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UK Sales top 5 analysis: Call of Duty soldiers into a snowy December

Another week, another No. 1 spot for Call of Duty. And how far the franchise has come from last year’s effort. It received a huge sales boost around Black Friday, by appearing in many of the most-attractive PS4 bundles, and has held its ground well ever since – with impressive …

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Overwatch holds No.1 for third week, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst debuts in second place

Blizzard’s new online shooter IP Overwatch is top of the UK charts once again. Sales of the game fell 44 per cent in its third week on shelves. It charts ahead of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, which debuts in second place. GfK notes that the original Mirror’s Edge was a sleeper …

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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. Sales for the online shooter fell by 73 per cent week-on-week. This follows The Division having the best-ever selling Q1 launch, and being the best-selling new IP launch. Meanwhile, in second and …

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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. The title is the first LEGO Marvel release to reach this milestone, after 2013’s LEGO Marvel Super Heroes debuted in second place behind Call of Duty: Ghosts. The former …

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The charts are back – and this time they are digital

At last! The UK games industry has some digital download charts. UKIE has signed agreements with leading providers of mobile and digital sales data, and MCV will be printing the results. Analytics firm Reflection will offer UK mobile sales charts, which will be distributed by UKIE alongside the boxed charts …

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1.8m games sold during Black Friday week

The numbers are finally in for what appears to have been a blockbuster Black Friday. 86 per cent of all consoles sold last week were PlayStation 4 and Xbox Ones, an increase the 75 per cent that were sold during the same period last year. Software for those platforms made …

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Fallout 4 claims UK charts crown with 2015’s third-biggest launch

Fallout 4 has tripled the sales of its predecessor New Vegas, rocketing to number one in the UK retail rankings. The PS4, Xbox One and PC title outsold 2010’s Fallout: New Vegas by 213 per cent during its first week on sale, according to Chart-Track. It also became the third-largest …

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Let’s talk about those FIFA 16 numbers…

FIFA’s week-one sales were down seven per cent compared with the year before. That was the statistic that came out of GfK Chart-Track’s latest UK games chart. FIFA 16 sold just shy of 1m units in the UK, which is frankly phenomenal. But of course, there’s no news like bad …

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Metal Gear Solid V debuts at No.1 in the UK, 72 per cent of sales on PS4

Konami’s Metal Gear Solid V debuts at the top of the charts this week, but it failed the beat the Week One sales of both the Batman: Arkham Knight and The Witcher III. It is also the best-selling week one for the series so far, beating the sales of Metal …

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