Grand Theft Auto V (-5%) continues for a third week at the top of the chart, with seven weeks in total, overachieving any previous title in the series.
Swapping again, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-3%) does better at third and FIFA 15 (-10%) drops to fifth.
At fourth, Saints Row IV Re-Elected / Gat Out of Hell launches on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with a bundled expansion.
Call of Duty: Ghosts (+401%) takes a massive boost to fifth with heavy retail promotions.
Far Cry 4 (-21%), Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-4%) and Minecraft: Playstation Edition (-3%) are all down two places to sixth, seventh and ninth respectively.
Rugby 15 scores on its debut at eighth.
The Crew (-22%) falls four places to tenth.
BAFTA are offering independent British game developers the opportunity to exhibit their game at the BAFTA Inside Games Arcade booth at EGX Rezzed in London. The event, which had 75,000 visitors in 2014. runs 12-14th March at Tobacco Dock.
Developers have until February 2nd to submit their game to BAFTA, those picked will have the opportunity to show off their work for free over the course of the three day event. Even if the game has been released, it can provide developers with some much needed exposure in the capital.
Full terms and conditions can be found with including registrations details at the BAFTA site.
GTA V remains at the top for a second consecutive week in 2015.
At second, FIFA 15 (-28%) has a better week to swap places with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-34%) which is now at third.
Far Cry 4 (-44%) sits at fourth, ahead of Minecraft: Xbox Edition (-11%) which rises to fifth to build distance between the PlayStation Edition (-24%) at seventh.
The Crew (-47%) drops 7940 copies and one place to sixth.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity (-47%) and Destiny (-35%) are at eighth and ninth respectively.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (-27%) completes the top ten by climbing three places.
Elsewhere, Disney Infinity (+250%) comes back to the chart at thirty-third by the way of strong retailer promotions.
Nintendo announced Tuesday, January 20th plans to kill off their loyalty program, Club Nintendo.
The service, which launched in 2007 and prior to that was known as VIP 24:7, will close later in 2015 on September 30th.
Britain’s soon-to-be-favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast returns with episode 24. Events occur in real-time.
This week we talk about the new Nintendo 3DS, the increase in iOS app prices and the troubles at rental company Boomerang. We also make a few predictions for the coming year.
Games discussed include The Swapper, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Xbox Fitness and more…
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GTA V (-51%) returns to the top spot as it continues to sell well above an already record-breaking number of copies.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (-61%) is still ahead of FIFA 15 (-51%) at third and Far Cry 4 comes in at fourth.
The Crew and Assassin’s Creed: Unity swap between fifth and sixth respectively.
Up four places to seventh, Minecraft: PlayStation Edition overtakes the Xbox Edition, which takes two positions to eighth, resulting in Destiny dropping two places to ninth.
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor takes three places to tenth ahead of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (-3%), which doesn’t improve on numbers, but takes advantage of promotions of an Xbox One hardware bundle.
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UK-based Boomerang Rentals, a videogame rental service, issued a statement Monday, January 12th, following earlier allegations that customer information had been compromised.
Initial reports alluding to a possible breach surfaced on the Xbox One channel of Reddit on Friday, January 9th, inquiring speculatively as to whether customer card details could have been leaked and or stolen. Reddit user Dannytuppeny highlighted the issue, claiming that he had noticed a series of fraudulent transactions on his debit card.
It’s 2015! Why not make it your new year’s resolution to listen to Britain’s soon-to-be-favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast right now!
Episode 23 looks back at 2014 in videogaming.
This week we have a bumper show where we discuss what happened in 2014 and argue over our favourites games of the past twelve months. Spoiler alert: Hearthstone gets mentioned.
We talk about a load of 2014’s biggest games including Mario Kart 8, Wolfenstein The New Order, Shadow of Mordor, Monument Valley, Titanfall, South Park: The Stick of Truth and more. It’s a big one.
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Apps and games on Apple’s App Store are now a little bit pricier, following recent changes in both foreign currency exchange rates and VAT.
Apple announced Thursday, January 8th that alterations to their App Store pricing structure would be imminent. Holding true to their word, minor price changes came into effect the following day on Friday, January 9th.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 has sold 18.5 million units worldwide.
A Sony Japan press release revealed the sales figure on Tuesday, January 6, along with details that Sony’s PS+ service now has over 10 million paying subscribers.