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News: UK Sales Charts: Uncharted PS4 Sales Spike by 999 Per Cent

UK Sales Charts: Uncharted PS4 Sales Spike by 999 Per Cent

Knack returns to the Top 40

Black Friday week proved so enormous that the UK sales charts were delayed over 24 hours due to a system error at a major retailer. It's not surprising, though, as retail software sales increased by 60 per cent compared to the previous week, with hardware sales jumping by eight per cent year-over-year. Despite this, the...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Star Wars Battlefront Explodes onto the Scene and Boosts PS4

Japanese Sales Charts: Star Wars Battlefront Explodes onto the Scene and Boosts PS4

The force is strong, etc.

The PlayStation 4 is finally holding steady in Japan, with last week's sales hitting a total of 29,052 units. It was helped, of course, by a very successful Star Wars Battlefront launch, which saw the blockbuster release sell through 123,908 copies - more than enough to put it at the top of the software charts...

News: UK Sales Charts: Star Wars Battlefront Feels the Force on PS4

UK Sales Charts: Star Wars Battlefront Feels the Force on PS4

Sony SKU outsells other systems combined

Star Wars Battlefront has become the fastest selling Star Wars title of all time in the UK, beating previous record holder The Force Unleashed by 117 per cent. The game sold almost 60 per cent of its copies on the PlayStation 4, meaning that Sony's system beat the Xbox One and PC's combined tally by some...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 and Black Ops III Reign Supreme

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 and Black Ops III Reign Supreme

PS4 crosses two million milestone

Call of Duty: Black Ops III enjoyed its second week at the top of the Japanese software charts according to the latest Media Create numbers. Proving that the shooter really does have worldwide appeal, the blast-'em-up sold through 43,629 copies in the last seven days, boosting total sales to a relatively...

News: UK Sales Charts: Fallout 4 Goes Nuclear on PS4

UK Sales Charts: Fallout 4 Goes Nuclear on PS4

Bombs dropped

As expected, Fallout 4 absolutely scorched the UK sales charts this week, entering in first position and securing the third biggest launch of the year so far. The game – which sold over half of its copies on the PlayStation 4 despite an Xbox One marketing deal – bettered its predecessor Fallout: New Vegas' first week numbers by...

News: October 2015 NPD: PS4's Halo Slips as System Slumps to Second Defeat of the Year

October 2015 NPD: PS4's Halo Slips as System Slumps to Second Defeat of the Year

Bruised but not broken

Sony couldn't muster a sixth successive NPD victory in October 2015, as the Xbox One and Halo 5 managed to overcome the PlayStation 4's price drop. In truth, it looks like it was a pretty middling month for home consoles in the United States, with sales barely increasing year-over-year. However, it's worth remembering that...

News: UK Sales Charts: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Sells Best on PS4

UK Sales Charts: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Sells Best on PS4

Need for Speed pulls ahead on Sony's system, too

Sony's marketing partnership with Activision appears to have done the trick, as Call of Duty: Black Ops III sold best on the PlayStation 4 in the UK. A whopping 48 per cent of shoppers picked up the first-person shooter on the Japanese giant's flagship format. In comparison, 43 per cent got it on the...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Seems to Have Found a Bit of Stability at the Top

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Seems to Have Found a Bit of Stability at the Top

And we're not talking firmware

Yes, the PlayStation 4's numbers have dropped, but not by much. Sony's latest console shifted 22,104 units last week, which is down just 800 from prior figures - not a bad result considering that the machine's been steadily slipping back to its pre-price cut sales until now. The Japanese company will probably be...

News: UK Sales Charts: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Loses Its Halo

UK Sales Charts: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Loses Its Halo

While Black Ops III waits in the wings

It would have been an absolute catastrophe if Halo 5: Guardians failed to top the sales charts, but it did – outselling the launch numbers of Assassin's Creed Syndicate by 50 per cent. Of course, it's worth noting that Ubisoft's open world romp through London was the poorest performing entry in the property...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: Even with Declining Numbers, PS4 Manages to Stay at the Top

Japanese Sales Charts: Even with Declining Numbers, PS4 Manages to Stay at the Top

Not-so-steady ground

It's a bit of a hollow victory for the PlayStation 4 in the most recent Japanese hardware charts. Sony's new-gen machine is still sitting pretty at the top, but its numbers continue to fall away without the support of any big software releases. The console's managing to stay above the hallowed 20,000 mark, but it seems as...

News: UK Sales Charts: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Fails to Outsell Predecessors

UK Sales Charts: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Fails to Outsell Predecessors

London's burning

Assassin's Creed Syndicate has climbed to the top of the UK sales charts – but it may not like what it sees. Perhaps suggesting some serious franchise fatigue, the London-based adventure not only failed to better predecessor Assassin's Creed Unity's first week sales, but also every other major entry in the series. In other words,...

News: September 2015 NPD: PS4 Sticks to the Summit as NBA, NFL Beat Metal Gear Solid

September 2015 NPD: PS4 Sticks to the Summit as NBA, NFL Beat Metal Gear Solid

Snaaake

For the fifth month running, the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in the United States – even though hardware sales tumbled year-over-year. According to tracking firm NPD, physical spend in the video games sector totalled $1.01 billion in September 2015 – a reduction of nine per cent compared to the same period last year. As...

News: UK Sales Charts: PS4 JRPGs Infiltrate Best Sellers List

UK Sales Charts: PS4 JRPGs Infiltrate Best Sellers List

Phoenix down

Even though this author isn't necessarily the biggest fan of Japanese role-playing games, it's really nice to see the genre infiltrating this week's UK sales charts. FIFA 16 was top yet again with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection finishing second – but Tales of Zestiria landed a surprise strike on eighth, while Dragon Quest...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Numbers Remain Reasonable as Uncharted Climbs High

Japanese Sales Charts: PS4 Numbers Remain Reasonable as Uncharted Climbs High

Hanging on in there

There's a cheeky little grin on Nathan Drake's face right now as his Uncharted Collection almost scrambled to the summit of last week's Japanese software charts. The PlayStation 4 exclusive leapt into third place selling through 24,867 copies, which isn't too bad. Meanwhile, FIFA 16's launch in the Land of the Rising Sun saw it...