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Global digital revenue reached $7.7bn in April, up 9% YOY – SuperData

The worldwide digital games market grew nine per cent year-on-year in April to reach a total of $7.7bn, according to SuperData’s latest monthly report. The mobile market also grew 8 per cent year-on-year last month, with free-to-play increasing by 27 per cent, but overall this was offset by falling sales …

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Vive’s standalone VR headset could be a real ‘game changer’ – SuperData

After Vive’s surprise announcement that it was creating a standalone VR headset for Google’s Daydream platform on Wednesday, SuperData’s vice president of research and strategy and head of VR/AR Stephanie Llamas has told MCV the device could be a real "game changer" in the fledging VR market and that the …

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Gear VR still most popular headset, ships 782k in Q1 – SuperData

SuperData has updated its VR headset shipment figures and Samsung’s Gear VR headset is once again the most shipped headset in Q1, according to the research firm’s estimates. In Q1, the Gear VR shipped 782,000 units through to consumers and businesses, says SuperData, making it by far and away the …

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‘Nintendo on the rebound,’ says SuperData, but Switch needs ‘second act’ of content to maintain momentum

With the release of Nintendo’s fiscal year earnings report this morning, we now know that Switch had a great first month on sale, hitting 2.74m units worldwide. However, SuperData’s Joost van Dreunen has told MCV that the platform holder now needs to deliver a "second act" of content if Nintendo …

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PS4 to hit 60m install base – SuperData

SuperData has estimated the PlayStation 4 will hit 60m units worldwide when Sony releases its fiscal year earnings report tomorrow, giving it almost double the number of sales as Microsoft’s Xbox One. According to SuperData CEO Joost Van Dreunen, Microsoft’s Xbox One platform has currently sold around 33m units worldwide, …

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Game video content revenue set to reach $4.6bn in 2017 with global audience of 665m

The worldwide gaming audience for gaming video content will reach 665m in 2017, according to the latest report from SuperData, which is more than double the population of the US. The market research firm also expects the worldwide audience to keep growing, with viewership expanding by 21 per cent between …

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New Gear VR will be ‘neck-and-neck’ with Google Daydream in 2017 – SuperData

Samsung’s second-generation Gear VR headset is estimated to ship 6.7m units this year, says market research firm SuperData, putting it "neck-and-neck" with Google’s Daydream devices. SuperData predicts that Google’s open source Daydream headsets, including those made by third-party manufacturers, will ship 6.8m units this year, putting it just ahead of …

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Global digital games market rises to $7.47bn, growing 9.8% YOY

The global digital games market soared to $7.47bn in January 2017, showing a healthy growth of 9.8 per cent year-on-year, according to a new report from SuperData Research. Digital console and premium PC showed the biggest rise worldwide, with increases of 32 and 34 per cent year-on-year respectively. In the …

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