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FIFA 16 claims sixth UK No.1, Just Cause 3 debuts in fourth place

EA’s football blockbuster FIFA 16 has claimed its sixth No.1 this year. The title shot back to the top spot last week during the Black Friday sales period, and it maintains its position despite a 41 per cent dip in sales. The rest of the Top Three remains unchanged – …

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‘Digital data is key to the future success of the UK games business’

UKIE CEO Dr Jo Twist reveals more details about how the trade body’s new digital data deals became a reality, and why this really matters Data is the lifeblood of any digital industry. We are surrounded day to day by proclamations from all sectors that ‘data is the new oil’, …

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The charts are back – and this time they are digital

At last! The UK games industry has some digital download charts. UKIE has signed agreements with leading providers of mobile and digital sales data, and MCV will be printing the results. Analytics firm Reflection will offer UK mobile sales charts, which will be distributed by UKIE alongside the boxed charts …

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Minecraft continues to rule the App Store charts

Minecraft dominates the iPad and iPhone paid charts. The Pocket Edition of Mojang’s hit is No.1 on both platforms, while Telltale’s new episodic Story Mode takes second place in the iPad ranks and No.5 on iPhone. These titles are absent from the Grossing Top Tens which are ruled by mobile …

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Fallout 4 claims UK charts crown with 2015’s third-biggest launch

Fallout 4 has tripled the sales of its predecessor New Vegas, rocketing to number one in the UK retail rankings. The PS4, Xbox One and PC title outsold 2010’s Fallout: New Vegas by 213 per cent during its first week on sale, according to Chart-Track. It also became the third-largest …

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91% of Call of Duty Week One sales were on PS4 and Xbox One

The latest entry in Activision’s Call of Duty series goes straight to the top of the UK boxed games charts. 91 per cent of Week One sales were for the newer PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while a measly nine per cent of units sold were for the the PS3 …

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UKIE details how to boost UK games industry by £1bn

Games trade body UKIE has laid out a list of Government recommendations that would boost the industry by 1bn by 2020. The report – ‘a blueprint for growth’ – was unveiled at a high-level Parliament event on Tuesday this week. Independently created by Olsberg SPI on behalf of UKIE, the …

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‘Stop grey imports and retail street date breaks or risk chaos,’ says ERA

The Entertainment Retailers Association is reaching out to UKIE and calling on games publishers to help stop grey importing and street date breaks. In a letter to MCV, ERA boss Kim Bayley said: There have always been some less than scrupulous retailers who try to steal a march on the …

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