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Shadow of the Colossus claims number the one game

Monday, February 12th, 2018

There’s something both new and old at the top of this week’s UK Chart-track rankings. The remade Shadow of the Colossus managed the same feat as its PS2 original (back in week 7, 2006) laying claim to the first spot in the charts. Monster Hunter: World fell from first to third, while UFC 3 is doing decent numbers in its second week. Elsewhere it should be noted that both Mario titles continue to do really well, indicating that hardware sales for Switch are very healthy.

All Formats (all prices):

1. Shadow of the Colossus / Sony (new)
2. EA Sports UFC 3 / EA Sports
3. Monster Hunter: World / Capcom
4. FIFA 18 / EA Sports
5. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
6. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
8. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
9. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft
10. The Evil Within 2 / Bethesda

Individual Formats (units):

1. Shadow of the Colossus / PS4 (new)
2. EA Sports UFC 3 / PS4
3. Monster Hunter: World / PS4
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Switch
5. Super Mario Odyssey / Switch
6. EA Sports UFC 3 / Xbox One
8. Grand Theft Auto V / PS4
9. Monster Hunter: World / Xbox One
10. Crash Bandicoot: NSane Trilogy / PS4

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Monster Hunter: World edges out UFC 3 in the UK gaming charts

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Monster Hunter: World has made it two weeks on the bounce and was once again the best-selling game at retailers up and down the UK. Capcom’s open-world adventure clung onto first place after a strong challenge from UFC 3, with EA’s fighting game replicating the performance of its predecessor, which also debuted in second place back in 2016 (behind The Division, FYI).

Beyond that, there’s not a huge amount to tell you about in terms of chart movement, other than the fact that this week’s other major debut was Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, which scraped into this week’s GfK Chart-Track multi-format top ten, as you can see below.

1. Monster Hunter: World / Capcom
2. UFC 3 / EA
3. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
4. FIFA 18 / EA
5. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
6. Dragon Ball FighterZ / Bandai Namco
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
8. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
9. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT / Square Enix
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo

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Monster Hunter is on top of the World/UK gaming charts

Monday, January 29th, 2018

It’s been a week of firsts for Capcom when it comes to UK retail, with the Monster Hunter series scoring its first top spot in the GfK Chart-Track top ten. It’s also the first time that we’ve seen a synchronised worldwide release for the series, with World also eclipsing the previous best set by the 3DS-only Monster Hunter Generations (which debuted in third) back in 2016. It also marks one year since the publisher enjoyed its last chart-topping success, which came with Resident Evil 7. January is turning into a good month for the company.

Only one game can finish on top, but Dragon Ball FighterZ still managed to beat the previous best set by a game in the series (Dragon Ball Xenoverse charted in third back in 2015, although sales for both games were pretty similar). The other debuting title this week was PSVR title The Inpatient, which snuck into the top ten, as you can see below:

1. Monster Hunter: World / Capcom
2. Dragon Ball FighterZ / Bandai Namco
3. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
4. FIFA 18 / EA
5. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo
8. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Microsoft
9. Rocket League / Warner Bros.
10. The Inpatient / Sony

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Call of Duty: WWII gets back to the top spot

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Last week Grand Theft Auto V claimed yet another first place spot in the weekly UK charts, and now it’s been pushed back to number three as another game returns to the top spot after a period of absence, Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII, which sat just behind Rockstar’s game in second place last week.

Elsewhere, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds stays in sixth place, and FIFA 18 jumps to second, (perhaps inspired partly by the January transfer window?), with Mario Kart 8: Deluxe also having its own climb from fifth place to fourth.

You can check out the full top 10 list down below:

1. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
2. FIFA 18 / EA Sports
3. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo
6. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Microsoft
7. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft
8. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
9. Star Wars Battlefront II / EA Games
10. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory / Bandai Namco

Will Call of Duty stay on top for a while?

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Grand Theft Auto V returns to the top of the gaming charts

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

This week’s UK retail charts are in (though they’ve yet to be officially released in all their glory on the website, hence we don’t have the individual formats chart), and it is a familiar game that once again rises to the top as 2018 releases have yet to show up. Grand Theft Auto V was originally released back in September of 2013, but clearly, with many people picking up new consoles for Christmas, it is one of the first games new console owners buy for PS4 and Xbox One.

Call of Duty: WWII came in second, while FIFA 18 managed third. Interestingly Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild rank above Super Mario Odyssey indicating they are the top choices for fresh Switch owners.

All Formats:

1. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
2. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
3. FIFA 18 / EA Sports
4. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
6. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Microsoft
7. Star Wars Battlefront II / EA Games
8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo
9. Forza Motorsport 7 / Microsoft
10. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo

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FIFA 18 is back on top of the UK gaming charts

Monday, January 8th, 2018

The latest UK retail charts are in, and there has been a bit of movement at the top. It would seem as though many of you are feeling optimistic about the second half of the season as lots of people splashed out on FIFA 18 last week, which is once again top of the league. It displaces Call of Duty: WWII which only managed nine weeks at the top, equalling the franchise’s previous best (which, for the record, was Modern Warfare II).

Before you go, GfK shared an interesting little factoid this morning. With GTAV climbing back up to third, the stat-gatherers pointed out that the game is still selling well four years (!) after its initial launch on PS3 and Xbox 360. That’s 225 weeks in the charts, where it has never been outside of the top forty. Even more impressive, in 191 out 225 weeks that position has been inside the top ten. Impressive stuff.

And now, without further ado, here is this week’s top ten courtesy of Gfk Chart-Track.

All Formats:

1. FIFA 18 / EA Sports
2. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
3. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
4. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft
5. Star Wars Battlefront II / EA Games
6. The Sims 4 / EA Games
7. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Microsoft
8. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo
10. Forza Motorsport 7 / Microsoft

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Call of Duty: WWII tops Christmas gaming charts

Monday, December 18th, 2017

It should as a surprise to exactly no one that Call of Duty: WWII walked out victorious of the UK Christmas week sales, registering its seventh straight number one. This actually denotes the fourth year in a row that Call of Duty holds the coveted Christmas crown in the UK, making it 8 Christmas number ones in total for the franchise (tied with FIFA for first all-time). Star Wars Battlefront II enjoyed a surge in sales on the back of promotions and the cinematic release of The Last Jedi, while PUBG came in at a very respectable fourth spot.

All Formats:

1. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
2. FIFA 18 / EA Sports
3. Star Wars Battlefront II / EA Games
4. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Microsoft (new)
5. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft
6. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
7. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
8. WWE 2K18 / 2K Sports
9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
10. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision

Individual Formats (units):

1. Call of Duty: WWII / PS4
2. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Xbox One (new)
3. Call of Duty: WWII / Xbox One
4. FIFA 18 / PS4
5. Star Wars Battlefront II / PS4
6. Star Wars Battlefront II / Xbox One
7. Super Mario Odyssey / Switch
8. FIFA 18 / Xbox One
9. Assassin’s Creed Origins / PS4
10. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Xbox One

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Call of Duty: WWII extends run at the top of the UK charts

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The last game to make it to six weeks at the top of the UK retail charts was, funnily enough, Black Ops 3, as Call of Duty’s return to historical warfare has proven popular with players this year. No doubt holiday sales ahead of Christmas have helped keep Activision’s shooter sitting pretty in first place, with EA taking bronze and silver with FIFA 18 and Star Wars Battlefront II respectively.

It’s not a great week for debuts; Rocket League: Collector’s Edition landed in 21st, but you have to go all the way back to 37th to catch sight of Hello Neighbor, which scraped into the top forty follow its release last week. The GfK Chart-Track top ten is, therefore, pretty static, but you can read it in full below:

1. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
2. FIFA 18 / EA
3. Star Wars Battlefront II / EA
4. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
5. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft
6. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
8. WWE 2K18 / Take-Two
9. The Sims 4 / EA
10. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 / Warner Bros.

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Call of Duty continues its reign on the top of UK sales

Monday, December 4th, 2017

There wasn’t a ton of movement this week in the UK video game charts as Call of Duty: WWII claims its fifth straight number one (equal to Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy for most consecutive number ones in 2017). None of the first five games in the all formats standings changed their positions, and we’re likely looking at the main challenger for the Christmas crown, maybe it’s even a two horse race between Call of Duty: WWII and FIFA 18. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was the only real notable new release and it managed 19th spot, which is in line with what the franchise has done in the past, it was always going to struggle against the big holiday sellers. Perhaps it is also notable that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has snuck back up into the top 10, suggesting it’s the first game many new Switch owners are getting.

All Formats:
1. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
2. FIFA 18 / EA
3. Gran Turismo Sport / Sony
4. Star Wars Battlefront II / EA
5. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft
6. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
7. Forza Motorsport 7 / Microsoft
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
9. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
10. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision

Individual Formats (units):
1. Call of Duty: WWII / PS4
2. FIFA 18 / PS4
3. Gran Turismo Sport / PS4
4. Call of Duty: WWII / Xbox One
5. Star Wars Battlefront II / PS4
6. Super Mario Odyssey / Switch
7. FIFA 18 / Xbox One
8. Forza Motorsport 7 / Xbox One
9. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Xbox One
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Switch

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Call of Duty hangs onto number one yet again

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII has had a strong start in life, being number one for the last three weeks, and now it’s got a fourth week at number one, meaning November is definitely the month for Activision’s shooter, despite other big releases like Star Wars Battlefront II coming out to contest it.

In second place sits FIFA 18, a game that’s on the rise, much like third place entry Gran Turismo Sport. Star Wars Battlefront II, however, drops to fourth, which is in fact that only entry in the top 10 to drop places rather than gain them.

You can see the top 10 in full down below:

1. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
2. FIFA 18 / EA Sports
3. Gran Turismo Sport / Sony
4. Star Wars Battlefront II / EA Games
5. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft
6. Forza Motorsport 7 / Microsoft
7. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus / Bethesda
8. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
9. Fallout 4 / Bethesda
10. Need for Speed Payback / EA Games

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