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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 Sunday, Oct 12th

#015 — Epic Announcement

Hey Brother! It’s time to listen to (a slightly delayed) episode 15 of Britain’s soon-to-be-favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast.

This week we talk about Dumb Ways To Die (the game that is), along with Shadow of Mordor, Crazy Taxi: City Rush and the recently released Pokemon Trading Card game app for iPad. We take a good guess to what a Tetris movie may look like, discuss our favourite gaming soundtracks and Leo shares an epic announcement.

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Got any feedback or questions for the show? Drop us a message via Twitter, over on Facebook or by email at podcast@gamebrit.com.


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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 30th

#014 — Fever Pitch

Take a break at half-time from your FIFA 15 antics and take a listen to episode 14 of Britain’s soon-to-be-favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast.

Podcast regular Leo might be in Amsterdam this week, as he isn’t here — instead resident Scot Colin joins Chris and Mike to discuss the annual football update from EA, Blizzard’s surprising cancellation of MMO Titan, another Xbox One price cut and how Kevin Spacey may well be Christmas number one.

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Got any feedback or questions for the show? We will probably read out anything, so drop us a message via Twitter, on our Facebook or by email at podcast@gamebrit.com.


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published Wednesday, Sep 24th

#013 — Synergistic Marketising

Episode 13 of Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast is here!

This week Leo isn’t in Amsterdam so he delivers his verdict on top-seller Destiny. We also talk about the recently released Wii U game Hyrule Warriors, the Microsoft acquisition of Minecraft studio Mojang and, believe it or not, violent ice cream trade-ins. Also, MARKETISING.

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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 Wednesday, Sep 17th

#012 — Dull Dinklage

Swap the exciting life of Westeros for a new life exploring the world of Destiny in this week’s episode of Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast.

For Episode 12 we deliver our thoughts on Bungie’s Destiny, Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS, and FIFA 15. Mike is seemingly over his Hearthstone obsession too, so that’s something.

To make sure you never miss an episode you can subscribe to The Gamebrit Podcast via RSSon Stitcher or in iTunes.

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published Wednesday, Sep 10th

#011 — Going Dutch

Episode 11 of Netherlands Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast is here.

This week we talk about the Destiny launch, Amiibo pricing, The Sims 4’s blurred lines, Mercedes Benz DLC and what games are worth playing on planes.

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Oh, and by the way: Leo went to Amsterdam. 


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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.