Games Industry Market Data

NPD: Grand Theft Auto V leads industry to positive month in September

NPD: Grand Theft Auto V leads industry to positive month in September

NPD's monthly retail report reveals that Grand Theft Auto V sales have carried the industry to a 27 per cent year-over-year increase in total revenue.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 18th 2013 at 4:09AM in News
Predicting the Q4 video game TV invasion

Predicting the Q4 video game TV invasion

Ad specialist Generation Media takes a look at historical TV marketing data to predict the level of screen advertising we might expect from video games during Q4...

on Oct 17th 2013 at 2:04PM in News
A further 27,638 UK shops to close and 164 retail business to fold by 2018 - report

A further 27,638 UK shops to close and 164 retail business to fold by 2018 - report

Powa Technologies – an ecommerce provider, it should be noted – has issued a damning prediction for the future of the British High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2013 at 3:44PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: October 6-12

Steam top ten sellers chart: October 6-12

Civilization V is out in front of yet another Steam weekly software sales chart filled with aging hits on special.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 14th 2013 at 1:25AM in News

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Grand Theft Auto fans more likely to be interested in art and literature than other gamers

Grand Theft Auto fans more likely to be interested in art and literature than other gamers

A new report from Exponential Interactive paints a very different picture of the average Grand Theft Auto V player than you might expect.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 10th 2013 at 10:45AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: September 29 - October 5

Steam top ten sellers chart: September 29 - October 5

Steam’s latest weekly top ten selling products list has been littered with (mostly 2K published) games boosted by discount promotions.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 7th 2013 at 3:30AM in News
Ofcom says console ownership is in decline

Ofcom says console ownership is in decline

For the first time in the history of Ofcom’s Children and Parents Media Use and Attitudes Report a decline in UK console ownership has been discovered.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 4th 2013 at 10:40AM in News
UK games market returns to growth in September

UK games market returns to growth in September

5.17m boxed games were sold in the UK last month, as the games industry returned to growth for the first time in years.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 3rd 2013 at 12:17PM in News

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PS4 tops Xbox One in Reuters consumer poll

PS4 tops Xbox One in Reuters consumer poll

More US consumers intend to buy a PS4 this Christmas than an Xbox One, according to a poll conducted by Reuters and Ipsos.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2013 at 9:56AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: September 22-28

Steam top ten sellers chart: September 22-28

State of Decay made its mark in a big way on the Steam charts last week, taking over the top spot from Total War: Rome II.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 29th 2013 at 11:38PM in News
61% of Brits think violent games cause real-world violence

61% of Brits think violent games cause real-world violence

A YouGov poll has revealed that the majority of Britons believe that video games violence can be a catalyst for real-world violence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2013 at 4:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: September 15-21

Steam top ten sellers chart: September 15-21

Rome II and Payday 2 duplicated their previous performance on this week’s Steam sales charts, while more than one horror title appears to be on its way out of the ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 23rd 2013 at 1:30AM in News

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ERA: PS4 ahead of Xbox One in consumer survey

ERA: PS4 ahead of Xbox One in consumer survey

The Entertainment Retailer’s Association has revealed the latest findings of its UK consumer survey, and it’s good news for PlayStation.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 19th 2013 at 1:34PM in News
Analyst predicts $1bn Grand Theft Auto V sales in first month

Analyst predicts $1bn Grand Theft Auto V sales in first month

Grand Theft Auto V will generate $1bn in revenue within a month of its launch, analyst firm Baird Equity Research has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2013 at 4:20PM in News
UK Grand Theft Auto V prices are the cheapest in Europe

UK Grand Theft Auto V prices are the cheapest in Europe

Gamers on the continent have faced paying up to 42 per cent more for their copies of Grand Theft Auto V than those buying it in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2013 at 2:41PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: September 8-14

Steam top ten sellers chart: September 8-14

Total War: Rome II maintains its lead ahead of Payday 2 and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, on Steam’s latest weekly top selling products chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 15th 2013 at 9:10AM in News

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Analyst predicts 36m PS4 sales and 30m Xbox One sales by 2018

Analyst predicts 36m PS4 sales and 30m Xbox One sales by 2018

Futuresource Consulting has predicted that PS4 will enjoy a decent sales advantage over Xbox One over the next five years.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 13th 2013 at 10:02AM in News
Despicable Me: Minion Rush hits 100m smartphone downloads

Despicable Me: Minion Rush hits 100m smartphone downloads

And to think you thought the movie game tie-in as dead!

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2013 at 1:18PM in News
Just Dance eclipses 5m UK sales

Just Dance eclipses 5m UK sales

Just Dance has now sold over 5m units in the UK, says Ubisoft.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Sep 9th 2013 at 2:52PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: September 1-7

Steam top ten sellers chart: September 1-7

Total War: Rome II backed up last week’s first place finish with another this week on Steam’s latest top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 9th 2013 at 7:30AM in News
NPD: US digital games spending up, but not enough to offset physical decline

NPD: US digital games spending up, but not enough to offset physical decline

Digital full game downloads and DLC spending grew 27 per cent in the US games market during Q2 2013.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 6th 2013 at 12:12PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 25-31

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 25-31

Total War: Rome II has dethroned Payday 2 for the top spot in Steam’s latest top selling products chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 3rd 2013 at 7:35AM in News
"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

"27% of British mums would let their children play Grand Theft Auto V"

Y’know, there’s a reason why there’s a big red 18 on the front of the box.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2013 at 3:55PM in News
ERA: Games retail will outperform video and music combined in 2013

ERA: Games retail will outperform video and music combined in 2013

Video games are expected to generate more revenue than both video and music combined this year.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 27th 2013 at 12:23PM in News
Gamescom 2013 celebrates 23% attendance spike

Gamescom 2013 celebrates 23% attendance spike

Attendance numbers of last week’s Gamescom 2013 were up an impressive 23 per cent on the 2012 event, the event’s organisers have revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2013 at 9:11AM in News