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UK enjoys record-breaking first six months’ sales

ChartTrack has confirmed to MCV that the first half of 2008 has broken all previous records and become the most successful ever. Games retail has benefitted hugely from the release of major titles including GTA IV, Wii Fit, Mario Kart Wii and Metal Gear Solid 4, while ‘long tail’ and …

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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 in the ChartTrack All Formats Top 40. Last week’s number one, LucasArts’ LEGO Indiana Jones: Original Adventures, is pegged back …

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Wii Fit still AWOL on UK High Street

Nintendo’s Wii Fit has failed to register a position in ChartTrack/ELSPA’s official All Formats Top 40 chart for the third week in a row . The culprit for the below par performance looks certain to be severe lack of stock – something High Street retailers have continually contacted MCV to …

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UK CHART: GTA IV holds off GRID

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto IV has made it five weeks at number one in the ELSPA/ChartTrack All Formats rankings – seeing off a stern challenge from Codemasters’ Race Driver: GRID, which debuts in second spot. Sales of GTA IV dropped 22 per cent in the week, but it still manages …

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UK CHART: GTA beats out Rock Band, Haze

Rockstar has made it a fourth week at number one in the ELSPA/ChartTrack All Formats chart – beating major new releases from Ubisoft, Eidos and EA. EA’s Rock Band hits sixth position in the chart, but it’s not likely the publisher will be disappointed; according to ChartTrack, three quarters of …

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Wii Fit drops out of UK Top 40

Nintendo’s phenomenal-selling Wii Fit has had the worst week of its existence in the UK – dropping all the way out of the ChartTrack/ELSPA All Formats top 40. The spectacular drop – likely due to stock issues at retail – has seen the game slide from second position last week, …

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360 outselling PS3 in GTA software ‘battle’

More copes of Rockstar’s GTA IV for were sold on Xbox 360 than PS3 in the game’s first week on UK shelves – but both companies enjoyed similar success when it came to the ‘system selling’ influence of the title. That’s according to official ChartTrack figures obtained by MCV, which …

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GTA IV shatters UK first-week sales records

Rockstar’s GTA IV has smashed all UK first-week sales records, according to official data obtained by MCV from industry monitor ChartTrack. The game sold 926,000 units in the five-day period between its release (Tuesday, April 29th) and Saturday, May 3rd. According to ChartTrack/ELSPA data, the title took a total of …

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GTA IV smashes day one sales record

Data obtained by MCV from official UK industry monitor ChartTrack shows that Rockstar’s GTA IV has become the fastest selling game ever in a 24 hour period. The figures – based on EPoS sales data and estimated retail transactions – show that total online and High Street sales for the …

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UK CHARTS: Mario Kart retains pole position

Evergreen Sega title Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games makes it a mario one-two at the top this week as it switches places with SCEE racer Gran Turismo 5 to claim second spot. Retail promotions and heavy marketing boost Sega Superstar Tennis up six places to number five this …

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