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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...

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

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...

News: UK Sales Charts: Grand Theft Auto V Keeps Truckin'

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,...

News: UK Sales Charts: Best Sellers, Best Sellers Never Change

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...