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GfK and SuperData team up for combined digital and physical UK chart

Digital games tracker SuperData and physical charts specialists GfK are teaming up to produce a new UK chart. Published every month, the combined chart will count sales of console digital games, ending years of uncertainty around the performance of digital titles versus their physical counterparts. This will roll out across …

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Riot made $1.6bn off League of Legends digital sales in 2015, dethrones Clash of Clans

Riot Games, creators of eSports frontrunner League of Legends, reportedly made $1.6bn off the game in 2015 according to SuperData Research. The figures, determined by the market research company from publisher and payment services digital point-of-sale data, make LoL the highest grossing digital game ahead of SuperCell’s Clash of Clans …

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ESA criticises NPD games market figures

US video games trade body the Entertainment Software Association has criticised the market data released by research firm NPD. The company’s data for the US games market in 2015 indicated that the industry was flat year-on-year, but the ESA says this depiction of the sector is not accurate. This is …

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‘Digital data is key to the future success of the UK games business’

UKIE CEO Dr Jo Twist reveals more details about how the trade body’s new digital data deals became a reality, and why this really matters Data is the lifeblood of any digital industry. We are surrounded day to day by proclamations from all sectors that ‘data is the new oil’, …

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Who is supplying the console download data?

SuperData is the new official supplier of console download data for the UK games market. But how accurate is it? And can we expect it more frequently than just monthly? We ask CEO Joost van Dreunen Tell us a bit about SuperData. We’re a New York-based games research start-up that …

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Who is supplying the mobile charts?

Reflection is offering in-depth mobile data to games developers for free. What’s the catch? MCV asks founder and CEO Gustaf Leksell Tell us about your company. Reflection provides free and accurate revenue and download intelligence to the development community. At my previous job as an app developer, we couldn’t afford …

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The charts are back – and this time they are digital

At last! The UK games industry has some digital download charts. UKIE has signed agreements with leading providers of mobile and digital sales data, and MCV will be printing the results. Analytics firm Reflection will offer UK mobile sales charts, which will be distributed by UKIE alongside the boxed charts …

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82% of Football Manager 2016’s sales were digital

Football Manager 2016 shifted 110,000 digital and physical units in its first week on sale in the UK. This means the game could have been No.3 in the Chart-Track All Formats charts had digital sales been included. 82 per cent of the game’s sales were made digitally. Based on just …

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Let’s talk about those FIFA 16 numbers…

FIFA’s week-one sales were down seven per cent compared with the year before. That was the statistic that came out of GfK Chart-Track’s latest UK games chart. FIFA 16 sold just shy of 1m units in the UK, which is frankly phenomenal. But of course, there’s no news like bad …

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Opinion: Who will make the next Rocket League?

If you visited MCV Towers at all this summer, there’s a good chance you would have heard the words ‘Rocket’ and ‘League’ echo around the floors. We’ve loved the car-football title here, and the fact it has been played by 6m people suggests that we’re not the only ones. That …

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