Mat Piscatella

Mar 2024 USA Sales: Dragon's Dogma 2 Tops the Charts, Helldivers 2 Is Unstoppable | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Usa
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02.05.2024

Mar 2024 USA Sales: Dragon's Dogma 2 Tops the Charts, Helldivers 2 Is Unstoppable | Push Square

March was a good month for new games, as a number of fresh releases walked straight into the USA software charts. As per Circana (formerly NPD) analyst Mat Piscatella, it was Dragon's Dogma 2 that caught fire in March, claiming the crown as the month's best-selling title. The action RPG sequel is also the third best-selling game of the year, which is quite impressive.

Apr 2024 USA Sales: Stellar Blade Slashes Straight to Number 1, Helldivers 2 Is Still Insane | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Usa - South Korea
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01.06.2024

Apr 2024 USA Sales: Stellar Blade Slashes Straight to Number 1, Helldivers 2 Is Still Insane | Push Square

Stellar Blade is the big winner of the latest US sales report from analytical company Circana (as outlined by the ever-informative Mat Piscatella). The current PS5 exclusive topped the charts for April, having released on the 26th of the month. Admittedly, it was a pretty quiet period for new releases, but it's still an impressive console debut from South Korean developer Shift Up.

PS5 Sales Trend Ahead of PS4 in US, Leads Console Market By 'Significant Margin' | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Usa
pushsquare.com
01.06.2024

PS5 Sales Trend Ahead of PS4 in US, Leads Console Market By 'Significant Margin' | Push Square

Over the last few weeks or so, there's been some debate regarding the PS5 and its perceived sales momentum. This discussion likely stems from the fact that Sony itself reported a decline in units sold year-on-year, and as a result, revised its commercial forecast. However, as we pointed out in our Reaction article, context is key.

Years after its RPGs' releases, Bethesda's Fallout series is once again smashing US sales charts: "That Fallout show - it did some work" - gamesradar.com - Usa
gamesradar.com
30.05.2024

Years after its RPGs' releases, Bethesda's Fallout series is once again smashing US sales charts: "That Fallout show - it did some work"

Fallout 4 is climbing its way back up revenue charts in the US alongside Bethesda's other, much older post-apocalyptic RPGs.

Stellar Blade Tops April Charts, But It's the Lowest Sales to Lead an April Since Prototype 2 - ign.com - Usa
ign.com
29.05.2024

Stellar Blade Tops April Charts, But It's the Lowest Sales to Lead an April Since Prototype 2

Stellar Blade, the third-person action game by developer Shift Up, was the best-selling video game in the U.S. in April 2024.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Will Be on Game Pass at Launch, Microsoft Confirms - gadgets.ndtv.com - state Indiana - county Rush - Austin
gadgets.ndtv.com
29.05.2024

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Will Be on Game Pass at Launch, Microsoft Confirms

Call of Duty: Back Ops 6, the next instalment in Activision's popular first-person shooter franchise, will be available on Xbox Game Pass at launch, Microsoft confirmed Tuesday. All Game Pass subscribers will be able to play the game on day one. The confirmation came days after reports claimed that the Xbox parent was planning to put the next Call of Duty on its game subscription service.

Report: 2024 Call of Duty Game Will Be on Game Pass - comingsoon.net
comingsoon.net
17.05.2024

Report: 2024 Call of Duty Game Will Be on Game Pass

Microsoft is reportedly planning to put the unannounced 2024 game on from day one. The move is supposedly meant to shakeup Microsoft’s videogame sales strategy and is expected to be announced at the Xbox Games Showcase held next month.

Half of All PlayStation Gamers Are Yet to Upgrade to PS5, Sony Stats Reveal - ign.com
ign.com
17.05.2024

Half of All PlayStation Gamers Are Yet to Upgrade to PS5, Sony Stats Reveal

With the PlayStation 5 entering the second half of its life, figures from Sony indicate around half of all current PlayStation gamers are yet to upgrade to current gen.

Grand Theft Auto VI Is Expected to Be the Biggest Entertainment Launch of All Time, but a Performance Below Expectations Could Impact the Entire Industry - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
17.05.2024

Grand Theft Auto VI Is Expected to Be the Biggest Entertainment Launch of All Time, but a Performance Below Expectations Could Impact the Entire Industry

Grand Theft Auto VI is expected to be the biggest entertainment launch of all time, but the game could impact the industry as a whole if it performs below expectations.

Why You Shouldn't Worry Too Much About PS5's Year-on-Year Decline | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Usa
pushsquare.com
17.05.2024

Why You Shouldn't Worry Too Much About PS5's Year-on-Year Decline | Push Square

The games industry is caught in a tidal wave of negativity, and if you pay attention to social media, you may be forgiven for thinking the sky is falling. Sony posted a pretty positive financial report earlier this week, but the headlines that have come out of it run counter to that: PS5 declined 29 per cent year-over-year, is trending behind PS4 worldwide, and missed its revised forecast.

PS Portal Still Going Strong, Demand in USA Exceeds Supply | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Usa
pushsquare.com
17.05.2024

PS Portal Still Going Strong, Demand in USA Exceeds Supply | Push Square

Sony's handheld streaming device, the PS Portal, continues to defy the company's expectations as it's revealed demand for the machine has «exceeded supply for several months» in the USA. Responding to a question on Twitter, executive director at Circana (formerly NPD) Mat Piscatella said that while Sony isn't shifting «massive units», the handheld has still done well for itself.

PS5 Sold 5x as Much as Xbox Series S|X Last Quarter, Though It’s Slightly Behind PS4 in the Same Time Frame - wccftech.com - Usa
wccftech.com
15.05.2024

PS5 Sold 5x as Much as Xbox Series S|X Last Quarter, Though It’s Slightly Behind PS4 in the Same Time Frame

Yesterday, Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed that its PS5 console had sold 59.2 million units as of March 31, slightly below Sony's own forecast.

Helldivers 2 is PlayStation’s fastest-selling game ever - polygon.com - Sweden
polygon.com
14.05.2024

Helldivers 2 is PlayStation’s fastest-selling game ever

In its latest financial report, Sony has revealed that Helldivers 2 — the scrappy co-op shooter turned online gaming sensation from Sweden’s Arrowhead Game Studios — is the fastest-selling game PlayStation has ever released.

More Xbox studio cuts likely to follow Tango and Arkane Austin, and Game Pass looks like the culprit - rockpapershotgun.com
rockpapershotgun.com
09.05.2024

More Xbox studio cuts likely to follow Tango and Arkane Austin, and Game Pass looks like the culprit

Like us, you’re probably still reeling from Tuesday’s news that Hi-Fi Rush studio Tango and Prey’s Arkane Austin are getting shuttered by Microsoft. According to Bloomberg, these closures were just a part of a “widespread cost-cutting initiative” that’s still underway. All signs point towards more cuts to come, basically. ZeniMax studios seem to be the main target.

Xbox Game Pass, PS Plus and Other Gaming Subscription Spending Up Only 1 Percent Over 2023 - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
08.05.2024

Xbox Game Pass, PS Plus and Other Gaming Subscription Spending Up Only 1 Percent Over 2023

For a while in the late 2010/early 2020s, it seemed liked gaming subscriptions may be the future of the hobby. Microsoft certainly wanted us to think it was the future, pushing Xbox Game Pass every chance they got, and Sony eventually joined the party with their own expanded PlayStation Plus service.

Game Subscription Spending Has Only Gone Up By 1 Percent Over the Last Year – Analyst - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
08.05.2024

Game Subscription Spending Has Only Gone Up By 1 Percent Over the Last Year – Analyst

Video game industry analyst Mat Piscatella has revealed that growth for video game subscriptions has been stalled. According to Piscatella, spending on non-mobile game subscriptions only rose by 1 percent compared to April 2023.

New Report is Grim for PS Plus and Xbox Game Pass - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
08.05.2024

New Report is Grim for PS Plus and Xbox Game Pass

A new report is bad news for subscription services like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Game Pass, as data suggests that spending on those services has been stalled for nearly a year. Microsoft and Sony have both bet big on PlayStation Plus and Xbox Game Pass, with Microsoft in particular going all-in on Game Pass. Xbox Game Pass is a cornerstone of Microsoft's current gaming strategy, with the company bolstering the service through the release of massive, day one games.

Sea of Thieves Was the No. 2 Best-Seller in the US Upon PS5 Early Access Launch - gamingbolt.com - Usa
gamingbolt.com
07.05.2024

Sea of Thieves Was the No. 2 Best-Seller in the US Upon PS5 Early Access Launch

Demand for Sea of Thieves on PS5 skyrocketed pretty much as soon as it became available to pre-order on the platform, and only went on to increase from then on, so it’s no surprise that the game’s sales are reflecting that in the aftermath of its PlayStation release.

FF7 Rebirth Sales Are Lower Than Those of Final Fantasy XVI in the Same Time Period - wccftech.com - Usa
wccftech.com
03.05.2024

FF7 Rebirth Sales Are Lower Than Those of Final Fantasy XVI in the Same Time Period

FF7 Rebirth sales in the US on PlayStation 5 are lower than those of Final Fantasy XVI in the same time period.

Helldivers 2 Is Already One of Sony's Best-Ever Sellers in the US | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Usa
pushsquare.com
02.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Is Already One of Sony's Best-Ever Sellers in the US | Push Square

This author thought Helldivers 2 was going to be a colossal flop, so it just goes to show how unpredictable this industry can be. According to Circana analyst Mat Piscatella, it currently sits behind a trio of Spider-Man titles, a couple of God of War games, and Ghost of Tsushima as Sony’s seventh highest grossing game in the United States to date. It’s been out less than three months, and isn’t even being sold at full-price.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Sales Remain Muted in the USA, Compared to Past Games | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Usa
pushsquare.com
02.05.2024

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Sales Remain Muted in the USA, Compared to Past Games | Push Square

There's been a lot of discussion surrounding the commercial success of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. The PS5 exclusive launched on the 29th February, but despite garnering near universal acclaim from critics, questions were quickly raised regarding sales numbers, with Square Enix yet to provide any official statistics (which usually isn't a great sign).

Helldivers 2 Is Already One Of PlayStation's Best Selling Games Thanks To PC - thegamer.com - Usa
thegamer.com
01.05.2024

Helldivers 2 Is Already One Of PlayStation's Best Selling Games Thanks To PC

Helldivers 2 has continued a surprisingly frequent trend over the past couple of years of titles, such as Baldur's Gate 3 and Palworld, that have blown up in popularity more than anyone could have possibly predicted, even the developers themselves. We're yet to get official numbers for just how impressive Helldivers 2's launch has been, but it has been revealed that it's already managed to become one of PlayStation's highest grossing titles in the US.

Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth Sales Are Fine, but It's No Dragon's Dogma 2 - ign.com
ign.com
01.05.2024

Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth Sales Are Fine, but It's No Dragon's Dogma 2

It's natural that everyone's been a little antsy about Final Fantasy 7: Rebirth lately. For weeks, analysts and fans have been discussing the game's potential underperformance compared to its predecessor, Remake, amid worries this might impact the future of the 7 Remake trilogy. Today, we got a little more data on what's really going on here - though the jury is still out on how publisher Square Enix is looking at the numbers.

Helldivers 2 already ranks 7th in lifetime US dollar sales for Sony published games - videogameschronicle.com - Usa
videogameschronicle.com
01.05.2024

Helldivers 2 already ranks 7th in lifetime US dollar sales for Sony published games

Helldivers 2 ranks 7th in lifetime US dollar sales for Sony published games after just two months of availability.

GameStop is offering buy 2, get 1 free on all pre-owned games - videogameschronicle.com - Usa
videogameschronicle.com
15.04.2024

GameStop is offering buy 2, get 1 free on all pre-owned games

GameStop is running a buy 2, get 1 free promotion on all pre-owned games.

Fallout 76 Breaks Previous Peak Concurrent Player Record on Steam - gamingbolt.com
gamingbolt.com
15.04.2024

Fallout 76 Breaks Previous Peak Concurrent Player Record on Steam

Following the highly-anticipated release of the Fallout TV show on Amazon Prime, player numbers across all titles in the series are seeing an uptick. Perhaps the most noteworthy is Fallout 76, which peaked at 39,455 concurrent players on PC via Steam per SteamDB. Its previous peak was 32,982 players nearly four years ago (roughly a month after the title’s launch on Steam).

Fallout 4 And 76 See Surge In Players Following TV Show Release - thegamer.com
thegamer.com
13.04.2024

Fallout 4 And 76 See Surge In Players Following TV Show Release

Now that the Fallout TV show is here, and fans of the series are unsurprisingly ripping each other to bits over it, uranium fever is at an all-time high. It's been over 6 years since we last got a new Fallout game - the less said about Fallout 76's reception at the time the better - but the appetitie for a new title has never been more clear, as several Fallout games have experienced a massive spike in players ever since the show's release.

Fallout 76 is Blowing Up - gamerant.com - state New Jersey
gamerant.com
12.04.2024

Fallout 76 is Blowing Up

Following the premiere of Amazon's anticipated Fallout show, Bethesda's Fallout 76 is enjoying a substantial resurgence in popularity on Xbox, according to market researcher Circana. Curious Fallout fans who have never taken the plunge into Fallout 76 can currently take advantage of a new offer.

Horizon Forbidden West’s PC Launch Pushed it into US Charts for Best-Selling Games of the Week - gamingbolt.com - Usa
gamingbolt.com
02.04.2024

Horizon Forbidden West’s PC Launch Pushed it into US Charts for Best-Selling Games of the Week

The back half of March was a big one for new video game released, with the likes of Dragon’s Dogma 2, Rise of the Ronin, Princess Peach: Showtime!, and Alone in the Dark all hitting store shelves around the same time. Alongside those new titles, however, Sony also released the PC port of Horizon Forbidden West, which has got off to an impressive start on the platform.

Helldivers 2 is USA’s best-selling game of the year so far, with nearly 60% of sales on PC - videogameschronicle.com - Usa - city Stockholm
videogameschronicle.com
21.03.2024

Helldivers 2 is USA’s best-selling game of the year so far, with nearly 60% of sales on PC

Helldivers 2 was the best-selling game of February in the US and the best-selling game so far this year.

Helldivers 2 and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Were February’s Best-Selling Games in the US - gamingbolt.com - Usa
gamingbolt.com
21.03.2024

Helldivers 2 and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Were February’s Best-Selling Games in the US

Helldivers 2 has taken the world by storm ever since its launch in early February, so it’s no surprise that the game is continuing to top sales charts all over the world. Circana (formerly known as the NPD Group) recently released the data for software and hardware sales in the US for the month of February (via analyst Mat Piscatella on Twitter), and Arrowhead Game Studios and Sony’s co-op shooter has topped those charts.

Even after Palworld and Helldivers 2, analyst predicts the industry needs another smash hit for 2024 to compete with 2023 and Hogwarts Legacy - gamesradar.com - After
gamesradar.com
13.03.2024

Even after Palworld and Helldivers 2, analyst predicts the industry needs another smash hit for 2024 to compete with 2023 and Hogwarts Legacy

Last year was an extraordinary year in the games industry to say the least, jam-packed with hugely anticipated AAA releases including Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Hogwarts Legacy, Starfield, and Marvel's Spider-Man 2, as well as comparative sleeper hits like Baldur's Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2. This year, however, seems like it'll be comparatively quiet, and one prominent industry analyst is doubtful it'll be able to top the unprecedented games rush that was 2023 if it doesn't pull something out of the bag.

US game spending ‘could be down 10% this year’ - videogameschronicle.com - Usa
videogameschronicle.com
13.03.2024

US game spending ‘could be down 10% this year’

US consumer spending on games could decline by 10% this year, according to market research firm Circana.

GTA 6 could be the most important thing "to ever release in the industry, so no pressure," reliable analyst predicts - gamesradar.com - state Indiana
gamesradar.com
13.03.2024

GTA 6 could be the most important thing "to ever release in the industry, so no pressure," reliable analyst predicts

It's still months before we can even hope to have GTA 6 in our hands, but there's no doubt that it's one of, if not the most anticipated game on the horizon. However, its launch doesn't just have a lot riding on it because of its eager fanbase, as one games industry analyst predicts that "there's probably never been a more important thing to ever release in the industry."

2024 game spending down 2% is Circana analyst's "most optimistic" outlook - gamesindustry.biz - Usa
gamesindustry.biz
13.03.2024

2024 game spending down 2% is Circana analyst's "most optimistic" outlook

When GamesIndustry.biz reports on Circana, it's usually the tracking firm's reports on US consumer spending in the past month. But when we speak with Circana analyst Mat Piscatella, out first question is about what he sees happening in the months to come.

Helldivers 2 Gets a Limited-Time Discount for PC, Now Includes a Free Steam Game As Well - ign.com
ign.com
11.03.2024

Helldivers 2 Gets a Limited-Time Discount for PC, Now Includes a Free Steam Game As Well

If you've not yet caught on to the Helldivers 2 hype, we've got some good news: it's on sale. A $39.99 price tag is already pretty amazing for one of the best games of the year, but if you're looking for a cheeky little discount on PC, then here's the rub on the best Helldivers 2 deal today.

Helldivers 2 Sales Are Actually Increasing, Again | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Britain - Usa - Japan
pushsquare.com
05.03.2024

Helldivers 2 Sales Are Actually Increasing, Again | Push Square

Helldivers 2 will just not stop selling, apparently. The co-op focused shooter is close to being a month old, and by this point, most games have seen their sales numbers fall off a cliff — but not Helldivers 2. In what is an extremely rare occurrence, sales figures have continued to rise in the US.

Warner Bros' Reaction to Suicide Squad Flop Will Make You Question Your Sanity | Push Square - pushsquare.com - city Sanity
pushsquare.com
05.03.2024

Warner Bros' Reaction to Suicide Squad Flop Will Make You Question Your Sanity | Push Square

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League did not meet publisher Warner Bros' expectations — that much is abundantly clear. The live service shooter appeared to do okay at launch, but concerningly low player counts and an almost immediate, sharp decline in sales set the tone. Warner Bros piped up not long after, stating that Suicide Squad had simply «fallen short» of its projections.

Hogwarts Legacy was the best-selling game of 2023, but Warner Bros says it wants to focus on free-to-play and live-service games even after Suicide Squad setbacks - gamesradar.com - After
gamesradar.com
05.03.2024

Hogwarts Legacy was the best-selling game of 2023, but Warner Bros says it wants to focus on free-to-play and live-service games even after Suicide Squad setbacks

Warner Bros has said it plans to focus on free-to-play and live-service games going forward, despite premium, standalone, single-player RPG Hogwarts Legacy being the best-selling game of 2023.

Deal Alert: Helldivers 2 Gets a Limited Time Discount for PC - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
05.03.2024

Deal Alert: Helldivers 2 Gets a Limited Time Discount for PC

If you've not yet caught on to the Helldivers 2 hype, we've got some good news: it's on sale. A $39.99 price tag is already pretty amazing for one of the best games of the year, but if you're looking for a cheeky little discount on PC, then here's the rub.

Helldivers 2 Sales in the US Continued to Increase in its Third Week - gamingbolt.com - Britain - Australia - Usa
gamingbolt.com
05.03.2024

Helldivers 2 Sales in the US Continued to Increase in its Third Week

Helldivers 2 has turned out to be something of an anomaly, not only because it’s become a far bigger success than Sony or developer Arrowhead Game Studios had anticipated, but also because it’s selling at a rate that is unprecedented for the overwhelming majority of major new releases.

Helldivers 2 is Achieving Something Incredibly Rare - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
04.03.2024

Helldivers 2 is Achieving Something Incredibly Rare

Weeks after its release, Helldivers 2 has achieved the rare honor of seeing its sales continue to increase over time. The co-op action game set in a sci-fi universe of alien bugs and robots has taken the industry by storm and continues to grow its fan base. It's still early in the year, but Helldivers 2 has the potential to be one of the best games of 2024, and with ongoing support from developer Arrowhead Games, could become even bigger and better.

In a big win for democracy, Helldivers 2 sales keep rising 3 weeks from launch: "An honest-to-goodness inverse decay curve so far" - gamesradar.com - county Love
gamesradar.com
04.03.2024

In a big win for democracy, Helldivers 2 sales keep rising 3 weeks from launch: "An honest-to-goodness inverse decay curve so far"

Helldivers 2 sales keep on ticking up more than three weeks after launch, and even some industry analysts are dumbfounded.

Helldivers 2 Sales Compared to Guitar Hero as It Defies the Odds and Demand Continues to Grow - ign.com
ign.com
04.03.2024

Helldivers 2 Sales Compared to Guitar Hero as It Defies the Odds and Demand Continues to Grow

Helldivers 2 has been one of the surprise hits of 2024 since launching in February, topping the charts on Steam and reportedly selling around 3 million copies. And according to at least one analyst, it's still growing.

Helldivers 2 Sales More Than Doubled in the US in its Second Week - gamingbolt.com - Britain - Usa
gamingbolt.com
27.02.2024

Helldivers 2 Sales More Than Doubled in the US in its Second Week

It’s fair to say that not even in their wildest dreams, Sony or developer Arrowhead Game Studios could have anticipated that Helldivers 2 would have enjoyed the level of success that it has. In spite of server issues and persistent connectivity problems that have only just now started easing up, the co-op shooter has attracted a sizeable playerbase.

Gran Turismo 7 is the Series’ Second Best-Selling Game in the US - gamingbolt.com - Usa
gamingbolt.com
25.02.2024

Gran Turismo 7 is the Series’ Second Best-Selling Game in the US

The Gran Turismo series has never failed to hit the mark for Sony from a commercial standpoint, and it looks like its newest instalment is also continuing to see strong sales. Circana’s recently-revealed sales charts for the month of January in the United States revealed that the racing sim had jumped back into the top 20, on the back of which analyst Mat Piscatella has provided some further details about the game’s performance in the region.

Modern Warfare 3 tops US January sales chart ahead of Tekken and Suicide Squad - videogameschronicle.com - Usa
videogameschronicle.com
23.02.2024

Modern Warfare 3 tops US January sales chart ahead of Tekken and Suicide Squad

Modern Warfare 3 was the best-selling game in the US in January, while PS5 was once again the leading console platform.

20 Best-Selling Games of January 2024 Revealed - gamerant.com - state Indiana
gamerant.com
23.02.2024

20 Best-Selling Games of January 2024 Revealed

The 20 best-selling video games for January 2024 have just been revealed, showing which titles have drawn in the most customers since the start of the year. 2023 was pretty eventful for the gaming industry, both in landmark events like Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard buyout finally being completed and the releases of some highly-anticipated titles. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and Starfield are just a few of the chart-topping games released in the past year.

Tekken 8 Was January’s Best-Selling New Release in the US - gamingbolt.com - Usa - Japan
gamingbolt.com
23.02.2024

Tekken 8 Was January’s Best-Selling New Release in the US

January was a big month for major new game releases, and several of them have debuted high in the latest monthly charts for video game software sales in the US, released by Circana (formerly the NPD Group). Shared by Circana analyst Mat Piscatella on Twitter, though Call of Duty: Modern Warfare topped the software sales for Japan, it’s accompanied by a number of newly released titles.

Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment to grounded, 4 Xbox exclusives heading to rivals in big shift - tech.hindustantimes.com - Usa
tech.hindustantimes.com
17.02.2024

Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment to grounded, 4 Xbox exclusives heading to rivals in big shift

Microsoft on Thursday shook up the video game world with word it is making some once-exclusive Xbox video games available for play on rival consoles. Xbox head Phil Spencer did not specify which titles were expanding beyond the Xbox, but the Verge, citing unnamed sources, said they will be "Hi-Fi Rush", "Pentiment", "Sea of Thieves" and “Grounded.” 

Xbox has reportedly ‘shut departments dedicated to bringing games to physical retail’ - videogameschronicle.com
videogameschronicle.com
26.01.2024

Xbox has reportedly ‘shut departments dedicated to bringing games to physical retail’

Mass layoffs at Microsoft’s gaming division this week reportedly include the closure of departments dedicated to bringing physical games to market.

Palworld Xbox US player numbers briefly surpass Fortnite, as Steam sales hit 8m in six days - eurogamer.net - Usa
eurogamer.net
25.01.2024

Palworld Xbox US player numbers briefly surpass Fortnite, as Steam sales hit 8m in six days

The Palworld-wide domination continues. Along with some truly monumental numbers on Steam, the open world survival and crafting game — which the internet has dubbed 'Pokémon with guns' — has seen its US numbers on Xbox briefly surpass those of perennial favourite Fortnite.

Palworld Has Sold 8 Million Units on Steam; The Pokémon Company Will ‘Investigate’ the Game - wccftech.com - Usa
wccftech.com
25.01.2024

Palworld Has Sold 8 Million Units on Steam; The Pokémon Company Will ‘Investigate’ the Game

Here's your daily Palworld sales update: the open world survival crafting game with monster collection mechanics has now surpassed eight million units sold on Steam alone in less than a week from the early access launch. It also broke the two million concurrent players milestone on Valve's platform, a feat that was only ever managed by PUBG: Battlegrounds back when the Battle Royale game was at its height. There's still over a million difference between the two, but it would not be wise to discount Palworld at this point.

Palworld's Daily Active Players Briefly Surpassed Fortnite on Xbox in the US - ign.com - Usa - county Early
ign.com
24.01.2024

Palworld's Daily Active Players Briefly Surpassed Fortnite on Xbox in the US

Palworld may have just come out recently, but its popularity is growing daily as the open-world survival game's US daily players briefly surpassed Fortnite on Xbox.

Palworld Surpassed Fortnite’s US Daily Active Users on Xbox Series X/S on January 22nd - gamingbolt.com - Usa
gamingbolt.com
24.01.2024

Palworld Surpassed Fortnite’s US Daily Active Users on Xbox Series X/S on January 22nd

With over seven million copies sold and ranking as the second-highest concurrently played game in Steam history, the Palworld juggernaut continues to roll on. According to analyst and Circana executive director Mat Piscatella, the survival crafting title surpassed Fortnite in daily active users on Xbox Series X/S in the United States on January 22nd.

Hogwarts Legacy Just Made History - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
18.01.2024

Hogwarts Legacy Just Made History

Hogwarts Legacy has officially been crowned the best-selling new video game release of 2023, marking the first time that a non-Call of Duty or Rockstar Games title has taken the spot since 2008. Hogwarts Legacy released to positive reviews and record-breaking sales last February, and many were predicting that it would be the top-selling game of the year well before it even hit store shelves.

Hogwarts Legacy beats out Call of Duty to become 2023’s bestselling game - digitaltrends.com - Diablo
digitaltrends.com
18.01.2024

Hogwarts Legacy beats out Call of Duty to become 2023’s bestselling game

Circana’s Mat Piscatella has released video game market highlights for 2023, and WB Games’ Hogwarts Legacy ended up being the bestselling game of 2023, beating out the likes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

Hogwarts Legacy is the first non-CoD or Rockstar game to top US sales in 15 years - videogameschronicle.com - Usa
videogameschronicle.com
18.01.2024

Hogwarts Legacy is the first non-CoD or Rockstar game to top US sales in 15 years

2023 marked the first time in 15 years that a Call of Duty or Rockstar game didn’t top the annual sales chart in the United States.

Harry Potter breaks Call of Duty’s streak as bestselling game in US - polygon.com - Usa
polygon.com
18.01.2024

Harry Potter breaks Call of Duty’s streak as bestselling game in US

Hogwarts Legacy was the bestselling game in the U.S. in 2023, according to new data from Circana, the company formerly known as the NPD Group. Warner Bros. and Avalanche Software’s game set in the world of Harry Potter outsold this year’s Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, breaking that brand’s four-year streak as the No. 1 annual moneymaker in the U.S.

Hogwarts Legacy Beats Modern Warfare 3 as Best-Selling Game of 2023 in the U.S. - ign.com
ign.com
18.01.2024

Hogwarts Legacy Beats Modern Warfare 3 as Best-Selling Game of 2023 in the U.S.

Hogwarts Legacy was the best-selling video game in the U.S. in 2023, the first time a non-Call of Duty or Rockstar game was best-selling game of the year since 2008’s Rockband.

Hogwarts Legacy Becomes Just the Third Non-Call of Duty Game Since 2009 to Top Annual US Sales Charts - gamingbolt.com - Britain - Usa
gamingbolt.com
18.01.2024

Hogwarts Legacy Becomes Just the Third Non-Call of Duty Game Since 2009 to Top Annual US Sales Charts

A AAA open world RPG based on Harry Potter was always going to do well, and unsurprisingly, Hogwarts Legacy has been a massive success for WB Games. The game, which has sold over 22 million units worldwide, was not only the best-selling game of 2023 in the UK, it also accomplished that feat in the US.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and PS5 Top US’ December Sales Charts - gamingbolt.com - Usa
gamingbolt.com
18.01.2024

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and PS5 Top US’ December Sales Charts

Circana (formerly known as the NPD Group) has released software and hardware sales data for the US for the month of December (via analyst Mat Piscatella on Twitter), with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 taking the top spot in the charts for the best-selling games of the month (though it was beaten by Hogwarts Legacy in the annual charts).

Nintendo Switch Set a Record for Game Releases in 2023 - gamerant.com - Usa - Japan
gamerant.com
14.01.2024

Nintendo Switch Set a Record for Game Releases in 2023

According to recent sales data from gaming industry analysts, 2023 saw 2360 games released on the Nintendo Switch, a record for the console. Nintendo's hybrid handheld console entered its sixth year in 2023, with plenty of fans having high expectations, and it seems like those expectations were met. While the system has had strong years before, 2023 might have been the strongest year for the Nintendo Switch.

Hogwarts Legacy Sold 22 Million Copies in 2023, Warner Bros. Teases More Harry Potter Games - ign.com - Teases
ign.com
08.01.2024

Hogwarts Legacy Sold 22 Million Copies in 2023, Warner Bros. Teases More Harry Potter Games

Harry Potter spinoff game Hogwarts Legacy managed to sell an astounding 22 million copies in 2023.

Critical Darling Alan Wake 2's Sales Seem Soft, But There's More to the Story | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Australia - Finland
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16.12.2023

Critical Darling Alan Wake 2's Sales Seem Soft, But There's More to the Story | Push Square

Remedy Entertainment's Alan Wake 2 received widespread acclaim from fans and critics when it launched on 27th October, continuing the tale of the tortured, titular writer. The sequel to the cult-classic Alan Wake, buoyed by more than a decade of hype and developed by a Remedy with the momentum of a well-received Control behind it, you'd expect the game to sell like gangbusters, wouldn't you?

PS Portal Was the USA's Fourth Best-Selling System in November | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Usa - Japan
pushsquare.com
16.12.2023

PS Portal Was the USA's Fourth Best-Selling System in November | Push Square

We reported previously how Sony had requested sales data group Circana to log PS Portal as its own platform, and now we have the results for its debut month. According to analyst Mat Piscatella, the Remote Play streaming unit was the fourth best-selling system of November, putting it behind the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

Something We Haven't Seen In 15 Years Of US Video Game Sales May Happen Soon - gamespot.com - Usa
gamespot.com
14.12.2023

Something We Haven't Seen In 15 Years Of US Video Game Sales May Happen Soon

Every year since 2009, either a Call of Duty game or a Rockstar title was No. 1, but that could change in 2023.

Hogwarts Legacy could be the US’s first non-CoD or Rockstar best-seller in 15 years - videogameschronicle.com - Usa
videogameschronicle.com
14.12.2023

Hogwarts Legacy could be the US’s first non-CoD or Rockstar best-seller in 15 years

Hogwarts Legacy is the US market’s best-selling game of the year so far, according to data covering up until the end of November, but newly-released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is on its tail.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare III Was November's Best-Selling Game In US, Already Second Best Of The Year - gameinformer.com - Usa
gameinformer.com
14.12.2023

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare III Was November's Best-Selling Game In US, Already Second Best Of The Year

Video game analyst group Circana has released its November 2023 U.S. Video Game Market Highlights report and in it, the company reveals that, unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III was the best-selling game of the month. It launched on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on November 10 and is already the second best-selling game of 2023, behind Hogwarts Legacy. 

Modern Warfare 3 tops November sales, natch | Circana November 2023 - venturebeat.com
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14.12.2023

Modern Warfare 3 tops November sales, natch | Circana November 2023

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PlayStation Portal Ranked Fourth in November US Sales Charts, PS5 Still on Top - gamingbolt.com - Britain - Usa
gamingbolt.com
14.12.2023

PlayStation Portal Ranked Fourth in November US Sales Charts, PS5 Still on Top

Along with video game sales, Circana also revealed hardware sales for November 2023. Executive director and analyst Mat Piscatella revealed that the PS5 topped the charts in units and dollar sales, with the Xbox Series X/S behind it. While Sony’s console is still ahead in both metrics year-to-date, the Nintendo Switch is in second place.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Tops US Sales Charts in November - gamingbolt.com - Usa
gamingbolt.com
14.12.2023

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Tops US Sales Charts in November

Despite overwhelming criticism against its campaign length, not to mention reports of rushed development, Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 topped US sales charts for November 2023, per Circana. Not only is it the fifth year that a Call of Duty title has topped US charts in November, but analyst Mat Piscatella also revealed that it’s now the second best-selling game of 2023 year-to-date.

Nintendo Switch Becomes US’ Third Best-Selling Console of All Time, Surpassing Xbox 360 - gamingbolt.com - Usa
gamingbolt.com
14.12.2023

Nintendo Switch Becomes US’ Third Best-Selling Console of All Time, Surpassing Xbox 360

The Nintendo Switch has been an absolute juggernaut where its sales are concerned (and in other areas), and it’s enjoyed that success all over the world. In fact, in the United States, it recently crossed another major sales milestone.

With GTA 6 not due until 2025, what will drive games in 2024? - gamesindustry.biz - Britain
gamesindustry.biz
06.12.2023

With GTA 6 not due until 2025, what will drive games in 2024?

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Alan Wake 2 Update 12 Brings Bug Fixes, Performance Optimization, and More - gamingbolt.com - Usa - county Wake
gamingbolt.com
18.11.2023

Alan Wake 2 Update 12 Brings Bug Fixes, Performance Optimization, and More

Since Alan Wake 2’s launch in late October, developer Remedy Entertainment has released a number of patches for the survival horror title to sand out some of its lingering rough edges. Now, Update 12 has rolled out for the game as well, and it brings a host of additional fixes and improvements.

Spider-Man 2 beats the rest of October in sales | Circana October 2023 - venturebeat.com
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16.11.2023

Spider-Man 2 beats the rest of October in sales | Circana October 2023

After one of the most release-heavy months of the year (or possibly of any year), Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 came out on the top of the sales charts in the U.S. according to industry-tracking firm Circana. Not only did Insomniac’s new title top the month’s best-seller chart (and was one of nine new releases to make it onto the list), it also made it to fourth place in the year-to-date bestseller chart. Video game hardware sales plummeted year-over-year, though, and video game sales overall dipped by 5%.

Spider-Man 2 and Mario Bros. Wonder topped US game sales in October - videogameschronicle.com - Usa
videogameschronicle.com
15.11.2023

Spider-Man 2 and Mario Bros. Wonder topped US game sales in October

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 was the best-selling game in the US in October, while PS5 was once again the leading console platform.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder Were October’s Best-Selling Games in the US - gamingbolt.com - Usa
gamingbolt.com
15.11.2023

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder Were October’s Best-Selling Games in the US

Circana (formerly known as the NPD Group) has released the latest software and hardware sales data for the month of October in the United States (via analyst Mat Piscatella on social media platform X), and on the software side of things, there’s an abundance of new releases debuting in the top 20.

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