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FIFA 17 still UK No.1, Mafia III debuts in second place

EA’s latest FIFA title has held onto the top spot in the UK charts for its second week on shelves. That’s according to GfK’s software ranks, which say that the football title saw a sales decline of 79 per cent week-on-week. Meanwhile, 2K Games’ latest new release, Mafia III, debuted …

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Updated: FIFA 17 shoots to No.1 in the UK

Update:GfK has been in touch to set the record straight about FIFA 17’s sales performance. Due to the fact the research firm increased its market coverage in 2014,from 90 per cent to 95 per cent,in terms of extrapolated sales FIFA 13 still has the best-selling Week One for the series. …

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EA: ‘This is the biggest FIFA we have ever made’

There’s a lot to talk about with this year’s entry in the FIFA series. The developers added in a single player story mode – The Journey – that tells the tail of an up-and-coming footballer and features Mass Effect-style dialogue choices. Then there’s the small matter of the studio opting …

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Iceland’s football team out of FIFA 17 after payment row

FIFA 17 will not feature the likenesses of the Icelandic national team after both parties could not agree on a fee. That’s according to the BBC, which reports that the KSI claims to have refused an offer of 11.5k from EA for the rights to the license, believing it to …

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Retail banks on FIFA 17 to rejuvenate stagnant market

Retail buyers are banking on FIFA and Xbox One S to revitalise a struggling physical games market. Last week’s major releases – including the new PS4 and PES 2017 – failed to rejuvenate the sector after a summer of low sales. No Man’s Sky was a bright spot in a …

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FIFA YouTuber NepentheZ could face gambling prosecution

A popular FIFA YouTuber could become the first big streaming star to face prosecution for promoting gambling on his channel. The BBC reports that NepentheZ, whose real name is Craig Douglas, promoted the gambling of FIFA coins via a site called FUTgalaxy. The Gambling Commission has raised a legal case …

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Xbox One S, Windows 10 and FIFA: Microsoft’s battle for Europe

Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox Games Marketing, talks new hardware, FIFA 17, eSports and Pokmon Go. Xbox One S 2TB has sold out in most markets now. Can we read much into this? We had a massive briefing at E3 where we revealed two new consoles, a lot of games …

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FIFA, Call of Duty and Metal Gear conquer Gamescom 2016

It will come as little surprise to discover that FIFA 17, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Metal Gear Survive were the most talked about games at Gamescom. Across all social and PR channels (media, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), FIFA 17 was the highest ranked game present. Yet in terms of …

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What we learnt from Gamescom 2016

The reveals and announcements may not have come thick and fast at Gamescom 2016, but there were still plenty of developments coming out of the show floor. Christopher Dring, Alex Calvin and Matthew Jarvis look at the key things we took away from this year’s show. Titanfall 2 is Call …

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Marco Reus is this year’s FIFA cover star

The fans of EA’s FIFA series have spoken – Borussia Dortmund’sMarco Reus will be the face of this year’s entry in the franchise. The German player beat three other competitors in a fan vote to decide FIFA 17’s cover star – James Rodriguez ofReal Madrid C.F.,Anthony Martial of Manchester United, …

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