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Far Cry Primal and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 shoot to the top of the charts

Far Cry Primal and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 shoot to the top of the charts

Two brand new releases fly to the head of the UK All Formats charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 29th 2016 at 9:46AM in News
Digital Rise of the Tomb Raider sales three times that of Xbox One

Digital Rise of the Tomb Raider sales three times that of Xbox One

It appears that the PC release of Rise of the Tomb Raider had a strong debut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2016 at 10:04AM in News
PS4 will sell 100+ million units, analyst predicts

PS4 will sell 100+ million units, analyst predicts

Sony’s successful PS4 will go on to join its predecessors the PlayStation and PS2 by selling over 100m units worldwide, DFC Intelligence predicts.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2016 at 3:32PM in News
Firewatch has outsold Campo Santo's 'wildest expectations'

Firewatch has outsold Campo Santo's 'wildest expectations'

Indie hit Firewatch has out-performed developer Campo Santo’s commercial predictions.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 24th 2016 at 12:52PM in News

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Call of Duty holds No.1 spot as Street Fighter V debuts in second place

Call of Duty holds No.1 spot as Street Fighter V debuts in second place

Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III claims its 11th week at the top spot in the UK and outperforms newcomer Street Fighter V.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 22nd 2016 at 9:51AM in News
Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

Windows Phone market share falls, overall smartphone growth slows

The market share enjoyed by Windows Phone handsets has more than halved in the last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 19th 2016 at 11:18AM in News
US games industry was up 5% in 2015

US games industry was up 5% in 2015

Total US consumer spending on video games was up five per cent year-on-year in 2015, a new joint report between the ESA and NPD has revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 17th 2016 at 1:24PM in News
New Shin Megami Tensei title debuts at No.1 in Japan

New Shin Megami Tensei title debuts at No.1 in Japan

The latest game in Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei series of RPGs has gone straight to the top spot in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 17th 2016 at 1:00PM in News

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III claims tenth No.1

Call of Duty: Black Ops III claims tenth No.1

Activision’s latest Call of Duty title has spent its tenth week at the No.1 spot in the UK since its November launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 15th 2016 at 10:41AM in News
Ubisoft makes more money per Xbox One user than PS4 user

Ubisoft makes more money per Xbox One user than PS4 user

Global sales of the PS4 may well be far ahead of Xbox One, but today’s Ubisoft financial report reveals that Microsoft users are spending more.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 3:37PM in News
Skylanders and Guitar Hero underperform while Call of Duty soars

Skylanders and Guitar Hero underperform while Call of Duty soars

Publisher Activision has said that both Skylanders SuperChargers and Guitar Hero Live failed to meet sales expectations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2016 at 10:16AM in News
Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Warner Bros' LEGO Dimensions has pushed the revenue made from toys-to-life products to £129m.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:30PM in News

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GTA V is top soundtrack for second year running

GTA V is top soundtrack for second year running

The soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V is the top-selling video game album for the second year in a row.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:09PM in News
User numbers fall, but Zynga losses narrow

User numbers fall, but Zynga losses narrow

Zynga says its slow and steady turnaround is continuing, despite big drops in its user numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
UK games market hits a record £4.19bn

UK games market hits a record £4.19bn

2015 was the biggest year in UK games industry history.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 10:50AM in News
New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Naruto Shippuden title sneaks to the top spot in Japan

New Bandai Namco Naruto title Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 debuted at No.1 in Japan, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 10th 2016 at 1:00PM in News

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Call of Duty back on top as new Naruto title debuts in third place

Call of Duty back on top as new Naruto title debuts in third place

Activision’s Call of Duty Black Ops III returns to the No.1 spot this week with an 11 increase in sales.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 8th 2016 at 9:49AM in News
Splatoon sales have consistently tracked ahead of Mario Kart 8

Splatoon sales have consistently tracked ahead of Mario Kart 8

Nintendo has revealed that, following their respective release, Wii U shooter Splatoon has consistently outsold Mario Kart 8.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 5th 2016 at 1:55PM in News
How did the UK's PC digital market do in 2015?

How did the UK's PC digital market do in 2015?

In April last year, Russian games veteran Sergey Galvonkin set up Steam Spy. 

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 4th 2016 at 9:35AM in News
Vita hardware sales triple in Japan as Dragon Quest Builders hits stores

Vita hardware sales triple in Japan as Dragon Quest Builders hits stores

Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Builders: Alefgard wo Fukkatsu Seyo debuted in Japan last week and dominates the top half of the region’s charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 3rd 2016 at 1:00PM in News
LEGO Marvel's Avengers soars to No.1

LEGO Marvel's Avengers soars to No.1

Warner Bros’ LEGO Marvel's Avengers has become the eighth LEGO video game to reach the top spot in the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 1st 2016 at 9:48AM in News
Riot made $1.6bn off League of Legends digital sales in 2015, dethrones Clash of Clans

Riot made $1.6bn off League of Legends digital sales in 2015, dethrones Clash of Clans

Riot Games, creators of eSports frontrunner League of Legends, reportedly made $1.6bn off the game in 2015 according to SuperData Research.

on Jan 28th 2016 at 2:13PM in News
Yakuza: Kiwami flies to the top of the Japanese charts like a dragon

Yakuza: Kiwami flies to the top of the Japanese charts like a dragon

The remake of the first game in Sega's Yakuza franchise – Like A Dragon in Japan – debuts at No.1 in the region's Top Ten, according to data from Famitsu.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 27th 2016 at 1:00PM in News
Digital PC games outsold mobile titles last year

Digital PC games outsold mobile titles last year

The smartphone sector is king, consuming all other formats in its wake, right? Apparently not. Actually, the good ol' PC still rules the roost.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 27th 2016 at 11:05AM in News
Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Games High Street decline faring better than wider physical entertainment market

Kantar’s latest Entertainment Barometer report paints a picture of decline for physical games retail – although it’s faring better than the wider entertainment market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 25th 2016 at 10:46AM in News