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Have Shadow of War sales lived up to its ‘triple-A flagship’ billing?

Warner Bros’ Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s first weekend figures came out this morning and it looks to be down on what the company was hoping for the title. It’s still one of the better-selling titles of the year – in the top ten of 2017’s various Week One openings – but we …

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Ubisoft: Launch sales important but not critical

After some disappointing figures at retail across numerous big-name releases in recent weeks, the industry has been wondering if a big change is afoot in consumer behaviour. Ubisoft doesn’t seem overly worried, though, taking a more long-term view instead. Speaking to MCV this week, Anne Blondel, VP of live operations …

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Bugbear’s Next Car Game makes $1m in one week on Steam Early Access

While releasing a game early doesn’t always reap rewards, it certainly has for racing specialist Bugbear. The studio has announced that its Next Car Game title made over $1m in its first week of availability on Steam Early Access, aping the success of Early Access forerunners such as Day, Rust …

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Wii U version of Rayman Legends outperforms rivals

Rayman Legends may have dropped its Wii U exclusivity, but Ubisoft’s title has still been a success for Nintendo’s machine. The Wii U SKU accounted for 45 per cent of the UK’s total week one sales of the game. It was also released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, with …

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Wii U sold 307k in its first week in Japan – report

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Wii U sold 307,471 units in its first week on sale in Japan. That’s 70,000 fewer units than the Wii sold in its debut week. It’s also nearly 15,000 fewer than PlayStation Vita sold in its first week. The number comes from French games site …

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UK CHARTS: Million-selling FIFA 13 is No.1

There’s claiming the UK No.1. Then there’s claiming the UK No.1. EA’s FIFA 13 is not only top of the charts, but it sold an incredible one million plus copies in its first week according to the UKIE Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track. It’s not the first game to do …

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Week one or bust? The shocking truth about new releases

Much like the big Hollywood movies, triple-A games have become all about the opening weekend. Sales and marketing experts are focusing their efforts on those first few days. Midnight launches – our version of a film premiere – are becoming increasingly extravagant. We’ve had tanks driving down Oxford Street and …

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GT5s launch week betters GT4

Having slipstreamed the opposition and claimed first place in this week’s UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40, Gran Turismo 5 has also bettered the performance of its predecessor. Week one sales of the new racer were six per cent up compared to the week one performance of PS2 outing …

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Brotherhood claims biggest AC launch

As well as claiming second spot in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40 this week, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood has also claimed a new record for the series. With sales of over 200,000 units in its first week, Brotherhood can officially lay claim to enjoying the strongest ever …

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Black Ops claims 5-day sales record

As was revealed by MCV this morning, Activision has confirmed that Black Ops has not just shattered Call of Duty records – it’s also re-written the entertainment launch books. The publisher has revealed that the game sold an astonishing $650m of stock in its first five days on the market. …

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