Games Industry Market Data

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 16-22

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 16-22

DayZ has been temporarily knocked off the top spot of Steam's top sellers chart, as city-builder Banished outsold it during the past week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 23rd 2014 at 10:20PM in News
16% of US gamers have dropped physical games completely

16% of US gamers have dropped physical games completely

A new report from NPD suggests that only a limited number of US gamers have made the decision to completely abandon physical games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2014 at 9:49AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: February 9-15

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 9-15

It's DayZ and Rust's world, we're just living in it.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 18th 2014 at 7:11AM in News

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NPD: US spent $15.39bn on games in 2013

NPD: US spent $15.39bn on games in 2013

NPD has revealed new US sales figures for games in 2013 – and this time around, the research group has included digital revenue and second-hand sales in their findings.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 12th 2014 at 5:34AM in News
Clash of Clans is making $654k a day

Clash of Clans is making $654k a day

Supercell’s Clash of Clans is certainly showing the established games powerhouses how it’s done.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2014 at 2:19PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: February 2-8

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 2-8

Another week, another one-two finish for DayZ and Rust on Steam's top sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 9th 2014 at 11:59PM in News
Smartphone shipments grew 43% in 2013

Smartphone shipments grew 43% in 2013

Data from Futuresource Consulting Research has revealed tremendous growth in the smartphone market throughout 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2014 at 12:12PM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: January 26 - February 1

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 26 - February 1

Not much change on Steam's top selling products chart this week, with DayZ and Rust yet again out ahead of the pack.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 3rd 2014 at 7:52AM in News
App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

App Store and Google Play games spend overtook portable gaming in 2013

A new report says that games spending on both the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store overtook portable gaming last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 1:29PM in News
INFOGRAPHIC: Just how big was GTA V?

INFOGRAPHIC: Just how big was GTA V?

We all knew GTA V would sell well, but not even the most optimistic analyst could have predicted how big it’d be after just four months.

on Jan 29th 2014 at 10:57AM in News
Apple posts record iPhone and iPad sales, but is still outpaced by Samsung

Apple posts record iPhone and iPad sales, but is still outpaced by Samsung

51m iPhones and 26m iPads were sold by Apple in Q4 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 28th 2014 at 2:15PM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: January 19-25

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 19-25

The triad of Early Access hits continue their reign atop the charts.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 27th 2014 at 12:12AM in News
As many people play Angry Birds every month as are registered on Twitter

As many people play Angry Birds every month as are registered on Twitter

Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka has outlined the scale of not only Angry Birds’ achievements, but also its ambitions for the ‘century’ ahead.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2014 at 3:01PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 12-18

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 12-18

The dominance of Early Access titles DayZ, Rust, and Starbound is evident again this week, as the trio continues to set the pace on the Steam's latest top sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2014 at 1:40AM in News
Physical share of movie and TV market tumbles in US

Physical share of movie and TV market tumbles in US

Only 64 per cent of the movie and TV market in the US last year was spent on physical DVDs and Blu-rays.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2014 at 2:18PM in News

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UKIE disputes Government's games industry shrinkage claims

UKIE disputes Government's games industry shrinkage claims

The UK game industry shrunk by nearly half in 2012 compared to 2011, according to figures released by the department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 14th 2014 at 2:05PM in News
12,000 shops to fold in 2014, analyst predicts

12,000 shops to fold in 2014, analyst predicts

The worst of the financial crisis may be behind us, but the year ahead promises to be a challenging one for retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2014 at 10:34AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 5-11

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 5-11

Early Access titles DayZ and Rust have settled in at the top of Steam's top ten sellers chart, and it doesn't look like they're going anywhere soon.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 12th 2014 at 11:05PM in News
PCs suffered largest ever global sales decline in 2013

PCs suffered largest ever global sales decline in 2013

Global PC sales fell at their fastest rate ever in 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2014 at 3:11PM in News
$10bn+ spent on the Apple App Store in 2013

$10bn+ spent on the Apple App Store in 2013

Apple has revealed that over $10bn was spent on its App Store throughout 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2014 at 2:15PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 29 - January 4

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 29 - January 4

DayZ is on top of Steam’s top ten sellers list again this week – beating out another slew of discounted titles during the distributor’s end of 2013 sale.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 5th 2014 at 11:43PM in News
Microsoft could reduce Xbox One price "faster than forecasted"

Microsoft could reduce Xbox One price "faster than forecasted"

The Xbox One could see a reduction in RRP earlier than previously anticipated, according to one US analyst.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 3rd 2014 at 2:52PM in News
38% annual growth for Chinese games market

38% annual growth for Chinese games market

China's game industry is still booming, a new report.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Jan 3rd 2014 at 12:33PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 22-28

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 22-28

The Early Access offering of DayZ has again taken first on Steam's best ten selling titles, making it the victor for the second week running.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2014 at 6:59AM in News