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Analyst trims virtual reality sales forecast by 30 per cent

Analyst trims virtual reality sales forecast by 30 per cent

SuperData now reckons the new virtual reality sector will make nearly a third less money this year than it had originally forecast.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2016 at 11:35AM in News
Far Cry Primal holds Twilight Princess HD from No1

Far Cry Primal holds Twilight Princess HD from No1

The latest entry in Ubisoft’s Far Cry series holds fast at No.1 in the UK this week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 7th 2016 at 10:03AM in News
Original Pokémon games back on top in Japan for series' 20th anniversary

Original Pokémon games back on top in Japan for series' 20th anniversary

It’s 1996 again – Pokémon Red, Green, Blue and Yellow took the No.1 spot in Japan last week according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2016 at 1:43PM in News
Far Cry Primal and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 shoot to the top of the charts

Far Cry Primal and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 shoot to the top of the charts

Two brand new releases fly to the head of the UK All Formats charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 29th 2016 at 9:46AM in News

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Digital Rise of the Tomb Raider sales three times that of Xbox One

Digital Rise of the Tomb Raider sales three times that of Xbox One

It appears that the PC release of Rise of the Tomb Raider had a strong debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2016 at 10:04AM in News
PS4 will sell 100+ million units, analyst predicts

PS4 will sell 100+ million units, analyst predicts

Sony’s successful PS4 will go on to join its predecessors the PlayStation and PS2 by selling over 100m units worldwide, DFC Intelligence predicts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2016 at 3:32PM in News
Firewatch has outsold Campo Santo's 'wildest expectations'

Firewatch has outsold Campo Santo's 'wildest expectations'

Indie hit Firewatch has out-performed developer Campo Santo’s commercial predictions.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 24th 2016 at 12:52PM in News
Call of Duty holds No.1 spot as Street Fighter V debuts in second place

Call of Duty holds No.1 spot as Street Fighter V debuts in second place

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III claims its 11th week at the top spot in the UK and outperforms newcomer Street Fighter V.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 22nd 2016 at 9:51AM in News

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Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

The market share enjoyed by Windows Phone handsets has more than halved in the last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2016 at 11:18AM in News
US games industry was up 5% in 2015

US games industry was up 5% in 2015

Total US consumer spending on video games was up five per cent year-on-year in 2015, a new joint report between the ESA and NPD has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2016 at 1:24PM in News
New Shin Megami Tensei title debuts at No.1 in Japan

New Shin Megami Tensei title debuts at No.1 in Japan

The latest game in Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei series of RPGs has gone straight to the top spot in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 17th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops III claims tenth No.1

Call of Duty: Black Ops III claims tenth No.1

Activision’s latest Call of Duty title has spent its tenth week at the No.1 spot in the UK since its November launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 15th 2016 at 10:41AM in News

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Ubisoft makes more money per Xbox One user than PS4 user

Ubisoft makes more money per Xbox One user than PS4 user

Global sales of the PS4 may well be far ahead of Xbox One, but today’s Ubisoft financial report reveals that Microsoft users are spending more.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 3:37PM in News
Skylanders and Guitar Hero underperform while Call of Duty soars

Skylanders and Guitar Hero underperform while Call of Duty soars

Publisher Activision has said that both Skylanders SuperChargers and Guitar Hero Live failed to meet sales expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 10:16AM in News
Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Warner Bros' LEGO Dimensions has pushed the revenue made from toys-to-life products to £129m.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:30PM in News
GTA V is top soundtrack for second year running

GTA V is top soundtrack for second year running

The soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V is the top-selling video game album for the second year in a row.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:09PM in News

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User numbers fall, but Zynga losses narrow

User numbers fall, but Zynga losses narrow

Zynga says its slow and steady turnaround is continuing, despite big drops in its user numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
UK games market hits a record £4.19bn

UK games market hits a record £4.19bn

2015 was the biggest year in UK games industry history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 10:50AM in News
New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Bandai Namco Naruto title Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 debuted at No.1 in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 10th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Call of Duty back on top as new Naruto title debuts in third place

Call of Duty back on top as new Naruto title debuts in third place

Activision’s Call of Duty Black Ops III returns to the No.1 spot this week with an 11 increase in sales.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 8th 2016 at 9:49AM in News
Splatoon sales have consistently tracked ahead of Mario Kart 8

Splatoon sales have consistently tracked ahead of Mario Kart 8

Nintendo has revealed that, following their respective release, Wii U shooter Splatoon has consistently outsold Mario Kart 8.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 1:55PM in News
How did the UK's PC digital market do in 2015?

How did the UK's PC digital market do in 2015?

In April last year, Russian games veteran Sergey Galvonkin set up Steam Spy. 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 4th 2016 at 9:35AM in News
Vita hardware sales triple in Japan as Dragon Quest Builders hits stores

Vita hardware sales triple in Japan as Dragon Quest Builders hits stores

Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard wo Fukkatsu Seyo debuted in Japan last week and dominates the top half of the region’s charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:00PM in News
LEGO Marvel's Avengers soars to No.1

LEGO Marvel's Avengers soars to No.1

Warner Bros’ LEGO Marvel's Avengers has become the eighth LEGO video game to reach the top spot in the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2016 at 9:48AM in News
Riot made $1.6bn off League of Legends digital sales in 2015, dethrones Clash of Clans

Riot made $1.6bn off League of Legends digital sales in 2015, dethrones Clash of Clans

Riot Games, creators of eSports frontrunner League of Legends, reportedly made $1.6bn off the game in 2015 according to SuperData Research.

on Jan 28th 2016 at 2:13PM in News