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News: Good Grief, Grand Theft Auto V Coined Over $800 Million in a Day

Good Grief, Grand Theft Auto V Coined Over $800 Million in a Day

Officially the fastest-selling game ever in the UK

Grand Theft Auto V raked in an absolutely staggering $800 million during its first day on the market, securing the largest volume of launch day sales in the sandbox series’ history. "We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games' creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of...

News: UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Still Current Incumbent, Lost Planet 3 Burrows Deep

UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Still Current Incumbent, Lost Planet 3 Burrows Deep

Killer Is Dead fails to entice the general public

Two of last week’s big new releases did not inject much enthusiasm into the UK sales charts. Lost Planet 3 got off to a dismal start, digging itself into 26th position. Meanwhile, the latest title from Grasshopper Manufacture mustered an even more disappointing debut, with Killer Is Dead...

News: UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Takes the Seat at the Summit

UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Takes the Seat at the Summit

Inauguration station

Saints Row IV has been sworn in at the top of the UK sales charts, fending off strong competition from Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Ubisoft’s sneak-‘em-up settled its night vision goggles on second place, while pricey toy platform Disney Infinity finished in third. Isn’t it nice to be able to talk about some new games for a...

News: UK Sales Charts: Payday 2 Initiates a Holdup at the Top Spot

UK Sales Charts: Payday 2 Initiates a Holdup at the Top Spot

Grand Theft Auto IV returns

It looks like the UK market couldn’t get enough heist action last week. In addition to Starbreeze’s robbery simulator Payday 2 shooting straight to the summit of the sales charts, Grand Theft Auto IV also put in an impressive reappearance on the back of the recent Grand Theft Auto Online reveal. It’s a testament to...

News: UK Sales Charts: Tales of Xillia Conjures Fourth Place Finish

UK Sales Charts: Tales of Xillia Conjures Fourth Place Finish

The Smurfs 2 feeling blue in third

Tales of Xillia got off to a flying start in the UK sales charts, finishing fourth in this week’s bestsellers list. The enjoyable Namco Bandai role-playing game scored favourably in our review, earning itself a respectable 8/10 and a strong recommendation. Despite this, the title couldn’t leapfrog The Smurfs 2,...

Rumour: If You Don't Pre-Order Your PS4 Soon, You May Miss Out

If You Don't Pre-Order Your PS4 Soon, You May Miss Out

Sony to introduce deadline in the UK

Sony is set to introduce a pre-order deadline for the PlayStation 4 in the UK, according to retail sources speaking with CVG. The site reports that any purchases placed beyond 5th August may not secure you a system at launch. If accurate, it means that you’ve got less than a week to put a deposit down on your...

News: PS3 Rules UK Retail in June, Commands 40 Per Cent Software Share

PS3 Rules UK Retail in June, Commands 40 Per Cent Software Share

The Last of Us fronts positive period for Sony's system

While the PlayStation 3 is generally the platform of choice in Europe, it’s forced to sit behind the Xbox 360 in the UK. A strong marketing presence from Microsoft means that, while still popular, Sony’s system is regularly treated as second-best in the region. Despite this, though, the...

News: Sony Drops Data Loss Appeal, Will Have to Pay £250k Fine

Sony Drops Data Loss Appeal, Will Have to Pay £250k Fine

Chunk of change

Remember when the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK fined Sony a whopping £250,000 for the PlayStation Network hack in 2011? At the time, the platform holder said that it planned to fight the charges – but it’s since dropped the case, meaning that the firm will be forced to cough up the extortionate sum. "After...

News: You May Need to Open Your Wallet Wider for EA's PS4 Games

You May Need to Open Your Wallet Wider for EA's PS4 Games

Prices could be going up

We’re very much still in the PlayStation 4’s honeymoon period. Typically, the bubble would have burst by now – but Sony is doing a fantastic job of ensuring that the public perception surrounding its next generation console remains predominantly positive. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t bad news around...