in console software sales, new data suggests, with masses of people playing and spending less on core systems in favour of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2011 at 2:06PM in News
Apple shares fall 5% on Jobs resignation

Apple shares fall 5% on Jobs resignation

No company is reliant on just one man – particularly the biggest tech company in the world. But so iconic has Steve Jobs become that Apple saw around £10bn wiped ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 25th 2011 at 11:47AM in News

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US games market tumbles to five year low

US games market tumbles to five year low

After showing some impressive resilience over the last few months, the US games market has been brought crashing back to earth.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2011 at 9:49AM in News
Majority of Brits are now gamers

Majority of Brits are now gamers

A new report from games market research firm Newzoo has revealed that the majority of UK nationals are now active gamers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 5th 2011 at 12:57PM in News
UK retail braced for summer of woe

UK retail braced for summer of woe


The number of specialist games retailers is in free fall as the crisis on the High Street deepens.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 30th 2011 at 10:46AM in News
Games credited for crime drop

Games credited for crime drop

In a rare bit of positive news coverage for the sector, a piece penned by BBC News Washington DC correspondent Tom Geoghegan has named games as one of the key ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 21st 2011 at 9:27AM in News

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Signs of 3D struggles at cinema

Signs of 3D struggles at cinema

There are indications in the US that the appetite for 3D movies is on the decline.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2011 at 11:51AM in News
Can LA Noire arrest the market’s decline?

Can LA Noire arrest the market’s decline?

UK retail hopes L.A. Noire can breathe new life into struggling software sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2011 at 12:00PM in News
Sega 'staggered' by UK games retail decline

Sega 'staggered' by UK games retail decline

The UK is losing ground internationally as retail struggles and slows, Sega has warned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2011 at 9:35AM in News
UK retail suffers worst March sales fall

UK retail suffers worst March sales fall

March saw the worst decline in sales since 1996 across the High Street.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 12th 2011 at 11:42AM in News

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Racers back at pole position

Racers back at pole position

The losing streak for racing games is definitely over, with Test Drive Unlimited 2 on top this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2011 at 2:05PM in News
Konami stems losses

Konami stems losses

Japanese publisher Konami has reported a quarter of declines for the three months ending December 31st 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2011 at 11:39AM in News
NPD: US market down 5.7% in 2010

NPD: US market down 5.7% in 2010

The latest numbers from US games tracker NPD have shown that the US video games market declined 5.7 per cent year-on-year in 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2011 at 8:32AM in News
GAME posts 9.7% UK sales decline in 2010

GAME posts 9.7% UK sales decline in 2010

The GAME Group has reported a total sales decline of 12.3 per cent for the 49 weeks ending January 8th in the UK and Ireland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2011 at 8:16AM in News
US: Analyst predicts Wii December victory

US: Analyst predicts Wii December victory

Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has predicted that Wii emerged as the best selling home console of December in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2011 at 3:03PM in News
Music genre plummets by 75% in two years

Music genre plummets by 75% in two years

The value of the console music genre has decreased by a massive 75 per cent in the last two years, according to a new study.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2010 at 1:32PM in News
NPD: October down 4% year-on-year

NPD: October down 4% year-on-year

American sales tracker NPD has announced that the US video games market was worth $1.07bn in October 2010 – that’s four per cent down on the same month in 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2010 at 8:15AM in News
LGC 2010: New consoles ‘won’t save market slump’

LGC 2010: New consoles ‘won’t save market slump’

A fresh trio of game consoles released in the next few years won’t be enough to stop a seven-year slump in the games market, a leading games analyst has said.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Nov 5th 2010 at 10:25AM in News
UK dev workforce falls 9%

UK dev workforce falls 9%

A stabbing wake-up call was dealt to the UK games industry today with new independent data revealing that the sector’s workforce has contracted by nearly nine per cent since 2008.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2010 at 10:24AM in News