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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nintendo UK has confirmed pricing for their upcoming line of Amiibo NFC-enabled toy figurines.
Listed on the Nintendo UK website, the first set of figures will cost £10.99 each. The first Amiibo range includes Link, Kirby, Samus, Pikachu, Mario and more. All 12 figures in the first release are now available for pre-order either from Nintendo themselves, or at Amazon or GAME.
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.
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.
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.