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Call of Duty, GTA and FIFA retain UK retail top spots in first week of 2015

Call of Duty, GTA and FIFA retain UK retail top spots in first week of 2015

Three of 2014’s biggest games have held their UK retail podium positions as we kick off the New Year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jan 5th 2015 at 10:21AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 28 - January 3

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 28 - January 3

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is on top of Steam's best sellers chart for the second week running, finishing ahead of Arma 3 during the concluding week of the store's end of ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 5th 2015 at 1:58AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 21-27

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 21-27

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has emerged the victor in Steam's best sellers chart for the last full week of 2014, beating out Far Cry 4 for the top spot during the ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2015 at 7:50AM in News
UK video game sales rose 7.5% in 2014

UK video game sales rose 7.5% in 2014

Sales of video game software in the UK increased by 7.5 per cent to £2.5bn last year, says the Entertainment Retailer’s Association.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 1st 2015 at 12:01AM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: December 14-20

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 14-20

Discounted titles abound in Steam's latest weekly top ten results, with Dark Souls II emerging as the victor ahead of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 21st 2014 at 11:33PM in News
ANALYSIS: Christmas cheer for UK retail

ANALYSIS: Christmas cheer for UK retail

Now that the new consoles have become more mainstream, Andy Saxton, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, examines how it will make this Christmas different, and how retailers can boost ...

on Dec 17th 2014 at 11:34AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: December 7-13

Steam top ten sellers chart: December 7-13

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is back on top of Steam's weekly top ten sellers list, beating out Valve's own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for first on the chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 15th 2014 at 2:28AM in News
Xbox One outsold PS4 in both the US and UK last month

Xbox One outsold PS4 in both the US and UK last month

Xbox One has outsold PlayStation 4 for the first time in the US, according to NPD's latest monthly report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 12th 2014 at 7:50AM in News

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Super Smash Bros doubles weekly Wii U sales in Japan; console outsells New Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros doubles weekly Wii U sales in Japan; console outsells New Nintendo 3DS

The Wii U release of Super Smash Bros has sent Nintendo’s console back up the Japanese hardware charts, according to the latest data from Famitsu.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 10th 2014 at 1:00PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: November 30 - December 6

Steam top ten sellers chart: November 30 - December 6

Telltale's Game of Thrones has claimed the top spot on Steam's latest weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 8th 2014 at 7:59AM in News
EA celebrates 2bn mobile game downloads

EA celebrates 2bn mobile game downloads

If all goes to plan this month will see EA celebrate its two billionth mobile games download.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 3:59PM in News
GTA V tops GameStop customers' Christmas wish lists

GTA V tops GameStop customers' Christmas wish lists

A survey of GameStop PowerUp Rewards members in the US has found that Grand Theft Auto V features on more Christmas lists this year than any other game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2014 at 3:30PM in News

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Black Friday boosts for Xbox One and PS4 in UK

Black Friday boosts for Xbox One and PS4 in UK

Sales of both next-gen consoles were up sharply week-on-week in the UK last week as retailers offered some great Black Friday deals.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2014 at 11:39AM in News
Driveclub sales explode by more than 999% following Black Friday PS4 bundle offers

Driveclub sales explode by more than 999% following Black Friday PS4 bundle offers

Offers on games and consoles during last week’s Black Friday sales have seen a number of titles shoot back up the UK retail chart.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 1st 2014 at 10:10AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: November 23-29

Steam top ten sellers chart: November 23-29

Steam's latest weekly top ten sellers chart is littered with games on special as part of Valve's Autumn Sale.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 30th 2014 at 10:57AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: November 16-22

Steam top ten sellers chart: November 16-22

Far Cry 4 has proclaimed victory on the latest Steam weekly top ten sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 24th 2014 at 5:46AM in News

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Rising game prices have helped increase UK inflation

Rising game prices have helped increase UK inflation

Now games can be blamed for ruining your cost of living as well as your children and moral fibre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2014 at 12:59PM in News
Only a quarter of Early Access games receive a full release

Only a quarter of Early Access games receive a full release

The gamble that is Steam Early Access has been demonstrated in numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2014 at 12:42PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: November 9-15

Steam top ten sellers chart: November 9-15

Football Manager 2015 has climbed to the top of Steam's latest weekly top ten best sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 17th 2014 at 6:27AM in News
The average age of a mobile gamer has plummeted

The average age of a mobile gamer has plummeted

The average mobile gamer of 2014 is some seven years younger than just one year ago.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2014 at 3:26PM in News
Women account for just 15% of UK games development

Women account for just 15% of UK games development

An investigation by Develop has found that the women represent just 15 per cent of employees at UK games development studios.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Nov 11th 2014 at 2:14PM in News
Decade-long study dismisses link between games and behavioural problems

Decade-long study dismisses link between games and behavioural problems

A British study of 11,000 children has failed to find any link between video game usage and attentional or emotional development issues.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2014 at 1:14PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: November 2-8

Steam top ten sellers chart: November 2-8

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has taken over the top spot on Steam's weekly best sellers chart.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 11th 2014 at 5:48AM in News
PS4 claims biggest slice of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sales

PS4 claims biggest slice of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sales

More copies Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare were sold on PS4 than any other platform, although the overall Xbox performance bettered the PlayStation platforms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2014 at 4:17PM in News
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare beats Ghosts' week one UK numbers, tops charts

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare beats Ghosts' week one UK numbers, tops charts

As revealed by MCV earlier today, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has bettered the week one sales numbers of predecessor Ghosts, grabbing the UK No.1 in the process.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2014 at 2:01PM in News