Statistics archive

  • Microsoft reveals 10 million Xbox 360s sold in EMEA
    Gaming

    Microsoft reveals 10 million Xbox 360s sold in EMEA

    By 13 November 2009

    Microsoft has announced that the Xbox 360 has hit the 10 million consoles sale mark across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 4 years. Reaching that milestone means that Xbox 360 is the only console to achieve year-on-year growth across the region...

  • Modern Warfare 2 breaking US records too
    Gaming

    Modern Warfare 2 breaking US records too

    By 12 November 2009

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, not content with annihilating UK video game sales records, has done the same trick across the Atlantic, by shifting 4.7 million copies in the United Kingdom and North America combined. That firmly puts it at the top of...

  • 28,000 still using black and white televisions
    Home Cinema

    28,000 still using black and white televisions

    By 12 November 2009

    Think about your shiny flatscreen TV - its surround sound, its HD capability, its sheer undiluted beauty. Now think about the 28,000 people in Britain, including 1950 in Scotland, that still watch television in black & white. The TV licensing agency has...

  • Modern Warfare 2 looks set to smash records?
    Gaming

    Modern Warfare 2 looks set to smash records?

    By 10 November 2009

    Call of Duty 6 aka Modern Warfare 2 aka Call of Duty 4 part 2 - whatever you want to call it, is one of the biggest video games of 2009 and today's release is looking to set some records. Reports coming in from online retailers such as Amazon and Play.com,...

  • Orange reveals 30,000 iPhones sold on first day
    Phones

    Orange reveals 30,000 iPhones sold on first day

    By 10 November 2009

    It seems Orange's first day of iPhone sales in the UK has gone well with the company revealing, via a tweet, it's seen sales hitting the 30,000 mark. "Orange UK had sold more than 30k iPhones, smashing what we believe is the previously published first...

  • Modern Warfare 2 breaks Amazon pre-order records
    Gaming

    Modern Warfare 2 breaks Amazon pre-order records

    By 9 November 2009

    Amazon has announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has broken all of its previous records for pre-sales of video games. The title has eclipsed the previous record-holder, GTA IV, by 50% - quite a feat, considering how much hype there was around...

  • VIDEO: Firefox celebrates 5th birthday
    Online

    VIDEO: Firefox celebrates 5th birthday

    By 9 November 2009

    Mozilla's internet browser Firefox celebrates its 5th birthday today. "Five years ago today, Mozilla launched Firefox 1.0 with the belief that, as the most significant social and technological development of our time, the Internet is a public resource...

  • Windows 7 retail sales up 234% on Vista
    Online

    Windows 7 retail sales up 234% on Vista

    By 6 November 2009

    Retail sales of Windows 7 were well over 200% higher than Vista's in the two operating system's first days of being on sale in the States, the NPD Group has revealed. But although Windows 7 software unit sales were 234% higher than Vista's, it seems revenue...

  • App Store hits 100,000 apps milestone
    Phones

    App Store hits 100,000 apps milestone

    By 4 November 2009

    Apple has now officially announced that the App Store has hit the 100,000 available apps milestone. Apple iPhone and iPod touch customers across 77 countries have downloaded well over 2 billion apps, making the App Store not only the largest, but the...

  • 5000 iPhones sold in China
    Phones

    5000 iPhones sold in China

    By 3 November 2009

    A Wi-Fi-less Apple iPhone has gone on sale in China and the first week's figures are described as "slow", thought to be a result of the amount of cheaper, unlocked iPhones available in the region. Apple's official Chinese iPhone partner, China Unicom...

  • Survey claims illegal downloaders spend most on music
    Online

    Survey claims illegal downloaders spend most on music

    By 3 November 2009

    A survey from London-based think-tank Demos has added weight to the position held by many that file sharers are the biggest music fans, revealing that those who admit downloading music illegally spend an average of £77 per year on music, compared to...

  • Four in ten choose internet over television
    Online

    Four in ten choose internet over television

    By 28 October 2009

    Four in ten UK internet users would hand over their TV if they had to choose between that and their internet connection, in what's being said is a sign that the Internet has become "an integral part of life today". The stats, from research agency, GfK...

  • Guitar Hero rocks 1 million Facebook fans
    Gaming

    Guitar Hero rocks 1 million Facebook fans

    By 27 October 2009

    Guitar Hero is the first console game franchise to surpass 1 million Facebook fans, says developer Activision. As the number one best-selling third party video game franchise in America and Europe this year to date, since its release, more than 38 million...

  • Sky+HD box sold every 30 seconds
    Home Cinema

    Sky+HD box sold every 30 seconds

    By 23 October 2009

    Sky has announced that the number of homes with Sky+HD has increased to 1.6 million while 6 million get just Sky+. Throughout July, August and September Sky saw a new Sky+HD customer on average every 30 seconds with 287,000 customers signed up during...

  • Susan Boyle album becomes biggest ever CD pre-order on Amazon.com
    Audio

    Susan Boyle album becomes biggest ever CD pre-order on Amazon.com

    By 22 October 2009

    Whilst here in the UK Amazon is highlighting the pre-order sales success of American company Microsoft's Windows 7 OS, in the States, Amazon.com has announced that Brit Susan Boyle's upcoming album, "I Dreamed a Dream," has become the biggest ever CD...

  • Windows 7 beats pre-order records at Amazon.co.uk
    Online

    Windows 7 beats pre-order records at Amazon.co.uk

    By 21 October 2009

    Amazon.co.uk has revealed that Windows 7 is now the biggest grossing pre-order product of all-time, having eclipsed  pre-orders of both "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" and the Nintendo Wii. "The launch of Windows 7 has superseded everyone's expectations,...

  • A fifth of UK adults "digitally excluded"
    Online

    A fifth of UK adults "digitally excluded"

    By 19 October 2009

    21% of all adults in the UK don't use the internet at home, or anywhere else, reports the BBC on the back of new research commissioned to look at Britain's "digital divide" in conjunction with the government's new "Digital Britain" plans. That equates...

  • Amazon Kindle UK import orders begin
    Gadgets

    Amazon Kindle UK import orders begin

    By 19 October 2009

    The Amazon Kindle ebook reader is now available to be ordered by those residing in the UK. Previously only available to consumers in the States, Amazon recently announced it would offer an "International Edition" of its popular eReader. However, those...

  • P2P traffic steadily dropping
    Online

    P2P traffic steadily dropping

    By 14 October 2009

    A report from a network management firm called Arbor Networks has said that peer-to-peer traffic on the Web is falling rapidly. The company, which is used by more than 70% of the world's top ISPs, says that streaming video is replacing it, along with...

  • Shazam tops 50 million global users
    Phones

    Shazam tops 50 million global users

    By 14 October 2009

    Shazam, the music discovery service, has revealed that more than 50 million people around the world have now used the Shazam service. This is an increase of 15 million users since February of this year, while Shazam is now available, across various platforms...

  • 35% Brits are less stressed when "connected"
    Phones

    35% Brits are less stressed when "connected"

    By 13 October 2009

    Just over two thirds of the UK enjoy being connected at all times and in fact, feel more relaxed when hooked-up than not, a new Virgin Media report suggests. Over a third of those surveyed said they experienced anxiety when not able to use technology...

  • More pre-release demand for the Palm Pre than the iPhone
    Phones

    More pre-release demand for the Palm Pre than the iPhone

    By 13 October 2009

    If you are considering getting the Pre, then it might interest you to know that more than a quarter of UK consumers surveyed recently by TNS have expressed an interest in buying Palm's new Pre smartphone, due to go on sale via O2 in the UK at the end...

  • VIDEO: Uncharted 2 demo sees over a million plays
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Uncharted 2 demo sees over a million plays

    By 9 October 2009

    It's a week since the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves demo went live on the PlayStation Network, and it's been played over a million times. Apparently on track to become the most downloaded demo on the PlayStation Network ever, the plays tally at 1,217,424,...

  • PSP sales rise 300%
    Gaming

    PSP sales rise 300%

    By 8 October 2009

    Sales of the PSP in the United States have rocketed 300% in the 3 days that followed the launch of the PSP Go - the smaller, lighter, more download-y, little brother of the original PSP-3000. Game downloads also climbed 200% in the same time period. Sony's...

  • Spotify has 2.7 million users in the UK
    Audio

    Spotify has 2.7 million users in the UK

    By 8 October 2009

    A few statistics have emerged about the growth of Spotify in the UK over the first 6 months of this year. They're from a presentation that the company gave in Edinburgh jointly with PRS For Music and represent the time period from the end of January to...