Archive for September, 2019

Ed Sheeran and Stormzy score a third week at Number 1

Friday, September 13th, 2019

There’s no shifting Ed Sheeran and Stormzy from the top of the Official Singles Chart – Take Me Back to London is Number 1 for a third week, aided by a remix by producer Sir Spyro, featuring rappers Jaykae and Aitch.

The collaboration racked up 8.45 million streams in the last seven days, finishing almost 13,000 chart sales ahead of Manchester rapper Aitch, who climbs a place to Number 2 with Taste (Make it Shake).

Following the release of his third studio album, Post Malone scores three songs in this week’s Top 40: Circles climbs six slots to 5; Goodbyes returns to the Top 10, up four to 10; and Malone also claims the highest new entry of the week with the album’s title track Hollywood’s Bleeding.

Kosovar DJ and producer Regard leaps 10 places with Ride It to Number 15; Stormzy lands a 16th Top 40 with Sounds of the Skeng, new at 20.

Aitch scores his fourth Top 40 hit, as Buss Down feat. Ziezie goes straight in at 21; Camila Cabello adds a 10th solo Top 40 to her tally – Liar is new at 38; and Miley Cyrus’ Slide Away goes in at 40.

See the full Official Singles Chart Top 100

Gaming charts: NBA 2K20 leads a week of low sales

Monday, September 9th, 2019

The end of August was a busy time for the games industry, with titles like Astral Chain, Blair Witch, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, Control, and more releasing, but it seems that this past week has been a low one in terms of sales, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz.

NBA 2K20 topped the charts this week, and despite debuting three places above last year’s entry, sales are around a third lower than 2K19. It sits just above Spyro’s Reignited Trilogy, which enters the charts again after 92% of sales came from the new Switch version, although this is under 10% of what it managed on PS4 alone during release last year.

Last week’s number one Astral Chain also suffers a 83% dip in sales, falling to number 11, with Wreckfest falling 70% to 10, and Control diving 76% to 14. Man of Medan, however, is still at number three despite a 53% decline.

Catherine: Full Body is at number nine as a new entry, along with Monster Hunter World’s Iceborne expansion at 20, and for the full top 10 you can look down below.

Are you surprised by these results?

1. NBA 2K20 / 2K Games
2. Spyro Reignited Trilogy / Activision Blizzard
3. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan / Bandai Namco
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
5. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled / Activision Blizzard
6. Spider-Man / Sony
7. Super Mario Maker 2 / Nintendo
8. FIFA 19 / EA
9. Catherine: Full Body / Atlus
10. Wreckfest / THQ Nordic

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Ed Sheeran and Stormzy land second week at Number 1

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Ed Sheeran and Stormzy land a second week at Number 1 with Take Me Back To London as the track continues to enjoy a boost from a remix by producer Sir Spyro, featuring rappers Jaykae and Aitch. It leads its closest competition, Higher Love by Kygo and Whitney Houston (2), by 22,500 combined sales.

Aitch climbs three to a new peak of Number 3 with Taste (Make It Shake), while Strike A Pose by Young T & Bugsey, on which Aitch also features, rises two to Number 10, continuing its slow-burning ascent up the charts.

Post Malone takes the week’s highest new entry honours, debuting at 11 with Circles, while Headie One climbs five places to 13 with Both. Sam Feldt’s Post Malone ft. Rani rises ten spots to 16.

Elsewhere, Kosovo-born DJ Regard zooms 20 places to Number 25 with Ride It, giving him his first Top 40 hit. Australian singer-songwriter Tones & I jumps nine spots to Number 31 with Dance Monkey.

Finally, producer Y2K & rapper BBNO$ earn their first Top 40 single with Lalala, moving up seven places to Number 37.

See the full Official Singles Chart Top 100

Gaming charts: Astral Chain is Platinum’s first UK number one

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

The physical UK charts have a lot of new entries this week, and at the top of the pile of Platinum Games’ Switch-exclusive action title Astral Chain, the first UK number one for the developer and the fourth most successful launch for the studio, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz

Astral Chain is also the second biggest launch of a new IP for Platinum since Bayonetta in 2010, and the sixth Switch game to get the top spot in 2019, so it’s a good year for Nintendo’s hybrid console thus far.

The other new releases are all in line behind Astral Chain, with Wreckfest coming it at two, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan at three, and Control at four. Wreckfest was actually only 1,100 units behind Astral Chain, with Man of Medan 250 units behind that, and Control another 300 units behind Supermassive’s horror game.

Spider-Man also swings into the top 10 for another week, having a 221% sales jump, while last week’s number one Mario Kart 8: Deluxe sits at five.

You can check out the top 10 below. Did you expect these results?

1. Astral Chain / Platinum Games
2. Wreckfest / THQ Nordic
3. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan / Bandai Namco
4. Control / 505 Games
5. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe / Nintendo
6. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled / Activision Blizzard
7. Super Mario Maker 2 / Nintendo
8. Spider-Man / Sony
9. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
10. The Division 2 / Ubisoft

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