Archive for June, 2019

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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I Don’t Care extends its reign at Number 1

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber celebrate their fourth week at Number 1 as I Don’t Care keeps its grip over the Official Singles Chart.

Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road holds firm at Number 2 for a sixth consecutive week, while the rest of the Top 5 remains unchanged.

There are seven new entries landing in this week’s Top 40 with Katy Perry scoring the highest of the week with Never Really Over, making its debut at Number 13. Skepta scores three Top 40 entries following the release of his Ignorance Is Bliss album: What Do You Mean ft. J Hus lands at Number 14, Greaze Mode with Nafe Smallz, rebounds 29 places to a new peak at Number 18, and Bullet From A Gun jumps 36 places to Number 32.

Elsewhere, Lewis Capaldi’s Bruises debuts at 16, Sigala and Becky Hill’s Wish You Well makes another leap up the chart, lifting 15 spots to 24, and James Arthur’s latest track Falling Like The Stars enjoys a ten-place climb to 25. Miley Cyrus’s Mother’s Daughter debuts at 31, earning the US star her 15th UK Top 40 single.

Finally, D-Day veteran and folk singer Jim Radford debuts at Number 72 with The Shores of Normandy – a song about his experience at the Battle of Normandy released to mark its 75th anniversary this week.

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

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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