Entries in 'global' (81)

Smartphone shipments grew 43% in 2013

Smartphone shipments grew 43% in 2013

Data from Futuresource Consulting Research has revealed tremendous growth in the smartphone market throughout 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2014 at 12:12PM in News
PCs suffered largest ever global sales decline in 2013

PCs suffered largest ever global sales decline in 2013

Global PC sales fell at their fastest rate ever in 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2014 at 3:11PM in News
Global PS4 sales pass 2.1m units

Global PS4 sales pass 2.1m units

Sony has revealed that PS4 has now sold 2.1m units globally since it first arrived in North America on November 15th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2013 at 9:20AM in News
Now PS3 sales reach 80m units

Now PS3 sales reach 80m units

Sony has revealed that worldwide PS3 sales have, as of November 1st, reached 80m units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2013 at 10:06AM in News

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Pokemon X & Y sell 4m in opening weekend

Pokemon X & Y sell 4m in opening weekend

Nintendo has revealed some impressive sales numbers for Pokemon X & Y’s opening weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2013 at 1:38PM in News
Skylanders revenue hits $1.5bn

Skylanders revenue hits $1.5bn

A day after Disney hailed the success of Disney Infinity, rival Activision has emphasised the on going dominance of its own toy/games crossover brand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2013 at 3:25PM in News
Nintendo has sold 654.12 million consoles in the last 30 years

Nintendo has sold 654.12 million consoles in the last 30 years

654.12m. That amazingly high figure is the number of consoles that Nintendo has sold in the last 30 years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 6th 2013 at 2:16PM 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

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The quiet success of Ubisoft's Rocksmith

The quiet success of Ubisoft's Rocksmith

The music genre is dead, right? Erm, no, perhaps not.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 6th 2013 at 1:08PM in News
Microsoft: Console still accounts for 42% of the total video games market

Microsoft: Console still accounts for 42% of the total video games market

With Microsoft and Sony about the throw millions and millions of pounds at launching their next-gen consoles, some observers may quite rightly ask one question – why?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2013 at 7:30AM 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
#PlayStationMemory claims top global trending spot on Twitter ahead of PS4 reveal

#PlayStationMemory claims top global trending spot on Twitter ahead of PS4 reveal

The world has united in memory of nearly two decades of PlayStation ahead of the reveal of the PS4 in New York tonight.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2013 at 11:20AM in News

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Future's consumer reach hits record high

Future's consumer reach hits record high

The latest ABC numbers from Future Entertainment show that the publishing company now reaches a higher global audience than ever before.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 14th 2013 at 12:33PM in News
Apple and Samsung overtake Nokia in global mobile web usage

Apple and Samsung overtake Nokia in global mobile web usage

Web analytics company StatCounter reports that Apple is now the leading mobile OEM for global web usage, bagging a 25.9 per cent share in January 2013.

Zen Terrelonge
by Zen Terrelonge
on Feb 5th 2013 at 3:43PM in News
GameStop posts 12.5% like-for-like Q1 decline

GameStop posts 12.5% like-for-like Q1 decline

That it “outperformed the market” will likely not completely appease GameStop’s shareholders after the company reported a 12.5 per cent decline in like-for-like sales for its fiscal Q1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2012 at 1:46PM in News
PlayStation Vita sales at 1.8m

PlayStation Vita sales at 1.8m

1.8m. That’s how many PlayStation Vita units has been sold by Sony worldwide as of March 31st 2012.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2012 at 12:31PM in News

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Vita unit sales hit 1.2m, tracking faster than 3DS?

Vita unit sales hit 1.2m, tracking faster than 3DS?

Sony has announced that total worldwide sales of the PlayStation Vita have now passed 1.2m units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2012 at 1:00PM in News
3DS sales hit 15m units

3DS sales hit 15m units

Lifetime sales of Nintendo’s 3DS have now hit 15m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2012 at 8:48AM in News
Just Dance IP grooves its way to 25m sales

Just Dance IP grooves its way to 25m sales

Ubisoft’s powerhouse Just Dance series has now reached the 25m global unit sales barrier.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2012 at 10:24AM in News
Kinect sells 18m, arrives on PC next month

Kinect sells 18m, arrives on PC next month

At CES in Las Vegas, Steve Ballmer's keynote speech finally revealed a concrete global sales number for Kinect - 18m units.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jan 10th 2012 at 8:38AM in News
OnLive claims UK audience of 'millions'

OnLive claims UK audience of 'millions'

THE UK launch of games streaming service OnLive reached ‘millions’ of users, says CEO Steve Perlman.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 10th 2011 at 8:29AM in News
Analysts predict tight sales race between PS3 and Xbox 360

Analysts predict tight sales race between PS3 and Xbox 360

The PS3 could catch or even overtake the global install base of the Xbox 360 in 2011, analysts have predicted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 26th 2011 at 9:32AM in News
F2P Resistance game goes live

F2P Resistance game goes live

Sony has not just surprised fans with the announcement of a new free-to-play game set in the Resistance universe – it’s also made the game live.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 25th 2011 at 11:17AM in News
Apple App Store downloads pass 15bn

Apple App Store downloads pass 15bn

Significant gaming force Apple has announced that it's sector-bossing App Store has now passed the 15bn download milestone worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2011 at 2:49PM in News
Global PS3 sales overtake Xbox 360

Global PS3 sales overtake Xbox 360

New stats from from two separate sources have stated that Sony's PS3 console has now passed Microsoft's Xbox 360 in terms of total unit sales across the globe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 4th 2011 at 9:24AM in News