Games Industry Market Data

Switch helps US games market to 10% gain

Switch helps US games market to 10% gain

Sales of the Nintendo Switch have remained strong for a second month in the US, driving up the annual comparisons in NPD's monthly report.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
iPhone suffers another sales drop

iPhone suffers another sales drop

It was once unheard of, but once again Apple has reported a decline in the number of iPhones being sold.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2017 at 11:19AM in News
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sets US series record

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sets US series record

Nintendo has said that Switch title Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the fastest ever game in the series in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 2nd 2017 at 9:57AM in News
Digital market grows seven per cent in March

Digital market grows seven per cent in March

SuperData has said that the global digital video games market in March was up seven per cent year-on-year, reaching $8bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 10:44AM in News

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Xbox games revenue climbs in Q3

Xbox games revenue climbs in Q3

It’s pretty tough to get a handle on Xbox performance nowadays, but Microsoft’s latest financials do reveal a few snippets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 10:16AM in News
PS4 has best ever year, continues to outpace the PS2

PS4 has best ever year, continues to outpace the PS2

Switch’s early success may continue to grab the headlines, but the enduring success of the PS4 continues to be the console sector’s crowning jewel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2017 at 9:57AM in News
FIFA 17 tops SuperData March UK Digital charts

FIFA 17 tops SuperData March UK Digital charts

EA’s FIFA 17 was the highest grossing console game digitally in the UK last month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2017 at 10:19AM in News
Ghost Recon: Wildlands tops NPD March charts

Ghost Recon: Wildlands tops NPD March charts

NPD’s March data has revealed that Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands was the best-selling US game in March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2017 at 9:23AM in News

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Global games market estimated to hit $108.9bn in 2017

Global games market estimated to hit $108.9bn in 2017

The global video games market is expected to grow by 7.8 per cent in 2017.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2017 at 5:00PM in News
The Switch is Nintendo's fastest ever selling console in the US

The Switch is Nintendo's fastest ever selling console in the US

Nintendo has announced as part of the March NPD results that the Switch has become its fastest selling video game system ever in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2017 at 9:51AM in News
Physical games sales grow in Q1

Physical games sales grow in Q1

Despite the decline in physical game sales causing problems for retailers such as GameStop, new data from Kantar Worldpanel shows a slight uptick in the sector in Q1 2017.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 12th 2017 at 1:09PM in News
Persona 5 hits 1.5m shipped

Persona 5 hits 1.5m shipped

From its origins and the nichest of niche RPGs, Persona 5 can now credibly lay claim to being a mainstream hit.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2017 at 11:01AM in News

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Jagex reports another record financial performance

Jagex reports another record financial performance

Runescape developer Jagex has reported record revenues for the second successive year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2017 at 10:18AM in News
Nier: Automata hits 1m shipped

Nier: Automata hits 1m shipped

Potentially super-niche RPG Nier: Automata has achieved some definitely not niche sales numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2017 at 10:04AM in News
The Witcher series passes 25m copies sold

The Witcher series passes 25m copies sold

Developer CD Projekt has announced some big numbers for its now smash-hit RPG series The Witcher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2017 at 11:42AM in News
Monster Hunter XX tops Japanese charts again, Switch sales up 56 per cent

Monster Hunter XX tops Japanese charts again, Switch sales up 56 per cent

Capcom’s Monster Hunter XX has sold another 255,748 copies last week in Japan and topped Famitsu’s charts for the second consecutive week despite sales decreasing 74 per cent. Having shifted ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 30th 2017 at 2:27PM in News

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Switch sales hit 500k in Japan

Switch sales hit 500k in Japan

The latest figures from Media Create show that Nintendo’s new Switch console has hit an important milestone in the company’s homeland.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Worldwide digital games revenues climb 4% in February

Worldwide digital games revenues climb 4% in February

SuperData Research Worldwide Digital Games Revenue Report for February has shown a global year-on-year increase of four per cent for the sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 28th 2017 at 4:00PM in News
Top 25 global games companies see revenues rise 17% in 2016

Top 25 global games companies see revenues rise 17% in 2016

The combined revenue of the world’s largest 25 video games companies hit $70.4bn in 2016, representing a year-on-year increase of 17 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2017 at 4:00PM in News
Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK's 4.33bn games industry

Read the headlines at the end of 2016, MCV’s included, and you might think the games industry was having a tough time of it. A number of high-profile releases struggled ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Mar 16th 2017 at 12:47PM in News
SuperData estimates 1.5m Switch sales

SuperData estimates 1.5m Switch sales

Analyst SuperData has said that it believes Nintendo sold 1.5 Switch consoles worldwide.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2017 at 10:42AM in News
Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Switch breaks US sales record, just pips Wii U in Japan

Nintendo has said that its new Switch console has sold more in its first two days in the US than any other machine in the platform holder’s history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2017 at 9:30AM in News
UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

UK week one Switch sales hit 80k

Nintendo Switch sold 80k units in its first 48 hours on sale in the UK, MCV understands.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 6th 2017 at 9:56AM in News
SuperData predicts 5m Nintendo Switch sales by year end

SuperData predicts 5m Nintendo Switch sales by year end

The Nintendo Switch will sell around 5m units by the end of the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2017 at 9:50AM in News
PlayStation VR sales have passed 900,000

PlayStation VR sales have passed 900,000

Sony has at last revealed how many of its virtual reality systems have been sold since October’s launch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2017 at 9:27AM in News