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Steam top ten sellers chart: June 28 - July 5

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 28 - July 5

Divinity: Original Sin has claimed the top spot on Steam during last week's sales period, which included the fading days of the digital distributor’s summer sale.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2014 at 7:11PM in News
UK mobile device sales will fall by 5m units in 2014 - report

UK mobile device sales will fall by 5m units in 2014 - report

27 million mobile phones and 12 million tablets will be sold in the UK this year - some five million devices fewer than 2013, predicts CCS Insight.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 4th 2014 at 12:54PM in News
TV advertising still pivotal to kids market

TV advertising still pivotal to kids market

Generation Media says that television advertising is the most effective way to reach a younger audience...

on Jul 3rd 2014 at 1:15PM in News
Study points to huge consumer interest in toys-to-life

Study points to huge consumer interest in toys-to-life

Entertainment, media and technology market research firm Interpret has revealed that over 72 million children are interested in owning toys-to-life products.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 11:24AM in News

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Digital costs more than you think

Digital costs more than you think

Leading games industry analyst and SuperData CEO Joost van Dreunen on how the move to digital isn’t generating revenue quite as easily as some companies might have hoped...

on Jul 1st 2014 at 3:52PM in News
Cowen: Destiny could outsell COD, Battlefield: Hardline pre-orders in line with Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Cowen: Destiny could outsell COD, Battlefield: Hardline pre-orders in line with Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Halo – all will be outsold by Bungie’s Destiny this year, according to Cowen Research analyst Doug Creutz.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2014 at 12:22PM in News
Are we really giving up on Xbox 360 and PS3?

Are we really giving up on Xbox 360 and PS3?

E3 2014 was rammed with games for PS4 and Xbox One.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 30th 2014 at 3:59PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: June 22-28

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 22-28

Borderlands 2 came out on top of Steam's latest top sellers chart, as the Summer Sale rages on.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 29th 2014 at 8:53AM in News

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Tablets overtake 3DS as most popular children's gaming device in UK

Tablets overtake 3DS as most popular children's gaming device in UK

The era of portable consoles may be drawing to a close.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2014 at 4:47PM in News
Kantar: Pre-owned games offer an average £4.40 saving over new

Kantar: Pre-owned games offer an average £4.40 saving over new

Kantar Worldpanel consumer insight analyst Jules Williams examines the opportunities and challenges involved in this lucrative market...

on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:09AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: June 15-21

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 15-21

The annual summer sale has invaded Steam this week, meaning that a host of past chart toppers have burst back onto the top ten thanks to major discounts.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 23rd 2014 at 5:10AM in News
Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

Wii U sales fall in Japan as Vita sales creep back up

The PlayStation Vita has crept ahead of Wii U in Japan as the momentum gained from the release of Mario Kart 8 has started to wear off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:00PM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: June 8-14

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 8-14

Early Access title The Forest continues to outpace the rest on this week’s Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 16th 2014 at 6:26PM in News
Watch Dogs still No.1 as World Cup game rises up charts

Watch Dogs still No.1 as World Cup game rises up charts

Watch Dogs has held onto the top spot for the third week running in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 16th 2014 at 9:57AM in News
A third of PS4 owners have moved from Xbox and Nintendo, Sony says

A third of PS4 owners have moved from Xbox and Nintendo, Sony says

Research suggests that 31 per cent of PS4 owners had an Xbox 360 or Wii but not a PS3 in the last hardware generation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2014 at 11:12AM in News
3DS console sales up in Japan thanks to new releases

3DS console sales up in Japan thanks to new releases

Sales of the 3DS XL and 3DS rose this week thanks to a number of new releases, according to Japanese market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 11th 2014 at 2:00PM in News

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Video games contributed £1bn to UK in 2013

Video games contributed £1bn to UK in 2013

A new report from TIGA says that the video games industry contributed £1.02bn to the UK economy in 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Watch Dogs and Mario Kart hold onto top chart places

Watch Dogs and Mario Kart hold onto top chart places

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has retained its place at the top of the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 9th 2014 at 9:36AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: June 1-7

Steam top ten sellers chart: June 1-7

Recently released Early Access titles The Forest and The Stomping Land have taken the top two spots on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 8th 2014 at 11:25PM in News
eSports viewing almost doubled in 2013

eSports viewing almost doubled in 2013

New numbers suggest the boom in eSports is showing no sign of abating.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2014 at 1:58PM in News
Jo Twist stresses need for digital video games sales data

Jo Twist stresses need for digital video games sales data

MCV teamed up with UKIE last week to create an estimated value of the UK games market. But there
are still big holes in the industry’s knowledge – particularly ...

on Jun 2nd 2014 at 10:51AM in News
UK leads the way in mobile, online and downloadable games

UK leads the way in mobile, online and downloadable games

The UK is the biggest market for digital games in Europe.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 2nd 2014 at 10:45AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: May 25-31

Steam top ten sellers chart: May 25-31

Watch Dogs has grabbed the top spot on Steam's top ten weekly sellers chart, with a pair of new Early Access titles also making significant marks on this week's list.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 1st 2014 at 6:35PM in News
UK games market leaps 20 per cent to £3.48bn

UK games market leaps 20 per cent to £3.48bn

The UK games market has risen dramatically year-on-year, as almost every industry category grew.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 29th 2014 at 10:22AM in News
Wii U outsells PS4 in Infamous' first week in Japan

Wii U outsells PS4 in Infamous' first week in Japan

Nintendo’s Wii U has outsold the PlayStation 4 this week in Japan according to sales data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 28th 2014 at 1:11PM in News