Games Industry Market Data

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
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

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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
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

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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

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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
'Better resolution' named as main reason buyers opt for PS4 in US

'Better resolution' named as main reason buyers opt for PS4 in US

A survey of US console owners has found that the main reason PS4 buyers opted for Sony’s console is “better resolution”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2015 at 9:46AM in News
God Eater 2 bursts New 3DS' bubble in Japan, as PS4 and Vita take hardware chart top spots

God Eater 2 bursts New 3DS' bubble in Japan, as PS4 and Vita take hardware chart top spots

The release of the next entry in Bandai Namco’s God Eater franchise has shaken up the Japanese retail charts.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 25th 2015 at 4:01PM in News

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The Order: 1886 tops UK retail charts as Evolve falls to No.3

The Order: 1886 tops UK retail charts as Evolve falls to No.3

Sony’s PS4-exclusive cinematic shooter The Order: 1886 has debuted at the top of the UK retail charts, according to the latest Ukie Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Feb 23rd 2015 at 10:10AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: February 15-21

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 15-21

The launch of Total War: Attila has propelled the title to number one on this week's Steam top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 22nd 2015 at 9:34PM in News
5.7m Amiibos have been shipped, with Link the most popular

5.7m Amiibos have been shipped, with Link the most popular

Nintendo has now shipped 5.7m of its Amiibo toys worldwide since their release last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
New 3DS sells 335k in US/Europe in week one

New 3DS sells 335k in US/Europe in week one

Nintendo has revealed that 335k units of the new 3DS and New 3DS XL were sold in the West in the week of release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2015 at 9:57AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: February 8-14

Steam top ten sellers chart: February 8-14

Evolve is on top of the latest top ten selling products on Steam, finishing ahead of indie Early Access title Darkest Dungeon.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 17th 2015 at 12:52AM in News
PlayStation won 2014's battle of the gaming headlines, report claims

PlayStation won 2014's battle of the gaming headlines, report claims

An analysis of articles published online in 2014 has shown that PlayStation enjoyed around 35 per cent more coverage than Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 3:58PM in News
US PS4 and Xbox One install base up 60% on last-gen

US PS4 and Xbox One install base up 60% on last-gen

Hardware sales may be down year-on-year in the US in January, but PS4 and Xbox One are already tracking far ahead of their predecessors in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 13th 2015 at 9:54AM in News
UK games market worth £3.94bn in 2014

UK games market worth £3.94bn in 2014

MCV can today reveal that the UK video games market generated £3.944bn in consumer spending during 2014.

on Feb 12th 2015 at 10:45AM in News
Analysis: Mobile and online prop up the TV ad space in 2014

Analysis: Mobile and online prop up the TV ad space in 2014

Henry Degnin, digital account manager at Generation Media, examines how mobile and online properties kept the TV advertising market afloat last year

on Feb 11th 2015 at 12:30PM in News