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News: UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Boots Grand Theft Auto V from the Top of the League

UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Boots Grand Theft Auto V from the Top of the League

Already ousted

Grand Theft Auto V may be the fastest-selling entertainment product of all time, but it’s already been toppled in the UK sales charts. Unsurprisingly, FIFA 14 latched onto a through ball straight to the summit, and brushed aside Rockstar Games’ critically acclaimed opus with relative ease. Despite this, though, the EA Sports...

News: Grand Theft Auto V Has Already Extracted $1 Billion from Consumers' Wallets

Grand Theft Auto V Has Already Extracted $1 Billion from Consumers' Wallets

Counting the cash

We’ve heard a rumour that the team at Rockstar North has refilled the paper towel dispensers in all of its Edinburgh-based office’s toilets with £50 notes, and now we know why: Grand Theft Auto V has raked in a whopping $1 billion (£625 million) in retail sales after just three days on the market. That’s absolutely,...

TGS 2013: Sony Aims to Shift 5 Million PS4 Consoles by March 2014

Sony Aims to Shift 5 Million PS4 Consoles by March 2014

Count the cash

Sony's big Tokyo Game Show 2013 keynote may have been blander than a microwave meal, but it did offer one worthwhile snippet regarding the firm's sales targets for its next generation machine. Taking to the stage - and chatting in fluent Japanese - group president Andrew House confirmed that the platform holder intends to shift five...

News: Good Grief, Grand Theft Auto V Coined Over $800 Million in a Day

Good Grief, Grand Theft Auto V Coined Over $800 Million in a Day

Officially the fastest-selling game ever in the UK

Grand Theft Auto V raked in an absolutely staggering $800 million during its first day on the market, securing the largest volume of launch day sales in the sandbox series’ history. "We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games' creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of...

News: Japanese Sales Charts: This Is Why Vita Needs Monster Hunter

Japanese Sales Charts: This Is Why Vita Needs Monster Hunter

In the shadows of giants

A former PlayStation Portable breadwinner, Monster Hunter’s curious absence has been felt ever since the PlayStation Vita’s release. But the great dinosaur-sized hole is more pronounced than ever at the moment, as the hotly anticipated Monster Hunter 4 has just deployed on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan. Unsurprisingly,...

News: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Helps Series Conjure 1.4 Million Sales Worldwide

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Helps Series Conjure 1.4 Million Sales Worldwide

Magic numbers

Together with its Japan-only DS counterpart, the delightfully designed and visually stunning PlayStation 3 JRPG Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has helped Level 5's series accumulate approximately 1.4 million sales worldwide. “The franchise has been very well received in EMEA, and as a result of its quality, has reached an...

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...

GamesCom 2013: Unbelievably, PS4 Pre-Orders Are Ahead of the PS2 and PS3

Unbelievably, PS4 Pre-Orders Are Ahead of the PS2 and PS3

Console set to smash records

Sony casually confirmed that PlayStation 4 pre-orders have exceeded one million units overnight, putting the next generation system on track to be the largest PlayStation launch in history. In fact, speaking with VideoGamer.com, SCEUK’s likeable gaffer Fergal Gara admitted that the numbers are already “way over and...

News: Thomas Was Alone Has Made Over 700,000 New Friends

Thomas Was Alone Has Made Over 700,000 New Friends

Look who's popular now

Mike Bithell may be pumping up the, er, Volume on his second major project as we type, but that’s not stopped Thomas Was Alone from finding ample company across multiple platforms. Speaking on the Joystiq podcast, the indie rockstar revealed that the rectangular platformer has sold over 700,000 copies across PC, Mac, Linux,...

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,...