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FIFA 16 by
published Tuesday, Oct 13th

UK Chart: FIFA 16 Scores Hat-Trick

FIFA 16 hails a third week at the top of the chart, keeping Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection at second even though it takes the eighth largest launch of the year so far on PlayStation 4.

Destiny: The Taken King (-35%) rises one place to third, knocking LEGO Dimensions (-68%) down two places to fourth.

Sticking at fifth, Forza Motorsport 6 (-41%) holds off GTA V (-6%) as it jumps up the chart from ninth to sixth.

Both dropping one place, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (-55%) is at seventh and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (-41%)  lands at eighth.

NBA 2K16 (-77%) takes a heavy hit and drops six places to ninth.

At tenth, Rock Band 4 comes in as a new release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The only other new release this week is Transformers Devastation at twenty-first.

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published Tuesday, Oct 06th

UK Chart: FIFA 16 Scores First

FIFA 16 takes the top of the chart despite a 7% drop in week one sales compared to FIFA 15. However, revenue is only reduced by 4% after concentrated sales in Xbox One/PlayStation 4 and high-end Deluxe and Ultimate Team versions. Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 take just 19% of sales this week compared to 45% last year.

Down one place each, Destiny: The Taken King (-70%) is at second and Forza Motorsport 6 (-46%) is at third ahead of Skylanders Superchargers is the fifth in the series and comes in three places higher than last year’s Trap Team. Superchargers are raised over £1 million this week through the game and figurine line.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is down only one place in front of Pro Evo Soccer 2016 and Mad Max, dropping two places to fifth and sixth respectively.

GTA V  is ahead of the resurgent Call of Duty: Ghosts, which takes five places to land at ninth.

LEGO Jurassic World sticks in place to complete the top ten.

The only other title to be released this week is Blood Bowl II at fifteenth.

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published Tuesday, Oct 06th

UK Chart: FIFA 16 Scores Brace

FIFA 16 (-74%) sticks to the top of the chart for a second week.

LEGO Dimensions does well to enter at second, beating the first week sales of similar titles Disney Infinity 3.0 and Skylanders Superchargers, the latter dropping to eighth this week.

NBA 2k16 makes the best start in sales for the franchise to date and scores third, pushing Destiny: The Taken King and Forza Motorsport 6 down two places to fourth and fifth respectively.

New on the 3DS, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer walks into sixth ahead of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

GTA V drops one place to ninth in front of Mad Max which completes the top ten.

The only other new release this week is Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 from the developers behind Tony Hawk Shred.

Destiny: The Fallen King by
published Tuesday, Sep 22nd

UK Chart: The Taken King Crowned

Destiny: The Taken King arrives at the top of the chart as a major expansion to Destiny. However, comparing sales to the original, just 16% chose to upgrade. PlayStation 4 is the most popular platform with 57%, followed by Xbox One (34%), Xbox 360 (7%) and PS3 (2%).

Forza Motorsport 6 misses out on pole position at second as Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 scores third ahead of the official release of rival FIFA 16.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (-54%) crashes to fourth as a result of new entries with Mad Max (-45%) and Super Mario Maker (-58%) dropping to fifth and sixth respectively.

Grand Theft Auto V (+3%) sticks at seventh with a small growth, ahead of Disney Infinity 3.0 (-18%) crashes to eighth.

New at ninth, Rugby League Live 3 is getting in on the Rugby World Cup action.

LEGO Jurassic World completes the top ten after falling two places.

At fifteenth, NHL 16 is the next sports title to be released by EA.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain by
published Tuesday, Sep 15th

UK Chart: The Phantom Pain Proceeds

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (-78%) secures a second week at the top despite huge losses.

Super Mario Maker debuts at second with the fourth best launch on the WiiU behind Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. and Nintendo Land.

Mad Max (-66%) drops one ahead of Disney Infinity 3.0 (-42%), which rises one place to fourth and Until Dawn (-51%) at fifth.

Dropping three places, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (-58%) lands at sixth.

GTA V and LEGO Jurassic World drop one places each to seventh and eighth respectively.

The Xbox Edition sticks at ninth as Minecraft: PlayStation Edition falls to complete the top ten.

The last release in the top forty, Tearaway Unfolded on the PlayStation 4 arrives at thirty-third.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain by
published Tuesday, Sep 15th

UK Chart: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Secures Successful Launch

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain strikes the top of the chart with the best launch for any title in the franchise, beating Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty by +37%. It has the third best sales numbers behind Batman: Arkham Knight and The Witcher III. PlayStation 4 is the favoured console with 77% of the share over Xbox One with 22%, PlayStation 3 having 3% and Xbox 360 with 2%.

Mad Max is in at second, being able to overrule Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (-64%), followed by Until Dawn (-52%) and Disney Infinity 3.0 (-35%), all down two places.

GTA V sticks at sixth as LEGO Jurassic World slips to seventh ahead of Minecraft and Batman: Arkham Knight.

The remaining new releases in the top forty include Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse at thirty-fifth and Rugby World Cup 2015 at thirty-ninth on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC and PS Vita.

Gears of War Ultimate Edition by
published Wednesday, Sep 02nd

UK Chart: Gears of War Wrecks Chart

With a new look top four in the chart, Gears of War Ultimate Edition tops as a remastered version of the 2006 classic.

Horror Until Dawn, from Guildford based Supermassive Games, comes in at second.

Disney Infinity 3.0, with a partnering toy line, arrives at third.

At fourth, Madden NFL 16 is ahead of LEGO Jurassic World (+2%) and GTA V.

Dishonored: Definitive Edition is the last new release in the top ten at seventh.

Minecraft: PlayStation Edition is down one place to eighth and Xbox Edition is at tenth.

Batman: Arkham Knight tumbles down the chart from third to ninth.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is the final new release this week at twenty-seventh.

LEGO® Jurassic World™ by
published Tuesday, Aug 25th

UK Chart: LEGO Jurassic Park Lasts

LEGO Jurassic World (-14%) makes it a third straight week at the top of the chart, still followed by Grand Theft Auto V (-8%).

Batman: Arkham Knight (-9%) moves up one place to third, with Battlefield Hardline (-3%) and   Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+1%) both up three places to fourth and fifth respectively.

FIFA 15 (-16%) takes a hit to drop to sixth.

Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (+1%) improves to move two places from ninth to seventh.

Continuing up the chart, Dying Light (+5%) improves for the fourth consecutive week to climb to seventh.

The Elder Scrolls Online (-36%) tumbles six places to ninth ahead of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+5%), which completes the top ten.

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published Wednesday, Aug 19th

UK Chart: LEGO Jurassic World Bites Back

LEGO Jurassic World (-8%) is up one place to retake the top of the chart, with Grand Theft Auto V (-1%) and The Elder Scrolls Online (-21%) also up to second and third respectively.

Batman: Arkham Knight (-36%) is down one place to fourth for the first time in eight weeks.

FIFA 15 (-16%) rises to fifth in the opening week of the Barclays Premier League.

Dropping five places, Rare Replay (-71%) takes heavy loses to land at sixth.

Battlefield Hardline (-23%) sticks at seventh for the third consecutive week.

Moving two places each, Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-1%) is up to eighth with a minor loss in sales as Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (4,420 / -4%) reenters the top ten.

Retailer promotions allow Dying Light (+23%) to leap three places and complete the top ten.

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published Tuesday, Aug 11th

UK Chart: Rare Replay Reaches Roof

Rare Replay is the first Xbox One exclusive to take the top of the chart, and the first Rare title to do so since Banjo-Kazooie on N64 seventeen years ago.

Lego Jurassic World (-21%) as it falls to second with Batman Arkham Knight (-22%)

Moving up two places to fourth, The Elder Scrolls Online (-8%) overcomes GTA V (-22%) and FIFA 15 (-25%) at fifth and sixth respectively.

Battlefield Hardline (-25%) sticks at seventh ahead of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (-42%), which drops four places to eighth.

F1 2015 (-40%) is another title to achieve poorer sales as it falls to ninth.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-7%) comes back into the top ten after similar weekly sales.

LEGO Jurassic World by
published Tuesday, Aug 04th

UK Chart: LEGO Jurassic World Returns

LEGO Jurassic World (-14%) moves up one place to the top as former number one Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (-26%) slips to fourth.

Batman: Arkham Knight (-8%) is ahead of the rest as PS4 bundle promotions shake the rest of the chart.

GTA V (+23%) is up to third ahead of FIFA 15 (+90%), which jumps five places to fifth, The Elder Scrolls Online (+89%) and Battlefield Hardline (+148%) at sixth and seventh respectively.

Falling foul of rival success, F1 2015 (-8%) crashes to eighth and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-4%) crashes to ninth from sixth.

God of War III: Remastered (+79%) reenters the top ten as another promotion success.

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour by
published Tuesday, Jul 28th

UK Chart: PGA Tour Putts In Again

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (-56%) stays at the top of the chart in a week with no new releases.

From fourth, LEGO Jurassic World (-8%) makes a comparatively small loss to move around Batman: Arkham Knight (-28%) which sits at third.

F1 2015 (-55%) moves down the grid to fourth ahead of the solid GTA V (+8%), which has been making week-on-week improvements to stay at fifth.

Call of Duty moves forward one place to sixth as Minecraft comes back to the top ten with the Xbox Edition at seventh and the PlayStation Edition at eighth.

The Elder Scrolls Online drops one place as a result of earlier movement.

FIFA 15 reenters the top ten as the new Premier League season comes into view.