Archive for February, 2018

FIFA 18 is back on top of the UK gaming charts

Monday, February 19th, 2018

On the back of a price reduction, sales of the Nintendo Switch version of FIFA 18 enjoyed a massive boost last week, which in turn helped the game to the top of the UK retail charts once again. The price cut across retail and digital proved too tempting for a lot of people, and at retail alone the game saw a huge 494% increase in sales. That said, the PS4 version remains the best-selling version of the game.

Last week’s best-seller, Shadow of the Colossus, took a tumble down to seventh on the back of a 72% sales drop, while Kingdom Come: Deliverance landed in second despite mixed reviews. Bayonetta 2’s Switch release saw the wicked witch chart just inside the top five, while last week’s other big debut, Dynasty Warriors 9, couldn’t make the top ten and was the 13th best-selling game at UK retailers last week. Beyond that, Secret of Mana: Remake debuted in 24th and Monster Energy Supercross squeezed in just behind in 25th.

Here’s the GfK Chart-Track top ten in full:

1. FIFA 18 / EA
2. Kingdom Come: Deliverance / Deep Silver
3. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two
4. Monster Hunter World / Capcom
5. Bayonetta 2 / Nintendo
6. UFC 3 / EA
7. Shadow of the Colossus / Sony
8. Call of Duty: WWII / Activision
9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
10. Assassin’s Creed Origins / Ubisoft

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Drake makes it four weeks at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Drake has extended his reign over the Official Singles Chart this week with God’s Plan.

The track, taken from his Scary Hours EP, was streamed 6.7 million times this week to claim a fourth stint at Number 1.

God’s Plan is Drake’s third UK Number 1 single, following What’s My Name? with Rihanna in 2010 and One Dance in 2016.

It means Rudimental have to settle for a second week at Number 2 with their latest single These Days. The song, which features Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen, is the group’s fourth Top 10 single.

This Is Me from The Greatest Showman continues to scale the chart, up three places to a new peak of Number 3, and Portugal. The Man’s Feel It Still also lifts three places to a new high at Number 6 for its 29th week on the Official Chart.

New entries and high climbers

With the final instalment of the Fifty Shades films released last Friday (Feb 9), theme song For You by Liam Payne & Rita Ora reaches a new peak this week, up 10 places to Number 8. The climb earns Rita her 12th Top 10 and equals an Official Chart record – more on that here.

Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s All The Stars from Marvel’s newly-released Black Panther film zooms 17 places to Number 11, while the rapper’s collaboration with The Weeknd, Pray For Me, climbs two spots to 13.

Marshmello and Anne-Marie’s brand new single Friends bags this week’s highest new entry at Number 19, while Memphis-born rapper Blocboy JB lands his first UK Top 40 single this week – Drake collaboration Look Alive debuts at 23.

Finally, new US singer-songwriter Bazzi jumps 13 places to land his first UK Top 40 with Mine, rapper Mist rebounds six spots to 38 with Game Changer, and James Bay’s new single Wild Love opens at 39.

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


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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Drake holds off Rudimental on the Official Singles Chart

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Drake scores a third stint at Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart with God’s Plan.

The lead single from the Canadian’s recent Scary Hours EP, God’s Plan notched up 7.1 million streams to eclipse the nearest competition, Rudimental (2).

The British four-piece’s latest single These Days, featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen ended the week as the most downloaded single of the past seven days. These Days is Rudimental and Macklemore’s fourth UK Top 10 single, and Jess’ ninth.

Ramz’s Barking slides one place to Number 3, Dua Lipa holds firm at Number 4 with IDGAF, and Eminem and Ed Sheeran’s former chart topper River slips two to Number 5.

New entries and high climbers

Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble’s This Is Me jumps two places to Number 6 this week, a new peak for the movie soundtrack single, one position ahead of Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s Finesse which rebounds two to Number 7.

Portugal. The Man infiltrate the Top 10 for the very first time with Feel It Still, rising four placings to Number 9 some 28 weeks after it first entered the Top 100, and right behind them is Camila Cabello – Never Be The Same lifts four places to return to the Top 10 at Number 10.

Not3s’ My Lover reaches a new personal best at Number 14, ahead of The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther soundtrack single Pray For Me, this week’s highest new entry at 15. Meanwhile, Mabel’s Fine Line featuring Not3s enters the Top 20 for the first time at Number 17.

There are new peaks for G-Eazy and Halsey’s Him & I (22) and Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton’s Say Something (24), followed by a new Top 40 entry from rapper B Young; Jumanji climbs 16 rungs to Number 27. One slot behind is Kendrick Lamar and Sza’s All The Stars which leaps nine places to claims a new personal best at 28.

Finally, Check ft. RAYE becomes Kojo Funds’ first headline Top 40 single, new at Number 33, and in its 16th week since release, Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso’s Let Me Go featuring watt and Florida Georgia Line breaks into the Top 40 at Number 39.

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

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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God’s Plan claims a second week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Drake notches up a second week at Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart with his latest single God’s Plan.

The track, one of two new songs released by the rapper and singer a fortnight ago, was streamed 7.6 million times (this week’s most streamed song) to bag a second week in pole position.

Drake makes two more appearances in this week’s Official Singles Chart; on Migos’ Walk It Talk It from his new album Culture II, new at Number 31, and at 36 with Diplomatic Immunity, the other new track from his Scary Hours EP.

Drake’s music has been streamed over 2.5 billion times in the UK to date – check out his Official Top 40 most streamed songs here.

Meanwhile, rising star Ramz holds firm at Number 2 with his breakthrough hit Barking, and Eminem’s River ft. Ed Sheeran is at 3.

Completing this week’s Top 5 are Dua Lipa’s IDGAF, holding at 4, and Craig David’s I Know You ft. Bastille, up five places to Number 10.

New entries and high climbers

Norwegian singer and winner of BBC’s Sound Of 2018 Sigrid claims her first Top 10 single with Strangers, which rises four places to Number 10 and claims this week’s most purchased single. Close behind at 11 are Rudimental, who zoom 22 places with These Days ft. Jess Glynne and Macklemore.

Also making a big climb this week are US band Portugal. The Man with Feel It Still, which rises seven spots to a new peak at 13, and newcomer Mabel sees a ten-place boost for her new single Fine Line ft. Not3s at 22.

Further down, Liam Payne & Rita Ora’s For You rebounds six places to 23 following the release of the song’s music video, Justin Timberlake earns his 26th UK Top 40 hit with Say Something ft. Chris Stapleton at 32, and Birmingham rapper Mist makes his Top 40 debut with Game Changer, new at 35.

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