Games Industry Market Data

PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

Sales of brand new PS3 and Xbox 360 games have dropped year-on-year as the latest generation of consoles see a greater number of exclusive releases.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:21AM in News
God Eater rules Japanese charts in Top Ten free of Halo 5

God Eater rules Japanese charts in Top Ten free of Halo 5

In a contrast to the UK’s Halo-ruled rankings, Japan’s retail charts were last week dominated by home-grown titles from the territory.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: October 25-31

Steam top ten sellers: October 25-31

Grand Theft Auto V has retaken the top spot on Steam’s weekly best-sellers chart, thanks to a feature discount in the distributor’s Halloween Sale.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 5:30PM in News
High Street entertainment market share up year-on-year, says Kantar

High Street entertainment market share up year-on-year, says Kantar

New data from Kantar Worldpanel indicates that the market share of GAME, HMV and Argos has increased on the year before.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 1:20PM in News

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Halo 5 debuts at No.1, sales 50% higher than The Master Chief Collection's Week One

Halo 5 debuts at No.1, sales 50% higher than The Master Chief Collection's Week One

Halo 5: Guardians has taken the No.1 spot in the UK charts, deposing previous top dog Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 2nd 2015 at 9:59AM in News
PS4 sales continue to rapidly outpace the opposition

PS4 sales continue to rapidly outpace the opposition

Sony has revealed that it sold 4m PS4 consoles in the quarter ending September.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2015 at 10:04AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: October 18-24

Steam top ten sellers: October 18-24

Valve has released Steam's latest weekly top ten sellers chart, with pre-orders for Fallout 4 outpacing the rest for the second straight week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 26th 2015 at 5:02PM in News
Digital console game sales surge 29% in September

Digital console game sales surge 29% in September

Superdata’s worldwide digital games report for September has shown an annual 11 per cent increase in sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2015 at 2:09PM in News

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PS4 and Xbox One are up 40% on previous gen sales

PS4 and Xbox One are up 40% on previous gen sales

Remember when everyone was saying that consoles were dying and no-now would be the next-generation machines? They were wrong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2015 at 11:19AM in News
PS4 wins the US monthly sales race again in the US

PS4 wins the US monthly sales race again in the US

Sony’s PS4 was the best-selling console in the US in September, marking the fifth successive month it has outsold Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 20th 2015 at 11:16AM in News
Steam top ten: October 11-17

Steam top ten: October 11-17

Pre-orders for Fallout 4 have vaulted the upcoming game to number one on Steam's latest weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 19th 2015 at 11:34PM in News
FIFA spends fourth week at No.1, Uncharted still second

FIFA spends fourth week at No.1, Uncharted still second

Football blockbuster FIFA 16 has now spent one month in first place in the UK Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 19th 2015 at 10:42AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers: October 4-10

Steam top ten sellers: October 4-10

Early Access hit Ark: Survival Evolved has retaken the top spot on Steam's weekly best sellers chart, thanks to a feature discount promotion on Valve's storefront.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 12th 2015 at 6:43PM in News
FIFA 16 holds off The Nathan Drake Collection from reaching No.1

FIFA 16 holds off The Nathan Drake Collection from reaching No.1

FIFA 16 spends its third week at the top of the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 12th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
MGS V, Super Mario Maker top YouTube's trending games for September

MGS V, Super Mario Maker top YouTube's trending games for September

YouTube has released its top ten “trending” games from last month, with the chart showing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Super Mario Maker out in front for ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 8th 2015 at 8:22PM in News
Destiny: The Taken King tops PSN September charts

Destiny: The Taken King tops PSN September charts

The best selling PlayStation 4 of last month was Destiny: The Taken King.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 8th 2015 at 3:47PM in News

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PewDiePie tops the iPhone charts

PewDiePie tops the iPhone charts

YouTube superstar PewDiePie continues to be No.1 in the App Store charts this week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 8th 2015 at 2:15PM in News
UK boxed games market suffers September sales slump

UK boxed games market suffers September sales slump

FIFA, Metal Gear Solid and Destiny were not enough to halt a decline in UK games retail.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 8th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
Hearthstone knocks Dota 2 down a place in monthly Twitch rankings

Hearthstone knocks Dota 2 down a place in monthly Twitch rankings

The end of The International and the release of The Grand Tournament has led to Blizzard’s Hearthstone and Valve’s Dota 2 swapping places in the September Twitch charts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 7th 2015 at 2:11PM in News
PS3 version of PES 2016 outsells PS4 in Japan during debut week

PS3 version of PES 2016 outsells PS4 in Japan during debut week

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016’s Japanese launch has highlighted the huge number of gamers still playing on older consoles.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 7th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: September 27 - October 3

Steam top ten sellers: September 27 - October 3

Valve's own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has climbed to the top of the heap on Steam's latest weekly best-selling products chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 5th 2015 at 7:39PM in News
LEGO Dimensions debuts in second place, outperforms Disney Infinity and Skylanders Week One sales

LEGO Dimensions debuts in second place, outperforms Disney Infinity and Skylanders Week One sales

For the second week running, FIFA 16 holds the top spot in this week’s UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 5th 2015 at 10:17AM in News
iPhone 6s and 6s Plus once again break Apple sales records

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus once again break Apple sales records

Apple’s latest smartphone has, once again, broken sales records for the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 28th 2015 at 3:31PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: September 20-26

Steam top ten sellers: September 20-26

Elite: Dangerous has nabbed the top spot on Steam's latest weekly best-selling titles, thanks in large part to a featured discount promotion.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 28th 2015 at 4:07AM in News
Mobile overtakes PC as kids' gaming platform of choice

Mobile overtakes PC as kids' gaming platform of choice

New NPD data suggests that PC is no longer the prominent platform for children.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2015 at 10:48AM in News