Games Industry Market Data

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
Yakuza: Kiwami flies to the top of the Japanese charts like a dragon

Yakuza: Kiwami flies to the top of the Japanese charts like a dragon

The remake of the first game in Sega's Yakuza franchise – Like A Dragon in Japan – debuts at No.1 in the region's Top Ten, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2016 at 1:00PM in News

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Digital PC games outsold mobile titles last year

Digital PC games outsold mobile titles last year

The smartphone sector is king, consuming all other formats in its wake, right? Apparently not. Actually, the good ol' PC still rules the roost.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 27th 2016 at 11:05AM in News
Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Kantar’s latest Entertainment Barometer report paints a picture of decline for physical games retail – although it’s faring better than the wider entertainment market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 10:46AM in News
Call of Duty holds onto No.1 as Resident Evil Origins Collection debuts in sixth place

Call of Duty holds onto No.1 as Resident Evil Origins Collection debuts in sixth place

Activision’s Call of Duty hangs on to the top spot in the UK All Formats charts for a seventh consecutive week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 25th 2016 at 10:19AM in News
Developer interest in VR doubles, while Nintendo is in decline

Developer interest in VR doubles, while Nintendo is in decline

The latest Game Developers Conference State of the Industry Survey has revealed a spike in interest in virtual reality within the games development community.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2016 at 10:56AM in News

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Clash of Clans generated the most UK mobile revenue in 2015

Clash of Clans generated the most UK mobile revenue in 2015

Research company App Annie has released its mobile market report for 2015.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
JRPG Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts at No.1 in Japan

JRPG Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts at No.1 in Japan

Atlus’ remaster of 2008 JRPG Odin Sphere has shot to the Japanese top spot according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
ESA criticises NPD games market figures

ESA criticises NPD games market figures

US video games trade body the Entertainment Software Association has criticised the market data released by research firm NPD.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 20th 2016 at 10:01AM in News
Call of Duty claims sixth successive UK No.1, GTA V shoots up to second place

Call of Duty claims sixth successive UK No.1, GTA V shoots up to second place

With a lack of new releases hitting shelves, Call of Duty once again retains the top spot in the UK All Formats chart.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 18th 2016 at 9:58AM in News

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iOS shipments overtook Windows last year as PC shipments suffer record decline

iOS shipments overtook Windows last year as PC shipments suffer record decline

There were more Apple iOS devices than Windows devices shipped in 2015.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2016 at 3:09PM in News
How did the UK games market perform in 2015?

How did the UK games market perform in 2015?

The headline news from this year’s GfK report is this: There were fewer games sold last year, there were fewer consoles sold last year, but accessory sales continue to rise.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
PS4 and Xbox One shine but physical gaming sales drop to £2.1bn in 2015

PS4 and Xbox One shine but physical gaming sales drop to £2.1bn in 2015

PS4 and Xbox One UK game sales shot up by over 50 per cent in 2015.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 14th 2016 at 10:00AM in News
Monster Hunter X holds the No.1 spot in Japan

Monster Hunter X holds the No.1 spot in Japan

The latest entry in Capcom’s Monster Hunter series is manages to hold on to the top spot in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 13th 2016 at 1:00PM in News

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Steam Winter Sale boasts big gains over Valve's previous promotions

Steam Winter Sale boasts big gains over Valve's previous promotions

Valve’s alteration of how it conducts its Steam Winter Sale appears to have paid off.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2016 at 10:07AM in News
Call of Duty: Black Ops III starts 2016 on top in the UK

Call of Duty: Black Ops III starts 2016 on top in the UK

Activision’s Call of Duty starts 2016 as it ended 2015: in the No.1 spot in the All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 11th 2016 at 9:53AM in News
Monster Hunter X starts 2016 on top in Japan

Monster Hunter X starts 2016 on top in Japan

The best-selling game of 2015 in Japan is also its first No.1 of this year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Japanese games market falls to lowest point in 26 years, declines 13 per cent year-on-year

Japanese games market falls to lowest point in 26 years, declines 13 per cent year-on-year

Things continue to look exceptionally bleak for the Japanese console games market, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 10:59AM in News
Global VR market to reach £3.5bn in sales in 2016 - report

Global VR market to reach £3.5bn in sales in 2016 - report

Virtual reality is almost upon us now, and research firm SuperData reckons that the market for the new tech will reach $5.1bn (£3.5bn) by the end of the year.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Steam games made over $3.5bn in 2015 - report

Steam games made over $3.5bn in 2015 - report

Games sold over Steam generated over $3.5bn last year, according to analytics site Steam Spy.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 5th 2016 at 11:26AM in News
Call of Duty Black Ops III claims fifth UK No.1

Call of Duty Black Ops III claims fifth UK No.1

Call of Duty: Black Ops III has spent its fifth week in 2015 at the top of the UK All Formats charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 4th 2016 at 10:20AM in News
The Force awakens Star Wars app spend surge

The Force awakens Star Wars app spend surge

The long-awaited cinematic arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens has certainly awoken a renewed interest in Star Wars apps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 23rd 2015 at 10:53AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: December 13-19

Steam top ten sellers: December 13-19

Grand Theft Auto V has taken the top spot on Steam's latest weekly best-sellers list.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 21st 2015 at 4:24PM in News