Entries in 'week one' (13)

Bugbear's Next Car Game makes $1m in one week on Steam Early Access

Bugbear's Next Car Game makes $1m in one week on Steam Early Access

While releasing a game early doesn’t always reap rewards, it certainly has for racing specialist Bugbear.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 30th 2014 at 2:18PM in News
Grand Theft Auto V enjoys strong debut in Japan

Grand Theft Auto V enjoys strong debut in Japan

Pokemon may have beaten it to the top of the Japanese charts, but Grand Theft Auto V has redefined what a Western game can achieve in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 16th 2013 at 3:01PM in News
Wii U version of Rayman Legends outperforms rivals

Wii U version of Rayman Legends outperforms rivals

Rayman Legends may have dropped its Wii U exclusivity, but Ubisoft’s title has still been a success for Nintendo’s machine.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2013 at 4:06PM in News
Wii U sold 307k in its first week in Japan - report

Wii U sold 307k in its first week in Japan - report

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Wii U sold 307,471 units in its first week on sale in Japan.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2012 at 9:27AM in News

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UK CHARTS: Million-selling FIFA 13 is No.1

UK CHARTS: Million-selling FIFA 13 is No.1

There’s claiming the UK No.1. Then there’s claiming the UK No.1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 1st 2012 at 8:45AM in News
Week one or bust? The shocking truth about new releases

Week one or bust? The shocking truth about new releases

Much like the big Hollywood movies, triple-A games have become all about the opening weekend.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 2nd 2011 at 2:50PM in News
GT5’s launch week betters GT4

GT5’s launch week betters GT4

Having slipstreamed the opposition and claimed first place in this week’s UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40, Gran Turismo 5 has also bettered the performance of its predecessor.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 29th 2010 at 10:27AM in News
Brotherhood claims biggest AC launch

Brotherhood claims biggest AC launch

As well as claiming second spot in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 this week, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood has also claimed a new record for the series.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2010 at 9:57AM in News

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Black Ops claims 5-day sales record

Black Ops claims 5-day sales record

As was revealed by MCV this morning, Activision has confirmed that Black Ops has not just shattered Call of Duty records – it’s also re-written the entertainment launch books.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2010 at 1:25PM in News
Black Ops helps UK to £113.8m record-breaker

Black Ops helps UK to £113.8m record-breaker

Sales of 2m units in its first five days on release has seen Call of Duty: Black Ops shatter UK sales records and effortlessly claim the position of UKIE GfK ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2010 at 9:43AM in News
Pokemon B&W breaks records

Pokemon B&W breaks records

Nintendo’s cult gaming IP Pokemon continues to endure in Japan with news that the latest release in the series has set a new sales record for the brand.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2010 at 4:41PM in News
JAPAN: Xbox 360 S sells 700

JAPAN: Xbox 360 S sells 700

This week saw the launch of the slimmed-down Xbox 360 S in Japan, but figures from Media Create as reported by Spong show that the new console sold just 700 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2010 at 12:01PM in News

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UK CHARTS: Super Smash Bros brawls its way to number one

UK CHARTS: Super Smash Bros brawls its way to number one

Mirroring its success in both the Japanese and US markets, Nintendo’s Wii outing Super Smash Bros: Brawl has beaten off the competition this week to claim the number one spot ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 30th 2008 at 6:48PM in News