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The Order: 1886 by
published Wednesday, Feb 25th

UK Chart: The Order Tips Chart

The Order: 1886 goes straight to the top of the chart, and together with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+3%) at second, pushes Evolve (-66%) to third.

Far Cry 4 (+28%) is up three places t0 fourth with promotions in the half-term week.

No change for GTA V (0%) leaves it at fifth ahead of FIFA 15.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+31%) is up one place to seventh as the PlayStation Edition (+27%) arrives back in the top ten at ninth.

Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (-70%) takes a big hit to drop to eighth.

Destiny is a non-mover as it completes the top ten.

Other new releases include PC title Total War: Attila, from West Sussex based developer The Creative Assembly, at twenty-first and Dead or Alive 5 Last Round at twenty-seventh.


Evolve by
published Wednesday, Feb 18th

UK Chart: Evolve Excels

The highly anticipated Evolve, from Left 4 Dead developers Turtle Rock Studios, hits the top hard. With as little as 400 copies between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, both consoles are way out in front of the PC as it takes 3%.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D comes in at second as the best selling single platform title this week.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+14%) improves with promotions to seal third.

With an improvement of 95% over its predecessor, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate takes fourth ahead of Grand Theft Auto V (-7%) and FIFA 15 (-1%) at fifth and sixth respectively.

Far Cry 4 (+128%) is pushed up two places to seventh with heavy promotions.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-13%) is down three places at eighth, staying in the top ten unlike the PlayStation Edition (-9%) at eleventh.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity (-16%) is down five places to ninth and Destiny (+3%) falls three to tenth despite positive sales.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare by
published Tuesday, Feb 10th

UK Chart: Top Three Sit Tight

The top three remain in place to give Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-21%) eight top weeks, equalling FIFA 15 (15%) which sits at third.

Grand Theft Auto V (-23%) remains at second with relatively poor performance.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity (+25%), which takes four places with promotions on the PlayStation 4 seeing the average selling price fall by £5 to £27.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+6%) stays in front of the Playstation Edition (-6%) as the latter takes three places to sixth despite a loss in sales.

Destiny (+15%) also takes three places in the chart, to seventh place with positive sales, displacing Call of Duty: Ghosts (-16%) to eighth and Far Cry 4 (-21%) to ninth.

Managing a small improvement, The Club (+5%) reenters the top ten.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare by
published Tuesday, Feb 03rd

UK Chart: Call of Duty Conquers GTA

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+27%) takes an uplift in sales to best Grand Theft Auto V (-2%), leaving the latter unable to best a three week consecutive run set by the Activision title.

FIFA 15 (-5%) and Saints Row IV Re-Elected / Gat Out of Hell (-38%) hold third and fourth respectively.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition leaps over Far Cry 4 to fifth. The PlayStation Edition sticks at ninth.

Having received promotions last week, Call of Duty: Ghosts (-37%) only drops two places at seventh.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity rises four places to land at eighth.

Completing the top ten, Destiny is up one place from eleventh.

Terraria (+77%) launches on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to take thirteenth.


GTA V - Franklin and Chop by
published Wednesday, Jan 28th

UK Chart: GTA V Tops Series Best

Grand Theft Auto V (-5%) continues for a third week at the top of the chart, with seven weeks in total, overachieving any previous title in the series.

Swapping again, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-3%) does better at third and FIFA 15 (-10%) drops to fifth.

At fourth, Saints Row IV Re-Elected / Gat Out of Hell launches on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with a bundled expansion.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (+401%) takes a massive boost to fifth with heavy retail promotions.

Far Cry 4 (-21%), Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-4%) and Minecraft: Playstation Edition (-3%) are all down two places to sixth, seventh and ninth respectively.

Rugby 15 scores on its debut at eighth.

The Crew (-22%) falls four places to tenth.


BAFTA Award by
published Saturday, Jan 24th

BAFTA Offer British Developers Exposure At EGX Rezzed

BAFTA are offering independent British game developers the opportunity to exhibit their game at the BAFTA Inside Games Arcade booth at EGX Rezzed in London. The event, which had 75,000 visitors in 2014. runs 12-14th March at Tobacco Dock.

Developers have until February 2nd to submit their game to BAFTA, those picked will have the opportunity to show off their work for free over the course of the three day event. Even if the game has been released, it can provide developers with some much needed exposure in the capital.

Full terms and conditions can be found with including registrations details at the BAFTA site.


GTAV Beach_screen1 by
published Tuesday, Jan 20th

UK Chart: GTA V Stays Top

GTA V remains at the top for a second consecutive week in 2015.

At second, FIFA 15 (-28%) has a better week to swap places with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-34%) which is now at third.

Far Cry 4  (-44%) sits at fourth, ahead of Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-11%) which rises to fifth to build distance between the PlayStation Edition (-24%) at seventh.

The Crew (-47%) drops 7940 copies and one place to sixth.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity (-47%) and Destiny (-35%) are at eighth and ninth respectively.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (-27%) completes the top ten by climbing three places.

Elsewhere, Disney Infinity (+250%) comes back to the chart at thirty-third by the way of strong retailer promotions.


GTA V by
published Tuesday, Jan 13th

UK Chart: GTA V Returns To Top

GTA V (-51%) returns to the top spot as it continues to sell well above an already record-breaking number of copies.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-61%) is still ahead of FIFA 15 (-51%) at third and Far Cry 4 comes in at fourth.

The Crew and Assassin’s Creed: Unity swap between fifth and sixth respectively.

Up four places to seventh, Minecraft: PlayStation Edition overtakes the Xbox Edition, which takes two positions to eighth, resulting in Destiny dropping two places to ninth.

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor takes three places to tenth ahead of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (-3%), which doesn’t improve on numbers, but takes advantage of promotions of an Xbox One hardware bundle.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare by
published Tuesday, Jan 06th

UK Chart: Call of Duty Claims Six Weeks At Top

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-51%) betters predecessor Call of Duty: Ghosts by marking six weeks as the top selling title.

Grand Theft Auto V (-48%) and FIFA 15 (-57%) remain in place at second and third respectively.

Far Cry 4 (-42%) moves up to fourth and Assassin’s Creed: Unity (-48%) drops to fifth as the two swap places.

Sticking at sixth, The Crew is ahead of Destiny (-47%) at seventh and WWE 2K15 (-40%) at eighth, as the latter pair move back into the top ten.

DriveClub (-56%) and Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-57%) fall two places each to ninth and tenth respectively.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare by
published Sunday, Jan 04th

UK Chart: Call of Duty Top At 2014 End

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+20%) remains at the top of the chart at the end of 2014.

Grand Theft Auto V (+33%) swaps with FIFA 15 (+11%) at second to deny the series a top two finish for the first time since 2009.

Promotions take Assassin’s Creed: Unity (+18%) to fourth, demoting Far Cry 4 (+4%) to fifth.

The Crew (+7%) holds sixth for a second week.

Driveclub (+24%) is up five places to seventh after a price drop.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+3%) and Minecraft: Playstation Edition (+4%) make minor improvements in sales to remain at eighth and ninth respectively.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (+11%) does well with sales to complete the top ten.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare by
published Tuesday, Dec 23rd

UK Chart: Call of Duty is 2014’s Christmas No1

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+33%) gets Christmas No1 with promotions on the PlayStation 4.

FIFA 15 (+8%) drops to second ahead of Grand Theft Auto V (+16%), despite the latter having the best selling PS4 title this week.

Holding fourth, Far Cry 4 outdoes Assassin’s Creed: Unity (+97%) and The Crew (+92%) which climb up the chart to fifth and sixth respectively thanks to price promotions.

Destiny (+32%) jumps over Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+14%) and PlayStation Edition (+10%) to commit the latter two to eighth and ninth.

At tenth, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (-11%) is the only title in the top ten which has achieved fewer sales in the run up to Christmas.


FIFA 15 by
published Tuesday, Dec 16th

UK Chart: FIFA 15 Firm In Fixed Top 5

The top five is static this week, with FIFA 15 (-21%) remaining in front.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-27%) is at second and Grand Theft Auto V (-22%) is grounded at third.

Far Cry 4 (-13%) is at fourth despite fewer losses, ahead of  Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (-29%) at fifth.

Just Dance 2015 (+11%), a budget title, is up to sixth from eleventh, with 66% of the share on the Wii.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition and PlayStation Edition move up one place each to occupy seventh and ninth respectively.

Back in the top ten, Destiny (+29%) moves up seven places to ninth.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity drops three places to complete the top ten.


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