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50% of Xbox One owners have played Forza 5

Microsoft’s Xbox One launch title Forza 5 has won itself a very impressive attach rate. I was humbled and flabbergasted when I learned that one out of every two Xbox One player profiles had played the full version of Forza Motorsport 5,” Turn 10 creative director Dan Greenawalt told IGN. …

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48% of Vita software sales are digital

Sony has revealed that digital has very nearly overtaken physical in the Vita software market. Speaking at a behind-closed-doors meeting in California, the platform holder revealed to IGN that digital games sales now account for 48 per cent of Vita’s total software sales. We wonder what the ratio would be …

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PS4 outselling Xbox One 1.5-to-1 in the UK

Sony has claimed that PS4 is experiencing a significant sales advantage over its rival Xbox One in the UK. UK boss Fergal Gara told Eurogamer that its machine is outselling Microsoft’s by a ratio of 1.5-to-1 in the UK. That means for every two Xbox Ones sold PS4 is selling …

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PS4 games outselling Xbox One by 3-to-1 on Play.com

Sales of PS4 software are beating sales of games for rival Xbox One by a ratio of 3-to-1 ok Rakuten’s Play.com. Call of Duty: Ghosts is the best selling game on both machines ahead of second placed FIFA 14. The best selling game overall, however, wasn’t even a console game …

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Xbox One software attach ratio down compared to 360, EA claims

EA has revealed that the software attach ratio (the number of games bought per console sold) for Xbox One is down compared to Xbox 360. PS4, however, is tracking ahead of PS3. I’m actually pretty bullish on what I’m seeing so far,” EA COO Peter Moore told investors last night, …

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PS4 outselling Xbox One 3.5-to-1 in Spain, Sony claims

The sales advantage enjoyed by PS4 in the UK and US is being seen in Spain as well. In fact, if Sony’s claims are correct that its machine is outpacing Microsoft’s to an even greater extent in the region. PlayStation’s Spanish CEO James Armstrong told Meristation that since its release …

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699 games kick started by Kickstarter

A total of 699 games projects have been successfully bankrolled by creative funding project Kickstarter. The site allows creative types to pitch ideas to the public who are then able to make a monetary donation. Of these, three potential games have raised in excess of $1m. 31 have raised between …

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Android piracy rate "the worst" SI has ever seen

Sports Interactive has said that the piracy levels it has experienced with the Android version of Football Manager Handheld are the worst” it’s ever seen. The Android version was released two weeks ago and has so far suffered a piracy rate of 9:1. The game typically suffers a 5:1 piracy …

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EA: FIFA 12 has outsold PES 2012 by 25-to-1

Though MCV is not able to verify the official numbers, EA’s VP and GM of Northern Europe Keith Ramsdale has claimed a significant sales triumph in the football games war. Specifically, he told GamerZines that FIFA 12 is outselling recently released rival PES 2012 by a staggering 25-to-1. "FIFA went …

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68% of Xbox subs bought at retail

The High Street can play a major part in selling digital games, and Microsoft has the proof. Two thirds of Xbox Live Gold members paid for their subscriptions via traditional retailers, the platform holder told MCV. It highlights the extent to which retail has played a major role in growing …

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