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February2018

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  • Japanese Sales Charts Monster Hunter: World and PS4 Tear Apart the Competition

    What did you expect?

    As expected, Monster Hunter: World has taken Japan by storm. The series has always been an absolute juggernaut in its native region, and World only solidifies that status -- clearly Monster Hunter doesn't need to be exclusive to a handheld device in order to sell incredibly well. The game shifted a whopping 1.25 million copies...

  • News In One Weekend, Monster Hunter: World Is Crowned the Series' Fastest Selling Entry Ever

    It's shipped 5 million copies

    The game's only been out for one weekend, but Capcom says that Monster Hunter: World is already the fastest selling entry in the series' history. Combining digital sales with shipped figures, the Japanese publisher states that the game has shifted 5 million copies, which is pretty darn impressive. Again, World launched...

  • UK Sales Charts Monster Hunter: World Hunts Down Best First Week in Series History

    Roaring success

    It's a monstrous start for sales of Capcom's Monster Hunter: World. The game only launched on Friday, but it debuts in the UK charts in first place, and has enjoyed the strongest first week sales of any Monster Hunter title. Dragon Ball FighterZ also performed extremely well, scoring the franchise's best debut chart position at...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Outsells Switch Two Weeks in a Row

    Gintama also shows up to party

    The PlayStation 4's on a little bit of a roll in Japan right now, as the current-gen console has outsold the Nintendo Switch for the second week in a row. Combining the numbers of both the standard model and the PS4 Pro, Sony's system breaks 50,000 units, which is a solid amount. Over on the software charts, things...

  • UK Sales Charts Digimon Marks Only Change in Impenetrable Top 10

    Digimon are the champions

    Another week, another mostly similar UK sales chart. This week we mainly see a reshuffle of the previous top 10, with only one dropping out (Forza Motorsport 7) and one new entry. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory just makes it into 10th place on the list, and honestly, there isn't a whole lot more to report...

  • News December 2017 NPD: Call of Duty: WWII Conquers $3.29 Billion Month

    PS4 crowned best-selling console of 2017

    Those people who wrote articles about the death of the console industry prior to the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One should hang their heads in shame, as Call of Duty: WWII just dominated a $3.29 billion month for the United States games industry. That’s up 10 per cent over year-over-year,...

  • News Heavy Rain's Sales Reach a Ridiculous 5.3 Million Units

    When it rains it pours

    Back when it released in 2010, Heavy Rain was looked upon as one of the most experimental titles in Sony’s portfolio. While it built upon a lot of the groundwork laid in PlayStation 2 game Fahrenheit (or Indigo Prophecy, depending on where you’re from) its story-driven murder mystery was unlike anything available at the...

  • Japanese Sales Charts Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Fights Its Way to Number 1 on PS4

    But can't beat its PSP brothers

    Dissidia Final Fantasy NT launched in Japan last week, and it shot straight to the top of the software charts. The fighter-role-playing game hybrid racked up around 106,000 sales on PlayStation 4. That doesn't seem too shabby given the current Japanese market, but it's worth pointing out that the two prior Dissidia...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Returns to the Top

    Chop, Chop

    Grand Theft Auto V first released in 2013; it’s still topping the UK sales charts in 2018. The unbelievable success of Rockstar Games’ open world opus trucks on, with the title securing its 14th cumulative number one, putting it close to record holder Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s 18 week record. GTA5’s now spent 226 weeks on...

  • News Crash Bandicoot Outsells Destiny 2 at UK Retail in 2017

    Woah!

    A brand new set of figures concerning last year's sales of physical games in the UK has emerged, courtesy of gamesindustry.biz. In a comprehensive breakdown of the UK games market for 2017, it's revealed that physical sales were down by 0.4%, but revenue increased by 2.1% to £792m. Perhaps most interestingly, however, is the list of the top...

  • Japanese Sales Charts PS4 Gets a Healthy New Year Boost

    Sony's system enjoys a jump

    Two Japanese sales charts articles in one week? Are they trying to do us in? The numbers for the first week of 2018 are here, and despite Nintendo absolutely dominating the software charts, the PlayStation 4 managed to rack up some decent figures. The standard model enjoyed a reasonable sales boost, jumping from 37,000...

  • News Call of Duty, Star Wars Dominate PS Store Charts in December 2017

    Gang Beasts starts strong, too

    There are no surprises in the PlayStation Store charts for December 2017, apart from perhaps the success of the long-overdue Gang Beasts, which charted second on the PlayStation 4 in North America and sixth in Europe. Call of Duty: WWII and Star Wars Battlefront 2 dominated depending upon your continent, with FIFA...

  • News Sony Wraps Up NA Holiday Sale with Fifth Week of Xmas Offers

    It's almost mid-January

    The sale that never ends has returned for one last week, as Sony puts a bow around its North American holiday promotion. To be honest, we’ve been back at work long enough to forget Christmas even ever happened. Anyway, the fifth week of offers is live now and includes discounts on titles like Burly Men at Sea for $6.99 and...

  • Japanese Sales Charts It's Been a Quiet Christmas for PlayStation

    Zzz

    We'll be frank: it's barely worth reporting on these latest Japanese charts. PlayStation had a very quiet post-Christmas period, with console sales dropping off and no new software to speak of. Only three PlayStation titles stuck around in the top 20: Earth Defense Force 5, Call of Duty: WWII, and Yakuza: Kiwami 2. Meanwhile, the standard...

  • News PS4 Enjoys Best Ever Year, Sells Over 20 Million Units

    Success story

    While many – this author included – had expected the PlayStation 4 to peak in 2016, new numbers from Sony reveal that the console actually increased 15 per cent year-over-year. In fact, data shows that the system sold a whopping 20.2 million units globally in 2017 alone – up from its previous record of 17.5 million units the year...

  • News PS4 Sells Almost Six Million Units in Just Over a Month

    Install base now at 73.6 million units

    Sony’s sent out its customary pre-CES 2018 chest puffing press release, revealing that the PlayStation 4 sold almost six million units globally over the all-important holiday period. To be precise, the system sold 5.9 million units worldwide from the period spanning 20th November through 31st December...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 18 Kicks off 2018 at No.1

    Live and kicking

    The new year is off to a fairly unsurprising start in the UK weekly sales chart. FIFA 18 has reclaimed the top spot from Call of Duty: WWII, and we see PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds nip into the top 10 at 7th, but other than that, there isn't an awful lot out of the ordinary this week. Perhaps the most interesting nugget of...

  • News Call of Duty: WWII Topped the US PS Store Charts for 2017

    Friday the 13th in top five

    Call of Duty: WWII was the most downloaded PlayStation 4 game of 2017 on the US PlayStation Store, followed by Destiny 2. The news will surely have Activision’s Bobby Kotick licking his lips, but there’s a surprise in third position: Friday the 13th. The asymmetrical online game beat out Horizon: Zero Dawn which...

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty Remains MVP for Final Week of 2017

    Boom

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: WWII has kept hold of its position atop the UK physical charts as 2017 drew to a close. It's been sitting pretty as number one for eight weeks running which, according to chart trackers GfK, hasn't happened since Zumba Fitness danced into our lives in 2011. The top five hasn't changed at all, actually, but...

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