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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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LEGO Jurassic World back on top as Rare Replay slips to sixth place

Warner Bros’ plastic dinosaur title LEGO Jurassic World is No.1 for the third time. It manages this in spite of an eight per cent dip in sales, while Grand Theft Auto V climbs to second place. Meanwhile The Elder Scrolls Online jumps up to No.3 as Batman: Arkham Knight fell …

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LEGO Jurassic World claims No.1 spot in second week on shelves

After debuting in second place last week, LEGO Jurassic World claims the top spot. Sales of Warner’s plastic dinosaur title rose three per cent week-on-week, likely driven by the huge success of the film, as well as the wide audience it appeals to. It is the first LEGO title to …

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UK software sales monitor: Market dips to £10.7m

After a brief increase last week, the market value dipped again to 10.7m. This is inline with the week ending July 16th – also 10.7m – which was the market’s lowest point so far this year. However, unit sales were up compared to the week ending July 16th. 578,444 units …

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DS breaks UK games console sales record

Nintendo DS has become the biggest-selling games hardware in UK chart history, surpassing 10 million units sold, MCV can reveal. The device hit the milestone in week 47 of this year according to GfK-ChartTrack data, taking it past the record held by Sony’s PS2. UK unit sales of PS2 stand …

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Riccitiello calls for download data

EA boss John Riccitiello has said that the time has come for analysts and data providers to reveal market download numbers to publishers. Speaking to Fox News about the growth of digital downloads – and how the recession has hit the packaged goods business – Riccitiello said: One of the …

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UK games sales down 13% in 2009

The world’s top three global markets suffered a six per cent year-on-year overall drop in video games software unit sales in the three months to September (Q3). According to data from Top Global Markets – the integrated monthly report from The NPD Group (US), GfK Chart-Track Limited (UK) and Enterbrain, …

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UK CHARTS: FIFA holds its crown

Electronic Arts’ FIFA 10 has remained the best-selling game of the week – it’s still the UK’s No.1 game. The all-conquering football franchise, which EA only last week revealed had sold through almost 2m units in Europe, was one of the biggest game launches ever a week ago and interest …

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RETAIL BIZ: Charts updated

The Sims 3 holds onto its number one position in the charts this week, which are viewable in full in MCV’s RETAIL BIZ section. CLICK HERE TO VISIT MCV’S COMPREHENSIVE, UP-TO-DATE MULTIFORMAT CHARTS PAGES. Covering all the major console and handheld formats, along with PC, the MCV charts have been …

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