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November2015

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Gets a Boost as Black Ops 3 Blasts to the Top

    Explosive

    Most Western titles barely manage to register in the Japanese software charts, but that hasn't been the case for Call of Duty in quite some time. The latest blockbuster in Activision's colossal first-person franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, entered the charts in first place, selling through an impressive 143,817 copies on...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

October2015

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August2015

  • Japanese Sales Charts Kept You Waiting, Huh?

    Fortunately, there's not much to see here

    Once again, there's nothing doing in the Japanese sales charts – well, unless you're fascinated by the evergreen nature of Nintendo's biggest franchises. Actually, the PlayStation 4 is proving a bit of an oddity in the East at the moment; it's not selling well by any stretch of the imagination, but it's...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 and Vita Enjoy a Small Sales Boost

    But not much else

    It's another reasonably boring report on the latest Japanese sales charts this week we're afraid. With literally no new PlayStation releases to speak of in the top 20, the software charts are drearier than ever, but funnily enough, Sony's platforms have actually enjoyed a small boost in shifted units. The PlayStation 4 sold...

  • News PS4 Exclusive Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Was Technically Top of the UK Charts Last Week

    Digital be damned

    As reported, LEGO Jurassic World was top of the UK sales charts last week - but as we all know, the rankings don't take digital releases into account. The concept seems a bit mad when you consider how much money firms like Sony are raking in from their digital marketplaces, and it seems crazier still when you realise how many...

  • UK Sales Charts There's Nothing to See Here

    Zzz

    Ah, the British summer – a time where the locals turn out in too few clothes despite there being clouds in the sky and the sales charts hibernate for a few weeks. There's absolutely nothing worth mentioning in this latest top ten, but we'll do our best. LEGO Jurassic World is back at the top, while Grand Theft Auto V's in second. The Elder...

  • News July 2015 NPD: PS4 Tops Hardware and Software Sales Again

    Sony humbled by success

    Sony can do no wrong in the United States it seems, as the PlayStation 4 was once again the best selling system in the all-important nation during July. Despite a lack of new releases, the continued popularity of the Japanese giant's exclusive Batman: Arkham Knight bundle pushed the organisation's box out in front – a...

  • Japanese Sales Charts The PS4 Is Stuck in a Real Rut

    Sales are down once again

    We'd recommend getting used to how these charts look, because the PlayStation 4's going nowhere in Japan as long as there's a distinct lack of exclusive software hitting Sony's latest home console. The new-gen machine tallied up sales of just 14,619 units last week. You can compare the prior week's sales charts through...

  • UK Sales Charts A Rare Change at the Summit

    Blast from the past

    Xbox One exclusive Rare Replay shot straight to the top of the UK sales charts in a desperately slow summer week, securing the legendary British developer's first number one since Banjo-Kazooie all the way back in 1998. Elsewhere, last week's frontrunner LEGO Jurassic World moved down into second, while Batman: Arkham Knight,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Nothing to See Here, Go Back to Gamescom News

    Off you go

    Imagine writing a story about the Japanese hardware and software charts on a day when every game under the sun is getting Gamescom 2015 coverage. An atrocious process for all those involved, we're sure that you'll agree, but we do this every week, so we suppose that we're bound by duty. So, what's happening in Japan? The answer: bugger...

  • UK Sales Charts PS4 Hardware Promotions Spur Software Sales

    Like hot cakes

    Sony's proving a particularly fierce competitor in the UK, as it refuses to let Microsoft get a foothold. You may have seen our story last week on the PlayStation 4's success in Britain, but the Japanese giant's not resting on its laurels. It launched a series of new bundles over the weekend, which spurred PlayStation software up the...

July2015

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Sales Dip as New Games Sell Better on PS3

    The cycle continues

    It's been said about a million times by now, but we'll say it again: the PlayStation 3 is one of the main reasons why the PlayStation 4 is unable to keep a solid foothold in the Japanese market. While Sony's last-gen console has almost tumbled out of existence here in the West, the Japanese are still buying most of their...

  • UK Sales Charts Rory McIlroy on Target as Top Ten Stagnates

    Same old story

    We have officially hit that part of the summer where there's literally nothing to say about the UK sales charts. EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is the newest title, so naturally that's sitting on top – but the remainder of the Top Ten paints a frighteningly familiar picture. LEGO Jurassic World, Batman: Arkham Knight, F1 2015,...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Batman Swoops In to Save the Day for PS4

    Victory from the shadows

    Well would you look at that - the PlayStation 4's back on top in Japan. Granted, the actual numbers aren't that great, but it just goes to show that with the right software, Sony's latest console still has a chance of seeing growth in The Land of the Rising Sun. The new-gen machine racked up 24,266 sales last week, which...

  • UK Sales Charts Rory McIlroy Putts Kratos' Nose Out of Joint

    On par

    Golfing giant Rory McIlroy has clubbed Kratos square in the jaw, as EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour teed off at the top of the UK sales charts this week. God of War III Remastered did reasonably well on a limited marketing budget, scaling the best sellers list all the way into ninth – but rest assured that the Ghost of Sparta will not be...

  • News June 2015 NPD: Batman Takes PS4 for a Ride to the Top of the Charts

    Sony's system still at sales summit

    Sony secured yet another month at the top of the USA sales charts in June 2015, as Batman: Arkham Knight helped the PlayStation 4 hold its lead at the top of the hardware charts. Despite a 51 per cent increase in Xbox One sales, Microsoft still couldn't dethrone the Japanese giant's new-gen system, which was no...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PlayStation's Road to Nowhere Continues

    Behold and despair

    Unless something changes dramatically over the next few weeks, we're not really sure how we'll be able to keep these articles at least somewhat interesting. Sony's Japanese campaign continues to drag at a despairing rate, with both PlayStation 4 and Vita sales dipping once again last week. You can compare the prior week's...

  • UK Sales Charts F1 2015 Takes Pole Position on PS4

    Vroom

    F1 2015 had enough fuel in its tank to overtake Batman: Arkham Knight this week, as the Codemasters developed racer has soared to the summit of the UK sales charts. The first PlayStation 4 adaptation of the iconic motorsport improved upon the sales of its previous gen predecessor by a whopping 367 per cent – though it's worth noting that...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS Vita and Persona 4 Dancing All Night Take a Tumble

    Murder on the dance floor

    After a brief stint at the top, the Vita's fallen down the Japanese charts along with heavy hitting exclusive Persona 4 Dancing All Night. Sony's handheld device sold through just 14,067 units last week, while the aforementioned dance-'em-up went from selling 94,036 copies in its first week to 13,028 in its second -...

  • UK Sales Charts Batman: Arkham Knight Grapples Top Spot

    No Joker

    Batman: Arkham Knight has overcome Scarecrow's fear toxin to top the UK sales charts for a second consecutive week. Warner Bros' domination of the industry continued as LEGO Jurassic World completed yet another double header for the publisher, which has been knocking it out of the park ever since Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor released last...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Persona 4 Dancing All Night Helps Vita Boogie to Victory

    Beary good

    There's finally some moderately good news for PlayStation in Japan, as Sony's sleek little handheld has grooved to the top of the hardware charts thanks to the release of Vita exclusive, Persona 4 Dancing All Night. The portable console sold through 23,134 units last week, which is close to double the amount that it sold in the week...

June2015

  • UK Sales Charts Batman: Arkham Knight Swoops in as the Biggest Launch of 2015 So Far

    The Bat is back

    Warner Bros must be making an absolute killing these days. The publisher seems to pump out hit after hit, with Dying Light and Mortal Kombat X both reaching the top of the UK sales charts in recent times. And, perhaps as expected, that success has continued with Batman: Arkham Knight, which has swooped into first place. The caped...

  • Japanese Sales Charts The Devil May Cry at These PS4 Numbers

    No, really

    Another week brings more shockingly depressing sales figures for PlayStation 4 fans in Japan. Sony's new-gen system went through a stellar period for a couple of months earlier in the year, but it's really struggling right now, and it's hard to pick out an imminent piece of software that's going to turn its fortunes around. The console...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Sales Keep Dropping While Software Stagnates

    The Witcher 3's still in there, though

    Despite The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's admirable efforts to stick in the top 10, PlayStation 4 unit sales have fallen yet again. Sony's newest console only managed to shift 10,822 units last week, but to be fair, the hardware charts make for generally depressing reading overall. You can compare the prior week's...

  • UK Sales Charts The Elder Scrolls Online Explores the Summit

    Back on its throne

    Despite a troubled PC launch, the console version of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited has wandered to the top of the UK sales charts. Surprisingly, the game actually sold best on the Xbox One, despite recent role-playing releases like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt faring stronger on Sony's format. It's not clear at the time...

  • News May 2015 NPD: PS4 Enters E3 2015 As USA's Best Selling System

    The Witcher 3 hunts out software top spot

    E3 2015's all to play for, but Sony will have one victory to parade in Los Angeles next week: the May 2015 NPD. After a shock defeat in April, the Japanese giant has responded by immediately turning the tides; the PlayStation 4 was not only the best selling system of the month in the United States, but it...

  • Japanese Sales Charts The Witcher 3 Holds Its Ground as PS4 Sinks Deeper

    Sigh

    We're going to be honest here: we really can't pad this article out with any kind of flair. Once again, the Japanese charts make for some reasonably depressing reading, as the PlayStation 4's sales continue to drop. Last week, Sony's latest sold just 11,763 units, and only three PS4 titles made it into the top 20. You can compare the prior...

  • UK Sales Charts Praise the Lord! A Wild PS Vita Game Appears

    Steins;Gate's punctuation doesn't put punters off

    Legacy platform, eh? Not on your nelly! Uber-niche PlayStation 3 and Vita release Steins;Gate has managed to make the UK sales charts Top 40 – and it's the handheld version that sold best. PQube stealthily published the visual novel last week, but that hasn't stopped it from landing the 18th spot...

  • Japanese Sales Charts The Witcher 3 Sticks to the Top 5 as PS4 Sales Continue to Drag

    The hunt continues

    It was another rather dismal seven day period for console sales in Japan last week. PlayStation 4 sales jumped ever so slightly, while the PS Vita hopped above its home system sibling into second place, selling through 12,517 units. As for software, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was pushed from the top spot by a certain Nintendo...

  • UK Sales Charts The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Is Still Top Wolf

    Competition goes splat

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt held onto its position atop the UK sales charts this week, despite competition from Wii U exclusive Splatoon, which was forced to settle for second. We had an inkling things would turn out this way. Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 15, and Farming Simulator 15 rounded out the top five – an especially...

May2015

  • Japanese Sales Charts Console Sales Remain Pretty Terrible, But Witcher 3 PS4 Takes Top Spot

    Get in, Geralt

    The old saying goes that things will get worse before they get better, and that's hopefully what's happening with Japan's hardware market. Once again, last week was pretty dismal for hardware sales, as not a single console made it past the 20,000 mark. The PlayStation 4 saw a slight increase, jumping from 11,489 to 12,096 units, but...

  • News Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Secures Biggest UK Launch Of 2015

    63 percent of physical copies sold on the PlayStation 4

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has enjoyed the biggest UK launch week sales of 2015, it has been revealed. The open-world epic managed to comfortably eclipise the performance of its predecessor, outselling The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings by 608 percent. 63 percent of physical copies were sold on...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4, Vita Flounder as Final Fantasy Tops

    Depression quest

    Well, the hangover from Golden Week makes for particularly dire reading in this week's Japanese sales charts. As has been the case a lot lately, the PlayStation 4 was top of the hardware charts – though the Nintendo 3DS beat it comfortably if you combine its various models – but the numbers were disappointing across the board...

  • UK Sales Charts Project CARS Remains at the Front of the Pack

    Record breaker

    Here's an amazing bit of trivia for you: Project CARS is the first Bandai Namco published title to secure two consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts since Ridge Racer Type-4 over 16 years ago. The simulation game saw a sizeable drop off in sales compared to its launch week, but was uncontested by the physical version of...

  • News April 2015 NPD: PS4 Slumps to Shock Defeat

    Xbox One brushes PS4 aside

    Well, well, well – this is unexpected. We reported on the PlayStation 3's failure to top the NPD charts for many years, but we've already fallen into a pattern where we expect the PlayStation 4 to lead. However, the numbers coming out of the United States for April 2015 may wake both Sony and ourselves up, as the Xbox...

  • News Mortal Kombat X Rips the Head from April's PlayStation Store Charts

    Top of the karate chops

    It looks like plenty of PlayStation 4 users in both North America and Europe were screaming get over here at Mortal Kombat X last month, as NetherRealm Studios' beat-'em-up has topped the April 2015 PlayStation Store charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Warner Bros' fighter finished first in both territories, though there...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Vita Overtakes PS4 as Not a Single New-Gen Title Enters Top 20

    Ouch

    The PlayStation 4's steadily slipping down the Japanese charts, as it suffered another sales drop last week. Sony's latest console shifted 15,992 units as it fell into third place, behind the New 3DS LL and the PS Vita. The latter continues to escape store shelves at a solid rate, though, selling through 17,273 units. You can compare the...

  • UK Sales Charts Project CARS Roars to Pole Position on PS4

    Racing ahead

    Crowd funded racing game Project CARS has pulled ahead of the pack, scoring the first simulation podium position since GRID 2 all the way back in 2013. The title sold best on the PlayStation 4 – which is not especially surprising considering the lack of similar games on Sony's system – and finished in front of familiar favourites...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Is Finally Knocked from Top Spot

    Not too much of a fall, though

    The PlayStation 4's still doing moderately well in Japan, despite the fact that it's finally been knocked from its perch at the summit by the Wii U, presumably because of several strong software releases on Nintendo's platform. Fortunately for Sony, its console still sold 19,782 units, which isn't a huge drop in...

  • UK Sales Charts Mortal Kombat X Marks the Top Spot

    Fatality attraction

    Despite being a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK, there were no major software releases. This has, of course, resulted in Mortal Kombat X holding onto its position at the top of the territory's sales charts for the third successive week, which means that it only needs to fight off Project CARS in order to match Battlefield...

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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...

  • 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:...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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...