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published Wednesday, Jul 30th

EA Announce UK Pricing For Subscription Gaming Service ‘EA Access’

EA confirmed Wednesday that its upcoming subscription-based gaming service ‘EA Access‘ will cost £3.99 a month to UK subscribers.

Currently in beta for a limited number of Xbox One players, the new scheme will allow subscribers to download a range of titles and play them unlimited, as long as their recurring subscription is active.

Titles available during the beta include FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4 with more titles to be announced.

Members of EA Access will also receive 10% off most EA titles available to download on Xbox One.


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published Tuesday, Apr 08th

UK Chart: FIFA 14 Returns To Top

FIFA 14 (+8%) regains its place at the top of the UK Chart, bringing the total to eleven weeks as a best-seller.

The long awaited The Elder Scrolls Online arrives on PC and takes second ahead of a console release.

Titanfall (-36%) sticks at third ahead of an Xbox 360 release next week.

In conjunction with the latest DLC release Devestation on Microsoft consoles, Call of Duty: Ghosts (+35%) performs well and takes four places to fourth.

Having sold well in the last two weeks, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (-46%) and Infamous: Second Son (-55%) drop from second and first to fifth and sixth respectively.

The LEGO Movie Videogame falls from fifth to seventh and South Park: The Stick of Truth slips from seventh to eighth, before Minecraft at ninth.

Battlefield 4 rejoins the top ten from thirteenth.

The only other new release this week is Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Complete Ed at twenty-ninth for PlayStation 4 and PSVita.

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published Saturday, Mar 29th

GAME Offers Disappointed Football Fans Interesting Trade-In

UK retailer GAME are offering fans of ‘underachieving’ football teams the chance to trade in their season ticket for a copy of FIFA 14, Pro Evolution 2014 or Football Manager 2014.

The offer is only open to fans of relegation battling Cardiff, West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Sunderland, along with underachieving Manchester United and cash-strapped Hearts of Midlothian.

In order to get a copy of either game fans must take their season ticket to participating stores before 30th April 2014.

However, given that a season ticket can cost anything from £600 to £3,000 GAME shouldn’t expect people queuing out the doors – and, no, it’s still a few days until April Fools.


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published Tuesday, Feb 11th

UK Chart: FIFA 14 Top For Tenth Time

FIFA 14 (-22%) is at the top of the UK chart for the tenth time since launch, being the sixth EA title and third FIFA title to do so.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (-15%) returns to second place from third.

Fable: Anniversary, a remastered release of Fable on the Xbox 360, takes third ahead of former number one Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (-57%).

At fifth, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (-14%) sticks in place ahead of Grand Theft Auto V (+54%), which rises sharply thanks to retailer promotions.

Battlefield 4 (-26%) sinks three places to seventh, and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-7%) drops one to eighth.

Killzone: Shadow Fall (+5%) climbs one place to ninth as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (-31%) falls four to complete that top ten.

GFK Chart-Track


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published Tuesday, Jan 28th

UK Chart: FIFA Leads Again

FIFA 14 remains at the peak of the UK chart for the first month of the year, making it a massive nine weeks at the top.

With the top three in place again, Call of Duty: Ghosts (-2%) and Battlefield 4 (-13%) stay in position.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (-2%) swaps places with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (-35%) at third, the latter suffering heavily this week to fifth.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (+2%) gains sales from eighth to sixth to drop Killzone: Shadow Fall (-12%) one place to seventh.

Stepping back up the chart, Grand Theft Auto V (-4%) lands in front of Need for Speed: Rivals (-17%), which falls two places to ninth.

From Namco Bandai, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z enters at tenth in the chart for the best release in the franchise for five years.

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published Tuesday, Jan 21st

UK Chart: FIFA 14 Top Again

FIFA 14 (-23%) is at the top of the chart for an eighth week, second best to a record held by the original Zumba Fitness of all things.

The top four are all in place, with Call of Duty: Ghosts (-39%), Battlefield 4 (-26%) and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (-31%) ahead of Lego Marvel Super Heroes (-12%) at fifth from sixth.

Killzone: Shadow Fall (-6%) jumps two places from eighth, before Need for Speed: Rivals (-28%) at seventh.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-7%) is up one place to eighth as Grand Theft Auto V (-56%) drops from fifth to ninth.

Sticking in place, Aliens: Colonial Marines (-10%) completes the top ten.

The first 2014 release in the Top 40, Mario Party: Island Tour arrives on the 3DS at eighteenth.

GFK Chart-Track


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published Wednesday, Jan 15th

UK Chart: Trading Places

FIFA 14 (-32%) remains in place at the top of the UK chart and Call of Duty: Ghosts (-41%) holds at second, with minor movement throughout the rest of the chart.

Battlefield 4 (-48%) is third, swapping places with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (-52%) at fourth.

Grand Theft Auto V sticks at fifth ahead of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, which rises against Need for Speed: Rivals, that now sits at seventh.

Rising to eighth from twenty-first, Killzone: Shadow Fall (+63%) demotes Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition to ninth.

Aliens: Colonial Marines (-14%) rises five places to complete the top ten.

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published Tuesday, Jan 07th

UK Chart: FIFA 14 Top In 2014

FIFA 14 is at the top of the UK chart for a sixth week. Now available on two new formats, FIFA 14 has 21% more in sales compared to FIFA 13 against the same week last year, in which FIFA 13 was also first.

The top seven remain in place, including Call of Duty: Ghosts (-55%) at second, with just 4,000 copies separating it from Assassin’s Creed Black Flag (-50%) at third.

Grand Theft Auto V (-64%) is hanging around at fifth in the chart this week, and could go on to become the best selling game of all time in the UK within the next three months.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-42%) is at eighth as it swaps places with Just Dance 2014 (-60%) at ninth. WWE 2k14 completes the top ten.


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published Tuesday, Nov 26th

UK Chart: Xbox One Sells Twice As Many Launch Units As The Xbox 360

Microsoft’s Xbox One arrived last week claiming twice as many sales of the Xbox 360 in its launch week back in 2008. The console arrived with more than a dozen launch titles, including FIFA 14 and Forza Motorsport 5 bundles.

EA’s FIFA 14 (+328%) swaps with COD: Ghosts (-16%), from second to first.

Battlefield 4 (+134%) jumps from fifth to third as Assassin’s Creed IV (+123%) holds at fourth.

Forza Motorsport 5 debuts at fifth place.


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published Tuesday, Oct 01st

UK Chart: FIFA 14 First

FIFA 14  is the best-selling game  in the UK during the last week of September. Released on eight platforms, including the incoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the game takes a -24% cut in comparison to FIFA 13 week-one sales.

The record-breaking GTA V (-83%) drops to second, yet scores enough sales in it’s second week to rank eighteenth against all week-one releases to date.

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-2%) takes third, with a minor dip in sales pushing it up three places.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (-46%) and The Last of Us (-41%) drop two places to fourth and fifth respectively.

Disney Infinity gains two places and Splinter Cell: Blacklist drops two, ahead of Saints Row IV and Diablo III at eighth and ninth.

Rayman Legends (+34%) turns positive sales into a top ten finish after price promotion from retailers.

GFK Chart-Track