Video Game Data Report #1: January 2021

Video Game Data Report #1:  January 2021

Just a month into the year and whatoplay's Data Team is already busy gathering and updating information on new and upcoming games.

New Game Releases

Let's start with the new releases. For January, we tracked a total of 604 games on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch,  Android, iOS, and Google Stadia.

The Nintendo Switch has the most number of releases, followed by Android, with PC and iOS trailing close behind. Lastly come the Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Series X, and Stadia.

Games Added to the whatoplay Database

The data team is also tasked to make sure that our growing database of video games is up-to-date. For January, we added 1118 new and upcoming games across different platforms.

The figure above shows the platform distribution of all newly-added game. It clearly shows that more mobile titles are being released and/or announced. This gives a hint at where the gaming industry is headed.

To sum it up, our growing database currently has a total of 83,628 games (released and upcoming), and 188,521 critic reviews.

Looking forward, expect that whatoplay's Data Team will continue to work on building the internet's biggest database of video games.