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Rare gets first UK No.1 in 17 years with Rare Replay

Rare Replay has debuted at the top of the UK All Formats UK Top 40. It’s the first No.1 the developer has had since 1998’s Banjo-Kazooie on the Nintendo 64, and the first budget-priced title to reach the top spot since Wii Fit Plus in 2009. No other new releases …

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More money is spent on games than movies and music combined, says IHS

Stat trackers IHS has shown its latest market data ahead of next week’s E3 – revealing that $92bn will be spent on games this year. That is higher than music ($18bn) and movies ($62bn) combined. The latest estimates from the firm also reveals that 80 per cent of this revenue …

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Witcher 3 holds top spot as Splatoon debuts in second place

The Witcher 3 is once again No.1 in the UK All Formats Top 40. It manages this in spite of a 69 per cent decline in sales this week, but outsold this week’s No.2, Nintendo’s Splatoon, by a large degree. Splatoon in fact had the biggest ever launch of a …

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Opinion: Where next for the digital chart?

In March, we combined digital sales with physical to put together an alternative UK chart, and the reaction was incredible. Popular consumer site Kotaku decided it wouldn’t run chart stories until digital sales were included, and almost every publisher (including Take-Two’s CEO) expressed an interest in sharing their numbers. The …

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Physical still dominant despite digital shift

The vast majority of console game sales still come from physical stores, new data reveals. MCV has combined UKIE/GfK Chart-Track data with new figures from SuperData in an effort to show the split between the digital and physical market. And it shows that around 80 per cent of game sales …

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Minecraft once again dominates App Store charts

Mojang’s blockbuster game Minecraft continues to take the top position in both of the iOS charts. It is ahead of Snowman’s Alto’s Adventure, which takes second place in the iPhone and iPad Top Ten. Meanwhile, Heads Up continues to perform well in the iPhone chart, taking third place, while 505 …

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt takes the top spot, is the biggest launch of the year to date

It’s been an impressive month for Japanese publisher Bandai Namco as it takes its third No.1 in as many weeks with The Witcher 3. The action RPG by CD Projekt RED smashed the Week One sell-through of Battlefield Hardline by 53 per cent, making it the biggest launch of the …

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Take-Two joins call for more digital data

The CEO of Take-Two says the lack of digital data in the games market is misleading. Speaking in an exclusive interview with MCV, Strauss Zelnick said that a lot of the stories around the games sector are negative because the true value of the industry is not known. His comments …

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Minecraft most-viewed games franchise on YouTube again in April

Mojang’s runaway success Minecraft continues to be incredibly popular on YouTube. Videos featuring the title were viewed 3,900m times, with 99 per cent of these being fan-made content. Minecraft videos formed 34 per cent of the Top 20 franchises. That’s according to a report released by research firm Newzoo and …

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