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News: UK Sales Charts: Uncharted 4 Clings on to Top Spot

UK Sales Charts: Uncharted 4 Clings on to Top Spot

Gold

Sony's enjoying a real strong spell at the top of the UK sales charts, as Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is the latest title from the publisher to enjoy successive weeks at the summit. Sales for Nate Drake's latest did drop sharply after its record breaking launch, meaning that DOOM was clipping at its heels – but Naughty Dog's outstanding...

News: UK Sales Charts: Battleborn Reaches Number One, But...

UK Sales Charts: Battleborn Reaches Number One, But...

Ratchet & Clank still best selling individual game

We're not entirely sure how, but Battleborn has managed to top the UK sales charts. There is a big "but" that simply must follow this sentence, however, as Ratchet & Clank was still the best-selling game of the week in terms of individual units. What does this mean, then? Basically, the only...

News: Sony's Bought an Entire Channel 4 Commercial Break for Uncharted 4

Sony's Bought an Entire Channel 4 Commercial Break for Uncharted 4

Why not, right?

Fans of Gogglebox – the bizarrely popular British television show which shows people watching, er, television – will be in for a treat this evening: Sony has bought the entire first ad block during tonight's episode on Channel 4. According to a press release, it will use the time to run a live Twitter competition, while showing...

News: UK Magazine Play Calls Paper Based Issues a Day

UK Magazine Play Calls Paper Based Issues a Day

Play another day

As someone whose entire career was founded off the back of spending hundreds of hours reading Official PlayStation Magazine, EDGE, and GamesTM, it's always sad to hear that a UK institution is pulling out of newsagents. Play, admittedly, wasn't this author's regular read – but your humble host still has multiple issues littered...

News: UK Sales Charts: Dark Souls III Dominates on PS4

UK Sales Charts: Dark Souls III Dominates on PS4

Over 70 per cent of copies sold on Sony's system

It's no surprise given the series' history, but Dark Souls III absolutely dominated on the PlayStation 4 during launch week. Bandai Namco's hotly anticipated sequel – which topped the UK sales charts, outpacing Dark Souls II's debut by 61 per cent – moved 71 per cent of its units on Sony's...

News: UK Sales Charts: The Division, Far Cry Primal Put Ubi on Top

UK Sales Charts: The Division, Far Cry Primal Put Ubi on Top

Ubiquitous software

Ubisoft is on fire, isn't it? The French publisher tends to quietly go about its business these days, smashing records and releasing games that refuse to be removed from the UK sales charts. Take this week's top ten: The Division is in first for a fourth consecutive week, but Far Cry Primal has quietly climbed into second as...

News: PS4, Xbox One Sales Outpacing Predecessors in the UK

PS4, Xbox One Sales Outpacing Predecessors in the UK

Consoles still relevant, it seems

Bad news for all those people who predicted consoles were dying out: the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are doing extremely well in the UK. New data released by GAME reveals that the combined total of new-gen consoles sold tallies 5.1 million units – while the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 could only muster 3.5 million...

News: Prepare to Diarrhea! Can You Beat the Dark Souls III PS4 Hot Wings Challenge?

Prepare to Diarrhea! Can You Beat the Dark Souls III PS4 Hot Wings Challenge?

Or are you chicken?

It's often said that fans of the Dark Souls series are masochists, but going 18 rounds with Ornstein is one thing – and eating 20 of Meat Liquor's hot wings is another. Sony and Bandai Namco have teamed up with the Brit gourmet food establishment to giveaway exclusive Dark Souls III 'I Survived' shirts to all those who can...

News: UK Sales Charts: The Division Causes UFC 2 to Submit

UK Sales Charts: The Division Causes UFC 2 to Submit

Twisted its arm

The Division is very much the flavour of the month, so it's no surprise to see it fend off EA Sports UFC 2 in the latest UK sales chart, which finished in second. The sequel bettered sales of its predecessor by 53 per cent, but that wasn't anywhere near enough to overcome Ubisoft's looter shooter. Further down, Call of Duty: Black...

News: Sony: We're in Position to Make 2016 the Most Successful Year in PlayStation History

Sony: We're in Position to Make 2016 the Most Successful Year in PlayStation History

PS4 sales surpass three million units in the UK

Another day, another milestone. This time, the PlayStation 4 has apparently surpassed three million units in the UK. The news comes courtesy of British trade magazine MCV, who cite UK retailers quoting GfK figures. Apparently, the platform surpassed the noteworthy install base sum all the way back in...

News: UK Sales Charts: Killzone Re-Enters as Call of Duty Holds

UK Sales Charts: Killzone Re-Enters as Call of Duty Holds

Shadow fall

There's very little to see in the UK sales charts this week, as Call of Duty: Black Ops III earned its tenth top spot since launch. The title is on sale on the PlayStation 4 right now, so is enjoying something of a second wind. It'll be interesting to see whether Street Fighter V can overcome it, but we're expecting the Capcom brawler...