Archive for April, 2014

Elder Scrolls Online beaten by FIFA 14 in UK games charts

Monday, April 7th, 2014

FIFA 14 has reappeared at the top of the UK all-format charts.

The EA game has seen a total of 11 weeks at the top spot, a feat only managed by four other titles previously; Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Wii Fit, Zumba Fitness and FIFA: Road to the World Cup 98.

FIFA 14 has beaten new entry The Elder Scrolls Online to the top spot, whose retail sales have seen it debut in second place.

Meanwhile, Titanfall remains in third for a third week running, while last week’s number one inFamous: Second Son drops to sixth.

Finally, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster drops ten places from 10th to 20th position, while Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls goes from sixth to 37th.

The top 20 in full:
1. (4) FIFA 14 (Electronic Arts)
2. (-) The Elder Scrolls Online (Bethesda)
3. (3) Titanfall (Electronic Arts)
4. (8) Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision)
5. (2) Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes (Konami)
6. (1) Infamous: Second Son (Sony)
7. (5) The LEGO Movie Videogame (Warner Bros Interactive)
8. (7) South Park: The Stick of Truth (Ubisoft)
9. (9) Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
10. (13) Battlefield 4 (Electronic Arts)
11. (11) Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (Electronic Arts)
12. (17) Assassin’s Creed 4 (Ubisoft)
13. (14) Thief (Square Enix)
14. (18) Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar Games)
15. (16) LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Warner Bros Interactive)
16. (12) Dark Souls 2 (Namco Bandai)
17. (23) Rayman Legends (Ubisoft)
18. (15) Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright (Capcom)
19. (20) Need for Speed: Rivals (Electronic Arts)
20. (10) Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD (Square Enix)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C) 2014 UKIE Ltd.

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Aloe Blacc wins first solo UK No.1

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Aloe Blacc has claimed his first solo UK number one single with ‘The Man’.

The singer – real name Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III – knocks 5 Seconds of Summer from the top spot with his latest track.

He topped the charts as a guest vocalist on Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ in 2013 and reached number two with his breakout hit ‘I Need Dollar’ in 2010.

John Legend climbs three places to number two with ‘All of Me’, which becomes his highest UK chart placing to date.

Duke Dumont and Jax Jones’s former chart-topper ‘I Got U’ is down one place to number three, while Route 94 and Jess Glynne’s ‘My Love’ is a non-mover at four.

Meanwhile, Faul & Wad Ad’s ‘Changes’ slips two places to complete this week’s top five.


Captain America: The Winter Soldier leads UK box office

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier has topped the UK box office in its debut weekend on release.

The Marvel blockbuster saw off competition from Muppets Most Wanted to take first place with more than £6 million in ticket sales.

Captain America‘s total shows significant growth on the £2.9 million earned by predecessor The First Avenger on its opening weekend. However, the number trails behind the £15.7 million earned by The Avengers in 2012.

Last week’s number one movie The Grand Budapest Hotel slips to number three, while Non-Stop and Need for Speed – down three spots from last week – round out the top five.

Elsewhere, the only other new release to make it into the top ten is Kellan Lutz’s The Legend of Hercules, which lands at number nine with £189,881.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Captain America: The Winter Soldier – £6,037,850
2. (-) Muppets Most Wanted – £2,214,906
3. (1) The Grand Budapest Hotel – £870,423
4. (5) Non-Stop – £360,226
5. (2) Need for Speed – £337,943
6. (3) The Lego Movie – £323,397
7. (4) 300: Rise of an Empire – £237,879
8. (6) Starred Up – £201,822
9. (-) The Legend of Hercules – £189,881
10. (7) A Long Way Down – £107,538

Source: Rentrak

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