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  • Blog Post: Gearbox Reveals That Battleborn Beta Reached Over Two Million Players

    Gearbox and 2K Games unveiled an infographic containing statistics about their recently wrapped up Battleborn beta, which includes the fact that over two million players took part. The open beta launched April 8 and ended on April 18, which is a short period considering the large amount of players it... More
  • Blog Post: Kickstarter Games Saw A 64 Percent Jump In Dollars Pledged In 2015

    While many gamers claim that they are falling victim to Kickstarter fatigue, that condition didn’t manifest itself quite how we anticipated in 2015. The crowdfunding platform reports that number of funded projects and total dollars pledged increased in 2015. Kickstarter reports total pledges made... More
  • Blog Post: Masahiro Sakurai Runs Down Super Smash Bros. By The Numbers

    With Super Smash Bros. DLC now fully detailed, game director Masahiro Sakurai tallied up everything that players can enjoy on both versions. The numbers are impressive, especially when compared against other fighting games. When Corrin and Bayonetta are released in 2016, the final roster of 58 characters... More
  • Blog Post: Monsters And Hunters Were Evenly Matched And Other Statistics From Evolve’s Open Beta

    Turtle Rock and 2K have released some statistics from the Evolve open beta, along with notes about what is being tweaked. The game is already gold, but when it launches on February 10, it will incorporate some of the learnings from the test period. In the beta, hunters won 51.5 percent of the time. This... More
  • Blog Post: Annual GDC Report Shows More Devs Working On PS4 Than Xbox One, Most On PC

    Remember when PC gaming was “dead”? That’s not the case anymore (if it ever was). The latest GDC State of the Industry Report reveals new statistics about development platforms, digital sales, and the general health of the industry. According to the report, development on current generation... More
  • Blog Post: Nearly 2,000 Games Received $89 Million In Kickstarter Funding In 2014

    Kickstarter has shared a look back at the projects it hosted in 2014. The organization says that $529 million was pledged to 22,252 projects, about nine percent of which fall into the gaming category. These projects include digital titles like The Molasses Flood’s inaugural project, The Flame and... More
  • Blog Post: Borderlands 2's Loot Hunt Is Over, Here's The Rundown

    Since October 11, Gearbox has been giving players a chance each week to earn a variety of prizes during a $100,000 Loot Hunt . Here is a quick stats breakdown showing what players have been doing all this time. During Borderland 2's Loot Hunt, over 516,812,670 enemies were killed, 28,651,011 guns... More
  • Blog Post: YouTube Studies The Impact Of Gaming And Delivers Compelling Statistics

    YouTube has issued its first white paper (a document designed to help constituents understand a particular issue), titled "Gamers on Youtube: Evolving Video Consumption," and the subject is near and dear to our hearts. Google's ubiquitous video branch has quantified the impact of video... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Reveals Some Staggering Tomb Raider Statistics

    Since Tomb Raider’s release on March 5, Square Enix has been keeping a close eye on its players, taking note of in-game player statistics from enemies killed to the number of deer hunted. According to Square, 5,294,879 deer have been killed and 1,417,750 crabs have been captured. These were taken... More
  • Blog Post: Everyone Loves Statistics: ESRB Proves Parents Aren't Evil

    It looks like not all parents who let their children play games are irresponsible and evil. According to a recent ESRB study 64 percent of parents believe that video games are a positive influence on their children’s lives. Check out a few other random facts from the study: • 40% of gamers... More
  • Blog Post: Nielsen: Nearly 3/4 Of U.S. Households Own A Gaming Device

    Fact: A percentage of households in the United States own video-game console. OK, that didn't have quite the effect I was going for. Let's try that again. Did you know that females play video games? It's a fact. Nielsen has released a sheet filled with actual media facts in anticipation of... More
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