FIFA 20 holds off The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch

October 21st, 2019

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, FIFA 20 is still at the top of the UK physical game charts for another week, despite big releases like the arrival of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Nintendo Switch.

The Switcher actually made it to number four, with 96% of the copies being on Nintendo’s console, pushing the 999% increase of sales week-on-week. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also sits at number two, with Ring Fit Adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and the Switch version of Minecraft also showing their face in the top 10.

Blizzard’s Overwatch sat at number 11, however, having just released its Switch version. Speaking of which, FIFA’s Switch version made up 5% of its sales.

For the full top 10 check down below. What can topple FIFA?

1. FIFA 20 / EA Sports
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
3. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint / Ubisoft
4. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt GOTY Edition / CD Projekt Red
5. Ring Fit Adventure / Nintendo
6. Minecraft: Switch Edition / Mojang
7. Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville / EA
8. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening / Nintendo
9. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
10. Borderlands 3 / 2K Games

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Dance Monkey sees off Travis Scott to claim second week at Number 1

October 11th, 2019

Tones and I’s Dance Monkey extends its reign at Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart, holding off a fierce challenge from Travis Scott’s Highest in the Room.

Dance Monkey notched up over 70,700 chart sales this week, including 7.34 million streams, to claim a second week at the summit.

Travis’s Highest in the Room, a new entry at Number 2, becomes his second Top 10 and his highest ever chart peak in the UK.

Dermot Kennedy, who tops this week’s Official Albums Chart, scores his first UK Top 10, as Outnumbered advances six slots to a new peak of Number 8; Jorja Smith lands her highest charting single as Be Honest, feat. Burna Boy, rises four places to 11; and Sam Feldt’s Post Malone, feat. Rani, rebounds four to a new peak of 13.

Justin Bieber’s collaboration with country duo Dan & Shay, 10,000 Hours, starts at 19; Buss Down, from Aitch feat Ziezie climbs five to break the Top 20 at 20; while Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, and Cardi B’s team-up on South of the Border is up sixteen places to 24.

After a near-miss earlier in the year, Summer Walker lands her first UK Top 40 hit with Playing Games, which rockets 68 slots to 25; Camila Cabello pops up again, this time rising eight to 29 with Liar; Riton & Oliver Heldens also advance eight with Turn Me On feat Vula, to 29; and Halsey scores an eighth Top 40 with Graveyard, up eleven to 38.

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FIFA 20 still tops the videogaming charts

October 7th, 2019

EA Sports’ FIFA 20 has taken the top spot on the UK physical charts once again, meaning that – even with a sales decline of 66% – it’s held off competition from Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, storming into second place, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz.

Borderlands 3 is at three, having its own 43% decrease in sales compared to last week, and Gears 5’s sales are down 1%, putting it at number four. Another game with a big decline is The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, sitting at five.

Ghostbusters: Remastered is here at six, coming back a decade after the original game, and for the full top 10 you can check below.

What game can shift FIFA 20?

1. FIFA 20 / EA Sports
2. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint / Ubisoft
3. Borderlands 3 / 2K
4. Gears 5 / Microsoft
5. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening / Nintendo
6. Ghostbusters / Koch Media
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
8. Sea of Thieves / Microsoft
9. Minecraft: Xbox Edition / Microsoft
10. Forza Horizon 3 / Microsoft.

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Dance Monkey claims Number 1 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart

October 4th, 2019

Tones and I’s Dance Monkey takes this week’s top spot on the Official UK Singles Chart, marking the end of a nine-week climb up the Top 100.

The Australian singer-songwriter’s breakthrough track first entered the singles chart at Number 82 in August and this week’s leaps six places to Number 1 with over 50,000 chart sales, including 5.1 million streams.

On learning the news, Tones and I told OfficialCharts.com: “Thank you so much UK for your support on this track, I can’t wait to come over soon and celebrate with you all.”

In her native Australia, Tones and I – real name Toni Watson – is enjoying a ninth consecutive week at Number 1. Last week Dance Monkey broke the country’s record for most weeks at the summit by an Australian female solo artist, sweeping aside a 32-year-old record set by Kylie Minogue’s Locomotion.

In the UK, Dance Monkey is the first Number 1 by an Australian artist in five years, since Iggy Azalea’s Problem with Ariana Grande.

Dance Monkey holds off competition from Regard’s Ride It, which jumps three places to a new peak at Number 2. The song has outperformed the 2008 original by Jay Sean, which topped out at Number 11 in 2008.

Lewis Capaldi’s Bruises – the latest spinoff from his chart-topping debut album – zooms 71 places to Number 11, boosted by the release of a new remixes EP including a live orchestral version.

D-Block Europe scores this week’s highest new entry with Playing For Keeps ft. Dave going straight in at 21, earning the South London group their fifth Top 40 single.

Further down, Buss Down by rising star Aitch rebounds ten places to 25 following the release of the track’s music video, and DJ/producers Riton & Oliver Heldens make their Top 40 debut together with Turn Me On, vaulting 21 spots to Number 37. The climb means Riton claims his second and Oliver his third UK Top 40 hit.

Finally, Ed Sheeran lands his 41st UK Top 40 hit as South of The Border ft. Camila Cabello and Cardi B enters at Number 40.

View this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 100

FIFA 20 kicks off on the top spot

September 30th, 2019

Each year’s FIFA release is a big deal, and that’s why it’s no surprise to see FIFA 20 at the top of the UK physical charts, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz, who also told us that physical launch sales are down 7% when compared to last year

PS4 made up 61% of the sales, with Xbox One coming in at 38% and Nintendo Switch owners making up 1%. PS4 sales were down, while the other two were up compared to last year, and many retailers have been hosting console bundles featuring the game.

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age on Switch is another new entry, coming in at number 11 and selling around half of what the original release sold last year. Code Vein also debuted at 13, with The Surge 2 at 35 as well.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening falls off the top spot with a 62% decline in sales, with Borderlands 3 also sitting behind it after a 45% decrease. For the full top 10, though, check down below.

What can knock FIFA off?

1. FIFA 20 / EA Sports
2. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening / Nintendo
3. Borderlands 3 / 2K Games
4. Gears 5 / Microsoft
5. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled / Activision
6. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
7. Sea of Thieves / Microsoft
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
9. Minecraft: Xbox Edition / Microsoft
10. Forza Horizon 3 / Microsoft

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Take Me Back To London claims fifth week at Number 1

September 27th, 2019

Ed Sheeran holds on to his chart crown for another week as his latest single Take Me Back To London notches up a fifth week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.

The track, which features Stormzy and has been remixed by Sir Spyro with added guests Jaykae and Aitch, easily claims another week at the summit with 53,000 chart sales, finishing 14,000 ahead of his closest competitor.

Ed’s fellow collaborator Aitch takes second place this week with his breakthrough track Taste (Make It Shake), climbing one place to Number 2 to match its previous peak held two weeks ago.

Two tracks make their first Top 10 appearance this week: Regard’s viral-turned-chart hit Ride It leaps six places to Number 5, while Tones & I jumps seven spots to Number 7. The Australian singer-songwriter set a new chart record in her home country this week for most weeks at the top on the ARIA Singles Chart by an Australian female solo artist, breaking a 32 year record previously held by Kylie Minogue’s Locomotion.

Further down, there are new peaks for Jorja Smith’s Be Honest ft. Burna Boy – up two to 16 – and Dermot Kennedy’s Outnumbered, up three slots to 17. Dave’s Professor X is up five to 19 and Lil Nas X’s Panini lifts two to 21.

Two singles make their Top 40 debut this week: Lizzo’s Good As Hell vaults 35 places to Number 23, and Tiesto & Mabel’s God Is A Dancer is the week’s highest new entry at Number 37.

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The Legend of Zelda topples Borderlands 3 on the gaming charts

September 23rd, 2019

Sony and Microsoft have sold more than 135 million PlayStation 4 and Xbox One units if we combine the two, so you’d think Nintendo Switch exclusives would have a hard time reaching the top spot of the boxed sales charts in the United Kingdom. Now we have another example of that not being the case.

It turns out that the remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening pushed Borderlands 3 down to second place on the sales charts. Grezzo’s latest title isn’t even the only Switch exclusive on the podium, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe raced its way to third last week. We’re guessing the launch of the Nintendo Switch Lite helped with the latter.

Congratulations on your great week, Nintendo. Just don’t expect to stay on top in next week’s charts, as FIFA 20 launches this Friday. Still, you are free to enjoy the sight of this top ten from last week’s sales:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  2. Borderlands 3
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Gears 5
  5. eFootball PES 2020
  6. The Division 2
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  9. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  10. NBA 2K20

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Ed Sheeran denies Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey Official Singles Chart top spot

September 20th, 2019

Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey’s new collaboration Don’t Call Me Angel has been pipped to the post on this week’s Official Singles Chart, debuting at Number 2 behind Ed Sheeran’s Take Me Back to London.

Don’t Call Me Angel, which features in the upcoming Charlie’s Angels film, led the way in the midweek charts but ultimately settles for second place as Ed’s Take Me Back to London ft. Stormzy claims a fourth week at Number 1. The song notched up 59,000 chart sales this week, including 8.2 million streams.

Don’t Call Me Angel earns Ariana her 15th UK Top 10 hit, Miley her fifth and Lana her fourth and first in six years.

Meanwhile, Kosovo-born DJ Regard edges closer to the Top 10 with his breakout club hit Ride It, climbing for a fifth consecutive week to Number 11, up four slots.

London music collective D-Block Europe score their fourth Top 40 single with Nookie ft. Lil Baby at 16, marking their strongest debut on the Official Chart yet. Post Malone’s Take What You Want ft. Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott is also new at 22, earning Post his 13th Top 40 hit and veteran rocker Ozzy his eighth as a soloist and first in almost 15 years, since his chart-topping duet Changes with daughter Kelly.

Further down, Lil Nas X’s Panini rebounds 30 places and hits a new peak at 23 following the release of its futuristic music video, and this year’s newly crowned Mercury Prize winner Dave is new at 24 with Professor X, a track from Netflix series Top Boy.

Finally, Stormzy lands at Number 37 with Wiley Flow, a homage to the godfather of grime.

View this week’s Top 100 Official Singles Chart in full

Borderlands 3 is biggest UK boxed launch of the year

September 16th, 2019

We knew that people were hyped for the arrival of Borderlands 3, bringing the mainline series back after a very long wait, and as revealed by GamesIndustry.biz, it turns out this has translated to good sales figures, since the sequel is the biggest boxed launch of the year in the UK, sitting at number one in the charts this week.

Days Gone was the previous biggest launch, and despite Borderlands 3’s record it actually sold half the number of boxed copies as Borderlands 2. That said, its predecessor launched in 2012, which was a very different time for games, and many prefer digital over physical these days.

Gears 5 sits in second place, selling about 25% of what Gears 4 managed in 2016, and this is even less surprising considering its popularity on the digital Game Pass service. That leaves eFootball PES 2020 at number three, and this is actually up on the last entry, seeing an 18.5% bump in week one sales.

Spiders’ RPG Greedfall is also in the top 10 at five, with Daemon X Machine debuting at 19 and NHL 20 at number 36. For the full top 10, however, check down below.

Can Borderlands 3 stay there?

1. Borderlands 3 / 2K Games
2. Gears 5 / Microsoft
3. eFootball PES 2020 / Konami
4. NBA 2K20 / 2K Games
5. Greedfall / Focus Home Interactive
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. Spyro Reignited Trilogy / Activision Blizzard
8. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
9. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled / Activision Blizzard
10. Super Mario Maker 2 / Nintendo

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Ed Sheeran and Stormzy score a third week at Number 1

September 13th, 2019

There’s no shifting Ed Sheeran and Stormzy from the top of the Official Singles Chart – Take Me Back to London is Number 1 for a third week, aided by a remix by producer Sir Spyro, featuring rappers Jaykae and Aitch.

The collaboration racked up 8.45 million streams in the last seven days, finishing almost 13,000 chart sales ahead of Manchester rapper Aitch, who climbs a place to Number 2 with Taste (Make it Shake).

Following the release of his third studio album, Post Malone scores three songs in this week’s Top 40: Circles climbs six slots to 5; Goodbyes returns to the Top 10, up four to 10; and Malone also claims the highest new entry of the week with the album’s title track Hollywood’s Bleeding.

Kosovar DJ and producer Regard leaps 10 places with Ride It to Number 15; Stormzy lands a 16th Top 40 with Sounds of the Skeng, new at 20.

Aitch scores his fourth Top 40 hit, as Buss Down feat. Ziezie goes straight in at 21; Camila Cabello adds a 10th solo Top 40 to her tally – Liar is new at 38; and Miley Cyrus’ Slide Away goes in at 40.

See the full Official Singles Chart Top 100