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DSi sells 92,000 in two days

GfK-ChartTrack has confirmed to MCV that DSi sold 92,000 copies at UK retail over its opening weekend. Dismissing premature reports that the console sold in excess of 100,000 units in the two days, the body said that the launch put the UK High Street in prime position” for Easter next …

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DSi enjoys rampant demand in debut weekend

Nintendo’s DSi became the fourth fastest-selling console in UK history over its opening weekend, according to GfK-ChartTrack data. The handheld’s performance even eclipsed the debut sales numbers of the original DS – only being outdone by the opening weekends of PSP, PS3 and Wii. In unit terms, it outsold all …

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Global market up 11% in ’08

Combined video game software unit sales across the world’s three largest games markets grew 11 percent in calendar year 2008 to 409.9 million – up from the 367.7 million units recorded in 2007. The data comes in new findings from Top Global Markets, the integrated monthly report from leading providers …

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UK heading towards biggest ever Q4

GFK-ChartTrack has predicted that this year’s Christmas period will push the UK industry to its biggest Q4 ever in terms of both unit sales and value. The news comes in the week that a report from leading global sales monitor Top Global Markets showed software sales growth has flattened around …

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UK CHART: FIFA 09 hangs on to top spot

EA’s FIFA 09 holds onto the No.1 position in this week’s ELSPA/Chart-Track’s official UK All Formats Top 40 – despite sales being down 47 per cent. The football title – which has been garnering exceptional reviews – holds off the stern challenge of Lego Batman, which takes second spot in …

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Nintendo rules official UK hardware figures

New GfK ChartTrack sales data has revealed that the installed base of current generation consoles has more than doubled in the space of a year. The data, which comes from GAME Group financial presentation, the current UK installed console base shared by the Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, DS and PSP …

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Wii budget chart coming soon?

GFK ChartTrack has revealed to MCV that it is ready to produce a Wii Budget Chart as soon as the industry wants it. GFK ChartTrack’s Chris Poole confirmed: As long as everyone is in agreement then it’s something that we’ll produce and publish without a problem. If people want it …

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Full global sales reports planned

Frustrated global sales analysts, rejoice; the leading charts authorities in the world are close to agreeing a new monthly report that will offer definitive sales data for ‘the whole planet’. The news comes after GFK-ChartTrack, NPD and Enterbrain launched the Top Global Markets Report last month – bringing together monthly …

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