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Sniper Elite 3 by
published Tuesday, Jul 01st

UK Chart: Sniper Elite 3 Soars To Summit

Sniper Elite 3, from Oxfordshire based developer Rebellion, shoots to the top of the UK chart.

At second, Watch Dogs (-22%) stays at second place ahead of last weeks number one EA Sports UFC (-58%).

Titanfall, Wolfenstein and FIFA 14 all drop one place each between fourth and sixth.

GRID: Autosport, from Codemasters, makes it to seventh with sales on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Call of Duty: Ghosts stays ahead of Minecraft, with the Xbox 360 Edition overtaking the PlayStation 3 Edition for the first time.

Mario Kart 8  drops out of the top ten, falling to 13th.

Other new releases include Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark at twelfth and the 3DS Action/Adventure One Piece: Unlimited World Red at twenty-eighth.


EA Sports UFC by
published Tuesday, Jun 24th

UK Chart: UFC Upturns Watch Dogs

EA Sports UFC comes in top to stop the reign of Watch Dogs (-41%), which falls to second.

Up from sixth, Titanfall (+10%) rises to third ahead of Wolfenstein.

FIFA 14 (-9%) sticks to fifth as 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (-34%) drops from second to sixth.

Mario Kart 8 (-30%) is down three places, but ahead of Call of Duty: Ghosts (-13%) which stays at eighth.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (-22%) still performs better than the Xbox 360 Edition (-8%), as the two meet to complete the top ten.

The only other new release this week is Moto GP 14 at fourteenth, which makes an 8.4% increase in sales over the last version with the inclusion of a PlayStation 4 version.


Watch Dogs by
published Wednesday, Jun 18th

UK Chart: Watch Dogs Top Charts For A Third Time

Watch Dogs (-47%) is on top for a third week, well ahead of the heavily contested top four.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (+16%) scores second from sixth with a boost in sales for the start of the tournament. There are one hundred sales between Wolfenstein: The New Order (-21%)  at third and Mario Kart 8 (-33%), which slips from second to fourth.

FIFA 14 (-26%) holds fifth against the rising Titanfall (+1%) at sixth.

Sticking to their spots, Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (-16%) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (-11%) cover seventh and eighth, ahead of Murdered: Soul Suspect (-52%) which slips from third all the way to ninth.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-8%) completes the top ten.

Polish developer CI Games has a new game in the top twenty, Enemy Front enters at nineteenth.


Ty Walton by
published Wednesday, Jun 11th

Englishmen Compete for FIFA Interactive World Cup in Brazil

Two English competitors will look to bring home the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC) from Rio de Janeiro this summer.

The gaming event, now in its 10th year, will see the Grand Final run alongside the FIFA World Cup in Brazil — marking the first time both the real and interactive events come together in the same time and place.

David Bytheway from Wolverhampton and Ty Walton (pictured) from Redditch are the two English gamers hoping to be crowned the best FIFA players in the world, challenging players from competing nations such as France and The Netherlands.


Watch Dogs by
published Tuesday, Jun 10th

UK Chart: Watch Dogs Dominates

Watch Dogs (-81%) stays at number one, despite huge losses against its first week.

Mario Kart 8 parks at second, as new entry Murdered: Soul Suspect follows in third by only 400 copies.

Sticking in the top five, Wolfenstein: The New Order (-51%) and FIFA 14 (-25%) drop one spot each.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (-10%) does enough to stay at sixth, ahead of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (-37%).

Call of Duty: Ghosts (-11%) moves up against Titanfall (-22%), which drops two places to ninth, with just 200 copies splitting them.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-27%) is at tenth, having never fallen out of the top ten.

There are other new entries just outside of the top ten, with MMO Wildstar and 3DS Simulator Tomodachi Life filling fourteenth and fifteenth respectively.


Watch Dogs by
published Tuesday, Jun 03rd

UK Chart: Watch Dogs Winning

Watch Dogs releases to become Ubisoft’s best launch product in the UK to date. The new franchise marks seventeenth in a list of best new entries, behind established series such as Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, FIFA and Battlefield. Watch Dogs sales are strongest on PS4 — with exclusive content and a hardware bundle having improved the consoles sales by 94%.

Mario Kart 8 saw an impressive launch landing in at second, managing the best sales for any title on the Wii U after its own launch. Bundled with the console, it helps take Wii U sales up by 666%.

Falling to third, Wolfenstein: The New Order (-65%), ahead of FIFA 14 (+46%) and Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (+20%).

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil drops one place to sixth, but Titanfall falls three to seventh, ahead of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.

Call of Duty: Ghosts lands at ninth from sixth, as The LEGO Movie Videogame.

Back in the Top 40, Borderlands 2 is at eighteenth thanks to a release on PS Vita.


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.