Games Industry Market Data

New 3DS XL sales up 361% in Japan as Pokémon Sun and Moon launch

New 3DS XL sales up 361% in Japan as Pokémon Sun and Moon launch

In news that will come as no surprise, Pokemon Sun and Moon were the best-selling titles in Japan for the week ending November 20th, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 24th 2016 at 11:50AM in News
Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 1.9m copies in Japan

Pokemon Sun and Moon sell 1.9m copies in Japan

New 3DS titles Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have failed to match the sales of the series’ 2013 releases.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2016 at 10:46AM in News
Vive and Oculus Rift sales predicted to hit 770k by year end

Vive and Oculus Rift sales predicted to hit 770k by year end

2016 has been the year of VR, but how many units are actually in the hands of consumers?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2016 at 10:45AM in News
UK physical games market down 50% year-on-year

UK physical games market down 50% year-on-year

Last week, the UK boxed games market was down by more than 50 per cent year-on-year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 17th 2016 at 11:18AM in News

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NES Classic Mini sold 263k units in first four days in Japan

NES Classic Mini sold 263k units in first four days in Japan

Nintendo’s new NES Classic Mini has hit shelves in Japan and has had a rather good start to its life.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 16th 2016 at 10:09AM in News
Batman: Arkham VR was the best-selling digital PSVR game in October

Batman: Arkham VR was the best-selling digital PSVR game in October

The Caped Crusader has emerged as the most popular of the PlayStation VR’s launch line-up on PSN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
PS4 console sales up 204% following Pro launch

PS4 console sales up 204% following Pro launch

Sony’s new powerful Pro console is in stores and has helped PS4 console sales triple in the UK. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 14th 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Xbox One wins monthly US sales race for fourth consecutive month

Xbox One wins monthly US sales race for fourth consecutive month

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US, UK and Australia last month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2016 at 10:56AM in News

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Japanese Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Week One sales down 42% compared with Black Ops III

Japanese Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Week One sales down 42% compared with Black Ops III

Week One sales of Call of Duty have also taken a dive in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 9th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
International Factfile 2016: Latvia

International Factfile 2016: Latvia

Eastern Europe is a growing games market.

on Nov 9th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Civilization VI hits 1m in two weeks

Civilization VI hits 1m in two weeks

PC strategy title Civilization VI his hit a big milestone just two weeks after its debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
Updated: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare sales nearly 50% down on Black Ops III

Updated: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare sales nearly 50% down on Black Ops III

This year’s Call of Duty has failed to hit the heights of its predecessor in its first week in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2016 at 9:26AM in News

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Darkest Dungeon passes 1 million sales

Darkest Dungeon passes 1 million sales

Cult indie hit Darkest Dungeon is celebrating an important milestone in its successful story.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
FIFA 17 month one sales up 13% on predecessor

FIFA 17 month one sales up 13% on predecessor

EA’s FIFA 17 most definitely HAS improved upon the performance of last year’s title FIFA 16.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 11:00AM in News
EA triumphant in massive month for UK games retail

EA triumphant in massive month for UK games retail

October 2016 was a blockbuster sales period, with revenue from physical games rising 50 per cent year-on-year according to GfK Entertainment. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Sony has shipped 47.4m PS4s

Sony has shipped 47.4m PS4s

More than 47.4m PlayStation consoles have now been shipped to retailers worldwide, Sony has revealed. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 1st 2016 at 1:32PM in News

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Skyrim Special Edition debuts at No.2, Titanfall goes straight to fourth place

Skyrim Special Edition debuts at No.2, Titanfall goes straight to fourth place

The new Special Edition of Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Skyrim has gone straight to No.2 in the UK Top 40 chart.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 31st 2016 at 9:50AM in News
FIFA No.1 for third week, Gears of War 4 debuts at No.2

FIFA No.1 for third week, Gears of War 4 debuts at No.2

13 new games launched this week in the UK Top 40, with FIFA 17 coming out on top once again.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 17th 2016 at 9:50AM in News
Tiny sales forecast for Vive and Oculus in the US this year

Tiny sales forecast for Vive and Oculus in the US this year

Virtual reality may have to wait a while longer before it makes any meaningful impact on the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2016 at 2:25PM in News
ERA: 77% of UK players prefer boxed games

ERA: 77% of UK players prefer boxed games

Digital may be the biggest sector in video games, but research from the Entertainment Retailers Association says that 77.1 per cent of UK consumers prefer their games in boxes.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 14th 2016 at 10:11AM in News
FIFA 17 still UK No.1, Mafia III debuts in second place

FIFA 17 still UK No.1, Mafia III debuts in second place

EA’s latest FIFA title has held onto the top spot in the UK charts for its second week on shelves.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 10th 2016 at 10:23AM in News
FIFA 17 takes No.1 spot in Japan

FIFA 17 takes No.1 spot in Japan

EA’s latest football title has shot to the top of the Japanese games charts, according to data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 6th 2016 at 11:54AM in News
Updated: FIFA 17 shoots to No.1 in the UK

Updated: FIFA 17 shoots to No.1 in the UK

Update: GfK has been in touch to set the record straight about FIFA 17's sales performance. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 3rd 2016 at 9:50AM in News
Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

Persona 5 falls to second place in Japan

The latest entry in Atlus’ Persona RPG series has fallen to the No.2 spot in Japan according to date provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 29th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
BioShock: The Collection claims second UK No.1

BioShock: The Collection claims second UK No.1

The PS4 and Xbox One BioShock compilation has claimed its second top spot in the UK All Formats charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 26th 2016 at 9:53AM in News