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LEGO Star Wars tops charts for third week running

LEGO Star Wars tops charts for third week running

For the third week in a row, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens claims the top spot in the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 18th 2016 at 9:52AM in News
Pokémon Go has added £7.5bn to Nintendo market value since its launch

Pokémon Go has added £7.5bn to Nintendo market value since its launch

Mobile hit Pokémon Go has had a very positive impact on Nintendo’s share price.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 13th 2016 at 11:03AM in News
Pokémon Go will make $1bn a year, App Annie claims

Pokémon Go will make $1bn a year, App Annie claims

Recently released free-to-play game Pokémon Go is going to make a lot of money, research firm App Annie claims. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 12th 2016 at 10:23AM in News
How NPD persuaded Activision, EA and Ubisoft to share their digital sales data

How NPD persuaded Activision, EA and Ubisoft to share their digital sales data

US research firm NPD has revealed it's done what many thought was impossible – getting publishers to share their digital sales data as well as their physical information.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 12:14PM in News

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NPD launches digital games tracking service in US

NPD launches digital games tracking service in US

The United States is getting a combined digital-physical games chart which launches later this month

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 10:52AM in News
LEGO Star Wars No.1 in UK for second week

LEGO Star Wars No.1 in UK for second week

Warner Bros’ latest LEGO Star Wars title takes the top spot for the second week running.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 11th 2016 at 9:42AM in News
LEGO Star Wars shoots to UK No.1, is the fourth biggest LEGO game launch

LEGO Star Wars shoots to UK No.1, is the fourth biggest LEGO game launch

Warner Bros’ LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has debuted at the top spot in the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 4th 2016 at 10:16AM in News
DFC: 'Largely ignored' kids market could be key to Nintendo NX success

DFC: 'Largely ignored' kids market could be key to Nintendo NX success

Nintendo needs to set its sights on the under 12 kids market in to make the NX a hit.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2016 at 10:06AM in News

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New Harvest Moon takes No.1 in Japan, Minecraft Wii U debuts in third place

New Harvest Moon takes No.1 in Japan, Minecraft Wii U debuts in third place

A brand new entry in the Harvest Moon series has shot to the top spot in Japan, according to date from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 29th 2016 at 2:00PM in News
Doom takes No.1 after UK price cut, Overwatch slips to second place

Doom takes No.1 after UK price cut, Overwatch slips to second place

Bethesda’s new Doom has ended Overwatch’s three-weeks at the top of the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 20th 2016 at 9:59AM in News
We Happy Few generated most interest at E3, says internet research firm ListenFirst

We Happy Few generated most interest at E3, says internet research firm ListenFirst

Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few, shown on stage at Xbox’s conference, was the most popular game at E3. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 16th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
Overwatch holds No.1 for third week, Mirror's Edge Catalyst debuts in second place

Overwatch holds No.1 for third week, Mirror's Edge Catalyst debuts in second place

Blizzard’s new online shooter IP Overwatch is top of the UK charts once again.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 13th 2016 at 9:50AM in News

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Uncharted helps PS4 hold No.1 spot for May in US

Uncharted helps PS4 hold No.1 spot for May in US

PlayStation 4 was once again the best-selling hardware in the US thanks to Uncharted 4, according to data from NPD.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 10th 2016 at 4:06PM in News
Warcraft beats Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Chinese box office

Warcraft beats Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Chinese box office

The new Warcraft movie may have bothered critics and got off to a weak start in the US, but in China it’s off to a flyer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2016 at 12:35PM in News
Overwatch holds No.1 for second week

Overwatch holds No.1 for second week

Blizzard’s new shooter IP Overwatch manages to maintain its position at the head of the UK Top 40 this week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 6th 2016 at 10:20AM in News
Minecraft sales pass 100m units

Minecraft sales pass 100m units

Mojang has confirmed a monumental sales milestone for its smash hit Minecraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 4:43PM in News

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Rocket League has made $110m

Rocket League has made $110m

Car-football title Rocket League continues to be a smash hit for developer Psyonix.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 2nd 2016 at 10:03AM in News
SuperData: $6.2bn generated from digital game sales in April

SuperData: $6.2bn generated from digital game sales in April

Digital game sales around the world rose by five per cents, reaching $6.2bn according to research firm SuperData.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 27th 2016 at 5:19PM in News
PS4 has sold over 40m units globally

PS4 has sold over 40m units globally

Sony’s PS4 shows no signs of letting up, with the firm announcing that it has sold 40m consoles.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2016 at 11:30AM in News
Uncharted 4 holds Japanese top spot for second week

Uncharted 4 holds Japanese top spot for second week

The latest version of Sony’s Uncharted franchise is No.1 once again in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 26th 2016 at 10:29AM in News
Sony reckons it can sell 20m PS4s this financial year

Sony reckons it can sell 20m PS4s this financial year

PS4 exceeded even Sony’s own expectations last year, but the platform holder has predicted that the machine will do even better next year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2016 at 10:46AM in News
Week one sales of Uncharted 4 reach 2.7m worldwide

Week one sales of Uncharted 4 reach 2.7m worldwide

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End looks on track to be a fitting commercial send off for the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 23rd 2016 at 4:05PM in News
Uncharted spends second week at No.1, Doom sales fall just 35%

Uncharted spends second week at No.1, Doom sales fall just 35%

After debuting in pole position, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End holds the crown this week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 23rd 2016 at 9:54AM in News
Rockstar's PS2 classics on PS4 have been a success

Rockstar's PS2 classics on PS4 have been a success

Take-Two has said that Rockstar is currently the top publisher of digital PS2 classics on the PS4 store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2016 at 3:34PM in News