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November2014

October2014

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 15 Fights Off Minecraft for Fifth Week at Summit

    The invincibles

    There’s no stopping EA Sports’ soccer simulation it seems, as FIFA 15 is currently enjoying yet another week at the summit of the UK sales charts. The footie favourite has sat at the top of the league for five weeks now, and is unlikely to budge next week either. Of course, we’re sure that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare at the...

  • UK Sales Charts The Evil Within Can't Shoo FIFA 15 from Summit

    Ball boo

    How many scalps has EA Sports’ soccer sim claimed in the UK sales charts now? FIFA 15 has occupied Chart-Track’s top spot for several weeks since launch, and nothing appears capable of unsettling it – not even Shinji Mikami’s spooky survival horror, The Evil Within. Bethesda’s blockbuster instead finished in second this time, one...

  • News This Upcoming PS4 Bundle Sure Has a Grasp on Mainstream Gamers

    Box of treats

    As, for lack of a better word, ‘hardcore’ gamers, we tend to put exaggerated emphasis on franchises such as BioShock and Uncharted. While both are critically acclaimed, these properties don’t touch the sales of Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto – mainstream hits that even the average person at your local pub will be able to...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 15 Brushes Aside Alien: Isolation and DriveClub

    League leaders

    FIFA 15 is a bit like a Jose Mourinho team at the minute: stubborn and utterly unbeatable. Despite the release of Alien: Isolation and DriveClub last week, neither could unsettle the soccer sim from its perch at the top of the UK sales charts. The former debuted in second, which may disappoint publisher SEGA a little seeing as it...

  • News Snow Joke! Standalone White PS4 Coming to UK Next Week

    Winter wonderbox

    Personally, we quite like the idea of all of our home entertainment appliances being the same colour (black), but if you don’t suffer from a pesky case of OCD, then you may be tempted by the white PlayStation 4 console. Previously, this was only available alongside Destiny or DriveClub, but, as promised by Worldwide Studios...

  • UK Sales Charts None Shall Pass FIFA 15, As Shadow of Mordor Enters in Second

    Lord of the league

    FIFA 15 fought off its first big competitor for the title this week, remaining at the summit of the UK sales charts – despite the excellent Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor deploying on Friday. The Lord of the Rings spin-off entered in second, netting the biggest ever British launch for a game based on the fantasy franchise. The...

  • News Forget That Awesome UK PS4 Package, This One Is Better

    Impulse purchase

    There has never been a better time to buy a PlayStation 4 in the UK. Retailers are competing for your custom ahead of the busy Christmas shopping season, and prices are getting slashed like there’s no tomorrow. There are also some great unofficial bundles doing the rounds, like the one that we spotted at GAME earlier in the week...

September2014

  • News This Is One of the Best PS4 Deals in the UK So Far

    Won't break the bank

    Retailers around the UK are really fighting for your custom right now, and that’s resulting in some outrageous offers regarding the PlayStation 4. We already saw the system’s price slashed ahead of FIFA 15 last week, but now it seems that GAME is preparing a bundle of epic proportions – which includes three games and a...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 15 Kicks Destiny Off the Top

    Got some balls

    That didn’t last long, did it? To be fair, a quick glance at the release calendar would have told you that Destiny wouldn’t be dominating the UK sales charts forever – especially with FIFA 15 looming on the horizon. And, unsurprisingly, it’s the soccer simulation that’s knocked Bungie’s first-person shooter off the top,...

  • News PS4 Responds to Xbox One UK Price Drop with Retailer Promos

    Cheap as chips

    While we do tend to pay over the odds a lot of the time, the best thing about living in the UK – aside from fish and chips, of course – is that retailers will fight tooth and nail for your business. This results in a ridiculous number of loss leaders, where supermarkets and specialist chains will launch outrageous deals in order...

  • News What's the Best Price for FIFA 15 PS4 in the UK?

    Less than Andy Carroll

    FIFA 15 is undoubtedly the biggest new release of the week – especially if you happen to be fond of the beautiful game. However, with the re-sell value of last year’s edition already rock bottom, you’ll no doubt be looking to get a decent deal on this year’s instalment – Harry Redknapp style. Fortunately, while...

  • UK Sales Charts Destiny Still Sitting Among the Stars

    Not so weary Traveller

    Some less than stellar reviews haven’t prevented Destiny from maintaining its place atop the UK sales charts, with the intergalactic PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 adventure holding strong – despite numbers dropping by 78 per cent since its record breaking debut. It continued to perform impressively on the PS4 in...

  • News Destiny Boosts UK PS4 Sales Up by a Whopping 300 Per Cent

    The only way is up

    It won’t come as much of a surprise, but Destiny didn’t just improve PlayStation 4 sales in North America. An MCV report – which cites a senior industry source quoting Chart-Track data – states that sales of Sony’s super machine were boosted up by 300 per cent week-over-week in the UK due to the release of Bungie

  • UK Sales Charts Destiny Rocket Jumps into Podium Position

    Strong showing from Activision's new super series

    It would have been a bigger surprise this week if Destiny had failed to land in the top spot, but, as expected, it’s rocketed straight to the summit. The next big game from Bungie sold best on the PlayStation 4, and also smashed new intellectual property records in the process. As a result,...

  • News Unsurprisingly, Destiny Sold Best on PS4 in the UK

    And it's the biggest thing since sliced bread

    The critical reception may be a boiling pot of piping hot and lukewarm, but that hasn’t stopped Destiny from achieving the biggest new intellectual property launch in the UK, brushing aside Watch Dogs, which was the previous record holder. Unsurprisingly, the PlayStation 4 version sold best on British...

  • News PS4 Has Rekindled Latent Love for the PlayStation Brand, Says Sony

    PlayStation Phwoar

    A lot of the PlayStation 4’s success can be attributed to it being the right platform with the right policies that was released at the right time – but to simplify the situation like that would be to overlook all of the hard work that Sony’s done behind-the-scenes. And that includes recapturing the essence of what made its...

  • News What's the Best Price for Destiny PS4 in the UK?

    Moon dust

    Bloomin’ heck, we always suspected that Destiny was going to be a bloody big deal, but even we weren’t expecting the fanfare that has manifested around the first-person shooter over the past few days. Earlier today, Sony revealed that it’s treating the release like one of its own, while there are plenty of reports of ridiculous...

  • News Wow, the PlayStation 4 Is Utterly on Fire in the UK

    Already surpassed one million units sold

    In console war terms, the PlayStation 3 lost in the UK. Not only did it sell significantly less than its closest competitor the Xbox 360, but it also fell behind in mindshare. Stores would stick Sony’s latest releases right to the back of their video game sections, and newspaper promotions would always...

  • UK Sales Charts Watch Dogs Steps Out of Its Kennel for One More Walk

    Sorry Aiden, Destiny's coming

    Watch Dogs may be the fastest selling new franchise of all time – but it’s about to have that record snatched away. Like a larger puppy that’s spied a particularly pleasant pack of Bonio biscuits, Bungie’s colossal first-person shooter Destiny is waiting in the wings, ready to pounce upon all of the delicious...

August2014

July2014

  • News What's the Best Price for The Last of Us Remastered PS4 in the UK?

    Cheap and cheerful

    There’s a good chance if you’re reading this that you’re at least thinking about picking up The Last of Us Remastered for your PlayStation 4. Naughty Dog’s next-gen re-release has been garnering some pretty impressive review scores around the web, and regardless of whether you’ve played the game before, we suspect that...

  • UK Sales Charts Sandbox Smash Watch Dogs Simply Won't Stop Yapping

    Woof woof

    With the release calendar looking emptier than a hipster’s apartment in central London, Watch Dogs has managed yet another week at the summit of the UK sales charts. While the open world epic faced increased competition from the likes of FIFA 14 and Call of Duty: Ghosts, it’s probably going to remain at the top until The Last of Us...

  • UK Sales Charts Watch Dogs Reconnects with the Top Spot

    Hanging on the telephone

    After a few weeks with shoddy signal, Ubisoft’s sandbox smash Watch Dogs has re-established a connection with the summit of the UK sales charts. The title had been obstructed by Sniper Elite III, which has slipped into second position this week. FIFA 14 mirrored the Netherlands in third, while Wolfenstein: The New Order...

  • UK Sales Charts PS4 Testicle Remover Sniper Elite III Tops

    Nuts

    505 Games’ morbidly graphic long-range shooter Sniper Elite III has enjoyed a second week at the top of the UK sales charts, putting a bullet in fellow next-gen rival Watch Dogs. Despite being available on last-gen systems as well, both games sold best on Sony’s latest machine, evidencing the commanding position that the Japanese giant...

June2014

  • UK Sales Charts Sniper Elite III Is Your Number One with a Bullet

    On target

    EA Sports UFC is going down, down in an earlier round, as Rebellion’s oddly satisfying Sniper Elite III has cocked its rifle and pulled the trigger on the UK charts. Despite launching on next-gen and last-gen systems, the release commanded 65 per cent of sales on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with Sony’s latest machine...

  • UK Sales Charts Watch Dogs Takes the World Cup for a Walk

    Blahzil

    Now that E3 2014 is little more than a fading memory, it’s time to get back to business with the weekly UK sales charts report. With new releases taking a bit of a hiatus during the big show, there’s not a lot to get excited about here; Ubisoft’s hack happy escapade Watch Dogs is still on top, while 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil has...

  • UK Sales Charts Murdered: Soul Suspect Investigates Third Place

    No surprise, Sherlock

    Square Enix’s spooky Salem investigation Murdered: Soul Suspect couldn’t quite catch its killer quick enough to topple Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8 in the UK sales charts, with the brand new property entering in a still respectable third position. Ubisoft’s aforementioned hack happy escapade held onto the top spot despite...

  • News Watch Dogs Boosts PS4 Sales by 94 Per Cent in the UK

    Biggest new intellectual property ever

    Watch Dogs has amplified the PlayStation 4’s already strong sales signal, prompting a 94 per cent increase in hardware sales in the UK. Chart-Track reports that the title’s British bundle, in addition to exclusive content, helped the ambitious open world to perform best on Sony’s next-gen platform...

May2014

  • UK Sales Charts Wolfenstein: The New Order Targets the Top Spot

    Time to 'Stein

    Bad news, Nazis – B.J. Blazkowicz is coming for you. The seasoned superstar has helped Wolfenstein: The New Order Reich the summit of the UK sales charts this week, with the MachineGames developed release securing the second biggest launch of the year thus far. Bethesda may want to enjoy that, because we suspect that Watch Dogs...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 14 Tops, Minecraft PS3 Digs Deep

    Brickin' it

    The release of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition at retail outlets last week means that Mojang’s mega creation is likely to occupy two slots in the top ten moving forwards, as Sony’s version tussles with Microsoft’s for sales superiority. The blockbusters finished third and fourth respectively this time around, with PlayStation 4...

  • UK Sales Charts The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Swings a Little Lower

    Hanging loose

    A lack of new releases means that this was another uneventful week for the UK sales charts, as semi-Xbox One exclusive Titanfall reclaimed its place at the summit. FIFA 14 dribbled into second on the last day of the Premier League, while former frontrunner The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wrapped itself up in third position. Elsewhere,

  • UK Sales Charts The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Swings to the Summit

    Save this city

    Not even our astute spider sense could predict that Activision’s movie tie-in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would swing straight to the top of the UK sales charts, but that’s exactly what it’s done. Aspiring journalist Peter Parker’s alter-ego wrapped a web right around former frontrunner Titanfall, proving that you don’t need to...

April2014

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA World Cup Slips Behind Titanfall in Extra Time

    Like England of old

    First-person shooter Titanfall may not be the big hardware mover that Microsoft wanted, but it’s sure stretching its robotic legs in the UK sales charts right now. In truth, the title is probably being propped up by the slew of Xbox One bundles that are flooding UK retail – and we suspect that the price drops aren’t hurting...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA World Cup Falls to Respawn's FPS

    Runners up

    Enforcing stereotypes about the British and the beautiful game, there are two soccer simulations in the top five of this week’s UK sales charts. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil sprinted out of the blocks into second, though it couldn’t topple long-running frontrunner Titanfall. Meanwhile, FIFA 14 landed a Champion’s League spot in...

  • UK Sales Charts PS4 Exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son's Powers Unplugged

    Delsin decline

    After a prolonged period hovering around the top of the UK sales charts, PlayStation 4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son has comet dropped down into 13th position. The open world excursion still managed to sell well enough to combat the newly released Kinect Sports: Rivals, but couldn’t break into a top ten featuring evergreen titles...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 14 Sprints in Front of inFAMOUS: Second Son

    On fine form

    inFAMOUS: Second Son’s reign at the top of the UK sales charts appears to be over, as EA Sports’ uber-popular soccer simulation FIFA 14 has scored its 11th spell at the top of the league. Sucker Punch’s superhero excursion actually dropped out of the European qualification spots entirely, finishing up in sixth – a slightly...

  • News It's Time to Start Making Plans for This Year's EGX London

    Start queuing for The Order: 1886 now

    With the indie titles of EGX Rezzed now little more than a distant memory – and a list of scribbled thoughts on this editor’s rather grubby notebook – our friends over at Eurogamer.net are already turning their attention to EGX London, the next major event hosted by the Gamer Network. Set to take place in...

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