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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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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

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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
Horizon Zero Dawn sales predicted to reach 4-6 million in 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn sales predicted to reach 4-6 million in 2017

SuperData thinks Sony has struck gold with its latest new PS4 IP. Horizon Zero Dawn arrives in the UK next week, and has already been receiving glowing reviews, boasting a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2017 at 9:46AM in News
Dragon Quest Monsters

3DS sales rise in Japan following latest Dragon Quest Monsters launch

Nintendo 3DS sales are up in Japan after the successful launch of the latest title in Square Enix's Dragon Quest Monsters series, according to the latest market data from Famitsu.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 17th 2017 at 4:17PM in News
Supercell on the hunt for acquisitions as Clash Royale surpasses $1bn

Supercell on the hunt for acquisitions as Clash Royale surpasses $1bn

Tencent-owned Finnish mobile powerhouse Supercell is reportedly on the lookout for purchases.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 16th 2017 at 10:38AM in News
ESA

US game software sales exceeded over $24.5bn in 2016, says ESA

US video game software sales exceeded $24.5bn in 2016, says the ESA in its latest Video Games in the 21st Century: The 2017 Report, showing a growth of 48.5 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 15th 2017 at 10:07AM in News
GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V reclaims UK No.1, Nioh debuts at No.2

Grand Theft Auto V has shot back to the top of the UK games charts, ending the reign of Capcom's Resident Evil VII to claim its twelfth UK No.1. 

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 13th 2017 at 10:34AM in News
Resident Evil 7 claims second No.1 in Japan

Resident Evil 7 claims second No.1 in Japan

Capcom’s new Resident Evil title is once again No.1 in Japan according to market data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 9th 2017 at 10:58AM in News