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published Tuesday, Sep 06th

UK Chart: Overwatch Overcomes Opposition

Overwatch (+24%) rises again to the top of the chart after a performance increase, prompted by a price drop.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (-72%) drops to second in the second week of sales.

The newly released boxed expansion, World of Warcraft: Legion can’t beat previous outing Warlords of Draenor, but makes it to number three.

In the week of the Italian GP, F1 2016 (-29%) falls two places to fourth.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (+1%) makes a small improvement to fifth, in front of Grand Theft Auto V (+18%) which takes three places to ninth.

No Man’s Sky (-36%) plummets four places to land at seventh.

An upturn in sales can’t help LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (+1%) from a fall to eighth.

Shooting upwards from eleventh, Rocket League (+12%) reenters the top ten at ninth.

In only it’s second week, Madden NFL 17 (-54%) falls to the limit of the top ten from fifth.


The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition and God Eater 2: Rage Burst are the only other new entries this week, at seventeenth and twenty-first respectively.

published Tuesday, Aug 30th

UK Chart: Mankind Divided Makes Mark

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launches on PlayStation 4/Xbox One and PC. It falls short of predecessor Human Revolution, although in 2011 the install-base was almost double.

F1 2016 (-57%), at second, and No Man’s Sky (-48%), down to third, make room by falling one place each.

Overwatch sticks at fourth ahead of new entry Madden NFL 17 on both last and current generation consoles.

Uncharted 4 is up two places to sixth, pushing LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens further down to land at seventh.

On Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Assetto Corsa and A.O.T Wings of Freedom debut to eighth and tenth respectively. GTA V tumbles four places to land between the two at ninth.

Team 17 are back with the final new entry this week, Worms WMD makes a landing at thirty-ninth.

published Wednesday, Aug 24th

UK: F1 Flies To Podium Top

F1 2016 launches to the top of the chart despite a late release and muted performance, -32% over the launch of F1 2015.

No Man’s Sky (-81%) slips one place to second.

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (+13%) improves to swap places with Overwatch, ahead of Grand Theft Auto V after a drop from second.

Rocket League and FIFA 16 stick at sixth and seventh respectively.

Dropping three places, Uncharted 4 collects at eighth in front of DOOM and Minecraft: Xbox Edition.

published Tuesday, Aug 16th

UK Chart: No Man’s Sky Success

No Man’s Sky has a successful mid-week release to take it to the top of the chart as the second best selling launch ever on PlayStation 4.

GTA V (-22%) drops one place as a result, but stays ahead of Overwatch and LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens as they swap between third and fourth.

Uncharted 4 drops to fifth from second, above Rocket League, and taking the place of FIFA 16 which falls to seventh.

DOOM and COD: Black Ops III both slip one place each to eighth and ninth, ahead of Minecraft: Xbox Edition which sticks at tenth.

Mario & Sonic: Rio 2016 Olympic Games (+12%) climbs to fifteenth as its highest ever chart position for the start of the Olympic Games.

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published Tuesday, Aug 09th

UK Chart: GTA V Grabs Ninth No1

Grand Theft Auto V (+31%) beats out Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (+19%) in a neck-and-neck finish to overthrow LEGO The Force Awakens (-21%) to third.

Overwatch (+13%) overtakes FIFA 16 to fourth, and Rocket League jumps DOOM to sixth.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III sticks at eighth ahead of a rising Ratchet & Clank and Minecraft: Xbox Edition, which drops to the edge of the top ten.

The anticipated No Man’s Sky, on PlayStation 4 and PC, releases mid-week in the coming round-up, and is sure to shake up the chart.

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published Wednesday, Aug 03rd

UK Chart: The Force Awakens Equals LEGO Record

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (+1%) makes a small improvement in sales to remain top of the chart for a record-matching fifth consecutive week.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (+94%) almost doubles sales with promotions to rise to second.

Grand Theft Auto V (+37%) does well to take third from fourth.

FIFA 16 and Overwatch suffer as a result, landing at fourth and fifth.

DOOM is doomed to sixth, a drop from fifth, but is ahead of Rocket League and Black Ops III which swap places at seventh and eighth respectively.

Minecraft: Xbox Edition moves up once more from tenth into ninth.

The summer holiday provided many improvements this week, not least of which is Ratchet & Clank (+143%) which comes back into the top ten.


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.

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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.