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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.


LEGO Jurassic World by
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.


Rare Replay by
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.


Rory McIlroy PGA Tour by
published Tuesday, Jul 21st

UK Chart: Rory McIlroy PGA Tour Tiptop

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour launches on the first day of The Open to the top of the chart. It is the first title in eighteen years to be released without Tiger Woods attached.

F1 2015 (-57%), Batman: Arkham Knight (-36%) and LEGO Jurassic World fall one place each to stand above GTA V which sticks at fifth.

Destiny (+90%) takes a massive leap to sixth from tenth through Amazon Prime Day deals.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare moves up to seventh to get in ahead of The Elder Scrolls Online as it drops to eighth from fourth.

God of War III: Remastered takes ninth as a new release of the 2010 hit.

Falling from sixth, The Witcher III completes the top ten.


F1 2015 by
published Tuesday, Jul 14th

UK Chart: F1 2015 Finds First

F1 2015 takes first place with a significant improvement in launch sales for the franchise. Comparing the first week, the title makes a 367% improvement over F1 2014.

Batman Arkham Knight (-54%) is dismounted from the top down to send with Lego Jurassic World (-28%) and The Elder Scrolls Online (-33%) also dropping one place each to third and fourth.

GTA V (+5%) takes a minor increase in sales to stick at fifth.

Down two places at sixth, The Witcher III (-18%) is ahead of Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+6%) and PlayStation Edition (+12%) which are at seventh and eighth respectively.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+5%) and Destiny (+7%) both have positive sales to secure a top ten finish.


Batman Arkham Knight by
published Tuesday, Jul 07th

UK Chart: Batman Arkham Knight Comfortable At Top

Three titles stay in place at the top the chart – Batman: Arkham Knight (-74%) is at the top, remaining ahead of LEGO Jurassic World (-11%), which adds the WiiU version this week, and The Elder Scrolls Online (-34%) stands at third.

The Witcher III (-31%) and Grand Theft Auto V (-5%) take advantage of Yoshi’s Wooly World (-60%) dropping to sixth from fourth.

At seventh, Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+0%) sees no change in sales but climbs back into the top ten.

FIFA 15 (-21%) draws at eighth ahead of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-25%), which is down two places to ninth.

Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (+0%) also achieves the same sales figures as last week to climb back to the last place in the top ten.


Batman: Arkham Knight by
published Tuesday, Jun 30th

UK Chart: Batman Arkham Knight Smashes Chart

Batman: Arkham Knight has the best launch in the franchise and of any game so far this year as LEGO Jurassic World is pushed to second and The Elder Scrolls Online falls to third.

Yoshi’s Woolly World arrives on the WiiU and lands at fourth.

The Witcher III and Grand Theft Auto V drops two places each to finish fifth and sixth respectively.

Sticking at seventh, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is ahead of FIFA 15 which collapses three places to eighth.

Destiny controls ninth in front of newcomer Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward at tenth.

Other new entries this week include MotoGP 15 at thirteenth and J-Stars Victory VS+ at eighteenth.