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FIFA 15 by
published Tuesday, Oct 07th

UK Chart: FIFA 15 Remains Top

FIFA 15 (-70%) remains top of the chart despite a significant drop in sales and new competition in the top five.

Middle Earth: The Shadow of Mordor arrives at second as the best release of a Lord of the Rings franchise game. Split on the formats, Shadow of Mordor finds favour on the PlayStation 4 with 56% over Xbox One with 41%.

The next release in the series, Forza Horizon 2 takes third with Xbox One taking 73% of sales against the Xbox 360.

On the 3DS alone, Super Smash Bros. makes its debut, grabbing fourth ahead of Destiny (-30%), which drops from second.

A release on PlayStation 4 gives Microsoft-owned Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (+176%) a boost in sales and a jump from ninth to sixth. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sits at eighth with an Xbox One release set to follow later this year.

Disney: Infinity 2.0 (-26%) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (-12%) drop four places, to seventh and ninth respectively, before The Sims 4 (-18%) completes the top ten.

The only other new release this week is Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes, from Dublin/Kiev based Frogwares, at twenty-seventh.


FIFA 15 by
published Tuesday, Sep 30th

UK Chart: FIFA 15 First

FIFA 15 arrives on 8 platforms to claim 80% of total sales, 87% of revenue and a place at the top of the UK Chart this week. That is 15% in sales and 23% in revenue over the launch of FIFA 14, although that excludes the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 54% of sales are taken by next gen consoles, where as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 take 45% of the share.

Destiny and Disney Infinity 2.0 drop to second and third respectively.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition jumps two places to slot into fourth.

Call of Duty: Ghosts improves to take fifth, ahead of Watch Dogs and The Sims 4 which drop two places each.

At eighth, Fantasy Life on the 3DS, from Professor Layton developer Level 5, lands ahead of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition and Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare.

 


Destiny by
published Tuesday, Sep 23rd

UK Chart: Destiny Dominates

Destiny (-78%) continues at the top against new competition. The Bungie title arrived last week as the best new entry this year and the most successful launch ever of a new intellectual property (IP).  PlayStation 4 sales are helped by its continued success, with more than 72% of new hardware being a Destiny bundle.

Disney Infinity 2.0, with a tandem interactive toy line, improves on its predecessor by one place and 32% sales on launch.

Exclusive to the Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, a collaboration between Koei Tecmo and Nintendo, enters at third.

Watch Dogs (-23%) drops one place to fourth and The Sims 4 (-41%) falls three places to complete the top five.

Minecraft improves on sales for both the Xbox 360 (+12%) at sixth and PlayStation 3 (+7%) at eighth.

Falling from fourth, Call of Duty: Ghosts (-17%) takes seventh.

The Last of Us: Remastered (-27%) and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (-16%) drop to ninth and tenth respectively.

The only other new entry this week is Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call on 3DS at seventeenth.


The Sims 4 by
published Tuesday, Sep 09th

UK Chart: The Sims 4 Seizes Chart

The Sims 4 sits on top of the chart as the first PC-only title to do so in over two years.

Promotions via the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 take Watch Dogs (+19%) to second, up from ninth.

The rest of the top five move down to accommodate, with varying degrees of performance. Metro Redux (-58%) takes a heavy hit yet takes third ahead of The Last of Us: Remastered (-30%) and Diablo III Reaper of Souls (-51%).

Call of Duty: Ghosts drops one place from fifth to get in ahead of Minecraft, on Xbox 360 at sixth and PlayStation 3 at ninth.

Plants vs Zombies falls four places to eighth. Grand Theft Auto V completes the top ten.

With promotions, Wolfenstein: The New Order (+10%) takes fourteenth. Danganrompa 2: Goodbye Despair lands at twenty-ninth on Vita, +12% and thirteen places above its predecessor. Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate also arrives at thirty-fourth.


Metro Redux by
published Tuesday, Sep 02nd

UK Chart: Metro Redux Manages Ruling

The collective edition of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC – Metro Redux, claims the top of the chart at launch. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (-59%), The Last of Us: Remastered (-21%) and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (-10%) drop one place each to slot in between second and fourth.

In the last week of the school holiday, Call of Duty: Ghosts (+13%) improves sales to hold fifth.

Madden NFL 15 arrives at sixth, one place better than Madden NFL 25 at this time last year.

Grand Theft Auto V is up two places to seventh ahead of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Watch Dogs, both of which fall to eighth and ninth.

Titanfall rises one place to finish back in the top ten.


Diablo III Reaper of Souls by
published Wednesday, Aug 27th

UK Chart: Diablo III Reaper of Souls Reaches Summit

Diablo III reaches the top of the chart with the Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition, bringing the franchise to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PlayStation 4 release takes the majority of sales with 47% over 32% on Xbox One, and has the most successful launch on consoles to date, beating the Xbox 360 version by around 500 copies.

The Last of Us (-24%) drops from the top after three weeks up top to slot in ahead of Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare (+200%), which has climbed to third from fifteenth with the release of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions.

A small increase in sales fails to keep the Xbox 360 Edition (+5%) of Minecraft from slipping to forth, where a small dip in sales commits the PlayStation 3 Edition (-5%) to seventh.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (+7%) falls one place to fifth, saved somewhat by the release of the final DLC package Nemesis.

Watch Dogs (-11%) plummets four places to sixth and The LEGO Movie Videogame (-11%) drops two to eighth.

Grand Theft Auto V (+3%) slips to ninth ahead of new release Tales of Xillia 2 at tenth.

Falling outside of the top ten for the first time, FIFA 14 (-24%) crashes at fifteenth.


The Last of Us: Remastered by
published Tuesday, Aug 19th

UK Chart: The Last of Us Remastered Remains

The Last of Us: Remastered (-40%) is at the top of the chart, followed by Watch Dogs (-22%) at second, for a third straight week. Up two places to third, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (+1%) again finds its highest chart position.

Strong sales in Xbox One copies takes Call of Duty: Ghosts (+7%) to fourth from eighth.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (-1%) takes two places despite a minor drop in sales.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (+6%) is ahead of FIFA 14 (-21%) and Grand Theft Auto V (-27%), which fall four places each to seventh and eighth respectively.

Battlefield 4 (-12%) stays at ninth for a third week, ahead of Titanfall (+6%) which rises two to complete the top ten.


The Last of Us Remastered by
published Wednesday, Aug 06th

UK Chart: The Last of Us Remastered Revives Chart

The Last of Us: Remastered hits the top of the chart as the fifth largest launch so far this year and fourth best on the PlayStation 4.

Sales in the rest of the top nine are on the rise, but Watch Dogs and FIFA 14  inevitably fall to second and third.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (+27%) builds on sales to reach fourth.

Just 14 copies split the Xbox 360 Edition (+11%) and PlayStation 3 Edition (+22%) of Minecraft at fifth and sixth.

A small improvement in sales cannot help Sniper Elite 3 (+3%) from a three place fall to seventh.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (+21%) and Battlefield 4 (+24%) take one place each to eighth and ninth, ahead of Grand Theft Auto V (-5%) at tenth.


Watch Dogs by
published Wednesday, Jul 30th

UK Chart: Watch Dogs Improves As Market Continues Slump

The UK game market suffered again this week with a three percent drop in sales over revenue. With no new titles released, that marks the lowest week for income this year.

Watch Dogs (+3%) is at the top again for the third time in a row and sixth overall. FIFA 14 (+5%), which has been at the top on seven occasions this year, is at second for a second week running.

A small sales improvement makes a big difference, as Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-4%) takes three places to fourth.

Sniper Elite 3 (-6%) loses sales but moves up one place to fourth nonetheless.

With the release of the DVD/Blu-Ray of the film this week, promotions have pushed The LEGO Movie Videogame (+41%) up seven places to fifth.

Constantly on the move, Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (-6%) has taken one spot in each of the last four weeks, landing at sixth this week.

Grand Theft Auto V moves up four from eleventh, around Titanfall which sticks at eighth.

Call of Duty: Ghosts falls from the third to ninth, ahead of rival Battlefield 4 at tenth.

EA has seen a couple of surprising movers at the bottom end of the chart – four year old Skate 3 (+17%) continues a successful period which leaves it at twenty-fifth. Promotions also help Need for Speed: Rivals (+44%) back into the top 40.


Watch Dogs by
published Wednesday, Jul 23rd

UK Chart: Watch Dogs Stays In Quiet Week

UK sales suffered at -10% in the last week of the school summer term, which with no new entry ensures that Watch Dogs (-12%) is at the top of the UK Chart for a fifth time.

FIFA 14 (-13%) is up one place and Call of Duty: Ghosts (-12%) jumps up three, ahead of Wolfenstein (-27%) which sticks at fourth.

Sniper Elite 3 (-29%) drops three to fifth, before Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-3%) and Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (-4%) take one each to sixth and seventh respectively.

Falling from fifth to eighth, Titanfall (-24%) suffers a chunk out of sales, but remains in the top ten for the nineteenth week running.

Having the only improved sales numbers in the top ten, Battlefield 4 (+2%) improves its position, remaining forward of Mario Kart 8 (+31%) which hops to tenth from sixteenth.

Bizarrely, Nintendo DS titles Pokemon Black (+127%) and Pokemon White (+110%) are at twenty-first and twenty-second place after promotions drop their price severely.


Watch Dogs by
published Tuesday, Jul 15th

UK Chart: Watch Dogs Returns To The Top

The top two swap to give Watch Dogs (-18%) dominance over Sniper Elite 3 (-53%), the latter within one hundred copies of FIFA 14 (-3%), which sticks at third.

Wolfenstein (+6%), with thanks to retailer promotions, and Titanfall (-15%) swap between fourth and fifth respectively.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (+3%) holds sixth with a small increase in sales.

Moving ahead of the PlayStation 3 Edition (-3%) at eighth, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition jumps up three places to seventh.

Tomodachi Life (-5%) moves to its highest position since launch ahead of Battlefield 4 (+21%) at tenth.


Sniper Elite 3 Screenshot 2 by
published Tuesday, Jul 08th

UK Chart: Sniper Elite 3 Still Top

Sniper Elite 3 (-36%), spends a second week at the top of the chart, as Watch Dogs (-20%) sits at second for a third week.

Price promotions take FIFA 14 (+15%) to third and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (+5%) to eighth.

Titanfall and Wolfenstein occupy the same two position to complete the top five.

Call of Duty: Ghosts is up two spots to sixth, ahead of EA Sports UFC.

The Playstation 3 edition of Minecraft swaps with the Xbox 360 edition again at ninth and tenth.

Tomodachi Life (+53%) on the Nintendo 3DS continues to climb the chart, stopping just short of the top ten at eleventh.

There are new entries on the PSVita chart, with Child of Light top, Ratchet and Clank Trilogy at second, and MotoGP 14 in at twelfth.