Games Industry Market Data

Toys-to-life boom: Disney Infinity and Skylanders see sales spike in early 2015

Toys-to-life boom: Disney Infinity and Skylanders see sales spike in early 2015

Skylanders, Disney Infinity and Amiibo are the biggest accessory winners of 2015 so far, with all three franchises seeing major year-on-year growth.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 1st 2015 at 11:11AM in News
RPG Bravely Second debuts in the top spot in Japan

RPG Bravely Second debuts in the top spot in Japan

Square Enix's sequel to 2012's Bravely Default goes straight to No.1 in the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 30th 2015 at 9:55AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: April 19-25

Steam top ten sellers: April 19-25

Grand Theft Auto V held tight to the top spot on Steam's weekly best selling products chart, but Killing Floor 2 arguably had a better showing with two of its ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 27th 2015 at 10:44PM in News
Mortal Kombat still No.1, Minecraft: PlayStation Edition shoots up to fourth place

Mortal Kombat still No.1, Minecraft: PlayStation Edition shoots up to fourth place

The latest entry in Warner Bros' Mortal Kombat series is once again in pole position of the GfK Chart-Track Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 27th 2015 at 10:10AM in News

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Global gaming revenue to reach $91.5bn in 2015, according to Newzoo

Global gaming revenue to reach $91.5bn in 2015, according to Newzoo

Newzoo has released info from its upcoming Global Games Market Report, with the research firm projecting worldwide revenue to jump 9.4 per cent to $91.5bn this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 6:15AM in News
Fashion simulation game Style Savvy 3 doubles Dying Light sales during first week in Japan

Fashion simulation game Style Savvy 3 doubles Dying Light sales during first week in Japan

If there were ever a week to highlight the disparity between the UK and Japanese games software markets, it would be this one.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
"Doom and gloom for social games" in March, says Superdata

"Doom and gloom for social games" in March, says Superdata

The social games sector saw a significant and potentially foreboding dip in revenue last month, according to a new report from digital-focused analyst Superdata.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 22nd 2015 at 5:02AM in News
League of Legends to dominate the MOBA genre through 2016, analyst predicts

League of Legends to dominate the MOBA genre through 2016, analyst predicts

A slew of newcomers to the MOBA genre will do little to disrupt League of Legends’ dominance of the sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 2:53PM in News

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Minecraft continues to boss gaming on YouTube

Minecraft continues to boss gaming on YouTube

Newzoo and Octoly’s monthly YouTube Game Franchises table sees Minecraft once again bossing the world of video games content on the video channel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 10:52AM in News
Tencent was 2014's top-grossing public global games company

Tencent was 2014's top-grossing public global games company

More money was ploughed into games made by Tencent in 2014 than those made by any other publisher.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 10:08AM in News
Steam top nine sellers: April 12-18

Steam top nine sellers: April 12-18

Grand Theft Auto V continues its dominance of Steam's top ten sellers chart, though Valve's rankings system appears to be acting up again.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 21st 2015 at 5:09AM in News
Supermarket's GTA V market share dipped sharply for next-gen release

Supermarket's GTA V market share dipped sharply for next-gen release

Grand Theft Auto V’s jump from last-gen to next-gen appears to have brought with it a shift in the buying habits of UK gamers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2015 at 10:13AM in News

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Nintendo hardware up year-on-year in the US

Nintendo hardware up year-on-year in the US

Both the 3DS and the Wii U have sold more so far in the US throughout 2015 than they had at this stage in 2014, the platform holder has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2015 at 2:43PM in News
Bloodborne has sold 155k digital units worldwide, SuperData claims

Bloodborne has sold 155k digital units worldwide, SuperData claims

PS4 exclusive Bloodborne is on track to become the most successful game in the Souls series to date, with digital sales accounting for over a tenth of its total.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2015 at 4:00PM in News
Chinese iOS app downloads overtake the US for the first time

Chinese iOS app downloads overtake the US for the first time

Apple’s successful Asian strategy has seen Chinese iOS owners download more apps than their American counterparts for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2015 at 3:24PM in News
Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II remaster tops Japanese software charts as Bloodborne slips

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin was the best-selling game of last week in Japan, but its success couldn’t keep PS4 hardware sales buoyant.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 15th 2015 at 2:00PM in News

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Bloodborne tops PS4's March PSN sales chart

Bloodborne tops PS4's March PSN sales chart

From Software and Sony’s PS4 exclusive action RPG Bloodborne was the best-selling PS4 game on PSN in March.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2015 at 12:37PM in News
Battlefield Hardline narrowly beats FIFA 15 to No.1

Battlefield Hardline narrowly beats FIFA 15 to No.1

Battlefield Hardline spent its fourth week in pole position of the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 13th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: April 5-11

Steam top ten sellers: April 5-11

Pre-orders kept Grand Theft Auto V on top of Steam's best selling products chart ahead of its PC release this week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 13th 2015 at 4:10AM in News
Influence of whales over F2P mobile game revenue on the rise - report

Influence of whales over F2P mobile game revenue on the rise - report

A new study on free-to-play mobile game revenue shows that big spenders, known as “whales,” still account for the majority of in-app sales. In fact, they're taking up more of ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 10th 2015 at 2:10AM in News
UK PC games market hits £771m

UK PC games market hits £771m

PC gaming in the UK is experiencing a digital revolution.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 9th 2015 at 10:41AM in News
Bloodborne falls to fifth in Japanese charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D debuts in third

Bloodborne falls to fifth in Japanese charts as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D debuts in third

Sony’s latest PS4 exclusive has been unseated during its second week in Japan as another new Bandai Namco release shot to the top.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 8th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: March 29 - April 4

Steam top ten sellers: March 29 - April 4

Grand Theft Auto V is on top of this week’s Steam best sellers, with pre-orders picking up ahead of its PC release next week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 7th 2015 at 8:50PM in News
Mobile company TV ad spend outpacing console games

Mobile company TV ad spend outpacing console games

Four of the biggest video game TV ad spenders in the US in Q1 were mobile game companies.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2015 at 3:13PM in News
Battlefield Hardline holds No.1, Far Cry 4 sales increase thanks to Easter deals

Battlefield Hardline holds No.1, Far Cry 4 sales increase thanks to Easter deals

EA's Battlefield Hardline maintains its position at No.1 in the GfK Chart-Track Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 7th 2015 at 9:53AM in News