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March2017

  • UK Sales Charts Ghost Recon: Wildlands Holds On

    Horizon still selling strong

    It's been an electric start to 2017 in many ways, but the industry's just quickly taking a breather before Mass Effect: Andromeda drops. It means that this week's UK sales charts aren't all that exciting, with Ghost Recon: Wildlands retaining its place at the top of the best sellers list. LEGO Worlds is already starting...

  • UK Sales Charts Wildlands Scores the Largest Launch of the Year

    Surprise attack

    Ubisoft has once again proven that it's the master of sleeper hits, as its Ghost Recon: Wildlands has secured the largest launch of the year so far. It didn't feel like there was anywhere near the same anticipation for the co-op shooter as the likes of Horizon: Zero Dawn or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but it's sitting...

  • News 40% of UK's Game Industry Consider Relocation After Brexit

    UKIE looks into the impact of the referendum

    Britain remains in flux following last year's European Union referendum, and that impacts all industries – including the video games sector. Already challenged due to rising costs and attractive international tax breaks, we've seen many UK developers shut up shop in recent years, with Sony's own...

  • News PS4 Is Still the UK's Biggest Ever Console Launch

    Will it ever be beaten?

    A new contender threatened to steal the PlayStation 4's console launch crown last week: the Nintendo Switch released in the UK – but it couldn't topple the Sony system's monster debut. According to Games Industry.biz, the Big N's hybrid moved a respectable 80,000 units over its opening weekend – double that of the Wii U...

  • UK Sales Charts Horizon: Zero Dawn Beats Zelda to Summit

    Sony's biggest PS4 franchise debut to date

    How well has Horizon: Zero Dawn sold? Exceedingly well – in the UK at least. Sony threw the entirety of its marketing muscle behind Aloy's inaugural adventure, and the results speak for themselves: the role-playing release apparently "comfortably" outsold The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – and...

  • News Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Bundles Drop Below £200 in the UK

    Cheap as chips

    Sony's landing some haymakers right now in the UK. In addition to some incredibly aggressive Horizon: Zero Dawn advertising – it's even on freakin' buses here – the platform holder has also worked with retailers to reduce the price of the PlayStation 4 Slim. Up until recently, you could get the console alongside Guerrilla Games'...

February2017

  • UK Sales Charts For Honor Sticks a Sword in the Summit for a Second Week

    Calm before the storm

    Despite a 72 per cent drop in sales week over week, no title could take For Honor's seat at the summit of the UK sales charts. Xbox One and PC exclusive Halo Wars 2 gave its best shot, but fell short of its predecessor's already modest first week tally, while Grand Theft Auto V, FIFA 17, and Sniper Elite 4 didn't have the...

  • News Amazon UK's Selling a Horizon: Zero Dawn Steelbook Without the Game

    WTF?

    Collector's Editions without the game included do happen but are rare. However, we've never seen a steelbook be sold without a Blu-ray inside. One of the top sellers on Amazon UK right now, though, is a Horizon: Zero Dawn case without the role-playing release included. It's selling for £11.99, and while it's clearly marked, we can't help b

  • UK Sales Charts For Honor Swings an Axe at the Top Spot

    Sniper Elite 4 in second

    There are no upsets in the UK sales charts this week, as Ubisoft's For Honor has stormed the best sellers list, fighting its way to the summit. Sniper Elite 4 scoped out second place, pushing last week's frontrunner Grand Theft Auto V down into third. FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1 rounded out the top five, with Resident Evil 7:...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Stabs Nioh in the Back

    Team Ninja title in second

    Oh Nioh! Team Ninja's critically acclaimed Souls-like samurai escapade couldn't overcome the continued success of Grand Theft Auto V, meaning that the legendary Rockstar release is now the fifth title since tracking started in the UK to secure 12 spells at the summit. It's in esteemed company alongside the likes of, er,...

  • UK Sales Charts Resident Evil 7 Extends Its Stay at Summit

    Dead rising

    Resident Evil 7 has managed to cling on to the top of the UK sales charts this week, putting it in pole position to secure three consecutive weeks at the summit. It'll need to fight off Nioh if it hopes to achieve that, but the run would put the all-new survival horror on par with Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 5, both of which...

  • News 40% of UK PS4 Pro Buyers Were New to PlayStation 4, Says Sony

    Welcome to the family

    The PS4 Pro is generally viewed as a non-essential upgrade over the PlayStation 4 - an enhanced option for the hardcore user. As such, Sony has been angled in its marketing of the product, making sure not to put the supercharged console forward as a necessary next step. However, even without the kind of push that you may...

January2017

  • UK Sales Charts 73% of Resident Evil 7's Retail Copies Sold on PS4

    Yakuza and Kingdom Hearts chart

    Japanese games generally sell best on the PlayStation 4 but Resident Evil is one of those rare Eastern franchises that commands just as much interest in the West as it does in the East. However, that's not stopped Capcom's latest survival horror from selling best on Sony's system in the UK, with the PS4 accounting for...

  • UK Sales Charts Gravity Rush 2 Slinks Outside Top Ten

    Me-oh

    Gravity Rush 2, for all of its critical acclaim, was always going to be an impossible sell, and unfortunately the superhero sequel has failed to break the UK sales charts top ten. The fan favourite finished in 16th position, which doesn't look terrible until you remember that sales are low across the board this time of the year. It probably...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Hijacks the Top Spot

    Rockstar energy

    Can you believe this? Grand Theft Auto V, the game which first released all the way back in 2013, is currently top of the UK sales charts in 2017. The popular open world affair managed to steal this week's crown from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – a truly amazing achievement. Familiar faces FIFA 17 and Battlefield 1 rounded out...

  • UK Sales Charts Ain't No Stopping the Call of Duty

    Nothin' to see here

    It may be a New Year, but some things never change: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has remained at the top of the UK sales charts for the… We've lost count, but it's been a long time now. The game fought off fierce competition from the usual suspects, with FIFA 17 and Grand Theft Auto V coming in just behind. Battlefield 1,...

  • News Ever Wondered What It'd Be Like to Live Out Resident Evil 7?

    Baker street

    Resident Evil 7 is going to be more real than any previous entry thanks to the inclusion of PlayStation VR support, but if you crave an experience even more immersive, Capcom's bringing the Baker's house to London a little later in the month. Starting on 20th January through 23rd January, you'll be able to line up (no tickets...

  • News PS4 Physical Game Sales Increase As UK Industry Suffers Blow

    Overall sales down 13.4 per cent

    Worryingly, the PlayStation 4 was the only home console to see sales of physical software in the UK increase year-over-year in 2016. The Nintendo 3DS also built upon its previous year's tally, but every other platform shrunk. That's resulted in a 13.4 per cent decline in game sales compared to 2015 in Britain, with...

  • UK Sales Charts Infinite Success for Call of Duty on PS4

    Price cuts do the business

    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has spent practically the entirety of the Christmas period at the top of the UK sales charts. Activision may have needed to slash the price of its latest first-person shooter as low as £19.99 across the country, but it's done the trick, as the title managed to top the British best sellers...

December2016

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Clings On

    CoD and chips

    In the penultimate UK sales chart of the year, tracking data for the week through 24th December, the maligned Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare maintained its position at the top of the best sellers list – not bad for a supposed "flop", eh? To be fair, the game has been on sale for £19.99 at some stores, which is unprecedented for...

  • Guide Boxing Day 2016 - Best PS4 Deals (UK Edition)

    Season of sales

    Christmas is well underway, which means that it's time to start thinking about those Boxing Day sales. You've no doubt got a big wad of cash burning a hole in your pocket, and you're probably wondering where you should invest it. Well, we've pulled together some of the better 26th December savings in this article, and we'll be...

  • Deals The Last Guardian Dips to £24.99 on PS4

    Bird brain

    The Last Guardian is this author's personal Game of the Year, and it's just dropped to £24.99 here in the UK. A slew of retailers are carrying Fumito Ueda's fantasy favourite for the new low price, with Amazon UK among the outlets. Don't miss out on one of the most truly original experiences in years.

  • UK Sales Charts Activision Answers the Christmas Call of Duty

    CoD on top

    Despite disappointing sales, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has waltzed away with the UK Christmas number one for the… Well, seventh time in the series' history. The shooter, which has seen a slew of heavy discounts, saw off FIFA 17, which finished up in second. Meanwhile, Battlefield 1 wrapped up in third place, while Watch Dogs 2...

  • News Grand Theft Auto V Has Sold an Astonishing 6 Million Units in the UK

    Houser 'bout that, then?

    Holy moly! Grand Theft Auto V has just smashed the six million units milestone in the UK alone, and that staggering statistic doesn't take into account digital sales. Chart-Track revealed the milestone as part of today's UK sales charts update, noting that the title first launched on 17th September 2013. That means that...

  • Guide The Best PlayStation Gifts for the Holiday Season (UK Edition)

    Press X to Xmas

    'Tis the season to spend money. God, that's really freakin' cynical, isn't it? It's also probably not the best way to kickstart our shameless article in which we peddle PlayStation gifts in the hope that you'll click through and earn us a bit of commission. Wait a minute, are we writing all this down? Bloody hell! Seriously, though,...

  • UK Sales Charts The Last Guardian Outpaces ICO and Shadow of the Colossus

    But can't beat Dead Rising 4

    The Last Guardian hasn't exactly torn the UK sales charts to shreds, but it's done reasonably in its first week on sale, outpacing predecessors ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on its debut. The long-awaited title from Team ICO entered the British best sellers list in seventh position – a couple of places behind timed...

  • UK Sales Charts Final Fantasy XV Fails to Dethrone FIFA 17

    But starts strong all the same

    Final Fantasy XV couldn't Noctis FIFA 17 from its perch in this week's UK sales charts – but it still registered the second strongest first week sales for a Final Fantasy game in Britain, falling only short of Final Fantasy XIII's week one numbers. We're pretty sure that Square Enix will see that as a success –...

November2016

October2016

  • News Skyrim Scores Second-Best UK Debut in Series History on PS4

    Behind only, well, Skyrim

    While it's not been a great day for Titanfall 2, Bethesda must be delighted with the sales of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition. The remaster – which entered in second position on the UK sales charts – secured the second-best British debut in The Elder Scrolls series' storied history, only losing out to the,...

  • UK Sales Charts Titanfall 2 Fails to Make an Impact on PS4

    FPS flops

    Despite being billed as one of the best shooter campaigns in years, Titanfall 2 has struggled to make an impact on the UK sales charts – even with the franchise making its PlayStation 4 debut. Early estimates show that the title struggled to sell half of what the original managed on the Xbox One alone, though the tracking period does...

  • News UK Retailer GAME Defends Paid PlayStation VR Demos

    "Intended to give our customers access to exciting tech"

    Update (25th October, 12:00PM BST): GAME has released a statement regarding its controversial paid PlayStation VR demo plan. The company told us: "Our pay-to-play PlayStation VR experience is a GAME-led initiative. The cost to use the in-store PS4 pod is entirely refundable for customers...

  • UK Sales Charts Battlefield 1 Beats Out Combined Week One Sales of Predecessors

    Battlefield won

    Battlefield 1 launched strongly in the UK, outselling the combined week one tally of both Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline. While this is impressive, it's perhaps worth remembering that Battlefield 4's sales got off to a slightly slower start than usual due to it launching prior to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One...

  • UK Sales Charts PlayStation VR Titles Attack Top 40

    FIFA 17 still top of the league, though

    A whopping eight PlayStation VR games entered the UK sales charts this week, with PlayStation VR Worlds placing the highest in seventh position. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood finished ninth, while RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, EVE: Valkyrie, and DriveClub VR finished in 12th, 20th, and 23rd place respectively...

  • News Sony Erects Giant PlayStation VR Headset at King's Cross in London

    Only muggles allowed

    London's famous King's Cross Station may be the gateway to Hogwarts, but from today through until 16th October it'll also allow intrepid travellers to journey to distant worlds via the PlayStation VR headset. In case you're not keeping up, Sony has erected a giant replica inside the train station, which doubles as a swish demo...

  • News PlayStation's Adventure Icons United in UK PS4 Bundle

    Nate and Lara together at last

    If you haven't purchased a PlayStation 4 yet but love action adventure games, then Sony's got a great bundle for you in the UK. Available from GAME today, the £329.99 set includes Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Rise of the Tomb Raider alongside a 1TB PS4 Slim console. That's a pretty amazing package if you enjoy...

  • UK Sales Charts Mafia III Crushes Predecessor's Sales Record Like Candy

    An offer you couldn't refuse

    Perhaps the Vinnie Jones promotion paid off after all, as Mafia III has soared to near the top of the UK sales charts, registering a 58.7 per cent improvement over its predecessor. Unsurprisingly with that kind of stat, the open world crime title secured the biggest launch week in the series' history thus far – and...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 17 Runs Away with the League in October

    Champione! Champione!

    Manchester City may not have been able to solidify their early season dominance last week, dropping points against Celtic in the Champions League and losing to Tottenham in the Premier League – but FIFA 17 has managed what Pep Guardiola couldn't. The soccer sim, despite being considered inferior to this year's PES 2017: Pro...

September2016

  • News PS4 Slim Sales Off to a Slow Start in the UK

    A wake-up call?

    Sony's dominating this generation globally, but it's just starting to receive a few reminders that it can't sit twiddling its thumbs in the UK and the USA, where Microsoft is staging a bit of an onslaught right now. To be fair, the company's position is not in jeopardy, but MCV reports that the PS4 controlled just 19 per cent of...

  • News Amazon UK Sells FIFA 17, LEGO Star Wars PS4 Bundles for £149

    How low can you go?

    You may have caught our earlier story about some frankly insane PlayStation 4 offers, and now Amazon UK has thrown its not-so insignificant hat into the ring. The mega online retailer is selling the 500GB PS4 alongside either FIFA 17 or LEGO S

  • News UK PS4 Prices Plunge Lower Than £150 with FIFA 17

    Insane savings as stores clear stock

    With the PlayStation 4 Slim now on store shelves, there's a bit of a price war going on in the UK as retailers attempt to clear out stock of the old model. At the time of typing, ShopTo will sell you a 500GB CUH-1200 unit alongside FIFA 17 for… £139.85! Smyths Toys is doing a similar thing in-store from...

  • UK Sales Charts BioShock: The Collection Is Still the Big Daddy

    Ayn achievement

    A lack of new releases mean that BioShock: The Collection maintained its place at the summit of the UK sales charts this week, fending off PES 2017: Pro Evolution Soccer for a second term. Destiny: The Collection was the only new entry in fourth, with most fans of that series locked into the PlayStation Store these days. Overwatch...

  • News Pre-Order Prices of PS4 Blockbusters Plunge on Amazon UK

    Battlefield 1! Mafia III! Watch Dogs 2!

    While we're not the biggest advocates of pre-ordering games, we are supporters of saving money. And thus it's probably worth pointing out that a wave of the PlayStation 4's biggest holiday games have been reduced on Amazon.co.uk in the run-up to the busy release season. Thus, if you're planning to pick up...

  • UK Sales Charts BioShock: The Collection Gets Wet at the Summit

    Splicer to see you, to see you Splicer

    2K Games asked you to kindly purchase BioShock: The Collection on the PlayStation 4, and you responded diligently, with the title topping the all-formats charts in the UK this week. The critically acclaimed PES 2017: Pro Evolution Soccer kicked off in second, and scored over 70 per cent of its sales on Sony's...

  • News UK Store GAME Will Sell You a PS4 Pro for £174.99

    But you'll need to make some trades

    Many have asked whether retailers intend to offer trade-up programmes for the recently announced PlayStation 4 Pro, and it looks like GAME is the first. The UK outlet will sell you one of the supercharged systems for £174.99 – assuming that you're willing to make some trades. It's worth noting that this offer...

  • UK Sales Charts Overwatch Is Still Unbeatable as Uncharted Stretches Its Legs

    Tracer on top

    Sony must be really, really satisfied with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. The game's been a constant in the UK top ten since its release, and it's remained in seventh this week. No Man's Sky, another first-party game, is also doing incredibly well for itself – despite the poor word of mouth. It's finished up in eighth this week. But...

  • UK Sales Charts Overwatch Gets Play of the Game as It Jumps Back to Number 1

    Uncharted 4 swings back into top 5, too

    It's largely a case of the usual suspects when it comes to the latest UK software charts, with Overwatch reclaiming the top spot for the fourth time in its life thanks to a recent price drop. According to Chart-Track - who compiles these charts - Overwatch has now spent more weeks at number one than any...

August2016

  • UK Sales Charts Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Hacks Top, But Sales Softer Than Human Revolution

    Rusty

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided tapped its way straight to the top of the UK sales charts, but its predecessor Human Revolution enjoyed a "much stronger" first week. That's according to Chart-Track, who compiles the British best sellers list. As expected, the game performed best on the PlayStation 4, which is a very common occurrence for...

  • News One UK Retailer Will Happily Sell You a PS4 Slim Today

    Er

    This is so bizarre: the PlayStation 4 Slim isn't even announced yet, but there are four available from the CEX in Widnes right now. Somehow, the unannounced console has filtered into the retail channel in the UK, with the leaks seemingly centred in the North Western part of the country. So, if you fancy one of the new systems right now, you may...

  • UK Sales Charts F1 2016 Overtakes No Man's Sky to Take Pole

    Va va vroom

    Whoops, we forgot about the UK sales charts! That's probably an indication of just how uninteresting they've been for some time now, but we should probably cover them anyway. F1 2016 has raced into an early lead, overtaking No Man's Sky to take pole position this week. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens squeezed a place on the podium...

  • UK Sales Charts No Man's Sky Is Sony's Second Biggest PS4 Launch Ever

    Sky's the limit

    Wait, what? No Man's Sky has become Sony's second biggest PlayStation 4 launch of all time, with only Uncharted 4: A Thief's End performing better during its first week in Britain. The game outsold Bloodborne to become the fastest selling new intellectual property published by the platform holder, and was fifth on the list of new...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Assumes the Throne

    Franklin amazing

    A sign of how slow the UK games industry is this summer: Grand Theft Auto V has reassumed its position at the top of the charts for the first time since March 2015. The game's been in the list for 150 weeks now, and this is its ninth number one. It was, however, a close-run contest between Rockstar's open world adventure and...

  • News Buzz! Developer Relentless Software Shuttered

    X

    In the days before the Nintendo Wii, it was actually Sony that ruled the casual games space – especially in Europe, with franchises like Singstar, EyeToy Play, and… Yes, Buzz!. For those of you who don't remember it – the series only seemed to be popular in the Old World – it was essentially a multiplayer quiz title, where you controlled...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Sales Increase 94 Per Cent

    Up and at 'em

    With the school holidays underway, Sony's pumped a ton more cash into Uncharted 4: A Thief's End here in the UK, widely advertising a special price promotion. The game dropped to £34.99 temporarily – though you could get it even cheaper at some stores – and that prompted a 94 per cent surge in sales. It still wasn't enough to...

July2016

  • UK Sales Charts There's Very Little to See Here

    As you were

    There's very little to talk about in this week's UK sales charts, we're afraid; LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens topped the best sellers list for a fourth consecutive week – the fourth is clearly with it. Elsewhere, the top ten is packed with typical titles, like FIFA 16, Overwatch, and Grand Theft Auto V. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Climbs Back Up the Top Ten

    Sales up 152 per cent

    Amazon Prime Day 2016 was kind to Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, pushing the popular PlayStation 4 exclusive back to the top of the individual units chart – and into second on the all formats list. The game's sales increased by a whopping 152 per cent this time, which was enough to help it overcome Monster Hunter Generations...

  • News Enlist for The Division with Amazon Prime Day Sale

    New York, New York

    Well, it didn't quite set the world alight like the pre-release hype had suggested, but with expectations aligned, Tom Clancy's The Division is a fine game. A fusion of third-person shooting and Diablo-esque looting, this military-focused affair has bags of content to offer – and a never-ending stream of urban goons who need...

  • UK Sales Charts Ain't No Forcing LEGO Star Wars from Summit

    Rey to go

    These UK sales charts reports are going to get really boring for a good few weeks now, so strap yourself in and prepare to grit your teeth. LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has held on to the top spot for a second successive week, force choking the competition out of the race. Overwatch finished in second, while DOOM, FIFA 16, and...

  • UK Sales Charts LEGO Star Wars Forces Its Way to the Top

    Sith sense

    LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has enjoyed the fourth biggest launch in UK LEGO game history and the fourth biggest launch in UK Star Wars game history – the fourth was clearly on its side. It pushed last week's front runner DOOM down into, er, fourth, while FIFA 16 and Overwatch hung around in second and third respectively...

June2016

  • UK Sales Charts DOOM Keeps Up the Slaughter as Rocket League Boosts into Top 10

    Football crazy

    DOOM has managed to retain its place at the top of the UK software charts, much to the disappointment of FIFA 16, which, we imagine in part thanks to Euro 2016, has been steadily moving towards the summit. Sales of id Software's shooter actually declined rather sharply, but the drop wasn't enough to knock the game from its...

  • News Brexit Could Mean a More Expensive PS4K for UK Gamers

    And what will happen to Britain's many developers?

    It's been a tough year for the UK games industry, with major studios such as Lionhead and Evolution shut down – even if the latter team was fortunately kept together by Codemasters. But there are con

  • UK Sales Charts DOOM for Overwatch as id's Shooter Claims Throne

    Hell hath no fury

    Retail promotions have propelled DOOM to the top of the UK sales charts, ending Overwatch's spell at the summit. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End moved up into third, while FIFA 16 and Grand Theft Auto V enjoyed boosts as well. Mirror's Edge Catalyst subsequently dropped into sixth, as Call of Duty: Black Ops III, the Euro 20

  • UK Sales Charts Mirror's Edge Catalyst Can't Outrun Overwatch

    Uncharted 4 drops into fourth

    Mirror's Edge Catalyst couldn't outpace Overwatch in this week's UK sales charts, meaning that Blizzard's popular first-person shooter has secured a third week at the summit. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End dropped down into fourth this time, but it remains the best-selling individual game, which is some feat given that...

  • UK Sales Charts Overwatch Out for Uncharted 4, DOOM

    Evergreen arrivals continue to dominate

    We have a sneaking suspicion that the UK sales charts have found three new permanent fixtures: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, DOOM, and Overwatch. While Blizzard's FPS is only in its second week – and has managed to secure top spot yet again – the other two titles have been loitering around for some time...

May2016

  • UK Sales Charts Overwatch Bumps Uncharted 4 from Summit

    Almost 50 per cent of physical sales on PS4

    Channelling its best Reinhardt impression, Overwatch has swatted Uncharted 4: A Thief's End from the top of the UK sales charts. Naughty Dog's impressive action adventure was frozen in second place by Mei, while the popular FPS used Widowmaker's rifle to get a good view from the summit. Word of mouth...

  • 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...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted 4 Smashes Predecessor's Sales on PS4

    Draking it in

    With some inevitability, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has become the fastest selling entry in Naughty Dog's popular action adventure series to date in the UK, with sales of the PlayStation 4 exclusive bettering those of PlayStation 3 predecessor Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception by 66 per cent. That puts the game in a very handsome...

  • 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

    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...

  • UK Sales Charts Ratchet & Clank Stays Top for a Second Week

    Crank it up

    There ain't no budging Ratchet & Clank from the summit of the UK sales charts, as it's scored a second successive week at the top following its first ever number one last time. The game's sales only dipped by 50 per cent compared to its launch week, which is really rather impressive – games tend to drop off in sales quickly...

April2016

  • News 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...

  • UK Sales Charts Ratchet & Clank Secures Series First Number One

    Up your arsenal, everyone

    Ratchet & Clank has got off to an interstellar start in the UK sales charts, securing the series' first ever number one by outselling Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time by a factor of three. The colourful platformer has been hovering around the British best sellers list for almost 15 years, but Insomniac Games'...

  • 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...

  • UK Sales Charts DiRT Rally Prompts Photo Finish with Quantum Break

    Less than a nose in it

    It was practically even-stevens between DiRT Rally and Quantum Break in this week's UK sales charts, as the Remedy developed Xbox One exclusive outsold Codemasters' rally return-to-form by just 139 units. It's worth remembering, of course, that the racer released on multiple platforms, while Jack Joyce's debut did not...

  • 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...

March2016

February2016

  • UK Sales Charts Far Cry Primal Shows Its Teeth to Plants vs. Zombies

    All change, please

    This week's UK sales chart is a little bit different, much to the relief of every single one of you who reads these articles. Far Cry Primal has roared its way to the top of the club, etching its name in the number one slot like a hasty cave painting. It bettered Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, which entered in second...

  • UK Sales Charts Street Fighter V Cowers to the Power of Street Fighter IV

    Maybe it should reconsider its fist?

    Street Fighter V hasn't got off to a great start in the UK sales charts, failing to KO Street Fighter IV's week one sales record all the way back in 2009. While some will see this as a sharp decline, it's perhaps worth remembering that the game did only release on one system, and will have seen a much larger...

  • 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...

  • UK Sales Charts Naruto Shippuden Soars as Gravity Rush Stumbles

    Kat ninja

    It's a fairly pleasant UK sales chart for fans of Japanese games this week: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 burst its way into third position, proving that Robert Ramsey isn't the only person on the planet that cares for these games. Call of Duty: Black Ops III and LEGO Marvel's Avengers finished ahead of the anime brawler, while...

January2016

  • UK Sales Charts Resident Evil, Life Is Strange Mix Things Up

    Rising S.T.A.R.S.

    Praise the gaming gods: there's change in this week's UK sales charts. Don't get too excited, mind – there's not that much for us to write about. But while Call of Duty: Black Ops III clings onto its crown, Resident Evil Origins Collection and Life Is Strange have infiltrated the UK top ten. The former compiles Resident Evil...

  • UK Sales Charts Grand Theft Auto V Keeps Truckin'

    Rockstar's release up to second as Call of Duty tops

    Grand Theft Auto V is an unstoppable juggernaut. The game, which first launched over two years ago, has climbed to second in this week's UK sales charts, proving that there ain't any stopping Rockstar's train. Call of Duty: Black Ops III continued its dominance in first position, while FIFA 16,...

  • UK Sales Charts Best Sellers, Best Sellers Never Change

    Zzz

    Nothing to see here, folks. The UK sales charts have barely changed for nearing a month now, and that remains true this week, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III on top yet again. FIFA 16 managed to bump Star Wars Battlefront down into third, while Grand Theft Auto V overtook Fallout 4 in fourth. The only real surprise this time is that Battlefield...

  • UK Sales Charts Ain't No Beating Call of Duty: Black Ops III

    Back in black

    Call of Duty has become such a strange series. Much like FIFA, it feels like – review time aside – the franchise barely gets any coverage on mainstream websites, and yet year after year it dominates the sales charts. Perhaps it spotlights the contrast between so-called "hardcore gamers" and more casual players – but whatever...

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