Games Industry Market Data

Bloodborne debuts at No.1 in a busy week of releases in Japan

Bloodborne debuts at No.1 in a busy week of releases in Japan

This week was a busy period for the Japanese games market, with every single entry in the Top 10 for the region being a new release.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 1st 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Battlefield Hardline No.1 for second week, Bloodborne debuts in second place

Battlefield Hardline No.1 for second week, Bloodborne debuts in second place

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

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 30th 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: March 22-28

Steam top ten sellers: March 22-28

Pre-orders for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V have helped the title pull ahead of Cities: Skylines on Steam's latest weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 29th 2015 at 8:29PM in News
Opinion: Time to change the charts

Opinion: Time to change the charts

Confession: The new games chart we just published is inaccurate.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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MCV transforms UK Top Ten by adding digital data into the physical charts

MCV transforms UK Top Ten by adding digital data into the physical charts

Last week’s ‘official’ UK Top 10 chart would have been totally different if digital sales figures were taken into account.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 26th 2015 at 9:56AM in News
Digital console sales down in February as Evolve underperforms - SuperData

Digital console sales down in February as Evolve underperforms - SuperData

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare brought in the most digital sales via consoles last month, beating out the likes of Grand Theft Auto V as well as new releases including ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 26th 2015 at 1:49AM in News
Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Last week’s Japanese retail charts resembled a bygone era, as the latest Final Fantasy and Resident Evil instalments topped the rankings.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 25th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Battlefield Hardline debuts at No.1, is the biggest launch of 2015 so far

Battlefield Hardline debuts at No.1, is the biggest launch of 2015 so far

EA's new Battlefield game Hardline has debuted at No.1 in the Gfk Chart-Track Top 40. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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Steam top nine sellers chart: March 15-21

Steam top nine sellers chart: March 15-21

Cities: Skylines has once again topped Steam's weekly best selling chart, beating out Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Grand Theft Auto V pre-orders.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 4:54AM in News
YouTube videos featuring Minecraft hit 4.3bn views last month

YouTube videos featuring Minecraft hit 4.3bn views last month

Minecraft has once again taken the top spot on Newzoo and Octoly's monthly chart tracking the top 20 game franchises on YouTube.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 19th 2015 at 4:32AM in News
Yakuza keeps PS4 and Vita on top in Japan for a third week, as Mario Party 10 debuts at No.4

Yakuza keeps PS4 and Vita on top in Japan for a third week, as Mario Party 10 debuts at No.4

Nintendo’s new all-star outing for Mario Party hasn’t been enough to outdo Sega’s latest virtual gangster offering in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 18th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
GTA V back on top of UK retail charts; now within two weeks of Vice City's series record

GTA V back on top of UK retail charts; now within two weeks of Vice City's series record

After three consecutive weeks where new IP ruled the UK retail charts, Rockstar’s crime opus Grand Theft Auto V has reclaimed its crown.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:14AM in News

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Steam top eight sellers chart: March 8-14

Steam top eight sellers chart: March 8-14

Cities: Skylines has taken the top spot on Steam's best sellers list for the past week, beating out Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 15th 2015 at 9:33PM in News
Supermarkets lose game market share to specialists and online retail

Supermarkets lose game market share to specialists and online retail

The game revenue share held by supermarkets decreased in 2014. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
PS4 and Vita remain on top of the Japanese charts, despite spate of new 3DS releases

PS4 and Vita remain on top of the Japanese charts, despite spate of new 3DS releases

Sony’s consoles have topped the Japanese hardware rankings once again, despite a week full of new titles for Nintendo’s 3DS platform.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 11th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: March 1-7

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 1-7

Dragon Ball Xenoverse has claimed the peak position on Steam's top ten sellers for the past week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 10th 2015 at 3:54AM in News

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Unturned was the most owned game on Steam in 2014

Unturned was the most owned game on Steam in 2014

And the chances are you’ve probably not even heard of it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2015 at 4:07PM in News
Dying Light still No.1, GTA V back in second place

Dying Light still No.1, GTA V back in second place

Warner Bros and Techland's open world zombie title Dying Light once again takes pole position in the GfK Chart-Track Top 40. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 9th 2015 at 10:03AM in News
Nintendo and Take-Two shine in a quiet February

Nintendo and Take-Two shine in a quiet February

In spite of a few big releases this February, the games market is tracking behind last year. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 6th 2015 at 12:50PM in News
Gaming hardware market worth $67bn last year - JPR

Gaming hardware market worth $67bn last year - JPR

The overall gaming hardware market reached $67bn in 2014, according to new data presented by analyst Jon Peddie Research.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 6th 2015 at 8:38AM in News
81% of Total War: Attila sales were digital

81% of Total War: Attila sales were digital

Sega’s strategy title Total War: Attila would have charted at No.3 in the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 if the rankings took into consideration digital sales, MCV can reveal. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week

Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week

Square Enix’s new Dragon Quest spin-off has helped Sony’s PS4 and Vita place top of Japan’s hardware rankings once again.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 4th 2015 at 4:50PM in News
Watch Dogs outsold GTA V and Destiny in Australia last year

Watch Dogs outsold GTA V and Destiny in Australia last year

The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association has revealed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the best selling game in Australia last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2015 at 4:12PM in News
Worldwide PS4 sales pass 20m

Worldwide PS4 sales pass 20m

Sony has said at GDC that total worldwide PS4 sales to consumers have now hit 20.2m units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2015 at 10:27AM in News
Tablet ownership ahead of games consoles among UK children

Tablet ownership ahead of games consoles among UK children

A retail-led survey has found that UK children under the age of 12 are now more likely to own a tablet than a games console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 3:22PM in News