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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

South Park: The Stick of Truth by
published Tuesday, Mar 11th

UK Chart: The Stick of Truth Takes Top

South Park: The Stick of Truth takes the top spot from Thief (-48%), which slumps to second. A large portion of South Park sales fall on Xbox 360 (56%), with the remainder on PlayStation 3 (41%) and PC (6%).

Movement throughout the top ten is far from uniform, with Plants Vs Zombies (-1%) gaining a place with little change over sales from last week.

The Lego Movie Videogame (-31%) and FIFA 14 (-21%) fall two places each, the latter matching its lowest position since launch. Conversely, Call of Duty: Ghosts (-23%) falls out of the top five to sixth, its lowest position to date.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-3%) gains one place to seventh, ahead of Battlefield 4 (-29%) and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (-24%).

At its poorest position yet, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (-16%) completes the top ten.

The only other new release in the top forty is Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures at twenty-first place.

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published Tuesday, Mar 04th

UK Chart: Thief Takes Top

Thief stole the top spot of the UK chart from The Lego Movie Videogame (-33%), after the latter enjoyed two weeks at the summit.

FIFA 14 (-15%) follows suit by dropping a place to third, ahead of Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare as a new entry at fourth.

Dropping two places each to land between fifth and eighth, Call of Duty: Ghosts (-36%), Battlefield 4 (-17%), LEGO Marvel Superheroes and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition suffer from the new entries.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag only drops one place ahead of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, the sequel to the 2010 Lords of Shadow, as it releases to tenth.

At thirteenth, Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles is a new release for PlayStation 3. The final new entry in the Top 40 is DS title Senran Kagura Burst at thirty-eighth.

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published Tuesday, Feb 25th

UK Chart: LEGO Lasting

The LEGO Movie Videogame built on the movies continued success over the school holidays.

The film topped the UK Box Office with £18.9 million in earnings in its opening weekend, and a sequel film has also been announced for planned release in May 2017. The result? The LEGO Movie Videogame sitting a top the UK chart for another week.

A massive nine LEGO titles occupy spots in the top forty; all of which have been developed by Cheshire based Traveller’s Tales. The combined UK revenue generated by the nine games now stands at over £145 million.

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published Tuesday, Feb 18th

UK Chart: LEGO Leading

Newly released film tie-in, The LEGO Movie Videogame,  is the most successful title of the week, as FIFA 14 tumbles down the chart. The release of the film has also boosted popularity in past titles, with the likes of Lego Batman 2 and Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga re-entering the chart.