Entries in 'UKIE' (108)

Overwatch conquers a weak June for UK games retail

Overwatch conquers a weak June for UK games retail

Overwatch was the best-selling title at UK games retail last month.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 25th 2016 at 10:14AM in News
Pokémon Go misses out on UK mobile top spots in first week of release

Pokémon Go misses out on UK mobile top spots in first week of release

Despite all of the hype surrounding Niantic’s latest mobile title, Pokémon was neither the most downloaded free game nor the highest-grossing iPhone release for the week ending July 17th.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 25th 2016 at 10:06AM in News
LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens holds fourth consecutive UK No.1

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens holds fourth consecutive UK No.1

Warner Bros’ latest LEGO game is just one week from equalling the franchise’s record for top spots in the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 25th 2016 at 9:36AM in News
UKIE's UK Game of the Show returns for Gamescom 2016

UKIE's UK Game of the Show returns for Gamescom 2016

The award highlighting the best UK title at Gamescom is returning for its fourth year.

on Jul 20th 2016 at 12:18PM in News

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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
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
Opinion: We are leaving the EU - so now what?

Opinion: We are leaving the EU - so now what?

UKIE boss Dr Jo Twist talks about the uncertainty that Brexit presents UK games businesses, the questions that need answering, and what we can do in the mean time

on Jul 8th 2016 at 10:08AM in News
The UK games industry responds to Brexit in this week's MCV

The UK games industry responds to Brexit in this week's MCV

After the UK has voted to leave the EU, we have spoken to members of the UK games industry to see what happens next. 

on Jul 8th 2016 at 10:08AM in News

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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
Doom holds No.1 in UK charts, Rocket League speeds into No.6

Doom holds No.1 in UK charts, Rocket League speeds into No.6

Doom is No.1 for the second week in a row, but it was an overall poor week for games retail.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 27th 2016 at 10:05AM in News
UKIE and TIGA outline their Brexit positions

UKIE and TIGA outline their Brexit positions

The UK’s two big video games trade bodies have reacted to Britain’s shock decision to leave the EU.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 24th 2016 at 11:36AM 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

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How could the Brexit impact the UK games industry?

How could the Brexit impact the UK games industry?

Next week, the UK will vote in the EU Referendum. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jun 17th 2016 at 10:49AM in News
Jo Twist made OBE and Debbie Bestwick awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

Jo Twist made OBE and Debbie Bestwick awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

Games industry leaders Dr Jo Twist and Debbie Bestwick have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 11th 2016 at 12:45AM 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
Uncharted 4 beats Doom to No.1, is the series' most successful launch

Uncharted 4 beats Doom to No.1, is the series' most successful launch

The final entry in Sony’s Uncharted franchise A Thief’s End has shot to the top spot in the UK charts, beating Week One sales records for the franchise.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 16th 2016 at 10:00AM in News

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Ratchet & Clank claims series' first UK No.1, breaks Week One sales record for the franchise

Ratchet & Clank claims series' first UK No.1, breaks Week One sales record for the franchise

Sony’s latest PlayStation 4 exclusive Ratchet & Clank shoots straight to the top of the UK charts, beating the series’ week one sales record three times over. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 25th 2016 at 10:31AM in News
Ukie, BFI and Saffery Champness to discuss tax breaks at Interface panel

Ukie, BFI and Saffery Champness to discuss tax breaks at Interface panel

Next month’s Interface will cover a key subject for developers: working with tax breaks and how to make the most out of the Government’s support.

on Apr 18th 2016 at 2:30PM in News
Dark Souls III claims series' first No.1, launch sales 61 per cent higher than Dark Souls II

Dark Souls III claims series' first No.1, launch sales 61 per cent higher than Dark Souls II

Bandai Namco has taken its first UK No.1 this year as action RPG Dark Soul III shoots to the top.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Apr 18th 2016 at 9:48AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: UKIE appoints new research analyst

MCV Jobs Weekly: UKIE appoints new research analyst

Luke Hebblethwaite replaces Renevey, GMG hires new EVP of marketing and Nintendo boosts PR and marketing team.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Apr 8th 2016 at 9:57AM in News
The Division claims third UK No.1

The Division claims third UK No.1

Ubisoft’s online shooter The Division is at the top of the UK Top 40 once again.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 29th 2016 at 9:59AM in News
The Division holds No.1, UFC 2 debuts in second place

The Division holds No.1, UFC 2 debuts in second place

Ubisoft’s latest smash hit The Division was the best-selling game in the UK for the second week running.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 21st 2016 at 10:02AM in News
Far Cry Primal holds Twilight Princess HD from No1

Far Cry Primal holds Twilight Princess HD from No1

The latest entry in Ubisoft’s Far Cry series holds fast at No.1 in the UK this week.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 7th 2016 at 10:03AM in News
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
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