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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.


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published Tuesday, Sep 09th

UK Chart: The Sims 4 Seizes Chart

The Sims 4 sits on top of the chart as the first PC-only title to do so in over two years.

Promotions via the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 take Watch Dogs (+19%) to second, up from ninth.

The rest of the top five move down to accommodate, with varying degrees of performance. Metro Redux (-58%) takes a heavy hit yet takes third ahead of The Last of Us: Remastered (-30%) and Diablo III Reaper of Souls (-51%).

Call of Duty: Ghosts drops one place from fifth to get in ahead of Minecraft, on Xbox 360 at sixth and PlayStation 3 at ninth.

Plants vs Zombies falls four places to eighth. Grand Theft Auto V completes the top ten.

With promotions, Wolfenstein: The New Order (+10%) takes fourteenth. Danganrompa 2: Goodbye Despair lands at twenty-ninth on Vita, +12% and thirteen places above its predecessor. Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate also arrives at thirty-fourth.


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published Tuesday, Sep 09th

UK PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass One Million

Sony announced Monday that the PlayStation 4 has sold over one million units in the UK, 42 weeks after first going on sale.

The console is now the second fastest selling console in the UK, surpassed only by the Nintendo Wii, which reached the one million mark after just 38 weeks.

By comparison to other consoles the PS4 beat the PS3 to one millions sales by four weeks and the PS2 by eight weeks. Perhaps most pleasing for Sony is the fact it beat the Xbox 360 by 18 weeks, whilst the  Xbox One has yet to reach its first million.


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published Tuesday, Sep 02nd

UK Chart: Metro Redux Manages Ruling

The collective edition of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC – Metro Redux, claims the top of the chart at launch. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (-59%), The Last of Us: Remastered (-21%) and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (-10%) drop one place each to slot in between second and fourth.

In the last week of the school holiday, Call of Duty: Ghosts (+13%) improves sales to hold fifth.

Madden NFL 15 arrives at sixth, one place better than Madden NFL 25 at this time last year.

Grand Theft Auto V is up two places to seventh ahead of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Watch Dogs, both of which fall to eighth and ninth.

Titanfall rises one place to finish back in the top ten.


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published Monday, Sep 01st

Littlewoods Listing Speculates On PS4 & Xbox One GTA V UK Release Date

UPDATE (12/09/2014): GTA publisher Rockstar announced today the release date for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V. The game is set for release on Tuesday, November 18.

ORIGINAL STORY:

An online listing spotted on catalogue retailer Littlewoods has hinted at a possible launch date for Rockstar’s upcoming re-release of GTA V.

A public launch of ‘Fall‘ is the only date that developer Rockstar has ever specified for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One re-release of the 2013 open-world hit.


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published Wednesday, Aug 27th

Mario Kart 8 DLC Delivers, Fails On Price Parity

An untimely listing spotted on the Nintendo UK website Tuesday let slip details of planned downloadable content (DLC) for Wii U hit Mario Kart 8.

The webpage details how classic Nintendo character Link from The Legend of Zelda series will surprisingly be made available as a racer in one of two upcoming DLC packs. A range of new tracks, characters and karts were also revealed ahead of schedule, with plenty of callbacks to other well known Nintendo franchises such as Animal Crossing, Excitebike and F-Zero.

However, it wasn’t only the content that got spotted early — both the release schedule and pricing for the DLC was also erroneously on show. 


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published Wednesday, Aug 27th

UK Chart: Diablo III Reaper of Souls Reaches Summit

Diablo III reaches the top of the chart with the Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition, bringing the franchise to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PlayStation 4 release takes the majority of sales with 47% over 32% on Xbox One, and has the most successful launch on consoles to date, beating the Xbox 360 version by around 500 copies.

The Last of Us (-24%) drops from the top after three weeks up top to slot in ahead of Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare (+200%), which has climbed to third from fifteenth with the release of PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 versions.

A small increase in sales fails to keep the Xbox 360 Edition (+5%) of Minecraft from slipping to forth, where a small dip in sales commits the PlayStation 3 Edition (-5%) to seventh.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (+7%) falls one place to fifth, saved somewhat by the release of the final DLC package Nemesis.

Watch Dogs (-11%) plummets four places to sixth and The LEGO Movie Videogame (-11%) drops two to eighth.

Grand Theft Auto V (+3%) slips to ninth ahead of new release Tales of Xillia 2 at tenth.

Falling outside of the top ten for the first time, FIFA 14 (-24%) crashes at fifteenth.


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published Tuesday, Aug 19th

UK Chart: The Last of Us Remastered Remains

The Last of Us: Remastered (-40%) is at the top of the chart, followed by Watch Dogs (-22%) at second, for a third straight week. Up two places to third, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (+1%) again finds its highest chart position.

Strong sales in Xbox One copies takes Call of Duty: Ghosts (+7%) to fourth from eighth.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (-1%) takes two places despite a minor drop in sales.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (+6%) is ahead of FIFA 14 (-21%) and Grand Theft Auto V (-27%), which fall four places each to seventh and eighth respectively.

Battlefield 4 (-12%) stays at ninth for a third week, ahead of Titanfall (+6%) which rises two to complete the top ten.


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published Thursday, Aug 07th

V&A Game Designer Opens Scottish Videogame Festival

Sophia George, the first-ever resident Game Designer for the Victoria & Albert Museum has opened Scotland’s biggest videogame festival, Dare Protoplay in Dundee.

Organised by Abertay University, the event showcases the best of Scottish videogame design and creativity, including fifteen games from the Dare to be Digital student competition and over 30 independent games.

Independent developers will compete for a £25,000 innovation prize from Creative Scotland.

iPad title Strawberry Thief, Sophia George’s first game developed in her role at the V&A and based on the art of William Morris, will also be given its first public preview.


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published Wednesday, Aug 06th

UK Chart: The Last of Us Remastered Revives Chart

The Last of Us: Remastered hits the top of the chart as the fifth largest launch so far this year and fourth best on the PlayStation 4.

Sales in the rest of the top nine are on the rise, but Watch Dogs and FIFA 14  inevitably fall to second and third.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (+27%) builds on sales to reach fourth.

Just 14 copies split the Xbox 360 Edition (+11%) and PlayStation 3 Edition (+22%) of Minecraft at fifth and sixth.

A small improvement in sales cannot help Sniper Elite 3 (+3%) from a three place fall to seventh.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (+21%) and Battlefield 4 (+24%) take one place each to eighth and ninth, ahead of Grand Theft Auto V (-5%) at tenth.