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Digital market grows seven per cent in March

SuperData has said that the global digital video games market in March was up seven per cent year-on-year, reaching $8bn. Within this, mobile grew 13 per cent, while non free-to-play games fell by six per cent. In the US, digital revenues rocketed 15 per cent year-on-year, reaching $1.46bn, while digital …

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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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FIFA 17 tops SuperData March UK Digital charts

EA’s FIFA 17 was the highest grossing console game digitally in the UK last month. SuperData’s March 2017 chart has the football sim way out front in the listings, with digital revenues of 7.38m. Next up was the current physical charts No.1, Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, with digital console revenues …

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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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FIFA 17 topped UK digital charts in February

FIFA 17 has once again topped the UK digital Top Ten, making a huge 7.59m in February, according to SuperData. Sales were down over 15 per cent compared to January for EA’s football behemoth, but it still made almost twice as much revenue as February’s No.2, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto …

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SuperData: Luckey departure ‘long time coming’

Palmer Luckey’s seemingly sudden departure from Oculus was a long time coming,” according to SuperData’s VP of research and strategy and head of VR/AR strategy Stephanie Llamas, after his role had become increasingly redundant” in the wake of Oculus’ lawsuit with ZeniMax. Oculus is failing compared to its competitors and …

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Worldwide digital games revenues climb 4% in February

SuperData Research Worldwide Digital Games Revenue Report for February has shown a global year-on-year increase of four per cent for the sector. That represents total global digital game revenues of $7.83bn for the month. Mobile and console digital sales grew by nine and eight per cent respectively, offsetting declines in …

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Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK’s 4.33bn games industry

Read the headlines at the end of 2016, MCV’s included, and you might think the games industry was having a tough time of it. A number of high-profile releases struggled at retail and then Black Friday swept in and prices tumbled just weeks after release. It didn’t look pretty, but …

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