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Uncharted 4 beats Doom to No.1, is the series’ most successful launch

The final entry in Sony’s Uncharted franchise A Thief’s End has shot to the top spot in the UK charts, beating Week One sales records for the franchise. Uncharted 4 beat launch week sales of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception by 66 per cent. Meanwhile, the new entry in Bethesda’s Doom …

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Ratchet & Clank claims series’ first UK No.1, breaks Week One sales record for the franchise

Sony’s latest PlayStation 4 exclusive Ratchet & Clank shoots straight to the top of the UK charts, beating the series’ week one sales record three times over. The previous title was held by 2009’s A Crack in Time. This new Ratchet & Clank game outsold that game by ‘a factor …

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Dark Souls III claims series’ first No.1, launch sales 61 per cent higher than Dark Souls II

Bandai Namco has taken its first UK No.1 this year as action RPG Dark Soul III shoots to the top. This is the series’ first No.1, and beats the Week One sales of 2014’s Dark Souls II by a whopping 61 per cent. That title launched in second place behind …

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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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GfK and SuperData team up for combined digital and physical UK chart

Digital games tracker SuperData and physical charts specialists GfK are teaming up to produce a new UK chart. Published every month, the combined chart will count sales of console digital games, ending years of uncertainty around the performance of digital titles versus their physical counterparts. This will roll out across …

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Far Cry Primal holds Twilight Princess HD from No1

The latest entry in Ubisoft’s Far Cry series holds fast at No.1 in the UK this week. The Stone Age survival game saw a 64 per cent drop in sales as a PC version launched alongside its PS4 and Xbox One brethren. The title holds off competition from Nintendo’s re-release …

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UK games market hits a record £4.19bn

2015 was the biggest year in UK games industry history. Almost 4.2bn was spent on video games and related products in last year, topping the 4bn generated in 2008 when Wii and Guitar Hero ruled the market. The primary reason for the growth is the digital sector. According to IHS, …

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How did the UK games market perform in 2015?

The headline news from this year’s GfK report is this: There were fewer games sold last year, there were fewer consoles sold last year, but accessory sales continue to rise. Yet there are some significant victories to be found in the data from 2015, and those triumphs are largely centred …

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PS4 and Xbox One shine but physical gaming sales drop to £2.1bn in 2015

PS4 and Xbox One UK game sales shot up by over 50 per cent in 2015. GfK’s latest stats reveal significant growth for the new consoles. However, the overall UK physical games market is down by eight per cent, dropping from 2.294bn in 2014 to 2.1bn last year. That number …

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