Grand Theft Auto V races back to the top of the chart with the release of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions. Before this week it was the highest grossing title in the UK, but new versions means it has now sold the most copies of any game in the UK.
Far Cry 4 launched on Tuesday to the most successful starting week of the series so far, marking second place.
Despite further loss of sales, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-41%) is at third, but is ahead of FIFA 15 (+25%), which sticks at fourth.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is another new release at fifth. It closely follows the launch sales of the last instalment Dragon Age II in 2011.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity drops four places to sixth.
Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions give WWE 2K15 (+554%) a massive boost of sales which propels it’s chart position to seventh.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and Minecraft PlayStation Edition fall to eighth and ninth respectively.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection falls from third to tenth, ahead of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (+204%), which is back up to tenth thanks to new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions.
The Gamebrit Podcast turns 18, as Episode 18 of Britain’s soon-to-be-favourite gaming podcast is here.
This week we talk about the return of GTA:V — first person mode included, Blizzcon, the Just Cause 3 reveal, how Assassin’s Creed Unity has been received and the latest from Nintendo, including that Majora’s Mask remake .
Games discussed this week include Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Heroes of the Storm, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Spelunky, Quiz Up and more.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-77%) is top of the chart for a second week, despite taking a substantial hit in sales.
It comes within 16,000 units of new release Assassin’s Creed: Unity on the PlayStation 4 (52%), Xbox One (46%) and PC (2%), which outsells last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag.
New entry Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, a Black Flag sequel, arrives at sixth on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection, as the seventh biggest launch of any Xbox One title, arrives ahead of FIFA 15 (+2%) despite a small increase in sales from the latter.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is another new release at fifth, in contrast last year’s LEGO Batman 2 achieved top spot at launch.
Releasing on PlayStation Vita, Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (+79%) has much improved sales, yet it drops one place to seventh. The title has its biggest launch on a PlayStation console with the Vita, and takes third best launch on the handheld behind Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor are new releases at eighth and ninth respectively.
Destiny (-11%) drops five places to complete the top ten.
Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: V arrived on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this week, bringing with it a new first-person mode.
The added perspective allows you to see all the sights of Los Santos a little more true-to-life. Whether it’s fighting in the streets, driving or simply having a beer, GTA’s new first-person mode is a neat addition.
Here’s a brief, and by no means extensive, round-up of what you can expect to see and do whilst playing in first-person.
GTA V’s first person mode:
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare deposes FIFA 15 (-20%) at the top of the chart.
The eleventh CoD instalment comes in with more week one sales than last years Call of Duty: Ghosts, but falls short of four other titles in the series. However, it confidently beats the combined launch numbers of three similar titles that have reached number one this year, Titanfall, Destiny and Wolfenstein.
Football Manager 2015 comes into the chart ahead of the resurgent Alien: Isolation (+120%), which is at fourth from thirteenth with help from promotions.
Destiny (+3%) has a small increase in sales to take it to fifth while Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (-41%) takes a dive in sales and a drop to sixth.
Skylanders Trap Team (+6%) moves two more places to seventh with a positive step in sales coming up to the holiday season.
Both dropping with poor sales, Sunset Overdrive (-61%) is at eighth and The Evil Within (-44%) lands at ninth.
Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+9%) does not move from tenth.
Ears at the ready, Episode 17 of Britain’s soon-to-be-favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast is here.
This week we talk about the bot situation in Hearthstone, the cold reaction to the Destiny DLC, Nintendo’s Smash Bros date change and how you can now order a pizza by yelling at your Xbox.
Games discussed this week include Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, Desert Golfing, Sportfriends, Fibbage, Chariot and to nearly everyones surprise the 24 DVD Board Game, really.
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FIFA 15 (+6%) picks up sales to remain at the top of the chart for six straight weeks. Sunset Overdrive, exclusively on the Xbox One, could not beat the long standing title and releases to second.
Minecraft: PlayStation Edition and The Evil Within both drop one place each to third and fourth respectively. The Xbox edition of Minecraft is back in the top ten at tenth.
WWE 2k15 is a new release at fifth, ahead of Destiny.
Forza Horizon 2 is up one place against Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, which falls three places to eighth.
Up one place, Skylanders Trap Team lands at ninth.
New release, Lords of the Fallen just misses out on the top ten at eleventh on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Telltale release The Walking Dead: Season 2 and The Walking Dead: Game of the Year to twenty-third and thirty-sixth respectively.
Farming Simulator 15 on the PC is at twenty-fifth place.
At thirty-eighth, MX Vs ATV Supercross lands on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Freedom Wars on the PlayStation Vita just catches the top forty at thirty-ninth.
Bayonetta 2, last weeks number six quickly falls out of the top forty.
With the next iteration of the long-running Call of Duty series set to hit shelves next week, The Gamebrit Podcast takes a look at what you can expect in the £100 ‘Atlas Pro Edition':
One man is preparing to take on the Guinness World Record for the longest time spent playing a football game — the current record, set in 2012, stands at the 48 hours and five minutes.
Hoping to go way beyond extra time, Chris Cook of GamePointsNow is taking on the challenge in an effort to raise funds for award-winning videogame charity Special Effect.
FIFA 15 (-7%) is the first title this year to make it five straight weeks at the top of the chart.
Minecraft: Playstation Edition (+82%) has climbed seven places to second thanks to impressive sales on the PlayStation 4, pushing The Evil Within (-64%) down to third.
Despite a small decline in sales, Destiny (-9%) rises three places to fourth, ahead of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (-30%) which drops to fifth.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (-62%) drops out of the top five, but is in front of Bayonetta 2, a new release on the Wii U.
Forza Horizon 2 and Alien: Isolation fall three places each to land at eighth and ninth repsectively.
Skylanders Trap Team is back up one place to finish in the top ten.
Other new releases this week include Civilization: Beyond Earth at eighteenth with Just Dance 2015 ahead of Singstar: Ultimate Party in the battle of the music titles.
Never before has a videogame made me appreciate the complexities of walking. Daddy Long Legs, a game in which you play as a fragile spider, has done just that.
Getting out of bed in the morning and walking downstairs is a daily routine that I’d never given much thought — it just happens.
Think about it: this complex routine includes moving from a comfy vertical position to a horizontal one, walking bleary-eyed to a bedroom door, to then taking on the challenging descent down a flight of stairs.
This series of tasks is managed with the greatest of ease, so I found myself somewhat sympathising with the arachnid of Daddy Long Legs, who tends to struggle with even the most basic one-two movement.