Entries in 'UKIE' (83)

Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Grand Theft Auto V claims 11th UK No.1

Rockstar’s UK-made crime blockbuster is once again at the head of the Top 40.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2017 at 10:11AM in News
Grand Theft Auto V is No.1 in the UK AGAIN

Grand Theft Auto V is No.1 in the UK AGAIN

Well over three years since its release and Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V is once again top of the UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 16th 2017 at 10:12AM in News
How was 2016 for the UK games market?

How was 2016 for the UK games market?

The headline news from games retail in 2016 is much the same as the year before – less money was made from video games software and hardware sales, but peripherals ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 12th 2017 at 9:47AM in News
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare starts 2017 at No.1

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare starts 2017 at No.1

Activision’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has claimed its eighth week at the top of the UK charts. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 9th 2017 at 9:47AM in News

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Call of Duty tops December boxed charts as games revenue dips 34% year-on-year

Call of Duty tops December boxed charts as games revenue dips 34% year-on-year

Last month was a disappointing period for UK games stores as money generated from physical software sales dipped 34 per cent.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 3rd 2017 at 4:45PM in News
UKIE's Jo Twist talks 2016 for UK games, Brexit and London Games Festival

UKIE's Jo Twist talks 2016 for UK games, Brexit and London Games Festival

2016 has been an eventful year for both the games industry and the UK as a whole thanks to the EU Referendum vote that took place this June. We speak ...

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 13th 2016 at 10:08AM in News
Number of games getting UK tax relief more than doubles

Number of games getting UK tax relief more than doubles

167 games have been given the nod for Video Games Tax Relief in the year ending September 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2016 at 10:19AM in News

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EA triumphant in massive month for UK games retail

EA triumphant in massive month for UK games retail

October 2016 was a blockbuster sales period, with revenue from physical games rising 50 per cent year-on-year according to GfK Entertainment. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 3rd 2016 at 9:38AM in News
Skyrim Special Edition debuts at No.2, Titanfall goes straight to fourth place

Skyrim Special Edition debuts at No.2, Titanfall goes straight to fourth place

The new Special Edition of Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Skyrim has gone straight to No.2 in the UK Top 40 chart.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 31st 2016 at 9:50AM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: UKIE hires policy and public affairs officer

MCV Jobs Weekly: UKIE hires policy and public affairs officer

Drake joins from the European Commission, Pocket Gamer appoints editor and Koch Media promotes UK PR manager.

on Oct 18th 2016 at 9:45AM in News
FIFA No.1 for third week, Gears of War 4 debuts at No.2

FIFA No.1 for third week, Gears of War 4 debuts at No.2

13 new games launched this week in the UK Top 40, with FIFA 17 coming out on top once again.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 17th 2016 at 9:50AM in News

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FIFA 17 still UK No.1, Mafia III debuts in second place

FIFA 17 still UK No.1, Mafia III debuts in second place

EA’s latest FIFA title has held onto the top spot in the UK charts for its second week on shelves.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 10th 2016 at 10:23AM in News
Updated: FIFA 17 shoots to No.1 in the UK

Updated: FIFA 17 shoots to No.1 in the UK

Update: GfK has been in touch to set the record straight about FIFA 17's sales performance. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 3rd 2016 at 9:50AM in News
UKIE prompts industry to register on its UK Games Map

UKIE prompts industry to register on its UK Games Map

Data firm Nesta and trade body UKIE have partnered to create a UK industry interactive map, and are now encouraging games firms to contribute to its development.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Sep 30th 2016 at 11:06AM in News
BioShock: The Collection claims second UK No.1

BioShock: The Collection claims second UK No.1

The PS4 and Xbox One BioShock compilation has claimed its second top spot in the UK All Formats charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 26th 2016 at 9:53AM in News

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UKIE and Nesta launch the UK Games Industry Map

UKIE and Nesta launch the UK Games Industry Map

Trade body UKIE and data firm NESTA has launched its interactive map of the UK games industry.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 22nd 2016 at 3:50PM in News
BioShock: The Collection tops UK chart, PES 2017 debuts at No.2

BioShock: The Collection tops UK chart, PES 2017 debuts at No.2

2K Games had a big week at UK physical retail last week with two brand new titles in the Top 10.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 19th 2016 at 9:51AM in News
Overwatch back at No.1 in the UK, new World of Warcraft expansion debuts at No.3

Overwatch back at No.1 in the UK, new World of Warcraft expansion debuts at No.3

It was a big week for Blizzard with the publisher claiming two spots in the UK Top 10.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Sep 5th 2016 at 10:19AM in retail
Deus Ex Mankind Divided tops UK charts

Deus Ex Mankind Divided tops UK charts

Square Enix’s latest entry in the Deus Ex series has shot straight to No.1 in the UK.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 30th 2016 at 12:16PM in News
MCV Jobs Weekly: UKIE hires new business development executive

MCV Jobs Weekly: UKIE hires new business development executive

Rice replaces Jenny Brammall, PocketGamer.biz hires new editor and account exec Regan leaves Indigo Pearl.

on Aug 26th 2016 at 10:09AM in News
F1 2016 races straight to No.1, No Man's Sky lands in second place

F1 2016 races straight to No.1, No Man's Sky lands in second place

Codemasters’ F1 2016 has finished in pole position in its first week on shelves.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 22nd 2016 at 10:05AM in News
No Man's Sky claims No.1, is Sony's second biggest PS4 launch

No Man's Sky claims No.1, is Sony's second biggest PS4 launch

Wildly ambitious indie title No Man’s Sky has shot straight to the top of the boxed UK charts.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 15th 2016 at 9:42AM in News
UK boxed video games market suffers worst month on record

UK boxed video games market suffers worst month on record

In a month where Pokémon Go dominated the media, sales of boxed video games plunged to an all-time low.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 11th 2016 at 10:33AM in News
LEGO Star Wars manages fifth week at head of the UK charts

LEGO Star Wars manages fifth week at head of the UK charts

Warner Bros’ latest LEGO title, The Force Awakens, has claimed its fifth consecutive No.1 since launch.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 1st 2016 at 9:54AM in News