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Call of Duty: WWII knocks Mario Odyssey off the top of the Japanese charts

Activision’s Call of Duty: World War 2 (which is published by Sony on PS4 in Japan) has claimed the top spot in the Japanese charts. In doing so it knocks Nintendo’s Switch platformer, Super Mario Odyssey, from the top spot. Famitsu credits COD’s strong sell-though (89 per cent), and notes …

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Call of Duty: WWII is still No.1 as three new titles enter Top Ten

There’s no budging Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII from the top of the charts this week. Not only has the FPS clung onto its debut position, but it also posts the best week two sales for any game in the UK charts this year, beating previous record holder FIFA 18 …

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Call of Duty: WWII delivers massive physical sales gain as it grabs No.1

Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII is a hit, claiming a very firm UK No.1 on its debut week. The shooter bucked the trend of High Street declines by posting unit sales some 57 per cent higher than last year’s COD: Infinite Warfare. Revenue was up 21 per cent year-on-year. The …

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Sold Out adds two new Team 17 games to distribution range

Team 17 titles Yoku’s Island Express and Genesis: Alpha One will receive a physical release in the UK courtesy of Sold Out. Pinball title Yoku’s Island Express will be heading to PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch while procedurally generated space adventure Genesis: Alpha One will grace PS4 and Xbox …

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Physical entertainment market grows for the first time since 2014

Data from Kantar Worldpanel suggests that physical games sales have enjoyed a surprise surge. UK physical entertainment spend for the quarter ending September was up 2.2 per cent across all sectors, but it was video games that saw the strongest growth – 26 per cent. That offset decline of 5.4 …

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GameStop introduces pre-owned PowerPass rental service

Retailer GameStop has sort of just become a Blockbuster for games. Kotaku reports that its new PowerPass program offers a six-month membership program for $60. Once signed up, members can pick up games from the retailer’s pre-owned library and play them for as long as they want. There’s no limit …

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Steam now offering digital gift cards

Valve has finally started offering the ability for consumers to purchase digital Steam Gift Cards. To do so, the sender must have a Steam account of their own – something that could actually be fairly limiting, as lots of mums and dads and especially grans and grandads may not have …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Assassin’s Creed Origins merchandise

After a healthy break last year to ‘re-examine’ the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Ubisoft is back with a new entry, developed by the team behind 2013’s critically-acclaimed Black Flag. Origins, which is hitting shelves tomorrow (October 27th), was confirmed at E3 after its setting leaked all the way back in January 2016.  …

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Metal Gear Survive gets a release date

Konami’s first post-Kojima Meta Gear release with be with us on February 22nd. Metal Gear Survive – or Metal Gear Zombies, as it is frequently referred to – is set in an alternative reality to Metal Gear Solid V. It features cooperative multiplayer and lots of undead. It’s heading to …

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Destiny 2 was huge in the US – and shows why we need combined sales figures in the UK

NPD figures for the US games market, which combine both physical and digital sales, often make happier reading than our UK retail figures. And the latest 49 per cent year-on-year rise in figures for September shows that more clearly than ever. Sales soared on the back of the hugely successful …

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