Here’s A Chart Showing Which Companies Made The Most Money From Video Games Last Year

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The video game market is serious business with an incredible amount of money to be made. Research firm Newzoo has revealed which public companies are currently making the most money from video games and the results are surprising. Nintendo, who one would have thought would be near the top, is actually in ninth place just before Ubisoft. In total the top 25 public companies made $54.1 billion in revenues in 2014. Now that’s a lot of cash.

Thanks, Elias

UK Charts: Mario Party 10 For Wii U Hangs On In The Top Forty

This week’s UK charts are in thanks to GFK Chart Track. You’ll be interested to know that Bloodborne has been dethroned this week by the ultra violent Mortal Kombat X which has scooped the number one position. There aren’t too many Nintendo titles in the top forty, but Mario Party 10 for the Wii U seems to be hanging on in there at number 31. Here’s the best-selling software this week.

01 (NE) PS4 MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
02 (NE) XBO MORTAL KOMBAT X (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
03 (NE) PC GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
04 (01) PS4 BLOODBORNE (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
05 (04) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
06 (02) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
07 (07) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
08 (03) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (10) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
10 (05) XBO HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION (MICROSOFT)
11 (12) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
12 (06) XBO FORZA HORIZON 2 (MICROSOFT)
13 (11) PS4 FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
14 (08) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
15 (09) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
16 (13) PS4 BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION (TAKE 2)
17 (14) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
18 (17) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
19 (23) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
20 (30) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
21 (25) XBO DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
22 (15) PS4 THE ORDER: 1886 (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
23 (18) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
24 (20) XBO FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
25 (27) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
26 (19) XBO BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION (TAKE 2)
27 (16) PS3 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
28 (33) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
29 (24) PC THE SIMS 4: GET TO WORK (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
30 (32) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
31 (21) WIU MARIO PARTY 10 (NINTENDO)
32 (38) 360 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
33 (__) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
34 (36) 360 WWE 2K15 (TAKE 2)
35 (31) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
36 (22) PS4 DARK SOULS II: SCHOLAR OF THE FIRST SIN (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
37 (29) 360 FAR CRY 4 (UBISOFT)
38 (__) XBO EVOLVE (TAKE 2)
39 (__) 3DS MONSTER HUNTER 4 ULTIMATE (CAPCOM)
40 (40) 360 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)

NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Video Games In The United States During March

The NPD Group has revealed the best-selling video games during the month of March. Nintendo fans should be happy as Mario Party 10 has made it to number four in the top ten. Not bad going for a game that was met with a lukewarm response. The best-selling game in the US during March was Battlefield Hardline which was followed by the acclaimed Bloodborne on the PlayStation 4.

Software:

1.) Battlefield: Hardline (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, 360, PS3, PC)
2.) Bloodborne (PS4)
3.) Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
4.) Mario Party 10 (Wii U)
5.) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
6.) MLB 15: The Show (PS4, PS3)
7.) Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4)
8.) NBA 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
9.) Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
10.) Final Fantasy: Type 0 HD (PS4, Xbox One)

Notes:

  • Mario Party 10: 290,000 (Digital + Physical)
  • Majora’s Mask: 184,000 (D+P, 730K LTD)
  • Smash 3DS: 110,000 (D+P, 2.4M LTD)
  • Smash Wii U LTD: 1.6 million
  • Mario Kart 8 LTD: 1.9 million
  • PS4: #1 platform
  • 3DS: ~260-270K
  • Wii U: ~80-85K

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 26K And Wii U Sells 6K

This week’s Japanese software and hardware charts are in courtesy of Media Create. There was only one new release this week which was the critically acclaimed Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for the PlayStation 4. You probably guessed that the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling format as per-usual and it would seem as though the Wii U is suffering from a lack of new releases. That should change soon as the format is getting Xenoblade Chronicles X which should give it a good push. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (From Software, 04/09/15) – 20,494 (New)
  2. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/02/15) – 15,394 (136,613)
  3. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/02/15) – 14,582 (123,783)
  4. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,842 (84,942)
  5. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 10,777 (130,285)
  6. [PS4] Bloodborne (SCE, 03/26/15) – 9,780 (184,957)
  7. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 9,037 (171,613)
  8. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 8,954 (112,442)
  9. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, 04/02/15) – 8,905 (65,837)
  10. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Koro-sensei (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 8,555 (44,631)
  11. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 7,275 (2,581,192)
  12. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix, 03/26/15) – 7,111 (99,965)
  13. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 6,984 (76,236)
  14. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher, 04/02/15) – 6,362 (27,944)
  15. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 6,057 (2,593,401)
  16. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 5,993 (83,131)
  17. [PSV] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 5,251 (62,788)
  18. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco, 03/12/15) – 5,218 (123,656)
  19. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 4,961 (956,963)
  20. [PS3] Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Capcom, 03/19/15) – 4,892 (107,992)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 17,885 (26,738)
  2. PlayStation Vita – 17,517 (21,584)
  3. New 3DS LL – 16,955 (22,183)
  4. Wii U – 6,654 (7,486)
  5. New 3DS – 6,222 (8,242)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 4,221 (5,743)
  7. 3DS LL – 1,986 (2,256)
  8. 3DS – 1,678 (1,893)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 511 (672)
  10. Xbox One – 238 (902)

 

Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 34K And Wii U Sells 7K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in thanks to Media Create. You’ll be pleased to know that Xenoblade Chronicles 3D for the New Nintendo 3DS made its début at number three, which isn’t too bad. It couldn’t stop the game getting topped by 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku-Hen on PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3. With regards to hardware the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling platform shifting 34K and the Wii U managed to sell 7K. Here’s the best-selling software and hardware in Japan this week.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PSV] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/02/15) – 121,219 (New)
  2. [PS3] 3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku Hen (Bandai Namco, 04/02/15) – 109,200 (New)
  3. [3DS] Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (Nintendo, 04/02/15) – 56,932 (New)
  4. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 23,279 (162,577)
  5. [PS4] Bloodborne (SCE, 03/26/15) – 22,610 (175,177)
  6. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 22,146 (119,508)
  7. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair (D3 Publisher, 04/02/15) – 21,582 (New)
  8. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix, 03/26/15) – 15,995 (92,854)
  9. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 15,880 (73,100)
  10. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 14,945 (69,252)
  11. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 14,940 (77,137)
  12. [Wii U] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo, 03/12/15) – 14,410 (103,488)
  13. [PSV] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2015 (Konami, 03/26/15) – 11,211 (57,537)
  14. [PS4] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 10,546 (57,238)
  15. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi (Level-5, 12/14/14) – 10,439 (2,573,917)
  16. [PS3] Sword Art Online: Lost Song (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 10,264 (65,354)
  17. [PS3] Resident Evil Revelations 2 (Capcom, 03/19/15) – 10,035 (103,100)
  18. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 8,709 (2,587,345)
  19. [3DS] Kuroko’s Basketball: Ties to the Future (Bandai Namco, 03/26/15) – 8,311 (43,726)
  20. [PSV] Senran Kagura: Estival Versus (Marvelous, 03/26/15) – 8,297 (52,845)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 26,738 (45,446)
  2. New 3DS LL – 22,183 (18,823)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 21,584 (26,324)
  4. New 3DS – 8,242 (7,290)
  5. Wii U – 7,486 (6,698)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 5,743 (6,652)
  7. 3DS LL – 2,256 (2,233)
  8. 3DS – 1,893 (2,883)
  9. Xbox One – 902 (250)
  10. PlayStation Vita TV – 672 (708)

Germany: 9% Of Console And 58% Of PC Games Were Sold Digitally In 2014

Some interesting video game statistics have come out of Germany in 2014. 9% of console games were sold digitally while a whopping 58% of PC games were sold digitally last year. That’s €2668M in revenue for what appears to be a healthy market. Germany is the second biggest video game market after the United Kingdom in Europe. If you’re interested you can view some graphs, right here.

Thanks, Denero

UK Head Teachers Will Report Children Playing 18+ Video Games

A recent report by the BBC says that head teachers in Cheshire in the United Kingdom will report parents to the authorities if they find out that their children have been playing 18+ games like Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty. Schools have sent out letters warning parents of the risk of them allowing their children to play unsuitable video games.

“We are trying to help parents to keep their children as safe as possible in this digital era.

“It is so easy for children to end up in the wrong place and parents find it helpful to have some very clear guidelines.”