Games Industry Market Data

92% of PC game sales are digital

92% of PC game sales are digital

Digital downloads represent a whopping 92 per cent of all PC game sales across the world.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Aug 18th 2014 at 12:05PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 10-16

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 10-16

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has taken the top spot on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart, finishing ahead of DayZ thanks to a half-off promotion.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 17th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Android claimed 84.7% smartphone sales share in Q2 2014

Android claimed 84.7% smartphone sales share in Q2 2014

84.7 per cent of smartphones shipped worldwide in the quarter ending June 2014 used Google’s Android operating system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 12:38PM in News
Second week on top for Last of Us Remastered

Second week on top for Last of Us Remastered

Sony’s PlayStation 4 re-release of last year’s classic The Last of Us is top of the GfK Chart-Track Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 11th 2014 at 9:57AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: August 3-9

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 3-9

DayZ is back on top of this week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 10th 2014 at 11:34PM in News
Apple App Store enjoys a record-breaking July

Apple App Store enjoys a record-breaking July

The market may be getting increasingly tough for Apple, but that isn’t stopping the continued growth of the App Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2014 at 12:14PM in News
3DS dominates Japanese charts

3DS dominates Japanese charts

Nintendo’s 3DS is still on top in Japan according to the latest sales data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 6th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Understanding the shape of the digital games market

Understanding the shape of the digital games market

Consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel Jules Williams reviews the growth of digital gaming, who’s buying into it and the direction of the digital pound...

on Aug 4th 2014 at 2:41PM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: July 26 - August 2

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 26 - August 2

Divinity: Original Sin has once again grabbed the top spot on Steam's top ten sellers, with DayZ surging back to the runner-up position on this week's list.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 4th 2014 at 1:10AM in News
Yokai Watch 2 and Yoshi's New Island keep 3DS No.1 in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 and Yoshi's New Island keep 3DS No.1 in Japan

Nintendo’s portable console still rules the roost in Japan according to the latest sales data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 31st 2014 at 9:53AM in News
Japanese console market down as mobile gaming takes over

Japanese console market down as mobile gaming takes over

Japan’s console market saw a significant dip in earnings last year, a new annual report on the region finds.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 30th 2014 at 5:13PM in News
The Story of Video Games in 10 titles

The Story of Video Games in 10 titles

You could argue that every game is of some sort of historical significance, of course. The question really is how do you whittle down the list.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2014 at 10:53AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: July 20-26

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 20-26

Divinity: Original Sin continued its Steam chart dominance in the month of July, finishing in the top spot on Valve's top sellers list for the third consecutive week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 28th 2014 at 3:12AM in News
Ubisoft rules the June charts

Ubisoft rules the June charts

June was a big month for Ubisoft.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 25th 2014 at 10:55AM in News
Games vs Video vs Music vs Books

Games vs Video vs Music vs Books

Data collected by research firm Kantar Worldpanel provided to MCV shows how UK consumers enjoyed various forms of entertainment – in terms of units – in the 12-week period ending ...

on Jul 24th 2014 at 11:30AM in News
Freemium mobile games up 39% and full game downloads down 43% at EA

Freemium mobile games up 39% and full game downloads down 43% at EA

EA’s Q3 financials have revealed the extent to which the smartphone market has shifted from full price to freemium and microtransaction titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 2:55PM in News

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Average game developer salary down from 2012

Average game developer salary down from 2012

The average salary for game developers saw a year-on-year decrease of 2 per cent in 2013, according to the latest Game Developer Salary Survey.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 10:18PM in News
Console and PC game revenues to decline by 12% by 2019

Console and PC game revenues to decline by 12% by 2019

The growth of mobile gaming will erode the console and PC games market by 12 per cent over the next five years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 4:06PM in News
Watch Dogs claims fifth No.1

Watch Dogs claims fifth No.1

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs is at the top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 for the fifth week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 21st 2014 at 10:28AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: July 13-19

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 13-19

Divinity and DayZ continue to lead the pack on Steam's latest weekly top sellers, grabbing the chart's first and second positions respectively.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 21st 2014 at 3:25AM in News
3DS sales spike in Japan thanks to Yokai Watch 2 release

3DS sales spike in Japan thanks to Yokai Watch 2 release

The original Nintendo 3DS has seen sales sharply rise this week in Japan, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 16th 2014 at 2:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: July 6-12

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 6-12

Divinity: Original Sin maintained its top spot again on this Steam's weekly top ten sellers chart, while DayZ is on the climb again.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 14th 2014 at 4:01AM in News
The six-year-old Apple App Store in numbers

The six-year-old Apple App Store in numbers

Apple’s App Store has reached the ripe old age of six, and as of right now contains some 1,252,777 apps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 10th 2014 at 2:24PM in News
PS4 slips behind PS3 in Japan

PS4 slips behind PS3 in Japan

The PlayStation 3 trumped the PS4 this week in Japan according weekly chart data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 10th 2014 at 10:00AM in News
PEGI rated 1,200 fewer games in 2013 than it did in 2009

PEGI rated 1,200 fewer games in 2013 than it did in 2009

1,542 games were rated by PEGI last year – that’s 1,208 fewer than were rated than back in the heady days of 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 9th 2014 at 10:08AM in News