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Wolfenstein The New Order by
published Tuesday, May 27th

UK Chart: Wolfenstein Whips Up Sales

Wolfenstein: The New Order tops the chart, with a quarter of total weekly game sales, to accomplish the second best launch of the year behind Titanfall.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (+49%) improves upon sales in its second week and moves up to second.

FIFA 14 slots in above Titanfall (-3%) and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (+20%).

At sixth, Call of Duty: Ghosts stays in place as Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 fall to seventh and eighth respectively.

The LEGO Movie Videogame hops over Battlefield 4 to complete the top ten.

Elsewhere, internet famous Goat Simulator arrives in the PC budget chart at twelth.


FIFA 14 by
published Tuesday, May 20th

UK Chart: FIFA 14 Ends Season On A High

At the end of the Premier League season, FIFA 14 (-8%) climbs back to the top of the chart. Titanfall (-15%) is marginally beaten and falls comfortably to second.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition enters at third ahead of Xbox 360 Edition which sticks in at fourth.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (-14%) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (-19%) also remain in place, at fifth and sixth respectively.

With the release an Xbox One version, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (-39%) still performs poorly to fall four places to seventh.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (-29%) and Battlefield 4 (-17%) drop one place each, before Grand Theft Auto V (+20%) reenters the top ten.

The last new release in the top forty, Kirby: Triple Deluxe arrives at sixteenth.


Titanfall by
published Tuesday, May 13th

UK Chart: Titanfall Returns

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (-49%) has sales cut almost by half to fall from first to third, as Titanfall (-25%) regains the top spot. FIFA 14 (-11%) follows closely in second, behind first place by less than 400 copies.

Climbing two spots, Minecraft (-2%) forces 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (-18%) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (-17%) to fifth and sixth respectively.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (+7%) moves up one place with an increase in sales. Battlefield 4 (+8%) does a little better to take two places at eighth.

More LEGO titles complete the top ten, with LEGO The Hobbit (-30%) and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (0%), with the latter maintaining sales to move up from eleventh.

Bound by Flame from Parisian developer Focus Home Interactive, is a new release at twelfth.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 by
published Tuesday, May 06th

UK Chart: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Arrives At Summit

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 enters the chart straight into first place, despite a comparative -5% loss against it’s predecessor. As a consequence, Titanfall (-17%) falls to second, ahead of FIFA 14 (-1%) which climbs to third.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (-33%) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (-24%) fall two places each to fourth and fifth respectively.

Sticking at sixth, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-1%) has a minor drop in sales compared to last week.

LEGO The Hobbit falls two places to seventh, ahead of The LEGO Movie Videogame.

Child of Light, from Ubisoft Montreal, debuts at ninth on a variety of platforms including Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Holding position, Battlefield 4 completes the top ten.

Dark Souls II (+36%) sees a PC release which takes it to fourteenth. The only other new release this week is Mario Golf: World Tour on Nintendo 3DS placing twenty-second.


Titanfall by
published Tuesday, Apr 29th

UK Chart: Third Term For Titanfall

For a third week running, Titalfall (-41%) commands the head of the chart, with 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (-42%) again following behind.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (-27%) swaps places with LEGO The Hobbit (-46%) between third and fifth. FIFA 14 (-31%) continues to sit at fourth.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-20%) jumps two places to sixth, seeing South Park: The Stick of Truth (-41%) drop to seventh.

Up one place each, The LEGO Movie Videogame and Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (-33%) fill eighth and ninth.

Battlefield 4 (-29%) climbs back up to complete the top ten.


Titanfall by
published Tuesday, Apr 22nd

UK Chart: Tenacious Titanfall

Titanfall (-28%) remains at the top of the UK Chart for a second consecutive week

At second, 2o14 FIFA World Cup Brazil arrives on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. However, there is an expectation for sales to improve closer to the tournament in June, even without Xbox One or PlayStation 4 releases.

LEGO The Hobbit (-12%) and FIFA 14 (-8%) both drop one place respectively to third and fourth.

Call of Duty: Ghosts stays in place to complete the top five.

South Park: The Stick of Truth drops two places to sixth, ahead of new release Trials Fusion. 

At eighth, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition falls from sixth, with The LEGO Movie Videogame and Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare following behind, covering the bottom of the top ten.

The remaining new entry this Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which with the release of a PlayStation 4 version takes twentieth.


Titanfall by
published Tuesday, Apr 15th

UK Chart: Titanfall Retakes Top

The release of an Xbox 360 version has propelled Titanfall (+220%) to top spot. LEGO The Hobbit comes in at second, ahead of FIFA 14 (-1%).

Price reductions see South Park: The Stick of Truth (+52%) leap four places to fourth.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (+28%) gains sales but loses a place to fifth.

Well timed easter promotions take Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (+35%) to sixth, and Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (+20%) to eighth from eleventh.

The Lego Movie Videogame (+7%) sticks at seventh, with Assassin’s Creed IV (+27%) and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (-36%) finishing ninth and tenth respectively.

Other new releases this week include Kinect Sports: Rivals at fourteenth, Australian developed title Don Bradman Cricket 14 at thirty-fourth, and Football Manager 2014 (+280%) to eighteenth with a new PSVita version. 


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published Tuesday, Apr 08th

UK Chart: FIFA 14 Returns To Top

FIFA 14 (+8%) regains its place at the top of the UK Chart, bringing the total to eleven weeks as a best-seller.

The long awaited The Elder Scrolls Online arrives on PC and takes second ahead of a console release.

Titanfall (-36%) sticks at third ahead of an Xbox 360 release next week.

In conjunction with the latest DLC release Devestation on Microsoft consoles, Call of Duty: Ghosts (+35%) performs well and takes four places to fourth.

Having sold well in the last two weeks, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (-46%) and Infamous: Second Son (-55%) drop from second and first to fifth and sixth respectively.

The LEGO Movie Videogame falls from fifth to seventh and South Park: The Stick of Truth slips from seventh to eighth, before Minecraft at ninth.

Battlefield 4 rejoins the top ten from thirteenth.

The only other new release this week is Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Complete Ed at twenty-ninth for PlayStation 4 and PSVita.

GFK Chart-Track


inFamous: Second Son Screenshot 2 by
published Tuesday, Apr 01st

UK Chart: Second Son Stays

 Infamous: Second Son (-67%) stays at the top of the UK chart for a second week.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (-64%) and Titanfall (-42%) remain in place at second and third respectively, with only 100 copies separating the two.


Infamous: Second Son by
published Tuesday, Mar 25th

UK Chart: Second Son Scores Sales

Infamous: Second Son is straight in at the top of the chart. The PlayStation 4 exclusive is in front of  Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, which arrives on four consoles as the prequel to the incoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.


Titanfall by
published Tuesday, Mar 18th

UK Chart: Titanfall Stands Tall

Titanfall takes top in its week of release on Xbox One and PC, with double the weekly sales of the next best title, FIFA 14, so far this year. It has also helped sales of the Xbox One console this week, with a new Titanfall bundle accounting for 70%, with totals improved by 96% over last week.


Run An Empire by
published Thursday, Mar 13th

‘Run An Empire’ Eyes Kickstarter Backing

London based software house PAN Studio have turned to Kickstarter in order to fund their new project – a real-time geospatial multiplayer strategy game for mobile platforms.

Device GPS coordinates translate to virtual space as players look to compete for control over territory by covering local streets through exercise. A turf war is created through area capture and reinforcement by constant movement, with more of a focus on opportunistic tacticians than persistent athletes.

Beta invites are available for backers of the iOS version. Total pledges of £25,000, from a goal of £15,000, would see an Android version come into play.

Sam Hill, co-founder of PAN Studio, says, “We’re making Run Your Empire because it’s the kind of game we’d like to play ourselves. We want something that requires the same tactical planning as the digital and tabletop games we already enjoy, but rooted in the real world where presence and physical actions make a difference. The game is designed for anyone else who might also enjoy a new way of playing strategy.”

Early bird pledge options are still available, as the developers look ahead to the April 15th deadline.