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News: UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Still Current Incumbent, Lost Planet 3 Burrows Deep

UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Still Current Incumbent, Lost Planet 3 Burrows Deep

Killer Is Dead fails to entice the general public

Two of last week’s big new releases did not inject much enthusiasm into the UK sales charts. Lost Planet 3 got off to a dismal start, digging itself into 26th position. Meanwhile, the latest title from Grasshopper Manufacture mustered an even more disappointing debut, with Killer Is Dead...

News: UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Takes the Seat at the Summit

UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Takes the Seat at the Summit

Inauguration station

Saints Row IV has been sworn in at the top of the UK sales charts, fending off strong competition from Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Ubisoft’s sneak-‘em-up settled its night vision goggles on second place, while pricey toy platform Disney Infinity finished in third. Isn’t it nice to be able to talk about some new games for a...

News: UK Sales Charts: Payday 2 Initiates a Holdup at the Top Spot

UK Sales Charts: Payday 2 Initiates a Holdup at the Top Spot

Grand Theft Auto IV returns

It looks like the UK market couldn’t get enough heist action last week. In addition to Starbreeze’s robbery simulator Payday 2 shooting straight to the summit of the sales charts, Grand Theft Auto IV also put in an impressive reappearance on the back of the recent Grand Theft Auto Online reveal. It’s a testament to...

News: July NPD: NCAA Football 14 Scores a Touchdown, Physical Sales Body Checked

July NPD: NCAA Football 14 Scores a Touchdown, Physical Sales Body Checked

Sony numbers still a secret

As has become a recurring trend for these NPD sales reports, the physical arm of the North American games industry declined yet again in July. The market as a whole dropped by 19 per cent year-over-year, with hardware specifically facing a 34 per cent decrease from $150.9 million in 2012 to just $99.4 million last...

News: UK Sales Charts: Tales of Xillia Conjures Fourth Place Finish

UK Sales Charts: Tales of Xillia Conjures Fourth Place Finish

The Smurfs 2 feeling blue in third

Tales of Xillia got off to a flying start in the UK sales charts, finishing fourth in this week’s bestsellers list. The enjoyable Namco Bandai role-playing game scored favourably in our review, earning itself a respectable 8/10 and a strong recommendation. Despite this, the title couldn’t leapfrog The Smurfs 2,...

News: June NPD: The Last of Us Conquers Charts, Sneaks Up on God of War III's Record

June NPD: The Last of Us Conquers Charts, Sneaks Up on God of War III's Record

Ellie of a performance

Naughty Dog has well and truly hammered a nail in the coffin of comments suggesting that new franchises struggle at the end of a generation. First-party favourite The Last of Us topped the North American sales charts for June, securing the third largest launch in the month since NPD started tracking data in 1995. The...

News: UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Lives at the Summit

UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Lives at the Summit

Can't stop clicking

It looks like it’s going to take something bigger than a Bloater to knock The Last of Us off its perch atop the UK sales charts. The title has retained its place at the best-sellers summit for a fourth consecutive week, proving that new properties can succeed at the end of a generation. It’s the first chart-topper of the...

News: UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Keeps Clicking at the Summit

UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Keeps Clicking at the Summit

The sky has turned grey

While we appreciate that we’re in the midst of the slow summer season, it’s pretty unprecedented for a PlayStation 3 exclusive to cling onto the UK sales charts top spot for longer than a week. But despite a slew of bad press over the past few days, The Last of Us has managed to do just that, holding onto its place atop...

News: UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Sneaks to the Summit

UK Sales Charts: The Last of Us Sneaks to the Summit

It can't be for nothing

Launching new properties this late in the generation is always a risky proposition, but The Last of Us has overcome a variety of obstacles to top the UK sales charts. It represents Sony’s first number one since the release of Uncharted: Golden Abyss last year, and is the biggest selling new IP since L.A. Noire all the way...

News: UK Sales Charts: GRID 2 Leads the Pack, Remember Me Doesn't Get Forgotten

UK Sales Charts: GRID 2 Leads the Pack, Remember Me Doesn't Get Forgotten

Caught in the slipstream

Codemasters’ stylish racer GRID 2 has secured a second week atop the UK charts, despite a 50 per cent drop in sales. The slick driving experience managed to accelerate beyond FIFA 13 and Remember Me, the latter of which managed a respectable debut in third position. That doesn’t look like a bad performance for the title,...