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March2013

  • News Retailer: PlayStation 4 Will Revive the UK's Flagging Market

    Pre-orders for the next generation platform performing extremely well

    UK retailer GAME believes that the impending PlayStation 4 will successfully resurrect the nation’s troubled video game market. Chatting with VideoGamer.com, category director Charlotte Knight explained that pre-orders for the platform are “performing very well” at the...

  • UK Sales Charts Crysis 3 Remains Cloaked at Summit

    Lara Croft may have something to say about that next week

    None could pass Crysis 3 in this week’s UK sales charts. Despite dwindling sales, the PlayStation 3 first-person shooter held onto its place at the top of the best sellers list for a second week, sitting pretty in its Nanosuit getup. We suppose that developer Crytek should take a bow, etc...

February2013

  • UK Sales Charts Crysis 3 Cloaks Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

    Persona 4 Golden shines in 32nd

    Crysis 3 eluded Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in this week’s UK sales charts, slipping past the Konami spin-off in order to steal the top spot from right under its nose. A meagre 5,500 units separated the two new releases, though it’s perhaps worth noting that Crytek’s first-person sequel was also available...

  • News Sony: PlayStation 4 Will Release in at Least One Region in 2013

    Still unsure

    Sony’s ambiguous ‘Holiday 2013’ release window remains the only launch information we have for the recently announced PlayStation 4 – and judging by a number of interviews with the platform holder, it sounds like that isn’t even concrete. Asked whether the console would hit the UK this year, SCEUK managing director Fergal...

  • Out Today Persona 4 Golden Brightens Up UK Retail

    Can't stop that shine

    Amidst the excitement of the PlayStation 4, you could be forgiven for forgetting about the release of Persona 4 Golden in the UK. The critically acclaimed PlayStation Vita JRPG has taken its sweet time making the journey across the Atlantic, but it’s finally available in stores today. A downloadable copy also deployed...

  • News You Can Pre-Order a PlayStation 4 Right Now If You Want To

    Why wait?

    UK retailer GAME is already accepting pre-orders for Sony’s PlayStation 4 – despite the manufacturer not even showing the hardware yet. If you waddle your way over to the specialist retailer’s online storefront, you’ll be able to part with the £20 required to purchase a deposit for the currently price-less machine. Sony announced...

  • UK Sales Charts Dead Space 3 Unsettles Ni No Kuni

    Wrath of the Necromorphs

    Despite its controversial inclusion of microtransactions, Dead Space 3 has snuck to the summit of this week’s UK sales charts, giving previous frontrunner Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch an awful scare along the way. The spooked Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration dropped all the way down into sixth, though...

  • News Gift Yourself This Gorgeous God of War: Ascension Controller

    Worth sacrificing a kidney over

    Sony has confirmed that you will be able to purchase this gorgeous golden God of War: Ascension controller as a standalone goodie in the UK. The delicious DualShock 3 was revealed as part of the prequel’s British bundle yesterday, but it wasn't clear if it would be available separately. However, the company has...

  • News Kratos Will Kill a Kitten If You Ignore This God of War Bundle

    Think about it

    Wannabe deities will be able to augment their shrines with a limited edition God of War: Ascension hardware bundle this March. The package – currently only announced for British-based worshippers – includes a 500GB Classic White PlayStation 3, a copy of the game, and a limited edition DualShock 3. The controller sports the same...

  • UK Sales Charts Ni No Kuni Summons a Spot at the Top

    Magic master

    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has ventured to the top of the UK sales charts, conjuring itself into first position for the week. The striking Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration wrapped its wand around the back of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2’s head, pushing the popular first-person shooter into third position. Last week’s...

January2013

  • UK Sales Charts DmC Pounded into Fourth by Black Ops 2

    Sinking feeling

    After dominating last week, DmC: Devil May Cry’s halo has slipped down into fourth position in the UK sales charts. The title was toppled by former frontrunner Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which shot straight back to the summit. Familiar favourites FIFA 13 and Far Cry 3 occupied second and third respectively. Elsewhere,

  • News PlayStation 3 Super Slim Flashes Red and Blue in UK

    Just like the police (minus Sting)

    Those recently announced ‘Garnet Red’ and ‘Azurite Blue’ PlayStation 3 Super Slim consoles are set to light up UK store shelves on 15th February, platform holder Sony has announced. The systems will be available as part of a temporary run, and will come bundled with two matching DualShock 3 controllers...

  • UK Sales Charts Devil May Cry Ascends to the Heavens

    God of war

    Dante’s new haircut didn’t prove a hindrance on DmC: Devil May Cry’s ability to conquer the UK sales charts, as the controversial (but excellent) demon slayer shot straight to the summit of the region’s best sellers list, knocking FIFA 13 off the championship spot. Perhaps potential buyers were swayed by the patriotic Union Jack...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 13 Clings on Through Stoppage Time

    Closes out the three points

    FIFA 13 battled through another set of challenging fixtures to hold onto the summit of the UK sales charts for a sixth time this week. The soccer sim locked Ubisoft’s excellent tropical shooter Far Cry 3 in second, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 settled for third. Hitman: Absolution and

  • News Gran Turismo 5 Lands Its Own Reality TV Series in the UK

    Launching in February on ITV4

    Forget about Dancing on Ice, Britain’s Got Talent, and the X-Factor – there’s a new ITV reality show in town. Sony has announced that it’s teaming up with the UK broadcaster to air a six episode television series based on its GT Academy competition. The programme will depict the plight of six Gran Turismo 5...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 13 Shoots to the Top of the League

    Marching on

    You can’t keep a good football game down for long. Despite being forced to sit out on the sidelines for the majority of the Christmas period, FIFA 13 has returned to the top of the UK sales charts. The soccer simulator knocked last week’s frontrunner Far Cry 3 into second position, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 remained in third...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Was the UK's Best Selling Game of 2012

    Act surprised

    We don’t know why Chart-Track even bothers to hire statisticians to uncover the annual best selling game in the UK. Everyone knows it’s going to be Call of Duty or FIFA anyway, so what’s the point? We suppose it gives us something to pad out an otherwise slow Saturday afternoon – seriously, the alternative to this story was a...

December2012

  • UK Sales Charts Far Cry 3 Finishes 2012 on a High

    Leading from the front

    Far Cry 3 couldn’t quite displace Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in the penultimate UK sales chart of the year – but ongoing retailer promotions have propelled it to the summit of the final countdown of 2012. It was a huge week for Ubisoft in general, with both Assassin’s Creed III and Just Dance 4

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Keeps UK Sales Charts Captive

    Winter warmer

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 weathered a valiant assault from Far Cry 3 to steal the UK sales charts’ festive top spot this week. Despite seeing sales rise by 86 per cent after a slew of holiday discounts, Ubisoft’s tropical adventure couldn’t quite outpace Activision’s blockbuster, which became the first title in 2012 to top the...

  • UK Sales Charts Black Ops 2 Closes Out a Fifth Week

    Number one with a bullet

    We suspect that there are going to be a fair few copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 stuffed beneath the Christmas tree next Tuesday. Activision’s commercial steamroller has secured a fifth week at the top of the UK sales charts, equalling LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes’ spell at the summit. Hitman: Absolution surged...

  • UK Sales Charts Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Shows Its Staying Power

    Keep still

    The winter weather has clearly had an impact on the UK sales charts, seeing as the season’s heavy hitters seem frozen in place. Indeed, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has continued its spell at the summit, holding off competition from Far Cry 3 and FIFA 13. Elsewhere, Assassin’s Creed III sloped into fifth, while

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Takes UK Sales Charts Hostage

    The future's black

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 may not be selling as well as its predecessors, but it’s still utterly dominating the UK sales charts. The first-person shooter has held onto its position at the top of the best sellers list, forcing new release Far Cry 3 into second. That's despite the insanity simulator securing the ninth biggest...

November2012

  • News Amazon Bundling PlayStation 3 with Vita for £499.99 in UK

    All-stars

    Earlier in the year, Sony stated that it was not averse to the idea of bundling the PlayStation 3 with the Vita. "We'd have nothing against that whatsoever," SCEUK’s Fergal Gara told CVG. "And it's not out of the question that we would do that this Christmas if we wanted to.” It turns out that those weren’t empty words. The UK arm...

  • News Sony Sponsors BAFTA Young Game Designers Competition

    Winners take a trip to Studio London

    As our recent feature on the development of Sheffield Hallam University title BounceBack evidenced, Sony is heavily involved in the academic aspect of game production. Reinforcing that, the platform holder took a front seat at the BAFTA Young Game Designers competition, which took place in London last night. The...

  • UK Sales Charts Black Ops 2 Puts a Bullet in Agent 47

    Battle Royale struggles

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 managed to keep Hitman: Absolution at bay this week, as Square Enix’s prominently marketed stealth title could only reach second in the latest UK sales charts. Activision’s shooter suffered an 87 per cent drop in sales over the previous week, but was still strong enough to stay at the summit. It...

  • News Here's How to Claim a Free 30-Day PlayStation Plus Trial

    You know you want it

    If those of you in the UK are feeling a little bit envious of North America’s outrageous Black Friday deals, we’ve discovered an offer that’s bound to improve your mood. In return for a few minor personal details, Sony is currently giving away free 30-day subscriptions to PlayStation Plus. All you need to do is visit this...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Blows Up in the UK

    Second biggest Vita launch ever

    It may have only taken five months to put together, but Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is already throwing its weight around the UK sales charts. The handheld spin-off shot straight into 16th position on this week’s best-sellers list, becoming the second biggest PlayStation Vita launch in Britain since the...

  • UK Sales Charts Black Ops 2 Shoots Straight to the Top

    But it's not all good news

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 shot straight to the top of the UK sales charts this week, securing the biggest release of 2012 so far. However, the Activision published first-person shooter did not have enough ammunition to outpace any of its most recent predecessors, as it could only secure the fourth biggest British release...

  • News Black Ops 2 Sold 10,000 Copies in Five Minutes at Blockbuster UK

    Kerching

    Call of Duty is still in fashion, then. Blockbuster UK’s commercial director Gerry Butler has revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 sold a dizzying 10,000 copies in just five minutes across the retail chain’s 450 British stores. “It was fantastic to see thousands of people turn out at over 450 Blockbuster stores last night and our...

  • News Future Publishing Shutting Down PSM3 Magazine

    Dropping like flies

    Hot on the heels of the closure of PlayStation: The Official Magazine in North America, print media giant Future Publishing has announced that it is shutting down PSM3 in the UK. The unofficial PlayStation publication dates all the way back to 2000 – where it was originally known as PSM2 – and has published over 160 issues...

  • UK Sales Charts Some Dude in a Gaudy Green Suit Tops

    Your guess is as good as ours

    We’ve never heard of this week’s best selling game in the UK. Apparently it involves a character named Master Chief – yeah, we thought that was kind of dumb too. Still, it seems like the people of Britain are rather fond of him. Something they’re not so keen on is LittleBigPlanet Karting, which has crashed its...

  • News Purchase a 12GB PlayStation 3 and Wonderbook for £119.99

    A kind of magic

    If you’re looking for a decent stocking-filler this Christmas, UK retailer GameStation is running a magical deal. At the time of writing you can score a 12GB PlayStation 3 console with a copy of Wonderbook: Book of Spells, a Wonderbook accessory, a PlayStation Move motion controller, and a PlayStation Eye camera for – wait for it...

  • News Purchase a PlayStation Vita and Three Blockbuster Games for £230

    Bobby dazzler

    If you're eager to do your part to improve the PlayStation Vita's current sales predicament, then UK retailer GAME has prepared a staggering deal that is designed to eliminate the cobwebs from inside your wallet. The exclusive bundle includes

  • UK Sales Charts Assassin's Creed III Starts a Revolution

    Leap of faith

    Assassin's Creed III has unsurprisingly infiltrated the top of the UK sales charts, securing the second biggest release of the year so far. The slick stealth title doubled the sales of Assassin's Creed II, and outsold last year's Revelations by a whopping 117,000 units. PlayStation Vita exclusive spin-off Assassin's Creed III: Liberati

October2012

  • UK Sales Charts Medal of Honor Infiltrates Top Spot

    Number one with a bullet

    Medal of Honor: Warfighter has booted FIFA 13 from the top of the UK sales charts. The soccer simulation couldn’t manage a sixth week at the summit, as Danger Close’s shooter shot straight to the peak of the list. It wasn’t all good news for the modern military adventure, however, as it failed to outsell its...

  • News Wish Studios Dreaming Up New IP Prototype for PlayStation

    Upon a star

    Brighton-based independent developer Wish Studios has announced that it’s working on a prototype for a brand new PlayStation IP. The outfit – which is led by former DC-UK and Mr. Dreamcast editor Caspar Field – is keeping the details of the project under wraps, but reckons it has “enormous potential”. SCEE’s Mick Hocking...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 13 Blocks Skylanders' Charge

    Holding on

    FIFA 13 managed to keep its competitors out of the net for a fourth time this week, once again finishing first in the UK sales charts. Competition was fierce from Activision’s Skylanders: Giants, but the multiplatform phenomenon wasn’t strong enough to topple EA Sports’ soccer sim from the top of the list. We think that accolade’s...

  • News Redesigned PlayStation Store Finally Opens in the UK

    Better late than never

    Sony has finally launched the revamped PlayStation Store in the UK. The updated digital storefront was originally scheduled to arrive on 17th October, but was delayed due to slow loading and bugs. We’ve now had a chance to test out the new look, and it definitely seems to organise content in a much more cohesive manner...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 13 Holds, Dishonored Sneaks into Second

    Parking the bus

    It’s going to take one hell of a release to displace FIFA 13 from the top of the UK sales charts. Fresh from defending the summit from Resident Evil 6 last week, the soccer simulation has now successfully fought off Bethesda’s critically acclaimed fantasy adventure Dishonored too. Despite being the most successful new IP of the...

  • News Pick Up a 12GB PlayStation 3 Super Slim for Under £160

    Every little helps

    Those of you eagerly anticipating an opportunity to enter the third place will be delighted to learn that UK supermarket Morrisons is selling the brand new 12GB PlayStation 3 Super Slim for just £158 in-store today. Elsewhere, Toys ‘R’ Us is bundling the system alongside a copy of FIFA 13 for a competitive £179.99 in-store...

  • News PlayStation 3 Surpasses 5 Million Sales in the UK

    Best seller

    The PlayStation 3 has sold more than 5 million units in the UK, platform holder Sony has announced. The news comes on the eve of the release of the new 12GB Super Slim system across Europe. The 500GB redesign launched on 28th September, prompting a 138 per cent boost in PS3 hardware sales throughout the UK. “This is another historic...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 13 Defends Top Spot from RE6

    Undead

    Resident Evil 6 failed to topple FIFA 13 from the top of the UK sales charts this week. The soccer simulation maintained its position at the summit of the list, despite strong competition from the hotly anticipated survival horror shooter. Indeed, Capcom’s controversial adventure registered the fourth biggest UK launch of the year – but...

  • UK Sales Charts FIFA 13 Shoots to the Top of the League

    Premiership material

    Here’s a shocker for you: FIFA 13 has sprinted straight to the top of the UK sales charts. The annual entry sold a whopping one million units during its first weekend on sale, forcing last week’s front runner Borderlands 2 into second position. F1 2012 held onto third, while Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 fell into fifth.

September2012

  • UK Sales Charts Borderlands 2 Shoots Its Way to the Top

    Are you surprised?

    Sleeping Dogs has finally been removed from its resting place atop the UK sales charts. New release Borderlands 2 shot straight to the summit, leaving fellow newcomer F1 2012 in its dust. The positively received Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 debuted in third, while Square Enix’s open world epic was forced to settle for fourth.

  • UK Sales Charts Sleeping Dogs Still Resting Atop Summit

    Wake up

    Not even Heihachi Mishima and family could displace the lethargic Sleeping Dogs in this week’s UK sales charts. The Square Enix published open world crime drama enjoyed a fourth stint at the top of the pile, with Tekken Tag Tournament 2 sitting just behind in second. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes grapple-hooked its way back into third...

  • News UK Retailer GameStation to be Rebranded GAME

    End of an era

    Those of you in North America have our permission to close your ears while we regale tales about the torrid state of UK retail. Chatting at a conference this morning, GAME Retail has revealed that its GameStation brand is to be phased out. The company – which recently went through a major reshuffle – previously operated GAME and...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Reclaims UK Sales Charts Top Spot

    Sitting pretty

    United Front Games' excellent open world adventure Sleeping Dogs has reclaimed its place atop the UK sales charts. The crime drama – which was temporarily displaced by Guild Wars 2 last week – managed to fight off competition from new entry The Sims 3: Supernatural to steal back the top spot. It was a familiar story elsewhere...

August2012

  • UK Sales Charts Sleeping Dogs Dispatches Darksiders II

    Let 'em lie

    Hotly anticipated sequel Darksiders II was unable to displace the excellent Sleeping Dogs on this week’s UK sales charts. The Square Enix published open-world adventure enjoyed a second week at the top of the charts, after debuting in pole position just over seven days ago. It wasn’t all bad news for troubled publisher THQ however,...

  • News Sleeping Dogs Lies Atop UK Sales Charts

    True crime

    Sleeping Dogs has displaced former frontrunner London 2012 in the UK sales charts race. The title’s position will certainly rub salt into the wounds of previous publisher Activision, who canned the project in 2011 over fears it wouldn’t sell. The company’s executives will be dining on a hearty slice of humble pie tonight, we...

  • UK Sales Charts London 2012 Wins Third Gold Medal

    Simply the best

    London 2012 may have come to a stylish conclusion last night – we were particularly fond of Jessie J’s figure-hugging catsuit – but the success of the 30th Olympiad lives on courtesy of the UK sales charts this morning. SEGA’s decent athletics tie-in managed to hold onto its position at the top spot for a third week running,...

  • UK Sales Charts London 2012 Holds onto Gold

    Inspired

    SEGA’s decent London 2012 tie-in was never going to let Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah steal all the headlines this week, as it's held onto its position atop the UK sales charts for a second week running. Of course, it’s not especially surprising – the world has caught Olympics fever and, well, there’s nothing else coming out. Proving...

  • News UK Retail Software Sales Slump to Lowest Ever Tally

    Gulp

    Retail software sales in the UK smashed records last week – by sinking lower than they’ve ever sunk before. MCV reports that 394,688 games were sold during the seven day period, generating just £8.4 million. It’s not entirely surprising that the figures dipped so dramatically – the games industry is essentially on holiday, and...

July2012

  • UK Sales Charts London 2012 Takes Podium Position

    Gold medal

    We predicted last week that London 2012 might finally overtake LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes on the UK sales charts – and we were spot on. The SEGA developed Olympic Games tie-in toppled TT Games’ bite-sized action adventure to take the gold medal, which it'll probably hold onto for the next couple of weeks.

  • News Limited Edition PS3s Sneak onto UK Store Shelves

    Blood and bandages

    Sony has released a trio of limited edition PlayStation 3 colours in the UK today. The farm fresh Satin Silver, Scarlet Red and Classic White consoles are available from leading retailers right now – all three of which were previously exclusive to Japan. Each system ships with a matching DualShock 3 controller and a 320GB hard...

  • News LEGO Batman 2 Maintains Grip on UK Sales Charts

    Top, er, bat

    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has scored a fifth consecutive week at the top of the UK sales charts. It was joined on the podium by SEGA’s London 2012 tie-in, which we suspect might have a chance at toppling the caped crusader when the Olympics start properly later this week. Ubisoft’s tactical third-person shooter Ghost Recon:...

  • News Metal Gear Rising and ZoE HD Join Eurogamer Expo

    Konami commits

    Konami is bringing big guns Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PES 2013 and Zone of the Enders HD Collection to this year's Eurogamer Expo. The host also teased another incredible announcement from Konami, so if you're a fan of the publisher and its top talent you might want to book those tickets soon. Konami's fare joins other high...

  • News LEGO Batman 2 Arrests UK Sales Charts for a Third Week

    Miniature heroes

    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has maintained its position at the top of the UK sales charts for a third week running. However, it faced strong competition from SEGA’s London 2012, which scooped up the silver medal after a photo finish. Fellow superhero title The Amazing Spider-Man dropped down into third, while

  • News LEGO Batman 2 Keeps UK Sales Charts in Custody

    Caped crusader

    The excellent LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has enjoyed a second week at the top of the UK sales charts, beating off strong competition from fellow crime-stopper The Amazing Spider-Man with a well-placed batarang. The DC and Marvel mascots both bettered 2K Games’ oft-delayed third-person shooter Spec Ops: The Line which debuted in...

June2012

  • News Play Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution at Eurogamer Expo

    Hot stuff

    Current Eurogamer Expo ticket holders have earned the right to feel smug this afternoon, as Square Enix has announced that both Tomb Raider and Hitman: Absolution will be playable at the London convention later this year. The additions help to inflate an already bulging line-up, including Resident Evil 6 and Assassin’s Creed III. For...

  • News Capcom Confirms Killer Line-Up for Eurogamer Expo

    Drop dead

    Fans of zombies, controversy and The Thing will probably want to snatch up the few remaining tickets to September’s Eurogamer Expo. The London convention is set to pay host to a trio of top-tier titles from Capcom, with Resident Evil 6, DmC: Devil May Cry and Lost Planet 3 all playable on the show floor. Members of the Push Square team...

  • News LEGO Batman 2 Glides to UK Charts Summit

    Holy sales, Batman

    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes has shot straight to the top of the UK sales charts, beating out continued competition from FIFA 12. It’s familiar form for the blocky caped crusader, whose previous outing debuted in second way back in 2008. Elsewhere, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier held onto its position in third, while Lollipop Ch

  • News Play Assassin's Creed III at Eurogamer Expo

    Go hands-on first

    Assassin's Creed III will be one of the new titles on show at this year's Eurogamer Expo in London. Assassin's Creed III joins Far Cry 3, Just Dance 4 and Rocksmith in Ubisoft's line-up at the show, which runs from 27th to 30th September at London's Earl's Court. Tickets are available now and start from £9 for an afternoon...

  • News FIFA 12 Shoots Atop UK Sales Charts

    Back of the net

    EA Sports has performed its best Cristiano Ronaldo impression, steering FIFA 12 back to the summit of the UK sales charts in style. The popular football franchise managed to leap-frog strong competition from Lollipop Chainsaw and last week’s winner Ghost Recon: Future Soldier to reclaim the top-spot.

  • News Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Maintains Position Atop UK Charts

    Locked up

    Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has enjoyed a third successive week at the top of the UK sales charts. It was joined in second by Max Payne 3 and FIFA 12 in third. EA’s Battlefield 3 jumped up a few spots into fourth, while Sniper Elite V2 held onto its position in the top five.

  • News Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Locks Up UK Sales Charts

    Burning skies

    E3? E3? It’s still business as usual here at Push Square towers. We might have half an eye on the madness set to embark in Los Angeles later today, but we’re still going to tell you about this week’s UK sales charts. That’s if you care of course. Anyone? Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier maintained its place at the top...

May2012

  • News Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Shoots Atop UK Sales Charts

    Dragon's Dogma not far behind

    Ubisoft’s oft-delayed Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has fired straight to the top of the UK sales charts. The shooter beat out strong competition from a slew of new releases, including Dragon’s Dogma and DiRT Showdown – both of which debuted in the top five. Future Soldier’s first week sales were stronger than any...

  • News Ubisoft Reveals Far Cry 3's Insane Edition

    Does it live up to the name?

    2K's amazing Borderlands 2 Ultimate Loot Edition still holds the crown for most over-the-top special edition, but Ubisoft's going straight to the point by naming Far Cry 3's so-called "Insane Edition". The box contains a 12cm Vaas Wahine bobble head figure, a survival guide to the island and a stack of in-game...

  • News Max Payne 3 Tops UK Sales Charts

    Number one with a bullet

    There’s still hope for the struggling UK games market after all, as Max Payne 3 has become the best selling new release of the year after beating out PC exclusive Diablo III by 8,000 units. The rebooted Rockstar shooter outsold Max Payne 2 by a ratio of 10:1, with PS3 enjoying a fair share of the sales. FIFA Street moved...

  • News Sniper Elite V2 Focuses its Sights on UK Sales Charts

    Starhawk falls short

    Rebellion’s crass but enjoyable Sniper Elite V2 has maintained its position atop the UK sales charts, beating out faithful favourites such as FIFA Street and FIFA 12 for a second week running. The World War II shooter was joined by Prototype 2 and Mass Effect 3 in the top five, while

  • News Sniper Elite V2 Shoots to the Top of UK Sales Charts

    Hot shot

    Rebellion’s super satisfying tactical shooter Sniper Elite V2 has put a bullet in this week’s UK sales charts. The new release shot straight to the top of the multiplatform best sellers, pushing last week’s winner Prototype 2 into the second spot. Sgt. James Heller won’t be pleased. Elsewhere, it was largely as you were: EA’s holy...

April2012

  • News Prototype 2 Conquers UK Sales Charts

    Consumes the competition

    Activision’s angry open-world adventure Prototype 2 has shot straight to the top of the UK sales charts. However, despite its position, it failed to outperform the first week sales of its predecessor which launched back in June 2009. The rest of the chart paints a familiar picture, with EA’s FIFA Street, FIFA 12 and Mass...

  • News PlayStation 3D Display Finally Reaches the UK

    £449 for you

    Sony's PlayStation-branded 3D display is available to buy in the UK at long last. Amazon has the 24" screen on sale for £449.99, complete with two sets of 3D glasses and copies of Killzone 3 and Gran Turismo 5. As well as offering 3D visuals, the screen has a feature called SimulView which allows two players to play...

  • News FIFA Street Bounces Back to Top of UK Charts

    Back of the net

    As the Premier League season dribbles to its conclusion in predictable and conveniently tense fashion, FIFA Street has casually returned to the summit of the UK sales charts after a week or two floundering outside of the top three. It was another good week for publisher EA, with the brilliant (but controversial) Mass Effect 3 sitting...

  • News 24-Hour SingStar Marathon Kicks Off Today

    Wish him well

    Julian Hill's SingStar endurance challenge starts today in London, with the dedicated dad raising money for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital by playing the karaoke game for 24 hours straight. At the Ambassador's Bloomsbury Hotel in London, Hill will make his way through every song in the SingStar series over the next 24 hours...

  • News Take Three Dragon's Dogma Pre-Order Packs into Battle

    All with one pre-order

    Capcom's big money blockbuster Dragon's Dogma is starting to rise over the horizon, and the publisher is hoping to entice you into a pre-order with some extra upgrades when you put down money at Blockbuster or ShopTo. UK customers can take home three extra upgrade packs from the retailers designed to give them a leg-up on the...

  • News GAME Exits Administration, Stores to Remain Open

    Good news, everyone

    GAME Group's out of administration less than a week after it entered. Investment group OpCapita and Baker Acquisitions Limited negotiated a deal that will see all remaining stores continue to trade, securing the jobs of some 3,200 staff. Here's hoping this signals the start of an upswing for the chain.

  • News FIFA Street Enjoys Third Week Atop UK Charts

    Urban chaos

    EA’s maintained its grip on the UK sales charts, occupying four of the top five spots for the week ending 31st March. Streetwise soccer sim FIFA Street held onto its place in the top spot, and was joined by Mass Effect 3, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and FIFA 12. Slant Six’s tactical shooter,

March2012

  • News GAME Enters Administration, Closes 277 Stores

    2,000 made redundant

    GAME Group plc. has entered administration. The retailer filed for administration last week but, having been unable to find a buyer over the weekend, was officially placed into administration yesterday morning. Administrators PwC made an immediate impact on reducing the company's store portfolio, closing 277 stores with the loss...

  • News FIFA Street Tops the UK Charts for a Second Week

    Slick skills

    EA’s urban soccer sim FIFA Street maintained its place at the top of the UK charts this week, outpacing strong competition from Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Mass Effect 3. It was another solid week for sports titles, with FIFA 12 and SSX both winding up in fourth and fifth respectively.

  • News LittleBigPlanet 2 Scoops Up Two BAFTA Awards

    Portal 2 takes home Game of the Year

    Valve’s first-person puzzler Portal 2 took home the coveted Game of the Year gong at last night’s glitzy BAFTA awards ceremony in London. The brilliant brain bender was the biggest winner on the night, scooping up an additional two awards for best Design and Story. Despite being nominated in five categories,...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Flies to the Front of the UK Charts

    No surprise

    We doubt anyone will be surprised to learn that Mass Effect 3 has shot straight to the top of the UK charts. The Bioware developed space opera outsold all of the previous four number ones – Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, UFC Undisputed 3, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and SSX – combined.

  • News GAME Not Stocking Street Fighter X Tekken

    Shop elsewhere

    In a short statement released to MCV, Capcom has confirmed that UK retailer GAME (and its various subsidiaries) will not be stocking Street Fighter X Tekken or Asura’s Wrath. The publisher said: Unfortunately Capcom must confirm that Street Fighter x Tekken for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and Asura’s Wrath, both scheduled for...

  • News SSX Slides to the Summit of the UK Charts

    SSX sells

    EA Sports’ hotly anticipated SSX reboot has tricked its way to the top of the UK charts, knocking last week’s winner, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, into fourth place. It marks the best debut for an SSX game ever, with the franchise’s previous frontrunner, SSX 3, only managing to skid into third position. Needless to say there’ll be a...

  • Rumour Vita UK Sales Higher Than First Reported

    Perhaps not 45k

    Recently we reported that Vita's UK launch sales were 75% lower than PSP's, but according to industry analyst Nick Park the real figure is much higher. Pocket Gamer reported the console had sold around half of 3DS's UK launch sales, which it claimed were 89,000, putting Vita around the 45,000 mark. However, Park tweeted (via...

February2012

  • News GAME Not Stocking Mass Effect 3

    Finishing the fight

    The woes for UK retailer GAME continue, with reports circulating that the publisher will not be carrying Mass Effect 3 or any EA titles beyond this week’s SSX. Eurogamer.net reports that if you have a pre-order placed for Mass Effect 3 at a GAME store, you’ll be able to claim it back as in-store credit. Apparently the store...

  • Rumour UK Vita Launch Sales 75% Lower Than PSP's

    Slow starter?

    After Sony announced Vita sales of 1.2 million, Pocket Gamer claims the system's UK launch week sales were well below predecessor the PSP. When PSP launched in the UK in September 2005 it shifted around 185,000 units in its first week. According to Pocket Gamer, Chart-Track figures claim the console sold "around one quarter"...

  • Guide How to Get US Netflix on Your UK PS3

    It's easy!

    Netflix came to the UK PlayStation 3 recently but if you've been jealously eyeing up the selection enjoyed by your friends over the pond, salvation is at hand. Connecting your PS3 to the US Netflix library is unbelievably easy, and we're here to tell you how. First things first: this only works if you're connecting wirelessly through a...

  • News GAME to Stock Ubisoft Vita Games From Tomorrow

    All's well that ends well

    GAME stores will start stocking Ubisoft's Vita games tomorrow, according to a statement sent to VG247. Last week we reported GAME was not stocking Ubisoft's Vita launch games, but that should come to an end tomorrow when stock starts to hit GAME, Gamestation and the group's online stores. We've taken a look at some of...

  • News Uncharted: Golden Abyss is UK's Number One Game

    Drake's fortune

    Nathan Drake's first portable outing, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, was last week's best-selling game in the UK. Sony Bend's game took a huge 31% of all Vita software unit sales, with second place FIFA Football taking 18%, the two combining to represent nearly half of all Vita launch game sales in the UK. The next best-selling Vita game...

  • News Sony Bringing Bigger Vita Memory Cards to the UK

    Guessed wrong

    Sony is working hard to bring bigger PS Vita memory cards into the UK. The biggest stick available alongside yesterday’s launch was the 16GB, but SCE UK gaffer Fergal Gara has said that the company completely misjudged demand. He told Eurogamer: We probably haven’t got big enough memory cards introduced for the UK market. We’ve...

  • News Sony Discusses Pricing and Memory Cards at UK Vita Launch

    Hopeful for a new day

    With today's worldwide launch of PS Vita, debates about pricing, memory cards and more are now hitting home, with much interest in the early progress of the console outside of Japan. At the midnight launch at GAME's flagship store on Oxford Street, London, our friends at Eurogamer spoke to Sony Computer Entertainment UK &...

  • News GAME Not Stocking Ubisoft Vita Launch Games

    Any of them

    UK high street retailer GAME will not stock any Ubisoft games at Vita's launch, VG247 has revealed. The nation's biggest specialist retailer won't be selling any of Ubisoft's games, a huge blow to the giant publisher with a reputation for emphatic day-one support of new hardware. That means GAME customers won't be able to pick up the...

  • News UFC Dropkicks Amalur from the Top of the UK Charts

    Not pretty

    UFC Undisputed 3 has fought its way to the top of the UK sales charts, beating out last week’s frontrunner, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, to claim the coveted spot. The EA Partners published RPG actually fell from the top ten completely, finishing up in 12th, and allowing faithful favourites such as FIFA 12, Call of Duty: Modern...

  • News Eurogamer Expo Tickets Up for Grabs Next Week

    Fingers at the ready

    Tickets for Eurogamer Expo — the biggest video games show in the UK — go on sale next week. The four-day show in London's Earls Court runs from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th September, and comes with a new partner: Virgin Media. The broadband provider will be "powering" the show, and Virgin Media customers can get...

  • News Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Storms the UK Charts

    Sitting pretty

    The EA Partners published Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has rushed straight to the top of the UK charts this week, beating out tough competition from the gruesome Darkness II and last week’s champ, Final Fantasy XIII-2. According to Chart Track data, it’s the first new RPG series to debut at number one since Pokemon Red nearly 12...

  • Feature The Push Square Launch Party

    Rockin' in the free world

    To celebrate the triumphant relaunch of Push Square last week, our team got together in Nottingham's swanky Broadway Cinema lounge to play lots of games and share a few well-earned beers. Our UK team whiled away the night revisiting classic games. Virtua Tennis and Power Stone 2 on Dreamcast got a lot of love, with...

  • News Final Fantasy XIII-2 Hits Top of UK Charts

    Snake sits in second

    Square Enix's latest RPG epic has shot to the top of the UK all-formats charts. Final Fantasy XIII-2 grabbed the number one slot in its first week on sale, nudging Metal Gear Solid HD Collection into second place. The other big release of last week, Namco Bandai's SoulCalibur V, lived up to its title by landing in fifth. The...

  • News Amazon UK Upgrading PlayStation Vita Orders

    Announces new bundle too

    If you thought North America was getting all the luck with regards to PlayStation Vita bundles, then you might like to take a note of an email we just received from Amazon.co.uk this morning. According to the message, the online retailer is upgrading all PlayStation Vita pre-orders to include a free 8GB memory card and a...

January2012

  • News Sony: "Our Studios Know They Have to Do Better with Move"

    UK boss lays it out

    Sony Computer Entertainment UK boss Fergal Gara has told MCV that its internal studios have to create better Move titles. Gara revealed that Sports Champions has been the biggest seller but that other titles have put in vastly differing sales performances. Gara went on to say that it's a priority for internal studios to do...

December2011

  • News Sony Details UK PlayStation Vita Pre-Order Offer

    Here's what you get

    If you haven't put your pound sterling down for a PlayStation Vita, here's what's on offer if you pre-order at select retailers. Get your pre-order in now to get some Vita-branded in-ear headphones, money off a selected Vita game download, PS Vita-related items for your PlayStation Home avatar, early access to Frobisher Says! and...

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