LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens by
published Tuesday, Jul 19th

UK Chart: The Force Awakens Fends Off Adversaries

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (-45%) spends a third week at top of the chart ahead of aggressive titles benefiting from promotion-driven sales.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (+152%) leaps four places to second with Monster Hunter Generations, new on 3DS, launching to third.

As a result, Overwatch falls down the chart to fourth, proving more popular than Grand Theft Auto V (+91%) which utilises promotions to reach fifth.

DOOM and FIFA 16 both fall three places each to sixth and seventh respectively.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III moves up to eighth, pushing the retail release of Rocket League further down to ninth.

Fallout 4 (+85%) re-enters the top ten from twentieth following a retailer push.

Elsewhere, hardware bundles see Zoo Tycoon re-enter at eleventh, and Kinect Sports Rivals, coming back at twelfth.

Star Wars VR by
published Saturday, Jul 16th

Star Wars VR Experience Coming To HTC Vive, For Free

Anyone for Star Wars VR?

HTC Vive owners will soon be able to roam around Tatooine thanks to a free virtual reality Star Wars experience making its way to Steam.

Announced at the Star Wars Celebration event currently taking place in London, the ‘Trials on Tatooine’ experience will be available to download starting on Monday, July 18th.

Trials on Tatooine - Star Wars VR

Described as a ‘cinematic VR experience’

The free-to-play Star Wars VR demo will see you take the role of a Padawan in training, on Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine.  Once the classic opening crawl has played out, this short VR demo lets you look around a 360 degree landscape of the planet — and also features the much-loved Millennium Falcon, and droid-favourite RD-D2 (who gives you a lighstaber).

Those at the Star Wars Celebration event can demo the Star Wars VR experience on both Saturday 16th, and Sunday 17th — everyone else will have to wait until Monday 18th to pick it up via Steam.

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens by
published Tuesday, Jul 12th

UK Chart: The Force Awakens Adds WiiU To Stay Top

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens (-54%) remains first with the addition of the WiiU format, giving the title seven platforms of sales.

Overwatch (-2%) and DOOM (+7%) both take one place to second and third respectively, pushing FIFA 16 (-30%) down to fourth.

Rocket League (-7%) climbs to it’s best chart position in the third week of sales to complete the top five.

Uncharted 4 is pushed out of the top five to sixth.

Up one place to seventh, GTA V is ahead of Ratchet & Clank which renters the top ten at eighth.

The Division pushes up to ninth as COD: Black Ops III completes the top ten.

Carmageddon: Max Damage, from Newport developer Stainless Games, releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to twenty-second place in the chart.


LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens by
published Tuesday, Jul 05th

UK Chart: The Force First

At the top spot, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases early this week to have the fourth largest LEGO release and the fourth largest Star Wars title launch.

FIFA (+17%) remains at second ahead of Overwatch (+9%), which rises to third, and Doom (-17%) which drops to fourth.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (-19%) drops two places to complete the top five.

A new release on the PlayStation 4, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness enters the chart at sixth.

Despite positive sales, Rocket League (+20%) drops to seventh from sixth, ahead of GTA V.

Telltales’s 7 Days to Die is the third new release in the top ten at ninth.

Tom Clancy’s: The Division (+72%) climbs back to tenth from twelfth thanks to promotions.

The last of new releases this week, The Technomancer lands at thirteenth and Minecraft: Wii U Edition drops at eighteenth.

DOOM 4 by
published Wednesday, Jun 22nd

UK Chart: DOOM Dominates

DOOM (+57%) knocks Overwatch off the top of the chart, thanks to promotions. It is developer ID Software’s first number one since DOOM 3 in 2004.

Overwatch (-24%) drops to second after three weeks at the top.

Uncharted 4 (+1%), FIFA 16 (+21%) and GTA V (+20%) all rise one place to complete the top five, due to a disappointing week for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (-62%), which drops four places to sixth.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (+52%) is back in the top ten at seventh from twelfth.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (+24%) improves on sales numbers but sticks at eighth.

Arguably the most improved title of the week, Star War Battlefront (+63%) takes seven positions to ninth.

LEGO Marvel Avengers (+4%) makes minor improvements to slip back into the top ten.

MotoGP 16: Valentino Rossi is the only other new release this week, landing at nineteenth.

Overwatch by
published Wednesday, Jun 15th

UK Chart: Third Top Week For Overwatch

Overwatch (-44%) holds top spot for a third week ahead of the debut for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst at second. The original Mirror’s Edge for which Catalyst is a prequel/reboot had protracted success, selling only 60% of lifetime sales in the first twelve weeks.

DOOM 3 is at third for three consecutive weeks (-28% ) as Uncharted 4 (-45%) drops behind it from second.

FIFA 16 drops one place to fifth ahead of GTA V which sticks at sixth.

Tom Clancy’s The Division is up one place to seventh.

At the start of the tournament, UEFA Euro 2016 Pro Evolution Soccer (-4%) has reached the top ten for the first time in eight weeks at eighth.

Dead Island: Definitive Edition and Ratchet & Clank both slip down the chart, to ninth and tenth respectively.

There are two other new releases this week, Kirby: Planet Robobot, on 3DS, is at fifteenth, and Sherlock Holmes: The Devils’ Daughter is at thirty-seventh.

Overwatch by
published Wednesday, Jun 08th

UK Chart: Overwatch Holds On

An unchanged top three is headed by Overwatch (-54%), Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (-27%) is at second, and DOOM (-33%) is at third.

An impending UEFA tournament in France gives FIFA 16 (+65%) promotion to fourth.

At fifth, Dead Island: Definitive Edition combines remastered versions of Dead Island and Dead Island: Rip Tide to release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Grand Theft Auto V (+66%) arguably benefits the most from half-term promotions by moving four places to sixth, demoting Ratchet & Clank to seventh.

Tom Clancy’s The Division sticks at eighth ahead of COD: Black Ops III, which drops to ninth.

Homefront: The Revolution falls six places to complete the top ten.

One Piece: Burning Blood, at thirty-seventh, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows, is the only other new release.

Overwatch by
published Wednesday, Jun 01st

UK Chart: Overwatch Oversees

Overwatch has extended launch week, marking top spot and becoming the most successful on console for developer Blizzard. The bulk of sales were made on PlayStation 4 (47%), followed by Xbox One and PC.

The rest of the top five move down in tandem. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End ( -37%) is ahead of Doom (-41%) and Homefront: The Revolution (-41%). Call of Duty: Black Ops III (+26%) improves to keep ahead of the resurgent Ratchet & Clank (+114%) at sixth.

FIFA 16 (+91%) is back up the chart at seventh thanks to retailer promotions.

Tom Clancy’s: The Division (+41%) does better with sales figures but drops to eighth.

Total War: Warhammer, a PC exclusive, rides into the chart to ninth ahead of GTA V (+49%) which drops two to complete the top ten.

The only other new release this week is TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan at eighteenth.

Uncharted 4 by
published Tuesday, May 17th

UK Chart: Uncharted 4 Fulfills Fond Farewell

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End takes top spot with +66% over Uncharted 3, to kickstart sales for the series finale.

Bethesda Softworks’ DOOM makes second at launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with +67% over Doom 3Call of Duty: Black Ops III (-46%) drops to third to make room for the new additions.

Ratchet & Clank (-50%) halves sales to drop one place to fourth.

Tom Clancy’s: The Division (-32%) and Far Cry Primal (-33%) stick at fifth and sixth against higher successes.

Dropping three places, GTA V lands at seventh ahead of FIFA 16, which rises to eighth, and LEGO Marvel Avengers, which falls to ninth.

Star Wars Battlefront (+28%) improves it’s position to complete the top ten.

Battleborn by
published Tuesday, May 10th

UK Chart: Battleborn Breaks No1

Battleborn, from Borderlands developer Gearbox Software, moves straight in at top spot in launch week.

Black Ops III (-3%) holds second as Ratchet & Clank (-51%) slips to third after a two week hold on first place.

GTA V (+20%) takes a significant boost to rise four places to fourth.

Tom Clancy’s The Division (-28%) takes it’s top five record to nine weeks since launch as it sits at fifth.

Taking three places, Far Cry Primal takes sixth, pushing LEGO Marvel Avengers down one place to seventh.

Dark Souls III and UFC 2 both move from the top five down to eighth and ninth respectively.

FIFA 16 is on the edge of the top ten after a three-point move from seventh.


Ratchet and Clank by
published Tuesday, May 03rd

UK Chart: Ratchet Remains

Ratchet & Clank (-49%) manage around half the sales of the first week to hold top spot.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III (+82%) is helped to second with hardware bundles to promote the digital release of additional content Eclipse. At second, it is at it’s highest chart position since launch.

Dark Souls III (-29%) is moved out of the way to third ahead of non-movers The Division (-5%) and UFC 2 (+2%).

Thanks to retailer promotion, LEGO Marvel Avengers (+45%) moves up five places to sixth, FIFA 16 shoots to seventh, Grand Theft Auto V (+33%) is up to eighth, and Far Cry Primal (+53%) jumps to ninth.

Dirt Rally sticks in place to complete the top ten.

The only new release this week is Yo-Kai Watch on the 3DS at fourteenth.

Dark Souls III by
published Tuesday, Apr 26th

UK Chart: Dark Souls III Dominates

Dark Souls III has the best-selling launch, and tops the chart for the first time in the franchise history. It eclipses Dark Souls II by 61% in it’s march to the top.

The best of the rest, Tom Clancy’s The Division (-40%) takes a place to second.

EA Sports UFC 2 (+64%) is up to third, pushing Quantum Break (-64%) and Dirt Rally (-66%) from the top of the chart to fourth and fifth respectively.

Far Cry Primal, at sixth, and FIFA 16, at seventh, swap places on their way down. Similarly Black Ops III comes from seventh to eighth and GTA V drops three places to ninth.

LEGO Marvel Avengers does enough to push one place back into the top ten.

Nintendo launches New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi into the top twenty at eighteenth.