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  • Japanese Sales Charts God Eater 2 Prompts PS Vita Sales to Burst

    Deity delicacy

    Bandai Namco's hunting reissue God Eater 2: Rage Burst caused PlayStation Vita sales to explode in Japan last week, as Media Create data shows that the handheld moved 35,203 units, up from a dismal 10,901 units the period prior. The game itself sold 234,180 copies on Sony's portable console, but could only muster 37,824 copies on...

  • News UK Sales Charts: PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Flags Down a Cab in First

    Good work, guv'nor

    The Order: 1886 may not have received a critical reception quite on par with The Last of Us, but it is the first Sony title since Naughty Dog's next-gen remaster to reach the top of the UK sales charts. Ready at Dawn's divisive London romp shot straight into first after a heavy marketing campaign, beating out Call of Duty:...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Evolve Seeks Out the Summit

    Level up

    Finally, the UK sales charts have changed. After weeks and weeks of a samey looking top ten, Evolve and Nintendo's New 3DS have arrived to mix things up. As you'd probably expect, Turtle Rock's four-versus-one affair clawed its way to the top spot, with 48 per cent of copies sold on the PlayStation 4. This was actually one per cent less...

  • News January 2015 NPD: PS4 Soars Back to US Hardware Sales Summit

    Return of the king

    Well, that didn't last long, huh? After slipping behind the Xbox One in November and December, Sony has successfully pipped Microsoft's next-gen platform at the post in the January NPD sales report, securing the top hardware spot yet again. For those of you with short memories, the PlayStation 4 dominated the competition in the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Dragon Ball Xenoverse PS4, PS3 Eases Past 9,000 Units

    Just Saiyan

    These next few weeks are going to be massively important for the PlayStation 4 in Japan. For the first time since launch, Sony has actually amassed a decent software lineup for Eastern gamers, and it'll be hoping to see its hardware sales increase as a result. And improve they already have, but only marginally; according to Media...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Can't Be Passed

    Spacey to breathe

    Oh, please pull the trigger. The samey UK sales charts have been practically unchanged for months now, with only Evolve offering any immediate hope of respite. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare once again maintained control of the top position, while Grand Theft Auto V and FIFA 15 jostled for space in second and third respectively...

  • News Far Cry 4 Drives PlayStation 4 Sales Forward in Japan

    Min-t

    It's been a bit of a slow start to the year for the PlayStation 4 in Japan, but Sony's got an impressive slate of software lined up, and it's kickstarted things this week with the overseas release of Far Cry 4. According to Media Create numbers, Ajay Ghale's adventure sold 36,239 units on the next-gen console last week, almost double what it...

  • News UK Sales Charts: There Ain't Nothing to See Here

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare back on top

    Dying Light should, by right, have given the UK sales charts a bit of shake up this week, but seeing as it only released digitally in Europe last Wednesday, brace yourselves for a familiar top ten. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare did manage to strong arm Grand Theft Auto V from the summit, following a...

January2015

  • News UK Sales Charts: Saints Row Misses Out on Four More Years

    Voted out

    Saints Row IV: Re-Elected & Gat Out of Hell missed out on the presidency spot in this week's UK sales charts, clawing its way into fourth position overall. Grand Theft Auto V was instead sworn into the White House, completing a third term at the summit of the British best sellers list, while Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and FIFA 15...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Grand Theft Auto V Sits Pretty at Summit

    Déjà vu

    Zzzzz. Forget about the Green Day song Wake Me Up When September Ends, we're writing a new version, and it's called Wake Me Up When the UK Sales Charts Change. There are no surprises in this week's update, with Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 15, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare all finishing at the top. Ubisoft trio Far Cry 4, The Crew, and...

  • News Destiny and Minecraft Topped 2014's PSN Sales Charts

    Act surprised

    Another day, another chance to find out 2014 sales data. This time it's quite interesting, though, as Sony has shared lists of the best selling titles on the PlayStation Network. In North America, Destiny blasted the competition and landed in first place on PS4, while in Europe, Minecraft dug its way to victory on every single console...

  • News December NPD: Sony Looking to Momentous 2015 as PS4 Sits in Second Place

    Still best selling box of 2014

    There was no major upset in the December NPD report, as the PlayStation 4 slumped to its second defeat of the calendar year. Sony's system was on top for the first ten months of 2014, but lost out to Microsoft's major Xbox One price promotions in November - and that continued through December, too. Despite this, its...

  • News DriveClub Was the UK's Best Selling Exclusive of 2014

    Pulling ahead

    It may come as a shock to many, but DriveClub, the PlayStation 4 exclusive racer that was plagued by launch issues, was the UK's best selling exclusive game of 2014. The full list, which comes from MCV, takes console bundles into account, but doesn't follow digital sales, so we can probably assume that the gorgeous drive-'em-up sold by...

  • News You Can Probably Guess Which Games Topped the Christmas PSN Charts

    Not many surprises here

    December was a big month for the PlayStation Network, and not just because it was unavailable during the biggest day of the year. Indeed, the PlayStation Store must make an absolute killing around Christmas, and it looks like 2014 was no different, as some of the biggest games on Sony platforms topped the download charts once...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Grand Theft Auto V Holds Up Top Spot

    Zzz

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has fallen from its perch atop the UK sales charts, with Grand Theft Auto V throwing it from its throne. Rockstar Games' sublime sandbox has enjoyed a resurgence of late due to the release of its PlayStation 4 port, and is likely to maintain momentum later in the month when the PC version is unleashed. To be...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Remains Frosty in First

    Cold war

    Crisis averted: the office Internet has been restored. Our first full day back at Push Square Towers has been spent on the phone to ISPs and in retail stores purchasing new routers and kit, but we're finally back in action – a few hours later than expected. Fortunately, it's the start of January not E3, so we haven't really missed much...

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  • News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 15 Kicks Destiny Off the Top

    Got some balls

    That didn’t last long, did it? To be fair, a quick glance at the release calendar would have told you that Destiny wouldn’t be dominating the UK sales charts forever – especially with FIFA 15 looming on the horizon. And, unsurprisingly, it’s the soccer simulation that’s knocked Bungie’s first-person shooter off the top,...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Destiny Still Sitting Among the Stars

    Not so weary Traveller

    Some less than stellar reviews haven’t prevented Destiny from maintaining its place atop the UK sales charts, with the intergalactic PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 adventure holding strong – despite numbers dropping by 78 per cent since its record breaking debut. It continued to perform impressively on the PS4 in...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Destiny Rocket Jumps into Podium Position

    Strong showing from Activision's new super series

    It would have been a bigger surprise this week if Destiny had failed to land in the top spot, but, as expected, it’s rocketed straight to the summit. The next big game from Bungie sold best on the PlayStation 4, and also smashed new intellectual property records in the process. As a result,...

  • News August NPD: PS4 Outshines Xbox One for Eighth Consecutive Month

    Madden NFL 15 sells best on Sony's system

    Sony’s staggering turnaround in the United States has continued in August, with the PlayStation 4 once again topping the hardware charts for the eighth consecutive month. Even more impressively, Madden NFL 15 sold best on the Japanese giant’s next-gen system, which is something of a shock considering...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Watch Dogs Steps Out of Its Kennel for One More Walk

    Sorry Aiden, Destiny's coming

    Watch Dogs may be the fastest selling new franchise of all time – but it’s about to have that record snatched away. Like a larger puppy that’s spied a particularly pleasant pack of Bonio biscuits, Bungie’s colossal first-person shooter Destiny is waiting in the wings, ready to pounce upon all of the delicious...

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  • News UK Sales Charts: Sniper Elite III Is Your Number One with a Bullet

    On target

    EA Sports UFC is going down, down in an earlier round, as Rebellion’s oddly satisfying Sniper Elite III has cocked its rifle and pulled the trigger on the UK charts. Despite launching on next-gen and last-gen systems, the release commanded 65 per cent of sales on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with Sony’s latest machine...

  • News May NPD: PS4 Outplays the Competition as MLB 14 The Show Hits a Home Run

    Next-gen console enjoys fifth consecutive month on top

    Considering that Microsoft announced its Xbox One price drop at the start of May, there was never going to be much chance of the maligned machine overcoming the PlayStation 4 in the latest NPD report – and as expected, Sony has revealed that it accrued the most next-gen hardware sales for a...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Watch Dogs Takes the World Cup for a Walk

    Blahzil

    Now that E3 2014 is little more than a fading memory, it’s time to get back to business with the weekly UK sales charts report. With new releases taking a bit of a hiatus during the big show, there’s not a lot to get excited about here; Ubisoft’s hack happy escapade Watch Dogs is still on top, while 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil has...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Murdered: Soul Suspect Investigates Third Place

    No surprise, Sherlock

    Square Enix’s spooky Salem investigation Murdered: Soul Suspect couldn’t quite catch its killer quick enough to topple Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 in the UK sales charts, with the brand new property entering in a still respectable third position. Ubisoft’s aforementioned hack happy escapade held onto the top spot despite...

May2014

  • Japanese Sales Charts inFAMOUS Fails to Jump Start PS4 as Wii U Overtakes

    System needs a jolt

    Project Beast may prove pivotal to the PlayStation 4 in its home region, as nothing is stopping the system’s slide at the minute. Despite exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son deploying in the East last week, the game did little to supercharge the system’s sales, as it accrued a lowly 7,543 units according to the latest data...

  • News UK Sales Charts: Wolfenstein: The New Order Targets the Top Spot

    Time to 'Stein

    Bad news, Nazis – B.J. Blazkowicz is coming for you. The seasoned superstar has helped Wolfenstein: The New Order Reich the summit of the UK sales charts this week, with the MachineGames developed release securing the second biggest launch of the year thus far. Bethesda may want to enjoy that, because we suspect that Watch Dogs...

  • News The PS4's Selling Like Crazy Everywhere Apart from Japan

    It's under 9,000

    Despite strong competition in the West, the PlayStation 4 is posting some pretty extraordinary figures at the moment. The system has been consistently outselling the Xbox One on Microsoft’s home turf all year, while reports suggest that it’s also flying off the shelves in Europe. However,

  • News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Tops, Minecraft PS3 Digs Deep

    Brickin' it

    The release of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition at retail outlets last week means that Mojang’s mega creation is likely to occupy two slots in the top ten moving forwards, as Sony’s version tussles with Microsoft’s for sales superiority. The blockbusters finished third and fourth respectively this time around, with PlayStation 4...

  • News April NPD: PS4 Outsells Xbox One for Fourth Consecutive Month

    The thirst is real

    Strong sales of Xbox family semi-exclusive Titanfall did little to stop the PlayStation 4’s momentum in April, as the system registered a fourth consecutive month at the top of the hardware charts in the United States. While firm figures aren’t available at the time of typing, research firm NPD reports that the Japanese...

  • News UK Sales Charts: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Swings a Little Lower

    Hanging loose

    A lack of new releases means that this was another uneventful week for the UK sales charts, as semi-Xbox One exclusive Titanfall reclaimed its place at the summit. FIFA 14 dribbled into second on the last day of the Premier League, while former frontrunner The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wrapped itself up in third position. Elsewhere,

  • News UK Sales Charts: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Swings to the Summit

    Save this city

    Not even our astute spider sense could predict that Activision’s movie tie-in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would swing straight to the top of the UK sales charts, but that’s exactly what it’s done. Aspiring journalist Peter Parker’s alter-ego wrapped a web right around former frontrunner Titanfall, proving that you don’t need to...

April2014

  • News UK Sales Charts: FIFA World Cup Slips Behind Titanfall in Extra Time

    Like England of old

    First-person shooter Titanfall may not be the big hardware mover that Microsoft wanted, but it’s sure stretching its robotic legs in the UK sales charts right now. In truth, the title is probably being propped up by the slew of Xbox One bundles that are flooding UK retail – and we suspect that the price drops aren’t hurting...

  • News UK Sales Charts: FIFA World Cup Falls to Respawn's FPS

    Runners up

    Enforcing stereotypes about the British and the beautiful game, there are two soccer simulations in the top five of this week’s UK sales charts. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil sprinted out of the blocks into second, though it couldn’t topple long-running frontrunner Titanfall. Meanwhile, FIFA 14 landed a Champion’s League spot in...

  • News March NPD: PS4 Overcomes Titanfall to Top Hardware Charts Again

    inFAMOUS in at second

    Titanfall may have made the Xbox One the faraway frontrunner in the United States sales battle last month, but the PlayStation 4 extended its lead on Microsoft’s home turf with another unexpected victory in the all-important territory. The triumph cements a sales double-whammy for platform holder Sony, after it announced...

  • News UK Sales Charts: PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son's Powers Unplugged

    Delsin decline

    After a prolonged period hovering around the top of the UK sales charts, PlayStation 4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son has comet dropped down into 13th position. The open world excursion still managed to sell well enough to combat the newly released Kinect Sports: Rivals, but couldn’t break into a top ten featuring evergreen titles...

  • News UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Sprints in Front of inFAMOUS: Second Son

    On fine form

    inFAMOUS: Second Son’s reign at the top of the UK sales charts appears to be over, as EA Sports’ uber-popular soccer simulation FIFA 14 has scored its 11th spell at the top of the league. Sucker Punch’s superhero excursion actually dropped out of the European qualification spots entirely, finishing up in sixth – a slightly...

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