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MCV Magazine to drop charts for first time in 17 years

MCV Magazine to drop charts for first time in 17 years

Next week, we will not be running a charts section within MCV Magazine.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 27th 2015 at 10:20AM in News
Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

Super Robots overthrow animals as Animal Crossing slips to second place in the Japanese charts

A menagerie of robots, animals, ghosts and squid battled it out at the top of the Japanese games charts last week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 26th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
LEGO Jurassic World claims fourth UK No.1

LEGO Jurassic World claims fourth UK No.1

Warner Bros’ LEGO Jurassic World is top of the UK All Formats Top 40 for the fourth time since its launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 24th 2015 at 10:11AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: August 16-22

Steam top ten sellers: August 16-22

Rocket League fell from the top spot of Steam's weekly best sellers chart for the first time since its launch, as Ark: Survival Evolved was able to retake peak position ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 24th 2015 at 1:29AM in News

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Football Manager and Minecraft top App Store charts

Football Manager and Minecraft top App Store charts

Sega’s Football Manager Handheld and the Pocket Edition of Mojang’s Minecraft topped the iPhone and iPad charts respectively.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 21st 2015 at 3:43PM in News
Steam data analysis concludes core gamers 'don't technically exist'

Steam data analysis concludes core gamers 'don't technically exist'

Defining your audience around the pereceived 'core gamer' is illogical, one report has concluded.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 21st 2015 at 11:15AM in News
Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Animal Crossing stays strong at top of Japanese charts, sells over 170,000 units in third week

Zoological lifestyle simulator Animal Crossing has held strong at the top of the Japanese charts in a week dominated by Nintendo.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 19th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Rocket League, Life Is Strange top Youtube's 'trending' games in July

Rocket League, Life Is Strange top Youtube's 'trending' games in July

A trio of indie titles lead Youtube's top trending games for the past month, with Rocket League out in front.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 19th 2015 at 6:45AM in News

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Rocket League catapults up the Twitch rankings

Rocket League catapults up the Twitch rankings

The surprise hit of the summer has also proved a big hit with game streamers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2015 at 2:39PM in News
LEGO Jurassic World back on top as Rare Replay slips to sixth place

LEGO Jurassic World back on top as Rare Replay slips to sixth place

Warner Bros’ plastic dinosaur title LEGO Jurassic World is No.1 for the third time.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 17th 2015 at 10:12AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: August 9-15

Steam top ten sellers: August 9-15

Rocket League remains ahead of the pack on Steam’s latest weekly top ten sellers, while its DLC release Supersonic Fury made its chart debut in eighth.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 16th 2015 at 10:29PM in News
League of Legends tops most-watched games on Twitch for July

League of Legends tops most-watched games on Twitch for July

League of Legends finished on top of Twitch's latest monthly most-watched games list, the streaming network has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 13th 2015 at 4:44AM in News

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Rare gets first UK No.1 in 17 years with Rare Replay

Rare gets first UK No.1 in 17 years with Rare Replay

Rare Replay has debuted at the top of the UK All Formats UK Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 10th 2015 at 9:44AM in News
Games outpace films and music as decline in UK physical entertainment market slows to 3%

Games outpace films and music as decline in UK physical entertainment market slows to 3%

The ensuing popularity of boxed video games has helped to slow the retraction of the UK’s physical goods market.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 10th 2015 at 8:46AM in News
Steam top ten sellers: August 2-8

Steam top ten sellers: August 2-8

Rocket League has again came out ahead on Steam's latest top ten sellers chart for yet another consecutive week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 10th 2015 at 4:54AM in News
Gameloft sees positive second quarter and first half results

Gameloft sees positive second quarter and first half results

Casual games studio Gameloft has reported positive financial results for its second quarter and first half of 2015.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 4th 2015 at 8:57PM in News

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Xiaomi recaptures Chinese smartphone leadership from Apple

Xiaomi recaptures Chinese smartphone leadership from Apple

Apple’s newfound dominance of the Chinese smartphone market may already be a thing of the past.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2015 at 1:39PM in News
Steam top ten sellers: July 26 - August 1

Steam top ten sellers: July 26 - August 1

Rocket League continues to dominate Steam's best sellers list heading into August.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 6:45PM in News
LEGO Jurassic Park retakes No.1 spot, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour falls to fourth place

LEGO Jurassic Park retakes No.1 spot, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour falls to fourth place

Four weeks after it first claimed the top spot, LEGO Jurassic Park is back to No.1 in the UK All Formats Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 3rd 2015 at 10:00AM in News
PS4 celebrates six months on top in the UK

PS4 celebrates six months on top in the UK

PlayStation 4 has been the best-selling games console every month of the year to-date, Sony has told MCV.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 11:26AM in News
Yokai Watch Busters retains Japanese charts top spot for a third week as Batman falls

Yokai Watch Busters retains Japanese charts top spot for a third week as Batman falls

Four new releases in the Japanese software Top Ten last week wasn’t enough to dethrone continued phenomenon and chart success Yokai Watch.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 29th 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Steam top nine sellers: July 19-25

Steam top nine sellers: July 19-25

Rocket League is at the peak of Steam's best sellers chart again this week, beating out Early Access hit Ark: Survival Evolved for the top spot.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 29th 2015 at 12:53AM in News
Rory McIlory PGA Tour becomes first-ever golf game to score consecutive No.1s in the UK

Rory McIlory PGA Tour becomes first-ever golf game to score consecutive No.1s in the UK

Rory McIlroy has done the double, staying at the top of the charts for a second week  – making it the very first golf game to do so in the ...

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 27th 2015 at 11:28AM in News
PlayStation 4 tops Japanese hardware charts as Batman swoops into stores

PlayStation 4 tops Japanese hardware charts as Batman swoops into stores

Japanese PlayStation 4 sales shot up this week as Batman: Arkham Knight launched in the country.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 2:00PM in News
Hearthstone mobile revenue overtakes PC

Hearthstone mobile revenue overtakes PC

Blizzard’s World of Warcraft inspired card battler Hearthstone is for the first time making more on smartphones than it is on PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2015 at 11:15AM in News