Statistics archive

  • The Beatles: Rock Band hits million milestone
    Gaming

    The Beatles: Rock Band hits million milestone

    By 11 December 2009

    The Beatles: Rock Band has hit the milestone of 1 million sales across the globe. The music game, that follows the career of the Fab Four and lets players make-believe play Beatles tunes, was launched across the world on 09/09/09. "MTV Games and Harmonix...

  • Nintendo DS sales hit 10 million in the UK
    Gaming

    Nintendo DS sales hit 10 million in the UK

    By 10 December 2009

    Following the news from Nintendo that its Wii console is the fastest selling in UK history, hitting sales of 6 million in less then 3 years, it seems Nintendo's handheld DS platform has seen similar success. Figures released from GfK Chart-Track, a UK...

  • Nokia tops mobile web access table
    Phones

    Nokia tops mobile web access table

    By 10 December 2009

    Nokia still tops the charts for the most devices accessing the mobile web, if figures from mobile website optimisers MoFuse are correct. The Finnish company has 39.3% marketshare, beating off competition from RIM, Apple and HTC. In its annual newsletter,...

  • Half of EU citizens log onto the web every day
    Online

    Half of EU citizens log onto the web every day

    By 9 December 2009

    According to research published in the New York Times, half of Europe logs onto the Internet every single day. Well, nearly - half of EU citizens aged 16-74 do, and three quarters of its 16-24 year-olds do, too. However, a divide exists between the North...

  • Apple iTunes 2009 best sellers revealed
    Audio

    Apple iTunes 2009 best sellers revealed

    By 8 December 2009

    Apple has revealed the iTunes best sellers of the past year, giving a glimpse as to what Apple fans are spending their money on. Also revealed are the results of the iTunes Best Album 2009 and iTunes Best Song 2009 as selected by the iTunes UK editorial...

  • LG reaches 10 million Cookies milestone
    Phones

    LG reaches 10 million Cookies milestone

    By 8 December 2009

    Well after its November 2008 launch, it seems LG's Cookie is still going strong. The Korean phone company has announced the KP500 has hit a milestone of 10 million sales. This impressive figure has been reached less than 6 months after the 5 million milestone...

  • Internet is eroding patience, survey claims
    Online

    Internet is eroding patience, survey claims

    By 7 December 2009

    A survey commissioned by TalkTalk has suggested that the Brits are losing one of their most admired traits - their patience. It claims that 70% of the UK's web users "lose it" if they have to wait more than a minute for a website to load. Of course, these...

  • Play.com announces Mega Monday
    Online

    Play.com announces Mega Monday

    By 7 December 2009

    Play.com has labelled 7 December "Mega Monday" - saying that it's likely to be the busiest shopping day of the year, with 1000 to 1,100 orders rolling in every minute. Play also expects sales to rise 20% over last year's figures as shoppers avoid the...

  • Nintendo Wii fastest selling console in UK history
    Gaming

    Nintendo Wii fastest selling console in UK history

    By 3 December 2009

    Nintendo's current games console, the Wii, is the fastest selling console in UK history.   Independent performance and sales tracking company, Chart Track-GfK, has revealed that the Wii has now sold more than 6 million units in the UK since launch. Achieved...

  • Google reveals the 2009 "Zeitgeist" of the web
    Online

    Google reveals the 2009 "Zeitgeist" of the web

    By 1 December 2009

    Following on from similar news from Bing and Yahoo, Google has highlighted its Zeitgeist tools, with a look back at what's been big in 2009. Globally, and Michael Jackson tops the "fastest rising" 2009 charts with Facebook and Spanish social networking...

  • Yahoo unveils 2009 "Year in Review"
    Online

    Yahoo unveils 2009 "Year in Review"

    By 1 December 2009

    Following in the footsteps of Bing, and with no doubt more to come, Yahoo has announced its American 2009 "Year in Review" which highlights the top searches and "trends" on Yahoo. "We saw consumers escape to the Web hoping to pursue news and their guilty...

  • Amazon Kindle breaks sales records in November
    Gadgets

    Amazon Kindle breaks sales records in November

    By 30 November 2009

    Amazon has announced that November 2009 is the best sales month ever for the Kindle, which means little when you consider the etailing giant has not now, nor ever, disclosed sales stats for the device. The Kindle has apparently broken a sales record this...

  • Christmas is worst time of year for losing phones
    Phones

    Christmas is worst time of year for losing phones

    By 30 November 2009

    A survey of 300 London taxi drivers from Credant Technologies has revealed that the run up to Christmas is the worst time of year for people to leave mobile phones, laptops and USB sticks in the back of a taxi, thanks to the perils of Christmas shopping....

  • Pure shifts 3 million DAB units
    Audio

    Pure shifts 3 million DAB units

    By 30 November 2009

    Hot on the heels from the DRDB's announcement earlier today that the digital radio platform has seen 10 million sales, it's been revealed that 3 million of them belong to Imagination Technologies' Pure. Pure has officially announced it has reached the...

  • John Lewis selling one Wii every minute
    Gaming

    John Lewis selling one Wii every minute

    By 30 November 2009

    Nintendo's Wii console is flying off the shelves at John Lewis, with the retailer claiming that it's selling one every minute in its store network across the UK. Families are evidently beginning to plan their Christmas holidays, and the Wii has proven...

  • Top Bing searches of 2009 revealed
    Online

    Top Bing searches of 2009 revealed

    By 30 November 2009

    Although only launched in May, and the date not yet December, Microsoft's search engine Bing has revealed the "top Bing searches in 2009" under Twitter-esque title of "top Bing trending topics". "If you're curious how we determined the top searches",...

  • Digital radio sales hit 10 million mark
    Audio

    Digital radio sales hit 10 million mark

    By 30 November 2009

    Sales of digital radio sets have reached a new milestone, "smashing the ten million barrier", reveals the Digital Radio Development Bureau. With Christmas sales still to register, the DRDB has issued the news that sales of digital radios topped 10 million...

  • BBC iPlayer iPhone app leaks
    Online

    BBC iPlayer iPhone app leaks

    By 30 November 2009

    The BBC has released its monthly press pack, which usually provides viewing figures and usage statistics for the iPlayer video on demand service in the UK. However this month there was an extra surprise - an screenshot showing an iPlayer application...

  • iPhone accounts for three quarters of mobile internet use in the UK
    Online

    iPhone accounts for three quarters of mobile internet use in the UK

    By 26 November 2009

    Google-owned AdMob has revealed that the Apple iPhone is far and away the biggest player in the world's mobile internet market, if October's online activity is considered. AdMob has released its statistics for October that look at how many "requests"...

  • BT Vision names best music video of the decade
    Audio

    BT Vision names best music video of the decade

    By 26 November 2009

    BT has gone ahead and announced the results of its "Best of the Decade" music video vote. The poll, by BT Vision Music, collated 200,000 votes from music fans across the globe for their favourite rock and pop video. Rhianna has been crowned queen of the...

  • UK Twitter users profiled
    Online

    UK Twitter users profiled

    By 19 November 2009

    A study into Britain's Twitter users has yielded some interesting results enabling a general profile of the average user to be revealed. Here in the UK there are around 5.5 million people that use the micro-blogging service and it seems a typical user...

  • IT workers most unhealthy in the UK
    Sports Fitness

    IT workers most unhealthy in the UK

    By 18 November 2009

    In the UK, IT workers are least likely to lead a healthy lifestyle, a recent study suggests, with those in fields such as website design, software development and tech support owning up to exercising the least and having a poor diet. Fewer than one in...

  • iTunes still most popular music service by far
    Online

    iTunes still most popular music service by far

    By 16 November 2009

    A survey of 2000 internet users in the UK from GfK NOP has found that iTunes still remains by far the most popular music service, but that new entrant Spotify is shooting rapidly up the charts, despite having only just celebrated its 1st birthday. The...

  • Postcode Paper created from government data
    Online

    Postcode Paper created from government data

    By 13 November 2009

    Ever since the Data.gov.uk repository was launched, there's been a bunch of enterprising coders who are trying to create interesting mashups of the information it provides about the UK. One startup - Newspaper Club - put the data into a dead-tree publication...

  • 3DTV shipments to reach 46 million in 3 years
    Home Cinema

    3DTV shipments to reach 46 million in 3 years

    By 13 November 2009

    In 3 year's time the 3DTV market will see shipments of up to 46 million 3D-capable flatscreen televisions, suggests market research from US-based GigaOM Pro, stating that despite the market being in its infancy today, by 2013 the technology will be widespread...