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Steam top ten sellers chart: January 25-31

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 25-31

Grand Theft Auto V took the top spot for the second straight week, and Dying Light earned two top ten finishes on this week’s Steam best sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 2nd 2015 at 2:21PM in News
Advanced Warfare reclaims UK charts top spot, leaving it tied with GTA V's record

Advanced Warfare reclaims UK charts top spot, leaving it tied with GTA V's record

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s return to the No.1 UK retail charts position means it is now drawing with Grand Theft Auto V’s top spot tally.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 2nd 2015 at 10:21AM in News
Twitch hits 100m monthly viewers in 2014

Twitch hits 100m monthly viewers in 2014

Streaming video service Twitch continues to boom, with monthly viewer numbers reaching 100m in 2014.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2015 at 2:55PM in News
New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 28th 2015 at 1:00PM in News

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Who won 2014? Last year's biggest publishers, games and accessories revealed

Who won 2014? Last year's biggest publishers, games and accessories revealed

2014 was the first full year for the New Generation, and you could tell.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 10:30AM in News
6.6m Xbox consoles sold during Q4

6.6m Xbox consoles sold during Q4

Microsoft says it shifted 6.6m Xbox consoles during the last quarter of 2014.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 27th 2015 at 9:42AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: January 18-24

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 18-24

Grand Theft Auto V has taken the top spot on the latest Steam weekly top sellers chart, following the game's first full week of pre-order availability.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 26th 2015 at 9:07PM in News
Amazon claimed a quarter of all Christmas games, music and video sales

Amazon claimed a quarter of all Christmas games, music and video sales

Kantar Worldpanel data has revealed the extent of Amazon’s dominance of the UK Christmas entertainment market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 26th 2015 at 10:04AM in News

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Grand Theft Auto V No.1 for the seventh time; Call of Duty Ghosts back in Top Ten

Grand Theft Auto V No.1 for the seventh time; Call of Duty Ghosts back in Top Ten

Grand Theft Auto V is once again No.1 in the GfK Chart-Track Top 40. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 26th 2015 at 9:55AM in News
How much are you worth? Find out with the results of MCV's 2015 Salary Survey

How much are you worth? Find out with the results of MCV's 2015 Salary Survey

More than 850 games industry professionals – from retail to development – took part in this year's annual salary survey. We study the results

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:13AM in News
Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue to be the best-sellers in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 21st 2015 at 1:00PM in News
SAVE THE DATE: New MCV event reveals how much consumers spent on games overall last year

SAVE THE DATE: New MCV event reveals how much consumers spent on games overall last year

Our widely-read annual market valuation returns next month, and will be launched at a special breakfast briefing in central London.

on Jan 21st 2015 at 11:08AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: January 11-17

Steam top ten sellers chart: January 11-17

H1Z1 has finished on top of Steam's weekly best sellers chart, outpacing pre-orders for Grand Theft Auto V.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 20th 2015 at 3:46AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V claims second UK No.1 of 2015

Grand Theft Auto V claims second UK No.1 of 2015

Rockstar’s best-selling crime title has held onto the top spot in spite of a sales decline. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 19th 2015 at 9:58AM in News
Over 1-in-10 developers are working on an eSports title as boxed retail power loosens

Over 1-in-10 developers are working on an eSports title as boxed retail power loosens

12 per cent of developers who participated in GDC 2014’s State of the Industry Survey say they are working on a game they would classify as an eSports title. 79 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 11:08AM in News
ANALYSIS: How did the UK games market perform in 2014?

ANALYSIS: How did the UK games market perform in 2014?

The overall games market (software, hardware and accessories) declined six per cent in units and climbed 12 per cent in revenue during 2014. 

by DORIAN BLOCH
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:52AM in News

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UK games retail sales up 12% to £2.3bn in 2014

UK games retail sales up 12% to £2.3bn in 2014

The UK boxed video games market generated £2.294bn in 2014, MCV can reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 16th 2015 at 10:50AM in News
Xbox One wins US December race, but PS4 wins 2014 and Wii U has best month

Xbox One wins US December race, but PS4 wins 2014 and Wii U has best month

Microsoft’s Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US throughout December 2014, the platform holder has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 16th 2015 at 9:04AM in News
Sorry Minecraft, you're not the biggest game in the UK

Sorry Minecraft, you're not the biggest game in the UK

Writing MCV opinion pieces can, at times, feel like smashing my head against the proverbial brick wall.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 15th 2015 at 4:14PM in News
Animal Crossing: New Leaf re-enters Japanese Top Ten, two years after its release

Animal Crossing: New Leaf re-enters Japanese Top Ten, two years after its release

2012 3DS release Animal Crossing: New Leaf broke back into the Japanese Top Ten last week, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 14th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Grand Theft Auto V retakes UK charts top spot

Grand Theft Auto V retakes UK charts top spot

Rockstar’s latest has once again become the UK’s biggest-selling game, despite sales more than halving last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 12th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Japanese games market down 10% in 2014, hits lowest point for 24 years

Japanese games market down 10% in 2014, hits lowest point for 24 years

UPDATE: It has emerged that the Japanese console games market in 2014 had its worst performance for 24 years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 4:05PM in News
Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Yokai Watch 2 ends 2014 on top in Japan

Level 5's insanely popular Yokai Watch series continues to rule the Japanese charts, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 6th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Call of Duty, GTA and FIFA retain UK retail top spots in first week of 2015

Call of Duty, GTA and FIFA retain UK retail top spots in first week of 2015

Three of 2014’s biggest games have held their UK retail podium positions as we kick off the New Year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 5th 2015 at 10:21AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 28 - January 3

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 28 - January 3

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is on top of Steam's best sellers chart for the second week running, finishing ahead of Arma 3 during the concluding week of the store's end of ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 5th 2015 at 1:58AM in News