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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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published Tuesday, Oct 13th

UK Chart: FIFA 16 Scores Hat-Trick

FIFA 16 hails a third week at the top of the chart, keeping Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection at second even though it takes the eighth largest launch of the year so far on PlayStation 4.

Destiny: The Taken King (-35%) rises one place to third, knocking LEGO Dimensions (-68%) down two places to fourth.

Sticking at fifth, Forza Motorsport 6 (-41%) holds off GTA V (-6%) as it jumps up the chart from ninth to sixth.

Both dropping one place, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (-55%) is at seventh and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (-41%)  lands at eighth.

NBA 2K16 (-77%) takes a heavy hit and drops six places to ninth.

At tenth, Rock Band 4 comes in as a new release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The only other new release this week is Transformers Devastation at twenty-first.

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published Tuesday, Oct 06th

UK Chart: FIFA 16 Scores First

FIFA 16 takes the top of the chart despite a 7% drop in week one sales compared to FIFA 15. However, revenue is only reduced by 4% after concentrated sales in Xbox One/PlayStation 4 and high-end Deluxe and Ultimate Team versions. Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 take just 19% of sales this week compared to 45% last year.

Down one place each, Destiny: The Taken King (-70%) is at second and Forza Motorsport 6 (-46%) is at third ahead of Skylanders Superchargers is the fifth in the series and comes in three places higher than last year’s Trap Team. Superchargers are raised over £1 million this week through the game and figurine line.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is down only one place in front of Pro Evo Soccer 2016 and Mad Max, dropping two places to fifth and sixth respectively.

GTA V  is ahead of the resurgent Call of Duty: Ghosts, which takes five places to land at ninth.

LEGO Jurassic World sticks in place to complete the top ten.

The only other title to be released this week is Blood Bowl II at fifteenth.

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published Tuesday, Oct 06th

UK Chart: FIFA 16 Scores Brace

FIFA 16 (-74%) sticks to the top of the chart for a second week.

LEGO Dimensions does well to enter at second, beating the first week sales of similar titles Disney Infinity 3.0 and Skylanders Superchargers, the latter dropping to eighth this week.

NBA 2k16 makes the best start in sales for the franchise to date and scores third, pushing Destiny: The Taken King and Forza Motorsport 6 down two places to fourth and fifth respectively.

New on the 3DS, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer walks into sixth ahead of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

GTA V drops one place to ninth in front of Mad Max which completes the top ten.

The only other new release this week is Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 from the developers behind Tony Hawk Shred.

Destiny: The Fallen King by
published Tuesday, Sep 22nd

UK Chart: The Taken King Crowned

Destiny: The Taken King arrives at the top of the chart as a major expansion to Destiny. However, comparing sales to the original, just 16% chose to upgrade. PlayStation 4 is the most popular platform with 57%, followed by Xbox One (34%), Xbox 360 (7%) and PS3 (2%).

Forza Motorsport 6 misses out on pole position at second as Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 scores third ahead of the official release of rival FIFA 16.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (-54%) crashes to fourth as a result of new entries with Mad Max (-45%) and Super Mario Maker (-58%) dropping to fifth and sixth respectively.

Grand Theft Auto V (+3%) sticks at seventh with a small growth, ahead of Disney Infinity 3.0 (-18%) crashes to eighth.

New at ninth, Rugby League Live 3 is getting in on the Rugby World Cup action.

LEGO Jurassic World completes the top ten after falling two places.

At fifteenth, NHL 16 is the next sports title to be released by EA.