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Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Japan heads back to the '90s as Final Fantasy and Resident Evil top the charts

Last week’s Japanese retail charts resembled a bygone era, as the latest Final Fantasy and Resident Evil instalments topped the rankings.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 25th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Battlefield Hardline debuts at No.1, is the biggest launch of 2015 so far

Battlefield Hardline debuts at No.1, is the biggest launch of 2015 so far

EA's new Battlefield game Hardline has debuted at No.1 in the Gfk Chart-Track Top 40. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Steam top nine sellers chart: March 15-21

Steam top nine sellers chart: March 15-21

Cities: Skylines has once again topped Steam's weekly best selling chart, beating out Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Grand Theft Auto V pre-orders.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 4:54AM in News
YouTube videos featuring Minecraft hit 4.3bn views last month

YouTube videos featuring Minecraft hit 4.3bn views last month

Minecraft has once again taken the top spot on Newzoo and Octoly's monthly chart tracking the top 20 game franchises on YouTube.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 19th 2015 at 4:32AM in News

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Yakuza keeps PS4 and Vita on top in Japan for a third week, as Mario Party 10 debuts at No.4

Yakuza keeps PS4 and Vita on top in Japan for a third week, as Mario Party 10 debuts at No.4

Nintendo’s new all-star outing for Mario Party hasn’t been enough to outdo Sega’s latest virtual gangster offering in Japan.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 18th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
GTA V back on top of UK retail charts; now within two weeks of Vice City's series record

GTA V back on top of UK retail charts; now within two weeks of Vice City's series record

After three consecutive weeks where new IP ruled the UK retail charts, Rockstar’s crime opus Grand Theft Auto V has reclaimed its crown.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 16th 2015 at 10:14AM in News
Steam top eight sellers chart: March 8-14

Steam top eight sellers chart: March 8-14

Cities: Skylines has taken the top spot on Steam's best sellers list for the past week, beating out Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 15th 2015 at 9:33PM in News
Supermarkets lose game market share to specialists and online retail

Supermarkets lose game market share to specialists and online retail

The game revenue share held by supermarkets decreased in 2014. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 12th 2015 at 10:30AM in News

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PS4 and Vita remain on top of the Japanese charts, despite spate of new 3DS releases

PS4 and Vita remain on top of the Japanese charts, despite spate of new 3DS releases

Sony’s consoles have topped the Japanese hardware rankings once again, despite a week full of new titles for Nintendo’s 3DS platform.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 11th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: March 1-7

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 1-7

Dragon Ball Xenoverse has claimed the peak position on Steam's top ten sellers for the past week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 10th 2015 at 3:54AM in News
Unturned was the most owned game on Steam in 2014

Unturned was the most owned game on Steam in 2014

And the chances are you’ve probably not even heard of it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2015 at 4:07PM in News
Dying Light still No.1, GTA V back in second place

Dying Light still No.1, GTA V back in second place

Warner Bros and Techland's open world zombie title Dying Light once again takes pole position in the GfK Chart-Track Top 40. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 9th 2015 at 10:03AM in News

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Nintendo and Take-Two shine in a quiet February

Nintendo and Take-Two shine in a quiet February

In spite of a few big releases this February, the games market is tracking behind last year. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 6th 2015 at 12:50PM in News
Gaming hardware market worth $67bn last year - JPR

Gaming hardware market worth $67bn last year - JPR

The overall gaming hardware market reached $67bn in 2014, according to new data presented by analyst Jon Peddie Research.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 6th 2015 at 8:38AM in News
81% of Total War: Attila sales were digital

81% of Total War: Attila sales were digital

Sega’s strategy title Total War: Attila would have charted at No.3 in the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 if the rankings took into consideration digital sales, MCV can reveal. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:15AM in News
Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week

Dragon Quest Heroes helps keep PS4 and Vita on top of the Japanese hardware charts for a second week

Square Enix’s new Dragon Quest spin-off has helped Sony’s PS4 and Vita place top of Japan’s hardware rankings once again.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 4th 2015 at 4:50PM in News

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Watch Dogs outsold GTA V and Destiny in Australia last year

Watch Dogs outsold GTA V and Destiny in Australia last year

The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association has revealed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the best selling game in Australia last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2015 at 4:12PM in News
Worldwide PS4 sales pass 20m

Worldwide PS4 sales pass 20m

Sony has said at GDC that total worldwide PS4 sales to consumers have now hit 20.2m units.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2015 at 10:27AM in News
Tablet ownership ahead of games consoles among UK children

Tablet ownership ahead of games consoles among UK children

A retail-led survey has found that UK children under the age of 12 are now more likely to own a tablet than a games console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2015 at 3:22PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: February 22-28

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 22-28

Gearbox's Homeworld Remastered Collection has grabbed the top spot on Steam's latest weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 6:48PM in News
OGA forecasts growth for PC and smartphones, decline for consoles and handheld

OGA forecasts growth for PC and smartphones, decline for consoles and handheld

The Open Gaming Alliance has predicted that while the PC gaming will continue to grow through 2019, the console and handheld markets will decline in value.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 1:20PM in News
Dying Light debuts at No.1 in the UK

Dying Light debuts at No.1 in the UK

Warner Bros' new open world parker zombie title Dying Light has debuted in first place in the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 10:05AM in News
Opinion: Games are under-represented in official statistics, but we can fix it

Opinion: Games are under-represented in official statistics, but we can fix it

Last week’s MCV and UKIE figures valuing the market for games in the UK showed a growth once more in consumer hunger for games. 

on Feb 27th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
The rise of Warner Bros

The rise of Warner Bros

It might be easy to dismiss the success of Warner Bros’ video games division.

on Feb 27th 2015 at 11:30AM in News
January's top US digital console games generated majority of revenue on PlayStation

January's top US digital console games generated majority of revenue on PlayStation

New data collected by research firm Superdata claims PlayStation hardware is generating significantly more digital revenue than Xbox in the US.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 26th 2015 at 7:29PM in News