Games Industry Market Data

PS4 leads hardware sales again in March as Xbox One ships 5m lifetime

PS4 leads hardware sales again in March as Xbox One ships 5m lifetime

The PlayStation 4 outsold all other consoles in the US for the third month running, NPD's March 2013 report shows.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 18th 2014 at 5:24AM in News
36.9% of Steam purchases are never played

36.9% of Steam purchases are never played

A new insight into the digital lives of Steam users has revealed a host of fascinating data, not least of which is the number of games left untouched by owners.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 10:31AM in News
Google Play downloads tracking 45% ahead of Apple App Store

Google Play downloads tracking 45% ahead of Apple App Store

A new report says that total Google Play downloads are currently tracking ahead of the Apple App Store in terms of volume.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2014 at 3:02PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: April 6-12

Steam top ten sellers chart: April 6-12

DayZ is back on top of Valve's latest weekly top sellers chart on Steam.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 14th 2014 at 6:50AM in News

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FIFA beats Elder Scrolls to UK No.1

FIFA beats Elder Scrolls to UK No.1

FIFA 14 has taken the No.1 spot in the UK Chart-Track Top 40 for the eleventh time.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 7th 2014 at 10:41AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: March 30 - April 5

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 30 - April 5

Goat Simulator has emerged the unexpected victor on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 6th 2014 at 10:22PM in News
Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

Mobile now account for half of Japanese games market as sector nearly doubles

A new report claims that smartphone gaming now account for around 50 per cent of Japan’s total video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 1st 2014 at 11:53AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: March 23-29

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 23-29

A 75 per cent discount on Batman: Arkham Origins has the game ahead of the rest on the latest Steam top ten sales chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 30th 2014 at 7:49PM in News

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Superdata: Console microtransactions hit $352m in 2013

Superdata: Console microtransactions hit $352m in 2013

Microtransactions on consoles accounted for approximately $352m in sales last year, research group Superdata has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2014 at 6:48PM in News
Warner Bros shines in quiet month: the February charts

Warner Bros shines in quiet month: the February charts

February is not traditionally a big sales month, but this year was even quieter than usual.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 26th 2014 at 10:10AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: March 16-22

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 16-22

DayZ is back on top of this week's best sellers chart on Steam.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 23rd 2014 at 8:09PM in News
Xbox One hardware jumps 96% on Titanfall launch

Xbox One hardware jumps 96% on Titanfall launch

Titanfall is comfortably this week’s UK No.1, and boost Xbox One hardware sales by almost 100 per cent.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 17th 2014 at 9:52AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: March 9-15

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 9-15

South Park: The Stick of Truth maintained its position this week on Steam's best sellers chart, once again finishing ahead of DayZ for the top spot.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 16th 2014 at 8:18PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: March 2-8

Steam top ten sellers chart: March 2-8

South Park: The Stick of Truth has emerged the victor for Steam's latest weekly sales chart, beating out DayZ and Banished for the top spot.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 9th 2014 at 10:19PM in News
PopCap senior manager Bilas joins GameAnalytics

PopCap senior manager Bilas joins GameAnalytics

Denmark-based company GameAnalytics has announced the appointment of PopCap's Allison Bilas as its new vice president of product.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 7th 2014 at 5:16AM in News
Happy New Year: January in numbers

Happy New Year: January in numbers

January is always a quiet time of the year – this year more so than normal with only a handful of new releases.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 6th 2014 at 10:14AM in News

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Kickstarter pledges pass $1 billion

Kickstarter pledges pass $1 billion

The total amount of money pledged on Kickstarter since its inception on April 28th 2009 has now passed $1bn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2014 at 2:55PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: February 23 - March 1

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 23 - March 1

Banished has once again topped Steam's best sellers chart, besting DayZ for the second week in a row.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 2nd 2014 at 10:48AM in News
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
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