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November2016

  • News PS4 Sales Triple in UK Following Pro Launch

    Pro-ductive

    As reported by MCV, the launch of the PS4 Pro last week had a positive impact on sales of Sony's current-gen console. In the UK, PS4 sales tripled, jumping a rather impressive 204 per cent week over week. 65 per cent of those sales came courtesy of the new Pro model. We imagine that it'll be a similar story in most other regions, too...

  • News PlayStation VR Is Now Sold Out at Amazon UK Until 2017

    Virtual insanity

    If you were hoping to snag a PlayStation VR headset from Amazon UK prior to Christmas… Well, don't even bother trying: the site has exhausted all of its stock until Early 2017. While it temporarily said a similar thing about the PlayStation 4 Pro, it appears it's dead serious about Sony's virtual reality accessory – the...

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Registers Near 50 Per Cent Launch Decline

    Crash landing

    First, the good news for Activision shareholders: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has comfortably secured the second biggest UK launch of the year, falling just short of the week one numbers for FIFA 17. And now the bad news: the game has registered a 48.4 per cent decline compared to its predecessor, Call of Duty: Black Ops III...

  • News PS4 Pro Sold Out Until After Christmas, Says Amazon UK

    Dishonored bundle still available, though

    Update (17:00): The standard PS4 Pro appears to be back in stock over on Amazon UK. We assume that the online retailer made a mistake with the listing earlier today. Still, a rather big error to make! Original story: If you're on the market for a PS4 Pro before Christmas and you love Amazon to bits, we...

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...

December2015

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty Clings on to Christmas Crown

    BlOps-ing Day

    While it's true that Call of Duty doesn't sell quite as well as it used to, it's still a much stronger brand than virtually all of its peers. Having secured the Christmas crown last week, Black Ops III has once again topped the UK sales charts, having increased its numbers by a whopping 40 per cent. As expected, the PS4 version sold...

  • Guide UK Boxing Day 2015 Deals - Every PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Sale

    Lightning deals for the freshly flush

    We bet that Christmas money's burning a hole in your pocket already, isn't it? Well, what better way to fritter it away than with the Boxing Day sales, which… Well, seem to start earlier every single year. We've compiled some of this year's best British offers for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita...

  • News GAME's Share Prices Plunge as UK Retailer Is Struck by Pre-Christmas Slump

    Bah humbug

    Upper-management at UK retailer GAME will be enjoying Christmas about as much as Louis Van Gaal, as the company's share prices have plummeted by a disastrous 34 per cent today. The decline comes after the chain announced that its UK revenue was down 11.4 per cent compared to the same 21 week period leading up to 19th December in 2014...

  • News Recreate Gogglebox with the All 4 App on PS4

    Hollyoaks, here we come

    Just in time for Christmas: the All 4 app is launching today on the PlayStation 4. This means that you'll be able to spend your holidays watching old episodes of Peep Show, while simultaneously declaring Homeland's Claire Danes "the one". The app will, of course, include access to Channel 4 catch-up content, as well as...

  • UK Sales Charts Black Ops III Beats Battlefront to Christmas Number One

    A CoD Christmas

    Call of Duty: Black Ops III has breached the top of the UK sales charts, making it the sixth title in the series to secure the coveted Christmas number one spot. The shooter did come under heavy fire from Star Wars Battlefront, which saw a 20 per cent increase on the back of The Force Awakens fever, but it wasn't enough to topple...

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty: Black Ops III Breaches the Top Spot

    Back in black

    Star Wars Battlefront, FIFA 16, and Fallout 4 may have fought valiantly – but Call of Duty: Black Ops III wasn't going to be down for long, was it? Activision's evergreen shooter has reclaimed its place atop the UK sales charts, with all of the above titles making up the Top Five alongside Minecraft: Story Mode. Just

  • UK Sales Charts Just Cause 3 Blows a Hole in the Top Five

    Marvellous Medici

    Just Cause 3 tethered a landmine to fourth position in this week's UK sales charts – and pulled them both together. Avalanche Studios' open world adventure appears to have got off to a flying start, but it couldn't topple FIFA 16, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, or Star Wars Battlefront – all three of which remained glued to the...

  • News PS4 Edges Out Xbox One in UK Black Friday Battle

    But it was close

    Sony won the battle of Black Friday in the UK – but only just. According to MCV, the PlayStation 4 moved 139,000 consoles between 22nd November and 28th November, a fraction more than the Xbox One which mustered 134,000 units. It's good news for both consoles, as new-gen hardware really starts to cement itself in British homes...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted PS4 Sales Spike by 999 Per Cent

    Knack returns to the Top 40

    Black Friday week proved so enormous that the UK sales charts were delayed over 24 hours due to a system error at a major retailer. It's not surprising, though, as retail software sales increased by 60 per cent compared to the previous week, with hardware sales jumping by eight per cent year-over-year. Despite this, the...

November2015

  • Guide UK Cyber Monday 2015 Deals - Every PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Sale

    Low prices for the Limeys

    There's no doubt that Black Friday 2015 was a bit of a damp squib here in the UK. After last year's fist fights, retailers decided to spread the deals out over the course of seven days, and while there were some good offers to be found, it never really got especially insane, did it? Fortunately, there's still

  • Guide UK Black Friday 2015 Deals - Every PS4, PS3, and PlayStation Vita Sale

    Lightning deals for limeys

    So, here's the deal: our Black Friday 2015 guide got so big that we, er, exceeded the character limit imposed by our system. This is a blessing in disguise, though, because we've decided to break the UK's various PlayStation doorbusters away from the American ones. Seeing as the sales are so much better across the...

  • UK Sales Charts Star Wars Battlefront Feels the Force on PS4

    Sony SKU outsells other systems combined

    Star Wars Battlefront has become the fastest selling Star Wars title of all time in the UK, beating previous record holder The Force Unleashed by 117 per cent. The game sold almost 60 per cent of its copies on the PlayStation 4, meaning that Sony's system beat the Xbox One and PC's combined tally by some...

  • News This PS4 Bundle Is for Everyone That Skipped the PS3

    Welcome to the family

    Well, this is… Awkward. Sony's been chastised by many armchair pundits for putting too many resources into remasters – but this new European 1TB PlayStation 4 bundle comes with three of them. It looks like a bad joke at first blush, but the platform holder's clearly looking to capture non-PlayStation 3 owners with this...

  • UK Sales Charts Fallout 4 Goes Nuclear on PS4

    Bombs dropped

    As expected, Fallout 4 absolutely scorched the UK sales charts this week, entering in first position and securing the third biggest launch of the year so far. The game – which sold over half of its copies on the PlayStation 4 despite an Xbox One marketing deal – bettered its predecessor Fallout: New Vegas' first week numbers by...

  • News Tour London with Nathan Drake as Your Guide

    Greatness from small beginnings

    There's lots to see and do in London – but the English capital's way better when Nathan Drake's your guide. Three's partnered with Sony to create an "innovative, real-life adventure" whereby various landmarks across the city have been tagged with Nolan North audio clips. With the use of a unique smartphone app,...

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty: Black Ops III Sells Best on PS4

    Need for Speed pulls ahead on Sony's system, too

    Sony's marketing partnership with Activision appears to have done the trick, as Call of Duty: Black Ops III sold best on the PlayStation 4 in the UK. A whopping 48 per cent of shoppers picked up the first-person shooter on the Japanese giant's flagship format. In comparison, 43 per cent got it on the...

  • UK Sales Charts Assassin's Creed Syndicate Loses Its Halo

    While Black Ops III waits in the wings

    It would have been an absolute catastrophe if Halo 5: Guardians failed to top the sales charts, but it did – outselling the launch numbers of Assassin's Creed Syndicate by 50 per cent. Of course, it's worth noting that Ubisoft's open world romp through London was the poorest performing entry in the property...

October2015

  • UK Sales Charts Assassin's Creed Syndicate Fails to Outsell Predecessors

    London's burning

    Assassin's Creed Syndicate has climbed to the top of the UK sales charts – but it may not like what it sees. Perhaps suggesting some serious franchise fatigue, the London-based adventure not only failed to better predecessor Assassin's Creed Unity's first week sales, but also every other major entry in the series. In other words,...

  • UK Sales Charts PS4 JRPGs Infiltrate Best Sellers List

    Phoenix down

    Even though this author isn't necessarily the biggest fan of Japanese role-playing games, it's really nice to see the genre infiltrating this week's UK sales charts. FIFA 16 was top yet again with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection finishing second – but Tales of Zestiria landed a surprise strike on eighth, while Dragon Quest...

  • News This Is the Flashiest PS Plus Voucher You'll Ever Buy

    For the old-school players

    Buying digital goods physically is rarely all that appealing in our opinion, but Sony's come up with a way to turn a bog standard PlayStation Plus voucher into a collector's item. Available from GAME in the UK now for an eye watering £59.99, the 20th Anniversary PlayStation Steelbook includes a 12 month membership to...

  • UK Sales Charts Uncharted PS4 Nabs the 8th Biggest PS4 Launch of 2015

    But can't beat FIFA

    Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection couldn't remove FIFA 16 from the top of the UK sales summit, but it was popular enough to earn the accolade of 8th biggest PlayStation 4 launch of 2015. The sumptuous remaster slotted in nicely in second on the British best sellers list, with the likes of Destiny: The Taken King and LEGO...

  • News Play Hundreds of PS3 Games on Your PS4, Vita in the Free PlayStation Now Trial

    Subscriptions cost £12.99 per month

    Have you been anti-PlayStation Now from the outset? Well, the service now has an opportunity to win you over if you're in the UK, as Sony's just rolled out a subscription option with a free trial. For the not-so extortionate price of £12.99 per month, you'll be able to stream hundreds of PlayStation 3 games to...

  • UK Sales Charts LEGO Dimensions Constructs a Path into Second

    Build me up, buttercup

    LEGO Dimensions is the fastest selling toys-to-life title to release this year, comfortably overcoming the launch numbers for Skylanders Superchargers and Disney Infinity 3.0. In fact, the new kid on the block has enjoyed the third best UK opening in the genre as a whole, which must have publisher Warner Bros – already...

September2015

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 16 Shoots Straight to the Top of the League

    Back of the net

    There are absolutely no surprises in this week's UK sales chart, as FIFA 16 has rifled one right into the top corner – and finished top of the league. Sales of the soccer simulation were slightly down compared to last year's entry, but it sold best on the PlayStation 4, and by all accounts still did pretty darn well...

  • News Actually, the PS4's Price Isn't Dropping in the UK

    Not yet, anyway

    Remember last week when Sony seemed to suggest that the PlayStation 4's price was dropping in the UK? Well, it's not. The manufacturer told Eurogamer.net that its Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection packages – which will cost £299.99 for a 500GB model, and £329.99 for a 1TB edition – are taking advantage of a pro

  • UK Sales Charts Destiny: The Taken King Takes the Crown

    More than half the copies sold on PS4

    Activision unveiled some pretty impressive statistics for Destiny: The Taken King last week, so it's no surprise to see the first-person semi-sequel shoot to the top of the UK sales charts. The game sold best on the PlayStation 4 – surprise, surprise – scooping up a whopping 57 per cent of the sales...

  • News PS4 Appears to Be Getting a Price Drop in the UK

    Count the pennies and all that

    Sony announced this week that it will be dropping the price of the PlayStation 4 in Japan and much of Asia next month, and it looks like the strategy will extend to the UK as well. While the platform holder's being a little more subtle about things on these shores, Eurogamer.n

  • UK Sales Charts Tearaway Unfolded Flops Like Wet Paper

    Paper cut

    Perhaps the PlayStation Vita's miniscule install base wasn't Tearaway's problem after all, as Sony just can't seem to get this property to connect. PlayStation 4 remix Tearaway Unfolded – which released in the UK last week amid widespread critical acclaim – limped into the UK sales charts, finishing in 33rd position. Considering...

  • UK Sales Charts Metal Gear Solid V Takes a Chopper to the Top

    72% of sales were on PS4

    Who didn't see this one coming? Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has tiptoed straight into number one here in the UK following its launch on the 1st September. Equally unsurprising is that 72 per cent of the stealth-'em-up's sales were on the PlayStation 4. However, Kojima's latest didn't sell quite well enough to beat...

  • UK Sales Charts Until Dawn Spooks the Second Spot

    Shock scare

    Considering ten days ago virtually everyone expected Until Dawn to flop, the Supermassive Games developed schlock horror has enjoyed something of a surprise turnaround. The game entered the UK sales charts this week in second, just one spot behind Gears of War: Ultimate Edition – which is obviously both cheaper and based upon an...

August2015

  • News PS4 Exclusive Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Was Technically Top of the UK Charts Last Week

    Digital be damned

    As reported, LEGO Jurassic World was top of the UK sales charts last week - but as we all know, the rankings don't take digital releases into account. The concept seems a bit mad when you consider how much money firms like Sony are raking in from their digital marketplaces, and it seems crazier still when you realise how many...

  • UK Sales Charts There's Nothing to See Here

    Zzz

    Ah, the British summer – a time where the locals turn out in too few clothes despite there being clouds in the sky and the sales charts hibernate for a few weeks. There's absolutely nothing worth mentioning in this latest top ten, but we'll do our best. LEGO Jurassic World is back at the top, while Grand Theft Auto V's in second. The Elder...

  • News Oh Dear, British Industry Head Tries to Promote Games and Gets It Horribly Wrong

    "Nobody is going to play a game designed by a spotty nerd"

    Here in the UK, the government's promoting various subjects in education in order to supposedly entice young people into studying them. These subjects include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths, but since the current government seems hell-bent on phasing out more artistic...

  • UK Sales Charts A Rare Change at the Summit

    Blast from the past

    Xbox One exclusive Rare Replay shot straight to the top of the UK sales charts in a desperately slow summer week, securing the legendary British developer's first number one since Banjo-Kazooie all the way back in 1998. Elsewhere, last week's frontrunner LEGO Jurassic World moved down into second, while Batman: Arkham Knight,...

  • UK Sales Charts PS4 Hardware Promotions Spur Software Sales

    Like hot cakes

    Sony's proving a particularly fierce competitor in the UK, as it refuses to let Microsoft get a foothold. You may have seen our story last week on the PlayStation 4's success in Britain, but the Japanese giant's not resting on its laurels. It launched a series of new bundles over the weekend, which spurred PlayStation software up the...

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