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Ni No Kuni claims No.1 chart spot; Namco Bandai thanks community

Namco Bandai is celebrating what some would call a surprise chart victory for Ni No Kuni this morning. The PS3-only JRPG, co-developed by established Japanese developers Level 5 and film animation master Studio Ghibli, will shortly be unveiled as the UK’s new No.1 in the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top …

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DmC debuts at No.1 in UK Top 40

Capcom’s Devil May Cry reboot is off to a great start with DmC claiming No.1 in its first week in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. It’s Capcom’s first No.1 since the release of Resident Evil 5 back in early 2009, although note that the game sold only …

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Digital vs Physical – the REAL Christmas No.1

Think this year’s Xmas No.1 in games will be Call of Duty or FIFA? It is more likely to be Angry Birds or Minecraft. Xbox Live, Steam, iOS, PSN and the rest are expecting a surge in downloads on December 25th, as gamers receive consoles, tablets, PCs and points cards …

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Ubisoft: We can still be the No.1 publisher

Publisher Ubisoft believes it can still become the world’s biggest publisher, despite the changing marketplace. The firm told MCV?in 2011 that it wanted to topple EA as the No.1 games firm. But admitted this year that its mission has been complicated by the emergence of mobile, browser and social gaming. …

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UK CHARTS: Ghost Recon Future Soldier is No.1

There are three new entries in the Top Five this week, but it’s Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier that claims the UKIE GfK ChartTrack All Format’s Top 40. The game claims the best week one sales number in the entire Ghost Recon series, although it’s the first to …

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OPINION: A moment in chart history

When the trade clicked open its Monday morning UKIE charts update this week, the big story was the data that wasn’t listed. Max Payne may be a worthy No.1. But with a three day headstart and a passionately connected PC audience Blizzard’s DiabloIII was undoubtedly the ‘real’ No.1 thanks to …

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UK CHARTS: Witcher 2 debuts at No.1

Namco Bandai’s once PC-only RPG The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition is the new UK No.1. It’s the only new release to enter the UKIE GfK Chart-Track Top 40 this week. The Xbox 360 version accounted for 98 per cent of physical sales, with PC claiming the remainder. …

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UK CHARTS: No.1, Kinect Star Wars is

The Force is remarkably strong with Microsoft this week as its new Xbox 360 title Kinect Star Wars debuts at No.1 in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. In this case you should trust your eyes – Kinect is now fully operational. Despite not being the game that …

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UK CHARTS: FIFA takes last No.1 of 2011

FIFA 12 has topped the UK games retail charts for the second week in a row ahead of Modern Warfare 3. The football game claimed the last No.1 of 2011 for the week ending December 31st, despite a week-on-week drop in sales of 27 per cent. It’s the second year …

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Paddy Power paying out on Xmas No.1 betting

We’re used to the absurd PR merry-go-round that is the betting for Christmas No.1, but even by those standards this is a bit odd. Paddy power has announced today that it is paying out on Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 being this year’s best-selling video game this Christmas. …

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