Tag Archives: GfK Chart-Track
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 | 15:28 BST
Fri, Oct 04, 2013 | 10:02 BST
GfK Chart-Track has revealed that 5.17 million games were sold at UK retail in September, a 45% increase year-over-year. The growth can be attributed to the release of Grand Theft Auto 5 which accounted for 52% of games sold last month – the game has sold over 2.6 million copies in the UK since its release on September 17. Retail stores reported £187.2 million in revenue for September, and for the first nine months of 2013, UK stores gained more revenue from software than in the first nine months the year prior. Thanks, MCV.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 | 02:28 BST
Grand Theft Auto 5 has become the UK’s largest video game launch, according to GfK Chart Track, besting previous record holder Call of Duty: Black Ops. GTA 5 sold 1.57 million units in first day sales, generating £65 million in revenue. Black Ops sold 1.41 million units and garnered £58 million in sales its first day in November 2010. Thanks, GI International.
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Mon, Mar 08, 2010 | 15:36 GMT
Gfk-Chart Track’s announced that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has become the fastest selling title in the UK this year so far.
Wed, Feb 03, 2010 | 15:02 GMT
Chart-Track’s put out its global sales analysis for 2009, claiming Modern Warfare 2 was the biggest title last year on a world level with sales of 11.86 million units.
Tue, Sep 01, 2009 | 19:42 BST
Xbox 360 Elite sales were up 43 percent during the bank holiday weekend in the UK.
At the start of it on Friday, Microsoft dropped the console price to £199 undercutting the newly priced PS3 by £50.
“Sales of Xbox 360 are up 43 percent,” a representative for GfK Chart-Track revealed to GI.biz. “Essentially, looking at the price, obviously it’s the Elite that’s done the business with those sales.”
Citing it as “an early start” for Xbox 360, next week will be “quite a big deal for Sony.
More through the link.
Wed, Jul 15, 2009 | 17:10 BST
Dorian Bloch, GfK Chart-Track director, expects the digital download market for PC to be worth over $1 billion in 2009 thanks to services like Direct2Drive, Steam, and Metaboli.
Bloch estimates the market accumulated close to $600 million last year, with publisher’s relishing the idea of including sales number’s in GfK Chart-Track’s data.
“This is a huge business,” said Bloch at Develop. “The key thing for me in this is that these publishers support me in what I do and they want their sales included in the charts.
“Sega has been asking us, ‘when can we include our Football Manager sales in our charts?’ We’d like to include them, but I can’t just include one publisher’s sales, I need a balanced approach for doing that.”
Bloch said that the only way to include digital sales in the company’s data, is for a wider selection of publishers to start providing sales statistics.
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 10:17 BST
The British public has bought 24.2 million hardware units this generation, according to data from GfK Chart-Track.
The platform break-down is as follows:
- NDS – 9.1m
- Wii – 5.4m
- Xbox 360 – 3.9m
- PSP – 3.3m
- PlayStation 3 – 2.2m
- DSi – 0.3m
Mon, Jun 08, 2009 | 10:50 BST
EA’s Sims 3 sits afoot of the UK all format format software charts released by GfK Chart-Track this week. No surprise there.
Then comes the THQ double-header: shooter Red Faction: Guerilla debuting in second spot and brawler UFC: Undisputed in third; knocked down from first the previous week.
Full thing below:
Mon, Feb 09, 2009 | 20:44 GMT
Chart-Track said this week that UK games has grown by 26 percent this year, meaning unit sales are now higher in the UK than in Japan.
For the first five weeks of this year, the UK console market grew year-on-year by 37 per cent in units and by 21 per cent in terms of revenues.
Chart-Track boss Dorian Bloch said British revenues could beat Japan’s cash score for the first time this year.
“I haven’t got a crystal ball, but it’s very much a possibility that the UK will overtake Japan in terms of annual software revenue,” Bloch said.
“Japan is certainly in decline at the moment, mainly down to the fact that everyone seems to have already bought a DS or PSP, so hardware sales aren’t driving software sales – although DSi is flying off the shelves. The very sudden decline of PS2 is also a factor. The Japanese market is about twice the size of ours, so there is room for manoeuvre in terms of people who had a DS four years ago and want a new handheld.”
Thu, Feb 05, 2009 | 21:34 GMT
GfK-Chart Track’s confirmed that DS is about to cross the 9 million sales mark in Britain.
“We’re approaching nine million total DS units sold in the UK,” director Dorian Bloch told MCV.
“It was at 8.8 million at the end of ‘08, so should pass that number by the end of ’09.
“That’s a hell of a lot of DS handhelds already in the market, and there are quite a few publishers successfully exploiting those numbers, especially Ubisoft. We predict that the DSi launch will stimulate more growth.”
There’s no specific date for the release of DSi in Europe as yet.
Mon, Feb 02, 2009 | 20:35 GMT
The games industry in the world’s top three markets saw an overall 11 percent rise in sales last year, according to a joint report from NPD, GfK Chart-Track and Enterbrain.
A brain-melting 409.9 million units were sold in the UK, US and Japan in the 12 months to January, compared to 367.7 million units in the previous year.
The increase in growth comes from both the States and Britain, with respective increases of 15 percent and 26 percent. Japan did not fare as well, experiencing a 13 percent decline in 2008, which can largely be attributed to a decline in portable software, followed by console software.
The UK experienced the largest aggregate growth as well as category growth, with console software experiencing a 38 percent gain, and portable software increasing 6 percent.
Growth in the United States saw console software growth of 22 percent and portable software growth of 2 percent.
Mon, Feb 02, 2009 | 20:37 GMT
A joint report from NPD, GfK Chart-Track and Enterbrain has just claimed that Mario Kart Wii was 2008′s biggest selling game across the US, the UK and Japan.
The Wii racer sold 8.94 million units last year, beating off Wii Fit with 8.31 million sales and an eye-watering effort from GTA IV. The Rockstar smash moved 7.29 million copies.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl came fourth with 6.32 million sales, and Treyarch will no doubt be thrilled with a fifth place for World at War and 5.89 million units sold, even without a Japanese release.
Press release after the break.
Tue, Dec 16, 2008 | 16:14 GMT
According to this Eurogamer piece, Xbox 360 has a 1 million console lead of PS3 in the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany.
GfK Chart-Track data is cited as the source.
Earlier this month, Sony Europe president David Reeves told MCV that PS3′s installed base was 300,000 bigger than Xbox 360′s “in PAL territories”, which also includes countries outside Europe, like Australia.
The news comes after month of ping pong between the two firms on who has the lead in Europe.
Plenty more through the link, but no actual numbers – Chart-Track’s funny like that.
Thu, Dec 04, 2008 | 12:41 GMT
Microsoft’s just claimed that Xbox 360 sales in November were the highest they’ve been in Europe since launch.
According to GfK Chart-Track data, said the firm, Xbox 360 outsold PlayStation 3 across the whole territory, with notable gains in France, Spain and Italy.
“November was a very significant milestone for Xbox – we sold the most consoles ever in our history in Europe, and are outselling PlayStation 3 week-on-week across Europe,” said Xbox Europe boss Chris Lewis.
“Since the reduction in the Xbox 360 ERP in September, bringing the entry-level price point for Xbox 360 down to £129.99, consumers have responded enthusiastically to the Xbox 360 offering.
“Our strong partnerships with retail and with publishers have played a big role in this success – we are working closely with retail to ensure a steady supply of consoles throughout the Christmas season, and third-party games have been selling well on the Xbox 360 platform and providing great choice for consumers.”
November Xbox 360 sales were up 124 percent compared to last year, Microsoft said, while Wii and PS3 were up 43 percent and 3 percent respectively.