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[GfK Chart-Track] UK Yearly Chart - 2016

Bruno MB

Member
The headline news from games retail in 2016 is much the same as the year before – less money was made from video games software and hardware sales, but peripherals and accessories remain an area of growth.

According to GfK Entertainment, £1.78bn was made from boxed games, hardware sales (not TV consoles such as NES Classic), and peripherals and accessories – a dip of 15.8 per cent year-on-year.

£776m was generated in software sales for the year – a decline of 16.4 per cent on 2015's £927.7m. 2016 saw a number of titles, especially in the final quarter of the year, failing to hit expectations or match the results of their predecessors. Of course, this data does not include digital sales data. Estimates from research firm IHS – courtesy of ERA – report growth of 12.1 per cent on that front.

Meanwhile, hardware revenue dropped by 27.1 per cent to £502.9m. While this sounds like rather bleak news, this is in part driven by price drops of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles during the year. This was especially true in the second half of 2016, when both Sony and Microsoft released new, slimmer SKUs of their consoles, alongside price cuts of the original models.

On the software side of things, PS4 and Xbox One games now make up 79.1 per cent of retail software sales and are behind 84.5 per cent of revenue.

£655.7m was generated by PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games during 2016, a dip on 2015 where the duo generated more than £700m.

PS4 was once again the dominant platform, claiming 48.2 per cent of software revenue and 45 per cent of units sold.

It's brighter news on the accessories and peripherals side of things. Revenue from this sector – which includes digital cards, toys-to-life figures and accessories, including PlayStation VR – rose by 1.1 per cent for the year to £500.8m.

2016 was a slightly stronger year for new IP, with four fresh titles making the Top 50. Two new IPs made it in the Top Ten – Ubisoft's The Division charted at No.4, ahead of Overwatch, which came in at ninth place. The boxed version of No Man's Sky placed at No.29, while another new Ubisoft IP – Steep – charted at No.45.

EA was once again the highest-performing publisher of the year with a 22.1 per cent share of software sales and a 26.1 per cent slice of revenue. This is a slight increase on both fronts from 2015, likely due to strong sales of Battlefield 1 and, of course, FIFA 17.

Ubisoft came in at No.3. Looking at the Top 50, this appears to have been driven by strong sales of The Division, as well as Watch Dogs 2 which charted at No.8.

One of the biggest challenges has been the decline in PS3 and Xbox 360 software. Market share for Xbox 360 games fell from 12.5 per cent to just 5.2 per cent, with revenue share dropping from 9.0 per cent to 3.3 per cent. Meanwhile, PS3 share dropped from 7.1 per cent to 2.9 per cent, with revenue halving from 4.9 to 1.8 per cent.

There's some good news in the 3DS sales data – the handheld saw a 2.3 per cent rise in unit market share, while revenue share rose to 6.0 per cent. This is particularly impressive for a console in the final days of its cycle. This positive shift will no doubt have been driven by the massive popularity of smartphone title Pokémon Go, and the subsequent launch of Pokémon Sun and Moon in November. This helped Nintendo's software market share increase, too.

















Games outside of the Top 50:

57. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Konami)
59. Homefront: The Revolution (Koch Media)
62. Dead Rising 4 (Microsoft)
63. Football Manager 2017 (Sega)
65. Quantum Break (Microsoft)
68. The Last Guardian (Sony Computer Entertainment)
73. Battleborn (Take 2)
79. Street Fighter V (Capcom)
80. Mirror's Edge Catalyst (Electronic Arts)
89. Yo-Kai Watch (Nintendo)

Top 45 cut off < 100,000 units
Top 24 cut off < 250,000 units




Source: GFK Chart-Track via MCV.
 

Xater

Member
Fascinating how in the UK Xbox somehow remained relevant, while in the rest of Europe they lost almost all they might have gained last gen.
 
Less than 600, 000 Wii U software sales in the whole year? Not surprising since Nintendo did their usual strategy of letting their consoles die.
 
One of those things in the top accessories and peripherals is not like the others
the 3DS AC adapter

But that sector including toys to life sure was propped up with PS VR and digital content (which are not included in the chart) because toys to life certainly isn't doing it anymore with how the new Skylanders game lost out to Disney Infinity firesales.

Also seeing PS Vita fighting off the Nintendo Wii.
 

Ashtar

Member
Dead rising at 62.... The last guardian at 68.....
I'm impressed with wd2 being 8th overall given its limited time and much smaller launch, deus ex being at 50 is pretty heart breaking.
There actually seems to be a good bit of games from 2015 on the list, nice legs
 

Bruno MB

Member
Code:
[Full Year, 2016] CAPCOM SOFTWARE SALES - 166,000 units
[Feb - Mar, 2009] STREET FIGHTER IV (CAPCOM) - 214,000 units

Street Fighter IV sold more units in 6 weeks than all Capcom games in 2016. It is true though that Dead Rising 4 counts as a Microsoft game.
 

Gurish

Member
U4 sold a ton of physical copies, for some reason digitally it didn't do so well but physical is more than made up for it.
 

AmFreak

Member
Fascinating how in the UK Xbox somehow remained relevant, while in the rest of Europe they lost almost all they might have gained last gen.
UK is more like a smaller US.
Both lost big, but their starting point from last gen was much higher than in other countries.
 

Ushay

Member
The Division is so high, damn shame given the poor effort it made on release.

Also a remaster like Skyrim selling so damn much, again. Fucking amazing. ES6 will sell truckloads.
 

Bruno MB

Member
Retail Console Software Sales

Code:
[2013] PlayStation 4 - 1,332,000 units 
[2014] PlayStation 4 - 6,754,000 units 
[2015] PlayStation 4 - 10,164,000 units
[2016] PlayStation 4 - 10,665,000 units

Total - 28,915,000 units 

[2007] PlayStation 3 - 4,200,000 units
[2008] PlayStation 3 - 10,400,000 units 
[2009] PlayStation 3 - 12,300,000 units
[2010] PlayStation 3 - 13,800,000 units

Total - 40,700,000 units 

[2000] PlayStation 2 - 400,000 units
[2001] PlayStation 2 - 7,300,000 units 
[2002] PlayStation 2 - 16,100,000 units
[2003] PlayStation 2 - 21,520,000 units

Total - 45,320,000 units

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[2013] Xbox One - 1,014,000 units 
[2014] Xbox One - 5,635,000 units 
[2015] Xbox One - 8,316,000 units 
[2016] Xbox One - 8,081,700 units 

Total - 23,031,700 units

[2005] Xbox 360 - 440,000 units 
[2006] Xbox 360 - 5,200,000 units 
[2007] Xbox 360 - 9,800,000 units 
[2008] Xbox 360 - 14,900,000 units 

Total - 30,340,000 units

[2002] Xbox - 2,090,000 units 
[2003] Xbox - 4,660,000 units 
[2004] Xbox - 7,140,000 units 
[2005] Xbox - 6,570,000 units 

Total - 20,460,000 units

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[2012] Nintendo Wii U - 219,000 units 
[2013] Nintendo Wii U - 717,000 units 
[2014] Nintendo Wii U - 945,000 units 
[2015] Nintendo Wii U - 980,000 units 
[2016] Nintendo Wii U - 592,500 units 

Total - 3,453,500 units

[2006] Nintendo Wii - 500,000 units 
[2007] Nintendo Wii - 7,900,000 units 
[2008] Nintendo Wii - 20,100,000 units 
[2009] Nintendo Wii - 18,900,000 units 
[2010] Nintendo Wii - 13,600,000 units 

Total - 61,000,000 units

[2002] GameCube - 1,700,000 units 
[2003] GameCube - 2,720,000 units 
[2004] GameCube - 2,420,000 units 
[2005] GameCube - 1,220,000 units 
[2006] GameCube - 400,000 units 

Total - 8,460,000 units
 

Jumeira

Member
Forza Horizon 3 is the best seller on Xbox, that's huge, extremely pleased for Playground Games, MS have struck gold with them.
 

Kill3r7

Member
The Division is so high, damn shame given the poor effort it made on release.

Also a remaster like Skyrim selling so damn much, again. Fucking amazing. ES6 will sell truckloads.

Best selling new IP this gen. The hype post Destiny was real. Unfortunately the endgame was not compelling enough to keep people playing like Destiny.
 
Some interesting takeaways from the chart.

Forza horizon not only ahead of gears like i said, but way ahead
Beside a poor launch, watch dogs has overall good sales, even tho they include bundles
No man's sky without any legs at all
Halo is the only 2015 exclusive that still charted
Xbox has still stronger accessories sales with lover hardware units
 

Kill3r7

Member
Bruno, is FH3 the first racing game to make top 10 this gen or did one of the need for speed games pull it off?
 

Ashtar

Member
Retail Console Software Sales

Code:
[2013] PlayStation 4 - 1,332,000 units 
[2014] PlayStation 4 - 6,754,000 units 
[2015] PlayStation 4 - 10,164,000 units
[2016] PlayStation 4 - 10,665,000 units

Total - 28,915,000 units 

[2007] PlayStation 3 - 4,200,000 units
[2008] PlayStation 3 - 10,400,000 units 
[2009] PlayStation 3 - 12,300,000 units
[2010] PlayStation 3 - 13,800,000 units

Total - 40,700,000 units 

[2000] PlayStation 2 - 400,000 units
[2001] PlayStation 2 - 7,300,000 units 
[2002] PlayStation 2 - 16,100,000 units
[2003] PlayStation 2 - 21,520,000 units

Total - 45,320,000 units

Code:
[2013] Xbox One - 1,014,000 units 
[2014] Xbox One - 5,635,000 units 
[2015] Xbox One - 8,316,000 units 
[2016] Xbox One - 8,081,700 units 

Total - 23,031,700 units

[2005] Xbox 360 - 440,000 units 
[2006] Xbox 360 - 5,200,000 units 
[2007] Xbox 360 - 9,800,000 units 
[2008] Xbox 360 - 14,900,000 units 

Total - 30,340,000 units

[2002] Xbox - 2,090,000 units 
[2003] Xbox - 4,660,000 units 
[2004] Xbox - 7,140,000 units 
[2005] Xbox - 6,570,000 units 

Total - 20,460,000 units

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[2012] Nintendo Wii U - 219,000 units 
[2013] Nintendo Wii U - 717,000 units 
[2014] Nintendo Wii U - 945,000 units 
[2015] Nintendo Wii U - 980,000 units 
[2016] Nintendo Wii U - 592,500 units 

Total - 3,453,500 units

[2006] Nintendo Wii - 500,000 units 
[2007] Nintendo Wii - 7,900,000 units 
[2008] Nintendo Wii - 20,100,000 units 
[2009] Nintendo Wii - 18,900,000 units 
[2010] Nintendo Wii - 13,600,000 units 

Total - 61,000,000 units

[2002] GameCube - 1,700,000 units 
[2003] GameCube - 2,720,000 units 
[2004] GameCube - 2,420,000 units 
[2005] GameCube - 1,220,000 units 
[2006] GameCube - 400,000 units 

Total - 8,460,000 units
So the uk home console market is shrinking
I guess consoles are no longer outpacing last gen world wide
 

ethomaz

Banned
Best selling new IP this gen. The hype post Destiny was real. Unfortunately the endgame was not compelling enough to keep people playing like Destiny.
Best selling new IP is Destiny... The Division did less than it at launch.

You mean at launch right? Because LTD I'm sure Destiny is higher
Destiny sold more at launch than The Division.

I did not check Overwatch.
 

Bruno MB

Member
Forza Horizon 3 has comfortably exceeded 300,000 units since it is ahead FIFA 16 and we know that the cumulative YTD 2016 sales for the first half of the year for the EA Sports title was at 292,998. Forza Horizon 3 should be in the 400,000 range.

Bruno, is FH3 the first racing game to make top 10 this gen or did one of the need for speed games pull it off?

2013

18. Need for Speed: Rivals (EA)
42. Gran Turismo 6 (Sony)
43. Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft)
50. F1 2013 (Codemasters)

2014

21. Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft)
30. Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo)
38. Need for Speed: Rivals (EA)
42. Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft)

2015

24. Forza Motorsport 6 (Microsoft)
32. The Crew (Ubisoft)
34. Need for Speed (EA)
43. Project CARS (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
44. Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft)
48. Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo)
 
Delighted for Playground Games. I cant imagine many racers have made the top 10 for the year before?

Cannot wait to see what there new IP is going to be!!
 

Kill3r7

Member
Forza Horizon 3 has comfortably exceeded 300,000 units since it is ahead FIFA 16 and we know that the cumulative YTD 2016 sales for the first half of the year for the EA Sports title was at 292,998. Forza Horizon 3 should be in the 400,000 range.



2013

18. Need for Speed: Rivals (EA)
42. Gran Turismo 6 (Sony)
43. Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft)
50. F1 2013 (Codemasters)

2014

21. Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft)
30. Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo)
38. Need for Speed: Rivals (EA)
42. Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft)

2015

24. Forza Motorsport 6 (Microsoft)
32. The Crew (Ubisoft)
34. Need for Speed (EA)
43. Project CARS (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
44. Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft)
48. Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo)


Thx. FH series has done well for MS this gen.
 
Forza Horizon 3 has comfortably exceeded 300,000 units since it is ahead FIFA 16 and we know that the cumulative YTD 2016 sales for the first half of the year for the EA Sports title was at 292,998. Forza Horizon 3 should be in the 400,000 range.

do you have any more > < numbers for different chart positions?

Best selling new IP is Destiny... The Division did less than it at launch.


Destiny sold more at launch than The Division.

Destiny $325mio week 1
The Division $330mio week 1
 

Bruno MB

Member
do you have any more > < numbers for different chart positions?

No. I hope though that MCV at least publishes the December chart and tells us the monthly percentage changes for Battlefield 1, Watch Dogs 2 and Pokémon Sun / Moon so we can have their cumulative 2016 sales figures.

Well, we know that Grand Theft Auto V > 500,000 since it reached 6 million units some weeks ago.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III YTD 2016 as of July 2nd - 380,027. I figure out it must be over 500,000 too.

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TOP 10 ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE (ALL PRICES) November 2016 (Oct 30th - Nov 26th)

(100%)

01 (NE) CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD) ~ 800,000 / NEW*
02 (01) FIFA 17 (ELECTRONIC ARTS) ~ 420,000 / 2,070,000* [-14%]
03 (02) BATTLEFIELD 1 (ELECTRONIC ARTS) ~ 310,000 / 750,000* [-29%]
04 (NE) WATCH DOGS 2 (UBISOFT) ~ 170,000 / NEW*
05 (NE) POKEMON SUN (NINTENDO) > 155,000 / NEW* 
06 (NE) POKEMON MOON (NINTENDO) < 150,000 / NEW*
07 (04) THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
08 (08) FORZA HORIZON 3 (MICROSOFT)
09 (10) GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
10 (NE) DISHONORED 2 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS) > 85,000 / NEW*

04 (NE) POKEMON SUN / MOON (NINTENDO) ~ 305,000 / NEW*
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23 (NE) FOOTBALL MANAGER 2017 (SEGA)
26 (NE) ASSASSIN'S CREED: THE EZIO COLLECTION (UBISOFT)
29 (NE) JUST DANCE 2017 (UBISOFT)
34 (NE) MINECRAFT: STORY MODE - COMPLETE ADV. (TELLTALE GAMES)

UK Best-Selling Games 1H 2016 (Jan 3rd - Jul 2nd)

1. TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION (UBISOFT) - 547,580 / NEW
2. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD) - 380,027 / 2,308,840
3. UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF'S END (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 335,545 / NEW
4. FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS) - 292,998 / 2,809,077
5. FAR CRY PRIMAL (UBISOFT) - 240,383 / NEW
6. GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2) - 236,712 / 6,247,144
7. LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE) - 226,328 / NEW
8. DOOM (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS) - 196,149 / NEW
9. STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS) - 179,983 / 1,198,867

Source: ERA / GFK Chart-Track
 

Chris1

Member
Forza Horizon 3 has comfortably exceeded 300,000 units since it is ahead FIFA 16 and we know that the cumulative YTD 2016 sales for the first half of the year for the EA Sports title was at 292,998. Forza Horizon 3 should be in the 400,000 range.
Jesus

Well deserved though
 

ethomaz

Banned
Destiny $325mio week 1
The Division $330mio week 1
It sold way less than Destiny... they used $ to spin the fact they sold way less and I have doubts about this $330m like the Halo 5 $500m or CoD $1b.

It is the biggest new IP from Ubisoft.
 

ethomaz

Banned
The power of Forza is scary.
It is weird seeing that people bought into the Horizon way over racing simulator of main Forza.

I'm more a GT/Forza lover than Horizon but I see the appeal for this type of game and it is a good thing for the industry.
 

Aceofspades

Banned
PS4 still won comfortably in both software and hardware in the UK. one of two markets Xbox is actually putting a fight. add the remaining of EU and the rest of the world to the mix and you realize why MS stopped releasing numbers.
 

Roufianos

Member
I bet the Division 2 will bomb as hard as Watch Dogs 2. Ubi are the masters of false hype but you need to actually make good games if you want to create a lasting franchise.
 

Theorry

Member
FH3 sold more than gears? wow

That says more about Forza then Gears really. The game is doing crazy good in UK. Probably UK dev helps also, had great retail promotions also. And its offcourse a good game with good word of mouth.
 

viHuGi

Banned
So the uk home console market is shrinking
I guess consoles are no longer outpacing last gen world wide

Most likely Digital is growing, Ps4 SW numbers are eclipsing Ps3 WW, there are already over 400 million SW sold across Physical and Digital on Ps4 which is miles ahead of Ps3 in the same time frame.

"For software sales, 369 million PS4 games have been sold so far, counting both retail and digital sales on the PS4. That's over 6 games per PS4 console on average."

As of December 3, add another 50 million after that:

"PlayStation 4 software sales during the 2016 holiday period reached more than 50.4 million copies globally through digital downloads of games or those sold in retail stores."

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/05/sony-playstation4-sales-rise-to-53-million-after-holiday-boost.html
 

Bruno MB

Member


I realized I forgot to use a dot as the decimal separator, I only did it right with PlayStation 4.

In Spain we use commas so it is easy to get confused. Since NeoGAF is an English-speaking forum I try to use the English rules in Pal Charts and NPD threads but sometimes I forget.
 
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