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Reselling unauthorized game keys now illegal in Japan

Reselling unauthorized game keys now illegal in Japan

After a revision of Japan’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act a number of new amendments outlawing of the resale of unauthorized digital game keys.


Worldwide digital games market for September 2018

Worldwide digital games market for September 2018

The latest Superdata report on digital spending on games shows a strong market leading into the holiday season of 2018.


Digital games market in August 2018

Digital games market in August 2018

The global digital games market has seen growth throughout August 2018. The market saw digital spending increase by 7 percent year-on-year to $8.47 billion. Of this growth Free-to-Play console games and Pay-to-Play PC games were the core drivers, with Fortnite being a key player on console and World of Warcraft the main title on PC. […]


Payment preferences of digital download gamers

Payment preferences of digital download gamers

The latest report from SuperData shows interesting consumer behavior when it comes to the speed of the digital payment platform they’re using.


Worldwide digital market grows by 6% in February 2018

Worldwide digital market grows by 6% in February 2018

In February 2018 the worldwide digital games market grew by 6 percent year-on-year according to research from SuperData.


20 percent of Triple A game sales were digital in the UK in 2017

20 percent of Triple A game sales were digital in the UK in 2017

According to the latest data published in the Entertainment Retailer’s Association yearbook, 20-23 percent of big blockbuster games such as Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Assassin’s Creed: Origins were digital.


Worldwide digital games spending in January 2018

Worldwide digital games spending in January 2018

Worldwide digital games spending in January 2018
1. Call of Duty: WW2 – Activision
2. Monster Hunter: World – Capcom
3. FIFA 18 – EA Sports


Nintendo, Konami, and Bethesda not part of new European digital charts

Nintendo, Konami, and Bethesda not part of new European digital charts

The new chart from European trade body ISFE that combines digital and physical sales has exited beta today. However, the chart will not be including data for games published by Nintendo, Konami, or Bethesda, since they are refusing to share their digital sales figures.


Digital games market grew by 17% in December 2017

Digital games market grew by 17% in December 2017

SuperData today announced that the worldwide digital games market grew by 17% year-on-year in December 2017. Gamers spent a reported $10 billion on games digitally in December across all platforms.


FIFA 17 on top of UK monthly console digital chart

FIFA 17 on top of UK monthly console digital chart

UK Digital Charts, July 2017:
1. FIFA 17 – EA
2. Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar
3. Battlefield 1 – EA