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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled tops the UK gaming charts

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was far and away the best-selling game in the UK last week, eclipsing its nearest rival with nearly eight copies of the game sold for every copy of FIFA 19 that was shifted at UK retailers over the last seven days.

Outselling a year-old football game, even here in the UK, isn’t that noteworthy, but the news that it sold four times as many copies as Sonic Team Racing did during its first week on sale puts things into perspective better, we think.

It’s also worth noting that the Crash-themed kart racer is actually the third biggest launch of the year so far, and only sits behind Days Gone and Resident Evil 2 when it comes to week one sales here in the UK. Given how well Activision’s previous remasters sold over the last couple of summers, including Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy (which remains the biggest launch in the franchise’s history), it’s a fair bet to say that it’ll remain around the top ten for some time.

Elsewhere, the only debut of note this week was Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which only just made the top twenty (in at No.17), although the GfK Chart-Track top forty only currently takes retailer data into account, so there’s a good chance that digital sales for that one will have been stronger than those at bricks and mortar stores. Anyway, here’s this week’s top ten:

1. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled / Activision
2. FIFA 19 / EA
3. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
4. Days Gone / Sony
5. Red Dead Redemption II / Take-Two
6. Battlefield V / EA
7. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
9. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 / Ubisoft
10. Anthem / EA

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Blood & Truth is the first VR game to top the charts

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

While VR is emerging as a technology, it hasn’t quite reached mainstream popularity just yet, although that hasn’t stopped PSVR exclusive Blood & Truth making waves in the UK physical charts. In fact, last week it reached the top spot, becoming the first VR game to do so, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz.

This was just 400 copies ahead of FIFA 19, so it was a closely-fought contest, and might even top the London studio’s other hit PlayStation VR Worlds, which is currently the top-selling VR game in the UK.

Team Sonic Racing fell from number one to three after a 46% decline in sales, and overall there was actually just over 6,000 copies separating number 40 and the top spot. At number six we’ve also seen Cricket 19, selling 60% of the copies on PS4. Little Friends: Dogs & Cats, however, sits at 24.

You can find the full top 10 list below. Are you surprised to see Blood & Truth there?

1. Blood & Truth / Sony
2. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
3. Team Sonic Racing / Sega
4. Days Gone / Sony
5. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
6. Cricket 19 / Big Ant Studios
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
8. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
9. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
10. Mortal Kombat 11 / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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Gaming charts: Rage 2 topples Days Gone

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Bend Studio’s PS4-exclusive Days Gone has been sitting pretty at the top spot of the UK physical game charts for a while now, but this past week Avalanche Studios and id Software’s explosive Rage 2 made enough of an impact to dethrone it and claim the top spot for itself, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz.

This is higher than the first game achieved, but in fact Rage 2 has fallen short of the original when it comes to physical sales, getting a quarter of the first’s sales back in 2011. Of course digital is far more popular now, but it’s still remarkably less than the first.

57% of the sales came on PS4, with those on Xbox One making up 38% and PC accounting for 5% (again, this is an area where physical sales will be much less than digital).

Asobo Studio’s A Plague Tale: Innocence has managed to land at number nine as well, with Sniper Elite V2 Remastered coming in at number 13, 100 units away from the tenth position.

Days Gone has a 38% dip in sales to hit number two, with Mortal Kombat 11 also falling to number four from two due to a decrease of 47%.

For the full top 10 look down below. Have you been playing Rage 2?

1. Rage 2 / Bethesda
2. Days Gone / Sony
3. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
4. Mortal Kombat 11 / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
5. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
8. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
9. A Plague Tale: Innocence / Focus Home Interactive
10. New Super Mario Bros. U / Nintendo

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Days Gone still stands at the top of the gaming charts

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Days Gone has been sitting at the top of the UK physical game charts for a while now, and as reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Bend Studio’s game is still there when looking at last week’s sales, one of the slowest weeks all year in fact.

The top six are the exact same as last week, meaning Mortal Kombat 11 is in second place once more, followed by FIFA 19, Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto V, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. What’s more surprising, however, is that 12,500 units separated Days Gone from number 40 on the list.

Saints Row: The Third’s Full Package edition on Switch didn’t manage to make it into the top 10, shifting enough units to put it at 15, although we’re still seeing Nintendo represented elsewhere with New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at eight and 10 respectively.

For the full top 10 list look down below. When will Days Gone fall?

1. Days Gone / Sony
2. Mortal Kombat 11 / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
3. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
4. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
5. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe / Nintendo
9. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate / Nintendo

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Charts: Days Gone is still parked at the top

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Last week we reported that Days Gone had ridden into the top spot of the UK physical charts, and this week it’s still sat in the top spot, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz. In fact, all of the top four entries in the charts are as they were from last week.

Days Gone hangs onto the number one position despite suffering a 60% drop in sales from last week, with number two Mortal Kombat 11 getting a 74% drop in the same time period. Numbers three and four – FIFA 19 and Red Dead Redemption 2 – had drops of 10% and 3% from last week, and the only game that didn’t have a dip was Grand Theft Auto V, coming in at five with a 14% increase.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age had its Switch release too, but we haven’t seen that in the top 10 list, since it debuts at 15. For the full top 10 though, look down below.

How long can Days Gone stay at number one?

1. Days Gone / Sony
2. Mortal Kombat 11 / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
3. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
4. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
5. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe / Nintendo
8. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
9. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
10. Anthem / EA

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Gaming charts: Days Gone rides into first place

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Last week’s UK physical charts have been topped by none other than Bend Studio’s PS4 exclusive title Days Gone, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz, who also reveal that physical sales are 27% less than God of War achieved last year.

That doesn’t mean the figures are shabby though, as GfK revealed that Days Gone has had the biggest physical launch of the year so far in the UK.

Days Gone’s success means Mortal Kombat 11 sits at number two as a result, a game with sales 43.6% less than Mortal Kombat X in 2015, although this might be more indicative of the growing preference for digital downloads in this period. Mortal Kombat 11 has hit higher sales than Injustice 2 though, and had 71% of its sales on PS4.

A 70% decline in sales means World War Z moves from number one to 10 this week, and elsewhere in the top 10 (that you can see below) there are many of the usual suspects.

1. Days Gone / Sony
2. Mortal Kombat 11 / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
3. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
4. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
5. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice / Activision
8. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe / Nintendo
10. World War Z / Focus Home Interactive

Have you tried either Mortal Kombat 11 or Days Gone?

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World War Z tops the UK retail sales charts

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

It wasn’t the busiest week at UK retailers, but we do have a new best-seller with World War Z rampaging past the likes of FIFA 19 and The Division 2 to claim the top spot.

The only other new game to make an appearance in this week’s top ten is Snooker 19, which managed to make a solid break and finish ahead of fellow debutants Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (No.20) and My Time at Portia (No.27).

1. World War Z / Focus Home Interactive
2. FIFA 19 / EA
3. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
5. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Take-Two
6. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey / Ubisoft
7. Yoshi’s Crafted World / Nintendo
8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice / Activision
9. Snooker 19 / Ripstone
10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe / Nintendo

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The Division 2 has another week at number one

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

The Division 2 has already experienced time at the top of the UK boxed charts, and last week Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment’s shooter got another top spot, following the release of the Tidal Basin content for those seeking an extra challenge.

FIFA 19 sits just behind The Division 2 at number two, and the familiar faces of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are at numbers three and four respectively. Yoshi’s Crafted World – another former number one title – is at number five, and for the full top 10 check out the list below.

Can The Division 2 hang onto the top spot?

1. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
2. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
3. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
5. Yoshi’s Crafted World / Nintendo
6. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey / Nintendo
7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice / Activision
8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe / Nintendo
9. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
10. Spider-Man / Sony

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The Division 2 reclaims the top spot

Monday, April 8th, 2019

The GfK Chart-Track has revealed that Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment’s The Division 2 is back at the top of the UK boxed charts again after a time of success for Sekiro and Yoshi’s Crafted World, reclaiming the throne after originally sitting there at launch.

FIFA 19 is now at number two while Yoshi’s Crafted World slips from number one to three. It’s good news for Nintendo all round actually, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are all in the top 10 as well.

Check out the top 10 below. Have you been playing The Division 2?

1. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
2. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
3. Yoshi’s Crafted World / Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
5. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice / Activision
6. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
7. The Lego Movie 2 Videogame / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
8. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
9. New Super Mario Bros. U / Nintendo
10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate / Nintendo

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Yoshi’s Crafted World comes in at number one

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Yoshi’s Crafted World has had a great start in life, as the GfK Chart-Track has revealed that the green Nintendo mascot has topped the UK physical chart this week, replacing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice as From Software’s game falls to number three.

The Division 2 is standing firm at number two, and when it comes to new entries, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered springs into action in number nine, with Generation Zero coming in at 19, The Walking Dead: The Final Season at 23, and Outward at 24.

For the full top 10 look down below. Are you surprised with Yoshi’s success this week?

1. Yoshi’s Crafted World / Nintendo
2. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
3. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice / Activision
4. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
6. Far Cry: New Dawn / Ubisoft
7. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
8. The Lego Movie 2 Videogame / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
9. Assassin’s Creed III Remastered / Ubisoft
10. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft

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