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published Wednesday, Dec 10th

UK Chart: FIFA 15 Finds First

FIFA 15 (-2%) takes the top spot by swapping places with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-34%) at second.

Grand Theft Auto V (-20%) and Far Cry 4 (-13%) sit still at third and fourth respectively.

Coming up to fifth with retailer promotions, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (+99%) is ahead of new entry The Crew at sixth.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity (-29%) drops two places to seventh.

Between eighth and ninth, Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+4%) has a better week than the PlayStation Edition (+1%).

Driveclub (-30%) comes down from eighth to complete the top ten.

The only other new release this week is Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 Remix at thirty-first on the PlayStation 3.

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published Thursday, Dec 04th

UK Chart: Call of Duty Becomes Black Friday Best Seller

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (+110%) is back to the top of the UK chart thanks to Black Friday promotions. It is the most successful title for sales during a Black Friday week, as numbers are boosted particularly on the older formats (+67%), bringing it up from third.

FIFA 15 (+84%) is at second from fourth, besting Grand Theft Auto V (-64%) by around 1,500 copies as the latter falls to third.

Far Cry 4 (-54%) is down to fourth, just ahead of Assassin’s Creed: Unity (+24%) which is up to fifth following hardware bundle promotions.

New entries at sixth and seventh, Pokémon Omega Ruby beats Pokémon Alpha Sapphire by around 2400 copies. Combined they have had the most successful Pokémon launch to date.

Driveclub (+999%) races up to eighth and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (+353%) to ninth thanks to promoted hardware bundles.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+184%) adds the Xbox One Edition to complete the top ten.

Other new releases include Super Smash Bros. (+560%) on the Wii U, taking it to thirteenth, and LittleBigPlanet 3 at eighteenth.

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published Tuesday, Nov 25th

UK Chart: Grand Theft Auto V Becomes UK All-Time Best Selling

Grand Theft Auto V races back to the top of the chart with the release of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions. Before this week it was the highest grossing title in the UK, but new versions means it has now sold the most copies of any game in the UK.

Far Cry 4 launched on Tuesday to the most successful starting week of the series so far, marking second place.

Despite further loss of sales, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-41%) is at third, but is ahead of FIFA 15 (+25%), which sticks at fourth.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is another new release at fifth. It closely follows the launch sales of the last instalment Dragon Age II in 2011.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity drops four places to sixth.

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions give WWE 2K15 (+554%) a massive boost of sales which propels it’s chart position to seventh.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and Minecraft PlayStation Edition fall to eighth and ninth respectively.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection falls from third to tenth, ahead of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (+204%), which is back up to tenth thanks to new Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions.

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published Tuesday, Nov 18th

UK Chart: Call of Duty Clings To Top

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-77%) is top of the chart for a second week, despite taking a substantial hit in sales.

It comes within 16,000 units of new release Assassin’s Creed: Unity on the PlayStation 4 (52%), Xbox One (46%) and PC (2%), which outsells last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag.

New entry Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, a Black Flag sequel, arrives at sixth on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection, as the seventh biggest launch of any Xbox One title, arrives ahead of FIFA 15 (+2%) despite a small increase in sales from the latter.

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is another new release at fifth, in contrast last year’s LEGO Batman 2 achieved top spot at launch.

Releasing on PlayStation Vita, Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (+79%) has much improved sales, yet it drops one place to seventh. The title has its biggest launch on a PlayStation console with the Vita, and takes third best launch on the handheld behind Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor are new releases at eighth and ninth respectively.

Destiny (-11%) drops five places to complete the top ten.

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published Tuesday, Nov 11th

UK Chart: Call of Duty Crests Chart

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare deposes FIFA 15 (-20%) at the top of the chart.

The eleventh CoD instalment comes in with more week one sales than last years Call of Duty: Ghosts, but falls short of four other titles in the series. However, it confidently beats the combined launch numbers of three similar titles that have reached number one this year, TitanfallDestiny and Wolfenstein.

Football Manager 2015 comes into the chart ahead of the resurgent Alien: Isolation (+120%), which is at fourth from thirteenth with help from promotions.

Destiny (+3%) has a small increase in sales to take it to fifth while Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (-41%) takes a dive in sales and a drop to sixth.

Skylanders Trap Team (+6%) moves two more places to seventh with a positive step in sales coming up to the holiday season.

Both dropping with poor sales, Sunset Overdrive (-61%) is at eighth and The Evil Within (-44%) lands at ninth.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition (+9%) does not move from tenth.

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published Tuesday, Nov 04th

UK Chart: FIFA 15 Seizes Sixth Week

FIFA 15 (+6%) picks up sales to remain at the top of the chart for six straight weeks. Sunset Overdrive, exclusively on the Xbox One, could not beat the long standing title and releases to second.

Minecraft: PlayStation Edition and The Evil Within both drop one place each to third and fourth respectively. The Xbox edition of Minecraft is back in the top ten at tenth.

WWE 2k15 is a new release at fifth, ahead of Destiny.

Forza Horizon 2 is up one place against Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, which falls three places to eighth.

Up one place, Skylanders Trap Team lands at ninth.

New release, Lords of the Fallen just misses out on the top ten at eleventh on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Telltale release The Walking Dead: Season 2 and The Walking Dead: Game of the Year to twenty-third and thirty-sixth respectively.

Farming Simulator 15 on the PC is at twenty-fifth place.

At thirty-eighth, MX Vs ATV Supercross lands on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Freedom Wars on the PlayStation Vita just catches the top forty at thirty-ninth.

Bayonetta 2, last weeks number six quickly falls out of the top forty.

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published Tuesday, Oct 28th

UK Chart: FIFA 15 First For Five

FIFA 15 (-7%) is the first title this year to make it five straight weeks at the top of the chart.

Minecraft: Playstation Edition (+82%)  has climbed seven places to second thanks to impressive sales on the PlayStation 4, pushing The Evil Within (-64%) down to third.

Despite a small decline in sales, Destiny (-9%) rises three places to fourth, ahead of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (-30%) which drops to fifth.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (-62%) drops out of the top five, but is in front of Bayonetta 2, a new release on the Wii U.

Forza Horizon 2 and Alien: Isolation fall three places each to land at eighth and ninth repsectively.

Skylanders Trap Team is back up one place to finish in the top ten.

Other new releases this week include Civilization: Beyond Earth at eighteenth with Just Dance 2015 ahead of Singstar: Ultimate Party in the battle of the music titles.

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published Tuesday, Oct 21st

UK Chart: Four Weeks For FIFA 15

FIFA 15 (-35%) holds the top spot for a fourth week, equaling the extended launch effort from FIFA 14.

The Evil Within from Tokyo based Tango Gameworks arrives at second.

Even with no release on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! lands at third ahead of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (-51%), which drops to fourth from third.

Forza Horizon 2 (-39%) drops one place to fifth, above Alien: Isolation (-70%) and Destiny (-22%) at sixth and seventh respectively.PlayStation 4 exclusive Driveclub (-45%) also succumbs to new releases to land at eighth.

Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (+14%) sees a small increase in sales, moving it up to ninth.

F1 2014 from Codemasters Birmingham is a new release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 finishes at tenth.

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published Tuesday, Oct 14th

UK Chart: FIFA 15 Top For Third Week

FIFA 15 (-60%) is at the top of the chart for a third straight week. A hat-trick you might say.

Alien: Isolation, from Sussex based The Creative Assembly, enters at second ahead of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (-55%) and Forza Horizon 2 (-54%) which drop one place each to third and fourth respectively.

Releasing on the PlayStation 4 from Cheshire based Evolution Studios, DriveClub takes fifth.

Destiny falls one place to sixth, ahead of new entry Skylanders Trap Team at seventh.

NBA 2k15 is another new release, marking eighth before 3DS-hit Super Smash Bros. at ninth with Minecraft: PlayStation Edition completing the top ten.

The only other new release this week is Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition at thirteenth.

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published Tuesday, Oct 07th

UK Chart: FIFA 15 Remains Top

FIFA 15 (-70%) remains top of the chart despite a significant drop in sales and new competition in the top five.

Middle Earth: The Shadow of Mordor arrives at second as the best release of a Lord of the Rings franchise game. Split on the formats, Shadow of Mordor finds favour on the PlayStation 4 with 56% over Xbox One with 41%.

The next release in the series, Forza Horizon 2 takes third with Xbox One taking 73% of sales against the Xbox 360.

On the 3DS alone, Super Smash Bros. makes its debut, grabbing fourth ahead of Destiny (-30%), which drops from second.

A release on PlayStation 4 gives Microsoft-owned Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (+176%) a boost in sales and a jump from ninth to sixth. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sits at eighth with an Xbox One release set to follow later this year.

Disney: Infinity 2.0 (-26%) and Call of Duty: Ghosts (-12%) drop four places, to seventh and ninth respectively, before The Sims 4 (-18%) completes the top ten.

The only other new release this week is Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes, from Dublin/Kiev based Frogwares, at twenty-seventh.

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published Tuesday, Sep 30th

UK Chart: FIFA 15 First

FIFA 15 arrives on 8 platforms to claim 80% of total sales, 87% of revenue and a place at the top of the UK Chart this week. That is 15% in sales and 23% in revenue over the launch of FIFA 14, although that excludes the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 54% of sales are taken by next gen consoles, where as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 take 45% of the share.

Destiny and Disney Infinity 2.0 drop to second and third respectively.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition jumps two places to slot into fourth.

Call of Duty: Ghosts improves to take fifth, ahead of Watch Dogs and The Sims 4 which drop two places each.

At eighth, Fantasy Life on the 3DS, from Professor Layton developer Level 5, lands ahead of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition and Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare.


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published Tuesday, Sep 23rd

UK Chart: Destiny Dominates

Destiny (-78%) continues at the top against new competition. The Bungie title arrived last week as the best new entry this year and the most successful launch ever of a new intellectual property (IP).  PlayStation 4 sales are helped by its continued success, with more than 72% of new hardware being a Destiny bundle.

Disney Infinity 2.0, with a tandem interactive toy line, improves on its predecessor by one place and 32% sales on launch.

Exclusive to the Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, a collaboration between Koei Tecmo and Nintendo, enters at third.

Watch Dogs (-23%) drops one place to fourth and The Sims 4 (-41%) falls three places to complete the top five.

Minecraft improves on sales for both the Xbox 360 (+12%) at sixth and PlayStation 3 (+7%) at eighth.

Falling from fourth, Call of Duty: Ghosts (-17%) takes seventh.

The Last of Us: Remastered (-27%) and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (-16%) drop to ninth and tenth respectively.

The only other new entry this week is Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call on 3DS at seventeenth.