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Gaming charts: God of War holds off competition for the top spot

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

God of War has been a huge success for Sony so far, and the trend seems to be continuing, as it has registered yet another number one placement on the top of the UK charts as of last week, holding off competition from FIFA, Hyrule Warriors, and more to stay solid for another week.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition for Switch is the only new entry in the top 10 in fact, sitting at number three, just above Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, another Wii U game that has been repurposed and repackaged for the current hybrid console.

For the top 10 in full look below. When will God of War fall of the top spot?

1. God of War / Sony
2. FIFA 18 / EA
3. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition / Nintendo
4. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze / Nintendo
5. Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft
6. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 / Warner Bros. Interactive
7. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
9. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
10. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision

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God of War stands firm at the top of the gaming charts

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Sony’s God of War had an incredibly strong debut in the UK charts, as well as elsewhere for that matter, and now Kratos has taken the top spot again in this week’s charts, having dipped only 35% in terms of sales week-on-week, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz.

Yakuza 6, however, plummeted from number three to 39, having an 85% decline in sales, while Far Cry 5 has been much more consistent, remaining just behind God of War in second place. Replacing Yakuza at number three, however, is the new entry of Nintendo Labo: Variety Pack, with the Robot pack falling to number 20.

Below is the top 10 in full. How long can Kratos stay at the top?

1. God of War / Sony
2. Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft
3. Nintendo Labo: Variety Pack / Nintendo
4. FIFA 18 / EA
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
6. Fallout 4 / Bethesda
7. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
8. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
9. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Microsoft
10. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two

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Gaming charts: God of War is the biggest launch of the series

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

This week’s GfK Chart-Track top ten sees God of War taking the top spot at UK retail. The PlayStation 4 exclusive is the fastest selling title in the franchise’s history (retail only), with the game shifting 35% more physical units in its first week than the previous best, God of War III in 2010. It has already sold better than Sony’s other big exclusive of the year, Shadow of the Colossus.

Far Cry 5 has thus been knocked down into second place. Another new release takes third position, namely Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, which is also the biggest launch for a Yakuza game. You can see the full top ten below:

1. God of War / Sony
2. Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft
3. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life / Sega
4. FIFA 18 / EA
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
6. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
7. Fallout 4 / Bethesda
8. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Microsoft
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo
10. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two

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Gaming charts: Far Cry 5 is still top despite slow week for sales

Monday, April 16th, 2018

This week the GfK Chart-Track top ten is a rather static affair, this following a slow week for UK retailers which saw no new games debut in this week’s top ten. Far Cry 5 is once again the most popular cult in town, and that’s despite a 45% drop when compared to last week. FIFA 18 stays second in the league, again despite a 7% drop in sales. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe zoomed into this week’s top three, once again despite a drop in sales (in this case, it was a 17% slump). According to Games Industry, a game would have had to have sold just 3,500 copies to make it into this week’s top ten, which you can see in full below.

1 Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft
2 FIFA 18 / EA
3 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
4 Grand Theft Auto 5 / Take-Two
5 PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Microsoft
6 Sea of Thieves / Microsoft
7 Fallout 4 / Bethesda
8 Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
9 Gran Turismo Sport / Sony
10 Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision

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Far Cry 5 is still top of the UK gaming charts

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Far Cry 5 is once again the best-selling game in the UK at retailers up and down the country, and it held on to top spot despite a 69% drop in week-on-week sales. In fact, the top ten is largely the same as it was this time last week, with FIFA 18 and Sea of Thieves retaining their podium finishes. The most significant change is Forza Motorsport 7’s rise into the top five, its resurgence at retail driven by promotional price cuts. Here’s the GfK Chart-Track top ten in full:

1. Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft
2. FIFA 18 / EA
3. Sea of Thieves / Microsoft
4. Forza Motorsport 7 / Microsoft
5. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Microsoft
6. Call of Duty: WWII / Activisoin
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
8. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
9. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
10. Crash Bandicoot Nsane Trilogy / Activision

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Far Cry 5 tops the UK gaming charts

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Far Cry 5 has marched straight to the top of the UK charts after the strongest launch in the history of the series (in the UK, at least). Taking advantage of a relatively meager lineup of new titles during the springtime, Ubisoft’s game has enjoyed a strong critical and commercial release, so much so that the fifth core entry in the series is the best-selling launch in ‘week 13’ ever, displacing previous record holder Bioshock: Infinite. Not bad going.

Further down the charts we see a little movement, with Xbox (and Windows 10 PC) exclusive Sea of Thieves sinking down to third, while A Way Out is stuck in the top ten, albeit it down to seventh thanks to a 61% drop in sales. Detective Pikachu enjoyed a much stronger second week according to Games Industry, although not strong enough for a top ten finish (it’s up to 15th from 23rd).

In general, the top ten this week sees strong sales for a number of big IPs that were discounted in time for the Easter holidays:

1. Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft
2. FIFA 18 / EA
3. Sea of Thieves/ Microsoft
4. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe / Nintendo
5. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Microsoft
6. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
7. A Way Out / EA
8. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft
9. Forza Motorsport 7 / Microsoft
10. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two

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Gaming charts: Sea of Thieves steals the top spot

Monday, March 26th, 2018

This week’s charts have now landed, and it’ll be no surprise for many given the previous months of hype and testing periods that Microsoft and Rare’s Sea of Thieves has sailed into the top spot on its debut week, meaning that it has triumphed over another three debuts in the top four.

Just below Rare’s pirate adventure is EA’s co-operative game A Way Out, closely followed by Bandai Namco’s stellar RPG Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, and the return of Assassin’s Creed Rogue in the form of a remaster, meaning that all these new games have been particularly popular with gamers.

Below that Burnout Paradise Remastered has slipped to 5, while the usual suspects like FIFA 18 and Grand Theft Auto V share the rest of the success in the top 10 with Nintendo’s mascot Mario and EA’s UFC 3. For the full top 10, however, you can check below.

1. Sea of Thieves / Microsoft
2. A Way Out / EA
3. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom / Bandai Namco
4. Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered / Ubisoft
5. Burnout Paradise Remastered / EA
6. FIFA 18 / EA Sports
7. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
8. UFC 3 / EA Sports
9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
10. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo

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Football Manager heads to Nintendo Switch

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Football Manager Touch 2018 has been rated in Korea, as grabbed at ResetEra. The game showed up at the classification system today, with a release date TBA in 2018.

It’s worth noting though that, while this isn’t the full package Sports Interactive and Sega release on PC every year, neither is it the cut-down version the company launches on mobile phones, but something much closer to the former, aimed at portable devices with a touchscreen. In fact, Football Manager Touch 2018 released at the end of 2017 on PC (Windows/Mac/Linux) and tablets (iOS/Android), for £22 (€30) (it’s currently discounted on Steam and costs half of that), including several additional online modes compared to the mobile game. Watch the trailer below for more info.

Sega hasn’t made the Nintendo Switch version official as of yet, but it’d also be the first FM on console this generation.

Charts: Burnout Paradise Remastered gets heavenly start

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Burnout Paradise Remastered is a game we enjoyed a lot, as you can tell from our review, and it seems to have garnered a lot of popularity as well, since it has debuted at number one in this week’s UK charts, beating out the debut of Kirby Star Allies to get there, which sits just behind at number two.

The rest of the top 10 is peppered with household names like FIFA 18, Grand Theft Auto V, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, so in terms of surprises we’re pretty much let off this week, aside from perhaps UFC 3 which sits at number 8. For the whole top 10 though, take a look down below.

It should be noted that Kirby Star Allies has still had a very successful start, as GamesIndustry.biz reports that the game is the fastest-selling boxed Kirby release ever – out of the 19 retail releases since 1996 – and is in fact sold out in most UK retailers.

Is Burnout deserving of the top spot?

1. Burnout Paradise Remastered / EA
2. Kirby Star Allies / Nintendo
3. FIFA 18 / EA Sports
4. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
6. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
7. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Microsoft
8. UFC 3 / EA Sports
9. Fallout 4 / Bethesda
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo

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Grand Theft Auto V tops the gaming charts for a 15th time

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

The charts were a bit late in arriving this week, in fact, the full lists with individual formats has yet to arrive, but regardless it was another big week for Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V as it scored its 15th (!) number one since launching just under five years ago. In second place was new release from Big Ben Interactive, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge. A surprisingly strong debut was also seen from PSVR title Bravo Team as it managed third in spite of a rather negative critical reception (read our review). The boxed retail release of Life is Strange: Before the Storm came in a modest 18th, while Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition (with cheese?) landed in 31st.

All Formats:

1. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
2. TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge / Big Ben (new)
3. Bravo Team / Sony (new)
4. FIFA 18 / EA Sports
5. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
8. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Microsoft
9. Monster Hunter: World / Capcom
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo

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