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February2017

  • UK Sales Charts For Honor Swings an Axe at the Top Spot

    Sniper Elite 4 in second

    There are no upsets in the UK sales charts this week, as Ubisoft's For Honor has stormed the best sellers list, fighting its way to the summit. Sniper Elite 4 scoped out second place, pushing last week's frontrunner Grand Theft Auto V down into third. FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1 rounded out the top five, with Resident Evil 7:...

  • News January 2017 NPD: Resident Evil 7, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Chart

    But hardware revenue takes a hit

    Resident Evil 7 topped the NPD sales charts in January 2017, though hardware declined during the tracked period again. Consumers spent $610.7 million on gaming goods in the United States throughout the month, down four per cent compared to the same period the year prior. Software did lift significantly, so reduced...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Nioh Takes a Stab at Second Place

    PS4 continues to top hardware

    Unfortunately for PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh, it's had to go up against a new Dragon Quest game during its first week on the Japanese market, meaning that it was never going to snatch that coveted top spot. The critically acclaimed action title skewered second place, selling 75,477 copies - not a gigantic amount,...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Stabs Nioh in the Back

    Team Ninja title in second

    Oh Nioh! Team Ninja's critically acclaimed Souls-like samurai escapade couldn't overcome the continued success of Grand Theft Auto V, meaning that the legendary Rockstar release is now the fifth title since tracking started in the UK to secure 12 spells at the summit. It's in esteemed company alongside the likes of, er,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Resident Evil 7 Regrows Its Limbs at the Top

    Boruto also enters the fray

    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has remained at the top of the Japanese software charts, selling a further 52,665 copies on PlayStation 4. The horror title has almost hit the quarter of a million mark now, and it'll likely surpass that goal this week. It's not the kind of number worth screaming about, but it's a reasonably...

  • UK Sales Charts Resident Evil 7 Extends Its Stay at Summit

    Dead rising

    Resident Evil 7 has managed to cling on to the top of the UK sales charts this week, putting it in pole position to secure three consecutive weeks at the summit. It'll need to fight off Nioh if it hopes to achieve that, but the run would put the all-new survival horror on par with Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 5, both of which...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Resident Evil 7 Doesn't Quite Kill It

    Capcom's latest stalks the summit

    There's only one new release worth talking about in the latest Japanese software charts, and that's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Capcom's well-received horror title entered in first place on PlayStation 4, selling 216,314 copies. Relatively speaking, it's not a bad number - most games these days do a lot less - but...

January2017

  • UK Sales Charts 73% of Resident Evil 7's Retail Copies Sold on PS4

    Yakuza and Kingdom Hearts chart

    Japanese games generally sell best on the PlayStation 4 but Resident Evil is one of those rare Eastern franchises that commands just as much interest in the West as it does in the East. However, that's not stopped Capcom's latest survival horror from selling best on Sony's system in the UK, with the PS4 accounting for...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Gravity Rush Goes Top as Valkyria Revolution Flops

    PS4 still the hardware king

    Gravity Rush 2 has floated straight to the top of the latest Japanese software charts, shifting 74,361 copies. Certainly not an amazing number, but it's not quite terrible either, and it's an improvement over the sales of the original Gravity Rush. In any case, it's nice to see Kat at least make it to the summit - even...

  • UK Sales Charts Gravity Rush 2 Slinks Outside Top Ten

    Me-oh

    Gravity Rush 2, for all of its critical acclaim, was always going to be an impossible sell, and unfortunately the superhero sequel has failed to break the UK sales charts top ten. The fan favourite finished in 16th position, which doesn't look terrible until you remember that sales are low across the board this time of the year. It probably...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Kingdom Hearts and Danganronpa Race to the Top

    PS4 still king of hardware

    It's taken quite a few weeks, but PlayStation's finally managed to get a couple of titles to the top of the Japanese software charts. The ridiculously named Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue jumped straight into first place with sales of 137,797 copies. Not a huge amount, but certainly a solid opening. Behind...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Hijacks the Top Spot

    Rockstar energy

    Can you believe this? Grand Theft Auto V, the game which first released all the way back in 2013, is currently top of the UK sales charts in 2017. The popular open world affair managed to steal this week's crown from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – a truly amazing achievement. Familiar faces FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1 rounded out...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Keeps a Healthy Lead as Final Fantasy XV Nears 1 Million

    Fantasy's almost a reality

    There's not too much going on in the latest Japanese hardware and software charts, but it's nice to see both the PlayStation 4 and Vita ticking along rather nicely. Sony's current-gen console has enjoyed a relatively healthy run of late, and it's sold another 78,927 units last week. Given that the PS4 averaged around...

  • UK Sales Charts Ain't No Stopping the Call of Duty

    Nothin' to see here

    It may be a New Year, but some things never change: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has remained at the top of the UK sales charts for the… We've lost count, but it's been a long time now. The game fought off fierce competition from the usual suspects, with FIFA 17 and Grand Theft Auto V coming in just behind. Battlefield 1,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Ends 2016 On Top

    Last but not least

    The final Japanese hardware and software charts of 2016 are in, and the PlayStation 4 has reclaimed its place at the top of the former. Sony's current-gen console jumped Nintendo's New 3DS LL, shifting a relatively healthy 73,421 units. That means the PS4 manged to sell through almost 1.8 million units in Japan last year. Not an...

  • News Sony Reveals The Most Downloaded PS4 Games of 2016

    Rocket to the top

    As is tradition, Sony has revealed the PlayStation Network's most downloaded games of the last year. Topping the 2016 charts in both North America and Europe was the seemingly eternal Rocket League, which originally launched back in 2015. That's an impressive run of form from the simple but stupidly effective title. Battlefield...

  • UK Sales Charts Infinite Success for Call of Duty on PS4

    Price cuts do the business

    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has spent practically the entirety of the Christmas period at the top of the UK sales charts. Activision may have needed to slash the price of its latest first-person shooter as low as £19.99 across the country, but it's done the trick, as the title managed to top the British best sellers...

December2016

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Clings On

    CoD and chips

    In the penultimate UK sales chart of the year, tracking data for the week through 24th December, the maligned Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare maintained its position at the top of the best sellers list – not bad for a supposed "flop", eh? To be fair, the game has been on sale for £19.99 at some stores, which is unprecedented for...

  • Japanese Sales Charts 3DS Software Rules the Roost While PS4 Hardware Holds

    Yakuza 6 and Final Fantasy XV still in Top Ten

    With the big PlayStation 4 releases all out, there was a chance that Sony's system may sag, but it registered a decent hold in this week's Media Create report. The bog-standard box shifted some 70,031 units for the week, while the PS4 Pro added another 9,317 units on top – not enough to displace the...

  • UK Sales Charts Activision Answers the Christmas Call of Duty

    CoD on top

    Despite disappointing sales, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has waltzed away with the UK Christmas number one for the… Well, seventh time in the series' history. The shooter, which has seen a slew of heavy discounts, saw off FIFA 17, which finished up in second. Meanwhile, Battlefield 1 wrapped up in third place, while Watch Dogs 2...

  • News November 2016 NPD: PS4 on Top as Call of Duty Targets Number One

    CoD and flops

    As reported earlier in the month, the PlayStation 4 won the November 2016 NPD report, breaking a four month Xbox One streak. The console – which was buoyed by its best Black Friday ever and the launch of the PS4 Pro – has now surpassed 50 million units globally, and is on track to bloat that figure further through the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Yakuza 6, The Last Guardian Maintain Strong PS4 Sales

    Final Fantasy drops as Kazuma tops

    It's been a decent period for the PlayStation 4 in its home nation, and that continued this week with the release of Yakuza 6 and The Last Guardian. The long-awaited latter title actually did unexpectedly well, shifting some 82,260 units – a not exactly awe-inspiring sum, but much better than we anticipated...

  • UK Sales Charts The Last Guardian Outpaces ICO and Shadow of the Colossus

    But can't beat Dead Rising 4

    The Last Guardian hasn't exactly torn the UK sales charts to shreds, but it's done reasonably in its first week on sale, outpacing predecessors ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on its debut. The long-awaited title from Team ICO entered the British best sellers list in seventh position – a couple of places behind timed...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Final Fantasy XV Takes a Trip to the Top as PS4 Numbers Rocket

    The boys are back

    Here it is, folks - the day of reckoning is upon us. For months we've been meditating on Final Fantasy XV and the impact that it may have on the Japanese console scene - but now it's finally time to see how the blockbuster has performed over in the East. Unsurprisingly, Final Fantasy XV stormed to the top of the software charts,...

  • UK Sales Charts Final Fantasy XV Fails to Dethrone FIFA 17

    But starts strong all the same

    Final Fantasy XV couldn't Noctis FIFA 17 from its perch in this week's UK sales charts – but it still registered the second strongest first week sales for a Final Fantasy game in Britain, falling only short of Final Fantasy XIII's week one numbers. We're pretty sure that Square Enix will see that as a success –...

November2016

October2016

  • UK Sales Charts Titanfall 2 Fails to Make an Impact on PS4

    FPS flops

    Despite being billed as one of the best shooter campaigns in years, Titanfall 2 has struggled to make an impact on the UK sales charts – even with the franchise making its PlayStation 4 debut. Early estimates show that the title struggled to sell half of what the original managed on the Xbox One alone, though the tracking period does...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Battlefield 1 Blasts into First Place on PS4

    Sony's console still on top

    Battlefield 1's debut is the big talking point of the latest Japanese sales charts, with EA's World War shooter claiming the top spot of the software list. The historical foray sold through a relatively impressive 113,081 copies on PlayStation 4. Aside from NBA 2K17 entering in sixth, though, it's been another quiet...

  • UK Sales Charts Battlefield 1 Beats Out Combined Week One Sales of Predecessors

    Battlefield won

    Battlefield 1 launched strongly in the UK, outselling the combined week one tally of both Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline. While this is impressive, it's perhaps worth remembering that Battlefield 4's sales got off to a slightly slower start than usual due to it launching prior to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Tomb Raider Leaps into the Top 5 as PS4 Stays Strong

    Only one VR title makes it into top 20

    Rise of the Tomb Raider jumped straight into the top five of the latest Japanese software charts on PlayStation 4, selling through 21,152 copies in second place. Not a huge amount, but it's really the only new PlayStation entry worth talking about. Well, aside from PlayStation VR Worlds, which sold through...

  • UK Sales Charts PlayStation VR Titles Attack Top 40

    FIFA 17 still top of the league, though

    A whopping eight PlayStation VR games entered the UK sales charts this week, with PlayStation VR Worlds placing the highest in seventh position. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood finished ninth, while RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, EVE: Valkyrie, and DriveClub VR finished in 12th, 20th, and 23rd place respectively...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Enjoys Another Week at the Top

    Holding steady

    Unless you really like Monster Hunter spin-offs, there's not really much to talk about when it comes to the latest Japanese sales charts. Capcom's new Nintendo 3DS title unsurprisingly topped the software list, while the only fresh PlayStation release to make the top 20 was BlazBlue: Central Fiction. The stylish fighting game sequel...

  • UK Sales Charts Mafia III Crushes Predecessor's Sales Record Like Candy

    An offer you couldn't refuse

    Perhaps the Vinnie Jones promotion paid off after all, as Mafia III has soared to near the top of the UK sales charts, registering a 58.7 per cent improvement over its predecessor. Unsurprisingly with that kind of stat, the open world crime title secured the biggest launch week in the series' history thus far – and...

  • Japanese Sales Charts FIFA 17 Tops the Software Table on PS4

    Through on goal

    FIFA 17 had a sort-of-decent opening week in Japan, selling through 57,012 copies on PlayStation 4 and topping the software charts. For the sake of comparing, PES 2017: Pro Evolution Soccer currently sits at 90,575 copies on Sony's current-gen console, so with a few more weeks under its belt, EA's latest entry could end up matching...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 17 Runs Away with the League in October

    Champione! Champione!

    Manchester City may not have been able to solidify their early season dominance last week, dropping points against Celtic in the Champions League and losing to Tottenham in the Premier League – but FIFA 17 has managed what Pep Guardiola couldn't. The soccer sim, despite being considered inferior to this year's PES 2017: Pro...

September2016

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Tops Hardware as Lifetime Numbers Pass Wii U

    Up and over

    Following the PlayStation 4's emphatic return to the top of the charts thanks to the introduction of the new Slim model, Sony's current-gen console hit another milestone last week when it surpassed the Wii U's lifetime sales in Japan. To date, Nintendo's console has shifted 3,265,329 units, while the PS4 has now sold through 3,267,243...

  • UK Sales Charts BioShock: The Collection Is Still the Big Daddy

    Ayn achievement

    A lack of new releases mean that BioShock: The Collection maintained its place at the summit of the UK sales charts this week, fending off PES 2017: Pro Evolution Soccer for a second term. Destiny: The Collection was the only new entry in fourth, with most fans of that series locked into the PlayStation Store these days. Overwatch...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Numbers Skyrocket Thanks to Slim Release and Persona 5

    That's more like it

    Remember last week when we speculated that the PlayStation 4 would probably jump back to around the 20,000 mark and continue to stay there? Well, it turns out that we underestimated the Power of PlayStation, as it were. With the help of the newly released Slim model, sales of Sony's current-gen console absolutely skyrocketed,...

  • UK Sales Charts BioShock: The Collection Gets Wet at the Summit

    Splicer to see you, to see you Splicer

    2K Games asked you to kindly purchase BioShock: The Collection on the PlayStation 4, and you responded diligently, with the title topping the all-formats charts in the UK this week. The critically acclaimed PES 2017: Pro Evolution Soccer kicked off in second, and scored over 70 per cent of its sales on Sony's...

  • News August 2016 NPD: Madden NFL 17, No Man's Sky Top Software Charts

    Hello, games

    Oh look, it's the NPD report. You may have noticed that we skipped coverage of this over the past couple of months. Apologies for that, but the NPD has changed the way it makes this information available. We used to get platform ordering for software sales and all sorts of other intel, but that can only be accessed by paying members...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Hits Rock Bottom as Slim Approaches

    One more time

    The PlayStation 4 Slim launches tomorrow in Japan alongside Persona 5, meaning that regular PlayStation 4 sales have fallen off a cliff. The current-gen console managed to shift just 560 units last week, with the PlayStation 3 actually selling more than double that. All eyes are now on next Wednesday's charts, as they'll feature the...

  • UK Sales Charts Overwatch Is Still Unbeatable as Uncharted Stretches Its Legs

    Tracer on top

    Sony must be really, really satisfied with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. The game's been a constant in the UK top ten since its release, and it's remained in seventh this week. No Man's Sky, another first-party game, is also doing incredibly well for itself – despite the poor word of mouth. It's finished up in eighth this week. But...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Flatlines as Slim Model Nears

    The Witcher 3's back, though

    As you'd expect, PlayStation 4 sales are plummeting in Japan ahead of the Slim's imminent arrival. Sony's system sold through just 1828 units last week as the standard PS4 model is slowly phased out to make room for its sleeker sibling. Meanwhile, on the software side of things, there's no really too much to see. The...

  • UK Sales Charts Overwatch Gets Play of the Game as It Jumps Back to Number 1

    Uncharted 4 swings back into top 5, too

    It's largely a case of the usual suspects when it comes to the latest UK software charts, with Overwatch reclaiming the top spot for the fourth time in its life thanks to a recent price drop. According to Chart-Track - who compiles these charts - Overwatch has now spent more weeks at number one than any...

August2016

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Software Disappoints Across the Board

    Better, but not by much

    You wait weeks for a steady stream of PlayStation 4 titles to release in Japan, and then four come along at once. That's good news, right? Well, it's obviously better than nothing, but when we actually take a step back and look at these latest software numbers, we find ourselves struggling to pick out any real positives...

  • UK Sales Charts Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Hacks Top, But Sales Softer Than Human Revolution

    Rusty

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided tapped its way straight to the top of the UK sales charts, but its predecessor Human Revolution enjoyed a "much stronger" first week. That's according to Chart-Track, who compiles the British best sellers list. As expected, the game performed best on the PlayStation 4, which is a very common occurrence for...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Tales of Berseria Plunders the Top Spot on PS4

    Another tale to tell

    Well would you look at that, a reasonably important PlayStation 4 release has made it to the top of the Japanese software charts - and it's about bloody time. Bandai Namco's Tales of Berseria entered the charts with sales of 173,537 copies on Sony's current-gen console and 76,186 copies on PS3. At first glance, those figures...

  • UK Sales Charts F1 2016 Overtakes No Man's Sky to Take Pole

    Va va vroom

    Whoops, we forgot about the UK sales charts! That's probably an indication of just how uninteresting they've been for some time now, but we should probably cover them anyway. F1 2016 has raced into an early lead, overtaking No Man's Sky to take pole position this week. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens squeezed a place on the podium...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Ratchet & Clank Stumbles into Top 5 on PS4

    Lombax in action

    There's only one real talking point when it comes to the latest Japanese sales charts: PlayStation 4 exclusive Ratchet & Clank entered in third place, selling through a kind-of-okay 27,534 copies. Funnily enough, the superb looking action-platformer was the only new title to to make it into the top 20. On the hardware side of...

  • UK Sales Charts No Man's Sky Is Sony's Second Biggest PS4 Launch Ever

    Sky's the limit

    Wait, what? No Man's Sky has become Sony's second biggest PlayStation 4 launch of all time, with only Uncharted 4: A Thief's End performing better during its first week in Britain. The game outsold Bloodborne to become the fastest selling new intellectual property published by the platform holder, and was fifth on the list of new...

  • News Narrow Margins Force PS4 from Top of US Hardware Charts for First Time in 2016

    You win some, you lose some

    Outrageously attractive Xbox One fire sales pushed the PlayStation 4 from the top of the US hardware charts for the first time in eight months last month – although speculation suggests that Sony's system was just 10,000 units off the pace. Microsoft's console was widely available for considerably less than the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Numbers Drop as New Dynasty Warriors Game Bombs

    Please save us, Persona 5

    Dear oh dear, the latest Japanese sales charts don't make for particularly pleasant reading for PlayStation enthusiasts. For the first time in months, PS4 numbers dropped below the 20,000 mark, with Sony's current-gen console selling through just 16,469 units. Simply put, the likes of Persona 5 and Final Fantasy XV can't...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Assumes the Throne

    Franklin amazing

    A sign of how slow the UK games industry is this summer: Grand Theft Auto V has reassumed its position at the top of the charts for the first time since March 2015. The game's been in the list for 150 weeks now, and this is its ninth number one. It was, however, a close-run contest between Rockstar's open world adventure and...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Toukiden 2 Slays Its Way Into Top 5 on PS4, Vita

    Demon hunting sequel has a decent start

    Would you believe it - we've actually got something worth writing about when it comes to the latest Japanese sales charts. Toukiden 2 entered the software charts in fourth and fifth place on Vita and PlayStation 4 respectively, but neither version sold especially well, racking up around 100,000 units between...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Sales Increase 94 Per Cent

    Up and at 'em

    With the school holidays underway, Sony's pumped a ton more cash into Uncharted 4: A Thief's End here in the UK, widely advertising a special price promotion. The game dropped to £34.99 temporarily – though you could get it even cheaper at some stores – and that prompted a 94 per cent surge in sales. It still wasn't enough to...

July2016

  • Japanese Sales Charts The PS4 Software Drought Continues

    At least a new Vita game's in the top 20

    We're starting to feel bad about asking you lot to give these Japanese charts articles a click - there's just nothing particularly interesting happening in the Land of the Rising Sun when it comes to Sony's systems, and it's probably going to stay that way until the PlayStation 4 gets a few new...

  • UK Sales Charts There's Very Little to See Here

    As you were

    There's very little to talk about in this week's UK sales charts, we're afraid; LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens topped the best sellers list for a fourth consecutive week – the fourth is clearly with it. Elsewhere, the top ten is packed with typical titles, like FIFA 16, Overwatch, and Grand Theft Auto V. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End...

  • Japanese Sales Charts If We Were Nintendo Life, We'd Have Something to Write About

    We're going home

    The PlayStation 4 is still selling around the 20k mark. The PlayStation 4 still doesn't have any new games. See you next Wednesday. Hardware sales New 3DS LL – 23,382 (16,505) PlayStation 4 – 20,395 (22,717) PlayStation Vita – 10,991 (11,042) Wii U – 7,601 (15,470) New 3DS – 3,665 (3,284) PlayStation 3 – 1,045...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Climbs Back Up the Top Ten

    Sales up 152 per cent

    Amazon Prime Day 2016 was kind to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, pushing the popular PlayStation 4 exclusive back to the top of the individual units chart – and into second on the all formats list. The game's sales increased by a whopping 152 per cent this time, which was enough to help it overcome Monster Hunter Generations...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Ain't Got New Games, But it Keeps Selling Anyway

    The never-ending story

    Well this is all a bit familiar, isn't it? Once again, the PlayStation 4 has topped the Japanese hardware charts with 22,717 units sold despite the fact that there's been bugger all releasing on the system. The PS4 "Welcome Price" version of last year's Tales of Zestiria was the only current-gen title to make it into the...

  • UK Sales Charts Ain't No Forcing LEGO Star Wars from Summit

    Rey to go

    These UK sales charts reports are going to get really boring for a good few weeks now, so strap yourself in and prepare to grit your teeth. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has held on to the top spot for a second successive week, force choking the competition out of the race. Overwatch finished in second, while DOOM, FIFA 16, and...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Sells a Few Units, People Like Robots

    The usual

    Oh, right – the Japanese sales charts. Ramsey would rampage if he knew we'd skipped this weekly staple, so let's break it down: PlayStation 4 is continuing to sell steady in the East, and should break the three million unit milestone imminently; local gamers have been snapping up a game called Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers in...

  • UK Sales Charts LEGO Star Wars Forces Its Way to the Top

    Sith sense

    LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has enjoyed the fourth biggest launch in UK LEGO game history and the fourth biggest launch in UK Star Wars game history – the fourth was clearly on its side. It pushed last week's front runner DOOM down into, er, fourth, while FIFA 16 and Overwatch hung around in second and third respectively...

June2016

May2016

  • UK Sales Charts Overwatch Bumps Uncharted 4 from Summit

    Almost 50 per cent of physical sales on PS4

    Channelling its best Reinhardt impression, Overwatch has swatted Uncharted 4: A Thief's End from the top of the UK sales charts. Naughty Dog's impressive action adventure was frozen in second place by Mei, while the popular FPS used Widowmaker's rifle to get a good view from the summit. Word of mouth...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Holds on to the Top Spot for Second Week Running

    Drake's moderate fortune

    Anyone who's played an Uncharted game will know of Nathan Drake's insane ability to grip even the smallest environmental outcrop, but rather than hanging on for dear life, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is actually enjoying its time at the top of the Japanese software charts for the second week in a row. The PlayStation 4...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Clings on to Top Spot

    Gold

    Sony's enjoying a real strong spell at the top of the UK sales charts, as Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is the latest title from the publisher to enjoy successive weeks at the summit. Sales for Nate Drake's latest did drop sharply after its record breaking launch, meaning that DOOM was clipping at its heels – but Naughty Dog's outstanding...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Climbs Above the Competition

    PS4 sticks to the top, too

    Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has enjoyed reasonably healthy opening sales in Japan, claiming the top spot on the software charts and selling through 128,725 copies. While not a huge amount, it's a good start for the PlayStation 4 exclusive, and we'd wager that it'll stick around in the top 20 for a couple of weeks at...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Smashes Predecessor's Sales on PS4

    Draking it in

    With some inevitability, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has become the fastest selling entry in Naughty Dog's popular action adventure series to date in the UK, with sales of the PlayStation 4 exclusive bettering those of PlayStation 3 predecessor Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception by 66 per cent. That puts the game in a very handsome...

  • News April 2016 NPD: Dark Souls III, Ratchet & Clank, MLB 16 The Show Up Top for PS4

    Update: PS4 was best selling console

    Sony slumped to a shock defeat in April 2015's unexpected NPD sales report, but this year all three major console manufacturers have declined to comment on hardware numbers. Whatever the reason for that, the manufacturer can take heart from some pretty outstanding software performers – including Ratchet &...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Still Top Despite a Total Lack of New Games

    Zzzzzzz

    It's been a boring few weeks for the Japanese hardware and software charts, and we're afraid that there's no excitement to be found this time around, either. PlayStation 4 sales dropped by about 4000 units, but Sony's latest system still managed to stick to the top spot - that is, if you don't count New 3DS and New 3DS LL numbers as one...

  • UK Sales Charts Battleborn Reaches Number One, But...

    Ratchet & Clank still best selling individual game

    We're not entirely sure how, but Battleborn has managed to top the UK sales charts. There is a big "but" that simply must follow this sentence, however, as Ratchet & Clank was still the best-selling game of the week in terms of individual units. What does this mean, then? Basically, the only...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Still Number One After a Slow Few Weeks

    King of the hill

    The gaming market's been relatively quiet in Japan over the last few weeks as far as PlayStation goes, but despite a lack of new, blockbuster software, Sony's latest machine has remained at the top of the hardware charts - and that was the case again last week. The only new PS4 title worth mentioning is Konami's fun looking...

  • UK Sales Charts Ratchet & Clank Stays Top for a Second Week

    Crank it up

    There ain't no budging Ratchet & Clank from the summit of the UK sales charts, as it's scored a second successive week at the top following its first ever number one last time. The game's sales only dipped by 50 per cent compared to its launch week, which is really rather impressive – games tend to drop off in sales quickly...

April2016

  • Japanese Sales Charts One Piece: Burning Blood Blows Away the Competition on PS4, Vita

    Hoist the sales

    One Piece: Burning Blood leapt to the top of the Japanese software charts last week, claiming the first and second spots on PlayStation 4 and Vita respectively. The Bandai Namco brawler only sold marginally better on Sony's home console, though, with total sales across both platforms breaking 68,000 copies. It's not a bad start by...

  • UK Sales Charts Ratchet & Clank Secures Series First Number One

    Up your arsenal, everyone

    Ratchet & Clank has got off to an interstellar start in the UK sales charts, securing the series' first ever number one by outselling Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time by a factor of three. The colourful platformer has been hovering around the British best sellers list for almost 15 years, but Insomniac Games'...

  • Japanese Sales Charts All's Quiet on the Eastern Front

    PS4 stays top, though

    It's been another quiet week in Japan for PlayStation and the market in general, as a dearth of new blockbuster releases ensured that the software charts looked particularly dismal. The PlayStation 4 saw three fresh entries in Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition, République, and Skullgirls 2nd Encore, but none of them...

  • UK Sales Charts Dark Souls III Dominates on PS4

    Over 70 per cent of copies sold on Sony's system

    It's no surprise given the series' history, but Dark Souls III absolutely dominated on the PlayStation 4 during launch week. Bandai Namco's hotly anticipated sequel – which topped the UK sales charts, outpacing Dark Souls II's debut by 61 per cent – moved 71 per cent of its units on Sony's...

  • News March 2016 NPD: Sony Scores Hat-Trick as The Division Propels PS4 to Third Win of the Year

    "Thank you to our fans"

    Sony won its third NPD report of the year, as the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States for the month of March. Despite this, hardware sales actually declined by 19 per cent year-over-year, due to the lower prices of consoles across the board. Fortunately, an 8 per cent increase in software revenue...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Far Cry Primal Features in Tame Week

    Not so wild

    Yes! Your humble host has managed to wrestle this week's Japanese sales charts from associate editor Robert Ramsey's iron clasp for the first time in years; unfortunately, it's a rubbish one. Far Cry Primal was the highest charting new game for the week ending 10th April, moving 25,302 units on the PlayStation 4. The other big story is...

  • UK Sales Charts DiRT Rally Prompts Photo Finish with Quantum Break

    Less than a nose in it

    It was practically even-stevens between DiRT Rally and Quantum Break in this week's UK sales charts, as the Remedy developed Xbox One exclusive outsold Codemasters' rally return-to-form by just 139 units. It's worth remembering, of course, that the racer released on multiple platforms, while Jack Joyce's debut did not...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Star Ocean 5 Blasts Off as PS4 Stays Strong

    Star charted

    Star Ocean 5: Integrity and Faithlessness has enjoyed a decent opening in Japan on PlayStation 4. Square Enix's action role-playing game entered the software charts in second place, selling through a reasonably respectable 113,022 copies. The PlayStation 3 version isn't due out until later this month, so it'll be interesting to see...

  • UK Sales Charts The Division, Far Cry Primal Put Ubi on Top

    Ubiquitous software

    Ubisoft is on fire, isn't it? The French publisher tends to quietly go about its business these days, smashing records and releasing games that refuse to be removed from the UK sales charts. Take this week's top ten: The Division is in first for a fourth consecutive week, but Far Cry Primal has quietly climbed into second as...

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