Games Industry Market Data

Physical still dominant despite digital shift

Physical still dominant despite digital shift

The vast majority of console game sales still come from physical stores, new data reveals.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 29th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Minecraft once again dominates App Store charts

Minecraft once again dominates App Store charts

Mojang’s blockbuster game Minecraft continues to take the top position in both of the iOS charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2015 at 3:14PM in News
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes the top spot, is the biggest launch of the year to date

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes the top spot, is the biggest launch of the year to date

It’s been an impressive month for Japanese publisher Bandai Namco as it takes its third No.1 in as many weeks with The Witcher 3.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2015 at 10:03AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers: May 17-23

Steam top ten sellers: May 17-23

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has dethroned Grand Theft Auto V in Steam’s latest weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 26th 2015 at 3:56AM in News
Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

Final Fantasy X Remaster on PS4 tops Japanese charts as games market slows

The (re)(re)release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 on PS4 wasn’t enough to stop the Japanese games industry slowing last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 20th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Minecraft most-viewed games franchise on YouTube again in April

Minecraft most-viewed games franchise on YouTube again in April

Mojang’s runaway success Minecraft continues to be incredibly popular on YouTube.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 19th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V has sold 5m boxed copies in the UK

Grand Theft Auto V has sold 5m boxed copies in the UK

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V continues to be a force to be reckoned with at UK physical retail, and last week surpassed five million units sold in the UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 18th 2015 at 10:01AM in News

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Project CARS first Bandai Namco consecutive No.1 in 16 years, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood debuts in second place

Project CARS first Bandai Namco consecutive No.1 in 16 years, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood debuts in second place

Project CARS is No.1 in the UK All Formats Top 40 for the second week running, and is the first Bandai Namco game to achieve this feat since Ridge Racer ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 18th 2015 at 9:45AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: May 10-16

Steam top ten sellers: May 10-16

Grand Theft Auto V and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt headline Steam's latest top ten selling products chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 18th 2015 at 4:17AM in News
Xbox One triumphs over PS4 in April in America

Xbox One triumphs over PS4 in April in America

The Xbox One outsold Sony’s PlayStation 4 in the US last month, according to data firm NPD’s monthly games and console report.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 15th 2015 at 10:55AM in News
GTA V on PC drives digital revenue in US, according to Superdata

GTA V on PC drives digital revenue in US, according to Superdata

Superdata has released its latest monthly report on US digital game revenue, with the market showing year-over-year growth thanks to Grand Theft Auto V's PC release.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 15th 2015 at 2:22AM in News

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Consoles will control less than half of the UK games market this year

Consoles will control less than half of the UK games market this year

The success of PS4 and Xbox One hasn’t managed to beat back mobile’s growing dominance of the games market, says research firm Newzoo.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 14th 2015 at 11:26AM in News
Super Mario Bros Puzzle and Dragons spin-off tops Japanese charts

Super Mario Bros Puzzle and Dragons spin-off tops Japanese charts

The cross-over between casual phenomenon Puzzle and Dragons and Nintendo’s Mario IP is, unsurprisingly, a chart-topping combination in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 13th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Steam top nine sellers: May 3-9

Steam top nine sellers: May 3-9

Grand Theft Auto V has again finished on top of Steam's weekly top selling products, while The Witcher franchise made a big splash as well.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 12th 2015 at 7:05AM in News
Project CARS is the first racing sim to claim No.1 in UK retail charts since 2013

Project CARS is the first racing sim to claim No.1 in UK retail charts since 2013

Bandai Namco’s long-anticipated crowdfunded driving game has zoomed to number one in the UK charts.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 11th 2015 at 10:01AM in News

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Digital game revenue to reach $58bn by 2019, according to Juniper

Digital game revenue to reach $58bn by 2019, according to Juniper

Research firm Juniper projects worldwide digital content revenue will reach $154bn annually by 2019, with gaming expected to represent the largest share of that total.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 8th 2015 at 3:44AM in News
eSports now a $612m business thanks to emerging western markets - Superdata

eSports now a $612m business thanks to emerging western markets - Superdata

New data from Superdata shows that the eSports market currently boasts an audience of 134m, with the business generating $612m.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 6th 2015 at 10:58PM in News
Tamagotchi Classic for Apple Watch tops iPhone App Store charts

Tamagotchi Classic for Apple Watch tops iPhone App Store charts

The resurrection of ‘90s virtual pet simulator Tamagotchi in the form of an app for Apple Watch has seen it shoot to number one in the paid App Store charts.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 6th 2015 at 2:37PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: April 26 - May 2

Steam top ten sellers: April 26 - May 2

We've entered a new month, and Grand Theft Auto V still won't loosen its grip of the number one spot on Steam's top ten selling products chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 5th 2015 at 10:22PM in News
Mortal Kombat X top for third week in a row, retailer promotions help FIFA 15 back to No.4

Mortal Kombat X top for third week in a row, retailer promotions help FIFA 15 back to No.4

Mortal Kombat X is once again No.1 in the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 5th 2015 at 10:09AM in News
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