Tag Archives: GfK
Tue, Nov 01, 2011 | 21:49 GMT
In the first nine months of 2011, each of the three traditional games industry markets returned very different sales results.
Thu, Dec 18, 2008 | 17:49 GMT
According to this MCV report, the British games software market is to be worth approximately £1.9 billion this year.
The site claims game sales this year are already ahead of those achieved in 2007 of £1.7 billion.
So far the market value has averaged out to £35m a week in 2008.
The calculations are based on weekly data provided by Gfk-ChartTrack/ELSPA.
There’s more through there.
Wed, Nov 05, 2008 | 21:00 GMT
According to this Gamekyo report, GFK’s confirmed that PS3′s hit 1 million sales in France.
There’s little detail there, but apparently “5 million of games and peripherals” have also been sold since the machine launched in the France in 2007.
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 | 06:56 BST
Following last night’s revelation that GfK has bought a controlling stake in UK sales monitor Chart-Track, VG247 has been told by the British company that no changes are planned to the way UK games charts operate, and that the focus of the new firm post-sale will be on building European tracking services.
“Not in the short-term, no,” said Chart-Track director Dorian Bloch, on the subject of a British chart sea-change thanks to the takeover.
“You won’t really see any difference in the UK charts. It’s business as usual. We’ll carry on doing what we’ve always done. The focus really is more on developing a range of services for our clients on a European level, which is something we’re looking forward to doing with GfK.”
Bloch added: “We have a lot of services that compare favourably. GfK have some strong points service-wise and so do we. And now we need to look at those and see how we can best combine our services for the good of our clients.”
The sale, which has seen GfK take a 55 percent stake in Chart-Track, is effectively immediately.
“It’s happened, and absolutely yes,” said Bloch when asked if he was pleased at the acquisition. “We’ve built up a relationship with GfK over the last 10 years, so the key contacts we have at GfK are like-mined professionals who are dedicated to building accurate and timely research on the entertainment, hardware, software and accessories markets, just like us. We’ve worked with GfK for a long time.
“One of the things that we’ve done for over 10 years is a European software and hardware tracking report, and that’s something we’d like to carry on and improve over time.”
And no, we’re not going to get sale figures like our lucky American and Japanese cousins.
“Anybody who isn’t a member of ELSPA does have to pay to access the data,” said Bloch. “It’s actually the most cost effective and best way of providing this kind of research,” “I guess the answer to your question is no, there is no plan to make sales figures suddenly available on every product simply because the nature of the business model that we have.”
Tue, Jul 08, 2008 | 10:35 BST
GfK has bought Chart-Track. The charts firm has added a 46 percent stake to an existing nine percent, taking control of the UK outfit.
The effectively means Chart-Track is now no longer the UK authority for British games charts.
“We are delighted to be joining the GfK Group,” said MD of the newly-formed GfK ChartTrack Limited. “We’re confident this will provide us with a solid platform for future growth and we look forward to further developing our range of services. Most importantly, the ability to plug into GfK ’s strong international network will be a terrific benefit to our clients.”
The new company will trade as GfK Chart-Track Limited in future.
Which is great. Can we have some sales figures now, please?