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COD: Black Ops III by
published Tuesday, Jan 19th

UK Chart: Call of Duty Collects Six Weeks

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (-24%) marks six consecutive weeks at the top of the chart, the first title to do so since FIFA 15 in 2014.

FIFA 16 (-45%) and Star Wars Battlefront (-45%) both lose by similar margins compared to last week to fall one place each and let GTA V (-16%) in at second.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege (-24%) is up one place to fifth and Just Cause 3 (-24%) rises two places to sixth.

Sticking at seventh, WWE 2K16 (-30%) pushes Fallout 4 (-65%) further down to eighth as it drops out of the top five for the first time.

LEGO Jurassic World (-21%) and Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-17%) jump up to ninth and tenth respectively to complete the top 10.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III by
published Tuesday, Jan 05th

UK Chart: Black Ops III Finishes Year

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (-39%) remains at the top of the chart for the fifth and last time in 2015. Star Wars Battlefront (-39%) follows behind in second having never fallen outside the top three.

Fallout 4 (-34%) and FIFA 16 (-54%) swap places, yet the latter holds the largest gross profit of 2015.

Grand Theft Auto V (-32%) sticks at fifth, stopping Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege (-9%) as it rises back to sixth.

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (-44%) holds seventh as Just Cause 3 (-48%) falls two places to eighth.

Taking one place, WWE 2K16 (-42%) slams into ninth allowing Forza Motorsport 6 (-35%) into tenth.

COD: Black Ops III by
published Tuesday, Dec 22nd

UK Chart: COD Christmas

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (+33%) is Christmas No1 by profiting the most in the week before Christmas leaving an unchanged top five.

Star Wars Battlefront (+20%) and FIFA 16 (+24%) are at second and third whilst Fallout 4 (+44%) cannot upgrade from fourth despite promotions.

Minecraft: Story Mode (+11%) keeps Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (+20%) from moving any further than one place up and Ubisoft from the Christmas top five for the first time since 2008.

Just Cause 3 (+0%) drops one place to seventh with no change in sales. Grand Theft Auto V (+21%) and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (-2%) hold eighth and ninth respectively.

Yo-yo Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (+10%) is back in the top ten for Christmas.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III by
published Tuesday, Dec 15th

UK Chart: Black Ops III Leads Xmas No1 Charge

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (-37%) is back at the top of the chart in the penultimate Christmas week. Star Wars Battlefront (-22%) is also up one place to second and is expected to be Christmas Number One with the release of the The Force Awakens film to cinemas this week.

FIFA titles hold 8 Christmas Number One’s but FIFA 16 (-49%) drops two places to third this week.

Fallout 4 (-21%) also drops one place, ahead of Minecraft: Story Mode (-3%) which takes two places at fifth, relegating Just Cause 3 (-43%) to sixth.

Rising five places to seventh, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate overtakes GTA V which stands still at eighth.

Tom Clancy Rainbow 6: Siege (-58%) was a new release last week but is now down three places to ninth.

WWE 2K16 is against the ropes as it holds the last place in the top ten.

The only other new release this week is expansion The Sims 4: Get Together at thirty-eighth.

FIFA 16 by
published Tuesday, Dec 08th

UK Chart: FIFA 16 Remains First

The top three titles remain in place this week. FIFA 16 (-41%) heads the list followed by COD: Black Ops III (-32%) and Star Wars Battlefront (-34%).

Just Cause 3 enters the chart at fourth, the highest position for the series to date with +46% over the release Just Cause 2.

Fallout 4 (-27%) falls to fifth but is ahead of Ubisoft new entry Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege.

Minecraft: Story Mode (+16%) improves on sales and holds seventh for a second week.

Grand Theft Auto V (-20%) is down two places to eighth while Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (-36%) slides four places to ninth, proving there is not a lot between positions.

Further promotions boost WWE 2K16 (+35%) up to finish the top ten.

The only other new entry this week is Xenoblade Chronicles X on the WiiU at twenty-eighth, however launch sales are up +73% over Xenoblade Chronicles in 2011.

FIFA 16 by
published Tuesday, Dec 01st

UK Chart: Black Friday Revenue Falls

Black Friday sales revenue falls 10% from last year but many titles take a hefty boost in sales as part of a 60% unit sales increase over last week.

FIFA 16 (+254%) shoots up to the top of the chart thanks to hardware and software bundles.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III sticks in place (+47%) ahead of Star Wars Battlefront (-52%), which cushions a fall in it’s second week.

An increase in sales can’t help Fallout 4 (+8%) from falling one place.

With massive boosts, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (+999%) takes it up nineteen places to fifth above GTA V (+385%) and Minecraft: Story Mode, which are up to sixth and seventh respectively.

Halo 5 (+195%) comes back into the top ten at eighth, Rise of the Tomb Raider is down four places to ninth, and Forza 6 (+381%) completes the top ten.

Star Wars Battlefront by
published Tuesday, Nov 24th

UK Chart: Star Wars Scores

Star Wars Battlefront strikes the chart with the fourth best release this year, topping Star Wars: The Force Unleashed by 117%.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (-50%) manages to stick in place ahead of Fallout 4 (-80%), which takes a big hit at third.

Positive sales cannot stop FIFA 16 (+14%) slipping to fourth.

Rise of the Tomb Raider (-37%) stops at fifth ahead of LEGO Dimensions (0%) and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, both rising two places to sixth and seventh respectively.

Minecraft Story Mode (-32%) is down three places to eighth.

WWE 2K16 (-4%) is back in the top ten at ninth and Need for Speed (-39%) drops off to tenth.

Fallout 4 by
published Tuesday, Nov 17th

UK Chart: Fallout 4 Flies

Fallout 4 arrives at the top of the chart having had the best launch in the franchise, besting Fallout: New Vegas by 213%.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (-57%) and FIFA 16 (+10%) fall one place each, the latter having had a boost from hardware bundles.

Rise of the Tomb Raider arrives on Xbox One and Xbox 360 and achieves fourth at launch. The majority of sales come in on the newer platform with 15% on Xbox 360.

Continuing to improve, Minecraft Story Mode (+6%) completes the top five.

Need for Speed (-62%) drops two places to sixth ahead of new release Football Manager 2016.

Promotions take LEGO Dimensions (+49%) to eighth.

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (-39%) and Halo 5: Guardians (-50%) tumble from the top five down the ninth and tenth respecitvely.

The only other new release is StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void at twenty-third.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III by
published Tuesday, Nov 10th

UK Chart: Call of Duty Crests Chart

Black Ops III takes the top of the chart after a Friday release which ranks it seventh in the Call of Duty franchise. It is the first title not to be released on a Tuesday since 2009. 91% of sales came on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, compared to 68% of last year’s Advanced Warfare.

FIFA 16 (-7%) charges ahead to deny Need for Speed a top two release position.

Halo 5: Guardians (-78%) and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (-55%) drop three places each to fourth and fifth respectively.

Falling only one place, Minecraft: Story Mode is ahead of WWE 2K16 and GTA V.

LEGO: Dimensions sticks at ninth as Call of Duty: Ghosts completes the top ten.

Halo 5: Guardians by
published Tuesday, Nov 03rd

UK Chart: Halo 5 Lights Up Chart

Halo 5: Guardians grabs top of the chart, outdoing the last release Halo: Master Chief Collection by 50%.

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate (-39%) falls to second and FIFA 16 (+25%) drops one place to third despite climbing sales.

WWE 2K16 triples week one sales of 2K15 to enter the chart at fourth ahead of Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode at fifth.

At sixth, GTA V is ahead of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, the latter dropping from fourth.

Watch Dogs is back in the top ten, pushing LEGO Dimensions and Jurassic World down to ninth and tenth respectively.

Divinity: Original Sin is the only other new release this week at thirty-seventh.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate by
published Monday, Oct 26th

UK Chart: Syndicate Steals Chart

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate knocks FIFA 16 off the top of the chart. It does not surpass the sales of any title by the original developer, Ubisoft Montreal, but does do better than Assassin’s Creed: Rogue.

FIFA 16 (-16%) is at second in front of Guitar Hero Live,  greatly improves on launch sales of Warriors of Rock, at third.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (-26%) falls to fourth but is ahead of GTA V (+51%) which sticks at fifth with much improved sales for another week.

Lego Dimensions (+12%) and Forza Motorsport 6 (+11%) do well but drop two places each to sixth and eighth respectively.

Tumbling four places, Destiny: The Taken King (-5%) lands at seventh.

Despite heavy promotions to push sales, Lego Jurassic World (+74%) does no better than staying at ninth.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (-3%) drops three places to complete the top ten ahead of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes which is new at eleventh.

Just Dance 2016 makes an entry this week just inside the top twenty at nineteenth.

published Tuesday, Oct 20th

UK Chart: Four For FIFA

Four consecutive weeks at the top, FIFA 16 (-40%) heads an unchanged top four. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (-50%) halves sales but remains ahead of Destiny: The Taken King (-22%) and Lego Dimensions (-17%).

Up to fifth, GTA V (+4%) increases sales, swapping places with Forza 6 (-16%).

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (+15%) uses price promotions to boost sales and move up one place to seventh.

Japanese RPG Tales of Zestiria is the only new release in the top ten at eighth.

LEGO Jurassic World and Minecraft: Xbox Edition both move up the chart to complete the top ten.

WRC places twelth in the fourth best launch for the franchise.

Dragon Quest Heroes and Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance are two more RPGs, at nineteenth and twenty-seventh respectively.

Finally, on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut just about makes the cut at thirty-sixth.