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

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...

News: UK Sales Charts: Call of Duty Clings on to Christmas Crown

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

News: UK Sales Charts: Uncharted PS4 Sales Spike by 999 Per Cent

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...

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

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...

News: UK Sales Charts: Star Wars Battlefront Feels the Force on PS4

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

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...

News: UK Sales Charts: Fallout 4 Goes Nuclear on PS4

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

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,...

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

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...

News: UK Sales Charts: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Loses Its Halo

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...

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

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,...

News: UK Sales Charts: PS4 JRPGs Infiltrate Best Sellers List

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...