Games Industry Market Data

Q1 2013 halts decline of US games market as digital grows 15% to claim majority share

Q1 2013 halts decline of US games market as digital grows 15% to claim majority share

The US video games market has ceased its decline, according to the latest numbers from NPD.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2013 at 12:48PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: May 19-25

Steam top ten sellers chart: May 19-25

Borderlands 2 tops the latest Steam top ten charts for the second week in a row, with Metro: Last Light maintaining the runner-up position behind Gearbox’s hit sequel.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 28th 2013 at 6:00AM in News
Microsoft: Console still accounts for 42% of the total video games market

Microsoft: Console still accounts for 42% of the total video games market

With Microsoft and Sony about the throw millions and millions of pounds at launching their next-gen consoles, some observers may quite rightly ask one question – why?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2013 at 7:30AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: May 12-18

Steam top ten sellers chart: May 12-18

Bordelands 2 is out in front of this week’s Steam top sellers list, thanks to the release of new DLC and a deep discount promotion over the weekend.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 20th 2013 at 2:50AM in News

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UK games price war hurting foreign retail

UK games price war hurting foreign retail

Games retailers across EMEA regions say they are facing bankruptcy – and it’s all our fault.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 16th 2013 at 10:14AM in News
GungHo's Puzzle & Dragons makes $3.76m per day

GungHo's Puzzle & Dragons makes $3.76m per day

Japanese smartphone game Puzzle & Dragons is making some serious cash for owner GungHo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2013 at 3:12PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: May 5-11

Steam top ten sellers chart: May 5-11

Total War: Rome II took Steam’s top ten chart by storm this past week, with pre-orders elevating the game to the top spot months ahead of its official launch.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 12th 2013 at 9:58PM in News
ANALYSIS: Are smart devices killing the console?

ANALYSIS: Are smart devices killing the console?

62 per cent of the British population now own a smartphone and 29.3 per cent a tablet.

on May 10th 2013 at 1:35PM in News

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The Death of TV Advertising

The Death of TV Advertising

There was a time when you couldn’t flick on Coronation Street without seeing Ant and Dec prance about on a Wii Fit Balance Board.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 8th 2013 at 11:24AM in News
£30.9m - the amount spent on unauthorised IAPs in Britain each month

£30.9m - the amount spent on unauthorised IAPs in Britain each month

Microsoft has calculated a truly staggering figure for the monthly spend on unauthorised apps and in-app purchases in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2013 at 9:49AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: April 28 - May 4

Steam top ten sellers chart: April 28 - May 4

Tomb Raider took the top spot on Steam's weekly top ten selling products list, stealing it away from Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon – thanks to a major discount promotion.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 5th 2013 at 6:51AM in News
$10,000 App Store gift card up for grabs as Apple approaches 50bn app downloads

$10,000 App Store gift card up for grabs as Apple approaches 50bn app downloads

Apple’s App Store is on the verge of delivering its fifty billionth download.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2013 at 9:55AM in News

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Mario Party 9 and Animal Crossing named in Guardian's violent games Axis of Evil

Mario Party 9 and Animal Crossing named in Guardian's violent games Axis of Evil

Call of Duty, Halo 4, Far Cry, Borderlands – all violent games, yes, but the real damage is being done by those that conceal their violence behind a duplicitous family-friendly ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2013 at 11:04AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: April 21-27

Steam top ten sellers chart: April 21-27

Dead Island Riptide has taken the top spot in Steam’s top sellers list for the week ending on April 27th.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 28th 2013 at 11:59PM in News
Amazon boosts its entertainment market share as GAME drops 3%

Amazon boosts its entertainment market share as GAME drops 3%

Supermarkets and Amazon have boosted their entertainment market share at the expense of GAME and HMV.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2013 at 1:49PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: April 14-20

Steam top ten sellers chart: April 14-20

Valve has revealed Steam’s top selling titles for the week ending on April 20th, with the HD update of Age of Empires II beating out Bioshock Infinite for the second ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 22nd 2013 at 7:55AM in News

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Apple's tablet market share tumbles 10% in UK

Apple's tablet market share tumbles 10% in UK

While the iPad may still be able to lay claim to dominion over the UK tablet market, the growing popularity of Android tablets has led to a ten per cent ...

by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 19th 2013 at 3:04PM in News
20% of Australian video games sold online

20% of Australian video games sold online

NPD Group is stating that during all-important December last year, one in five customers was going online for their purchase.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Apr 19th 2013 at 9:14AM in News
Dustforce dev discusses the importance of digital sales promotions

Dustforce dev discusses the importance of digital sales promotions

The developer behind indie title Dustforce has explained the importance of digital sales promotions to the eventual success of the title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2013 at 3:29PM in News
Indian video games industry grew 16% in 2012

Indian video games industry grew 16% in 2012

The Indian games industry grew to Rs 15 billion ($277m) in 2012, recording a growth of 16% over the previous year, the Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2013 has ...

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Apr 17th 2013 at 9:10AM in News
Say what you see - Catch Phrase the best performing paid game in UK App Store charts

Say what you see - Catch Phrase the best performing paid game in UK App Store charts

Cult TV quiz IP Catch Phrase is back thanks to hugely popular iOS app Classic Catch Phrase.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2013 at 10:46AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: April 6-13

Steam top ten sellers chart: April 6-13

Valve has revealed Steam’s top selling products chart for the week ending on April 13th.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 14th 2013 at 11:05AM in News
UK boxed game sales jump in March

UK boxed game sales jump in March

2.67m boxed games were sold last month in what was a decent March for retail.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 12th 2013 at 10:23AM in News
Are publishers shunning boxed product?

Are publishers shunning boxed product?

Free-to-play and downloads are the fastest-growing business models of the past five years, but how many video games publishers actually rely on them rather than more traditional methods of releasing ...

on Apr 10th 2013 at 1:09PM in News
Who made the best game in the world? Find out in the Develop 100

Who made the best game in the world? Find out in the Develop 100

MCV sister site Develop's ranking of the best games of all time as voted for by game critics is now live.

on Apr 9th 2013 at 3:04PM in News