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Overwatch by
published Wednesday, Jun 08th

UK Chart: Overwatch Holds On

An unchanged top three is headed by Overwatch (-54%), Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (-27%) is at second, and DOOM (-33%) is at third.

An impending UEFA tournament in France gives FIFA 16 (+65%) promotion to fourth.

At fifth, Dead Island: Definitive Edition combines remastered versions of Dead Island and Dead Island: Rip Tide to release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Grand Theft Auto V (+66%) arguably benefits the most from half-term promotions by moving four places to sixth, demoting Ratchet & Clank to seventh.

Tom Clancy’s The Division sticks at eighth ahead of COD: Black Ops III, which drops to ninth.

Homefront: The Revolution falls six places to complete the top ten.

One Piece: Burning Blood, at thirty-seventh, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows, is the only other new release.

Overwatch by
published Wednesday, Jun 01st

UK Chart: Overwatch Oversees

Overwatch has extended launch week, marking top spot and becoming the most successful on console for developer Blizzard. The bulk of sales were made on PlayStation 4 (47%), followed by Xbox One and PC.

The rest of the top five move down in tandem. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End ( -37%) is ahead of Doom (-41%) and Homefront: The Revolution (-41%). Call of Duty: Black Ops III (+26%) improves to keep ahead of the resurgent Ratchet & Clank (+114%) at sixth.

FIFA 16 (+91%) is back up the chart at seventh thanks to retailer promotions.

Tom Clancy’s: The Division (+41%) does better with sales figures but drops to eighth.

Total War: Warhammer, a PC exclusive, rides into the chart to ninth ahead of GTA V (+49%) which drops two to complete the top ten.

The only other new release this week is TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan at eighteenth.

Uncharted 4 by
published Tuesday, May 17th

UK Chart: Uncharted 4 Fulfills Fond Farewell

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End takes top spot with +66% over Uncharted 3, to kickstart sales for the series finale.

Bethesda Softworks’ DOOM makes second at launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with +67% over Doom 3Call of Duty: Black Ops III (-46%) drops to third to make room for the new additions.

Ratchet & Clank (-50%) halves sales to drop one place to fourth.

Tom Clancy’s: The Division (-32%) and Far Cry Primal (-33%) stick at fifth and sixth against higher successes.

Dropping three places, GTA V lands at seventh ahead of FIFA 16, which rises to eighth, and LEGO Marvel Avengers, which falls to ninth.

Star Wars Battlefront (+28%) improves it’s position to complete the top ten.

Battleborn by
published Tuesday, May 10th

UK Chart: Battleborn Breaks No1

Battleborn, from Borderlands developer Gearbox Software, moves straight in at top spot in launch week.

Black Ops III (-3%) holds second as Ratchet & Clank (-51%) slips to third after a two week hold on first place.

GTA V (+20%) takes a significant boost to rise four places to fourth.

Tom Clancy’s The Division (-28%) takes it’s top five record to nine weeks since launch as it sits at fifth.

Taking three places, Far Cry Primal takes sixth, pushing LEGO Marvel Avengers down one place to seventh.

Dark Souls III and UFC 2 both move from the top five down to eighth and ninth respectively.

FIFA 16 is on the edge of the top ten after a three-point move from seventh.


Ratchet and Clank by
published Tuesday, May 03rd

UK Chart: Ratchet Remains

Ratchet & Clank (-49%) manage around half the sales of the first week to hold top spot.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (+82%) is helped to second with hardware bundles to promote the digital release of additional content Eclipse. At second, it is at it’s highest chart position since launch.

Dark Souls III (-29%) is moved out of the way to third ahead of non-movers The Division (-5%) and UFC 2 (+2%).

Thanks to retailer promotion, LEGO Marvel Avengers (+45%) moves up five places to sixth, FIFA 16 shoots to seventh, Grand Theft Auto V (+33%) is up to eighth, and Far Cry Primal (+53%) jumps to ninth.

Dirt Rally sticks in place to complete the top ten.

The only new release this week is Yo-Kai Watch on the 3DS at fourteenth.

Dark Souls III by
published Tuesday, Apr 26th

UK Chart: Dark Souls III Dominates

Dark Souls III has the best-selling launch, and tops the chart for the first time in the franchise history. It eclipses Dark Souls II by 61% in it’s march to the top.

The best of the rest, Tom Clancy’s The Division (-40%) takes a place to second.

EA Sports UFC 2 (+64%) is up to third, pushing Quantum Break (-64%) and Dirt Rally (-66%) from the top of the chart to fourth and fifth respectively.

Far Cry Primal, at sixth, and FIFA 16, at seventh, swap places on their way down. Similarly Black Ops III comes from seventh to eighth and GTA V drops three places to ninth.

LEGO Marvel Avengers does enough to push one place back into the top ten.

Nintendo launches New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi into the top twenty at eighteenth.

Ratchet & Clank by
published Sunday, Apr 24th

UK Chart: Ratchet & Clank Caps Chart

Ratchet & Clank triples the series best launch sales results to top the chart for the first time. The PlayStation 4 title serves alongside a movie, which releases next week.

Dark Souls III (-80%) suffers heavily to drop to second.

Coinciding with the home-release of Episode VII, Star Wars Battlefront (+177%) thrusts forward nine places to third.

The Division and UFC 2 both move down one place each to complete the top five.

On the WiiU, Star Fox Zero arrives at sixth.

Black Ops III and FIFA 16 swap places to seventh and eighth respectively.

Quantum Break and Dirt Rally fall from the top five to the edge of the top ten.

Other new release this week include Rugby Challenge 3 at thirteenth and Konami’s UEFA Euro 2016 Pro Evolution Soccer at twenty-third.

Quantum Break by
published Tuesday, Apr 12th

UK Chart: Quantum Breaks Chart Top

Quantum Break, only on Xbox Onelaunches to the top of the chart despite stiff competition from Dirt Rally on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Rally bests the launch of the last title in the series by 197% and ranks third overall, behind Dirt 2 and Dirt 3. Both put long term best-seller Tom Clancy’s: The Division (-41%) down to third.

FIFA 16 and Far Cry Primal swap places on their way down to fourth and fifth respectively. GTAV, COD: Black Ops III and UFC 2 drop two places each to land as they were between sixth and eighth.

Rainbow Six: Siege falls one place to ninth and Star Wars Battlefront collapses three places to complete the top ten.

The only other new release this week is MXGP 2: The Official Motocross Videogame at seventeenth.

Tom Clancy's The Division by
published Tuesday, Apr 05th

UK Chart: Ubisoft Cracks Four Consecutive Chart Crowns

Tom Clancy’s The Division (-37%) stays at the top of the chart to make it four consecutive weeks since launch, a first for developer Ubisoft.

Far Cry Primal (-8%) and FIFA 16 move up one place each to second and third, as Grand Theft Auto V (+18%) improves significantly on sales to jump two places to fourth.

COD: Black Ops III does enough at fifth to help EA Sports UFC 2 on its way down from second to sixth in its second week.

At seventh, Star Wars Battlefront holds off against Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege (+21%), which does well to rise to eighth. As a result, LEGO Marvel Avengers and Garden Warfare 2 move down one place each to ninth and tenth respectively.

Tom Clancy's The Division by
published Tuesday, Mar 29th

UK Chart: The Division Top At Easter

Tom Clancy’s The Division (-35%) becomes the first Ubisoft title in almost two years to take three consecutive weeks at the top of the UK Chart.

EA Sports UFC 2 (-51%) holds second against the rising Far Cry Primal (+132%), which is up to third from fifth.

FIFA 16  is up two places, pushing Black Ops III down one place to fifth.

GTA V takes one place ahead of Star Wars Battlefront, which takes eleven places to renter the top ten at seventh.

LEGO Marvel Avengers and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 trade places to eighth and ninth respectively.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege barges up the chart four places to complete the top ten.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends on 3DS is the highest new entry at thirteenth. Trackmania Turbo is the final new entry at twenty-first.

Tom Clancy's The Division by
published Wednesday, Mar 23rd

UK Chart: The Division Draw Out

Tom Clancy’s The Division (-73%) is retained at the top of the UK Chart.

Brand new in behind, EA Sports UFC 2 is at second, selling +54% over the launch of the previous title in 2014.

Pokken Tournament, also new at third, is the first Pokemon spin-off title on the WiiU.

Black Ops III slips from third to fourth (-8%) and Far Cry Primal (-37%) falls three places to complete the top five.

FIFA 16 drops two places to sixth, just above GTA V which stalls at seventh.

Garden Warfare 2 and LEGO Marvel Avengers each move three places down the chart to eighth and ninth respectively.

Forza Motorsport 6 comes from eighth to wrap up the top ten.

Tom Clancy's The Division by
published Tuesday, Mar 15th

UK Chart: The Division Delivers Q1 Record

Tom Clancy’s The Division releases as the most successful software launch in the first three months of any year to date, outselling 2005’s Gran Turismo 4. The Division also has the best launch of any Tom Clancy title, and is Ubisoft’s third overall behind Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed III.

Far Cry Primal (-58%) drops down to second, ahead of movers Call of Duty: Black Ops III (+11%) and FIFA 16 (-12%) which both move up one place to third and fourth respectively.

Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (-56%) drops two places to complete the top five.

LEGO Marvel Avengers (-21%), at sixth, and Grand Theft Auto V (-21%), at seventh, hold ahead of Forza Motorsport 6 (+18%) which overtakes to eighth.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (-84%) plummets seven places to land at ninth.

Rainbow 6: Siege (-30%) finishes tenth after slipping one place.

Hitman releases early in a boxed Collector’s Edition to twenty-ninth, before a larger release next week.

Robert Burgess