UK: Here’s This Week’s Charts

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart Track. There’s only been a handful of new titles this week including Gravity Rush for the PlayStation 4 and Digimon Story. Sadly there’s a distinct lack of Nintendo titles in the top forty yet again, but those who keep up to date with the chart every Monday shouldn’t be too surprised. The only Wii U title in the charts is LEGO Marvel Avengers which is hanging on at number forty. Anyway, here’s the best-selling video games in the UK this week!

01 (01) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
02 (02) PS4 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
03 (NE) PS4 NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 4 (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
04 (05) XBO CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
05 (04) 360 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
06 (03) XBO LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
07 (NE) PS4 DIGIMON STORY: CYBER SLEUTH (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
08 (08) XBO TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
09 (06) XBO FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (11) PS4 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
11 (10) PS4 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
12 (07) PS3 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
13 (09) PS4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
14 (29) 360 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
15 (14) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
16 (34) PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
17 (15) PS4 JUST CAUSE 3 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
18 (NE) XBO NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 4 (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
19 (13) XBO STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
20 (19) XBO JUST CAUSE 3 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
21 (21) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
22 (NE) PC XCOM 2 (TAKE 2)
23 (22) XBO HALO 5: GUARDIANS (MICROSOFT)
24 (31) 360 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
25 (__) XBO ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
26 (16) XBO FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 (MICROSOFT)
27 (24) PS4 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
28 (28) PS4 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
29 (26) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
30 (__) PS4 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
31 (18) PS4 RESIDENT EVIL ORIGINS COLLECTION (CAPCOM)
32 (30) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
33 (23) PS4 FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
34 (35) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
35 (32) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
36 (37) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 (SEGA)
37 (NE) PS4 GRAVITY RUSH REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
38 (25) XBO RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
39 (27) PS4 LIFE IS STRANGE (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
40 (20) WIU LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)

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Video: Did You Know Gaming? Takes A Look At Bayonetta

Informative YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming? has taken an extensive look at Platinum Games critically acclaimed Bayonetta. The franchise has sold over 3 million units and the sequel to Bayonetta was funded by Nintendo after being stuck in what is described as “development hell”. Check out the video for plenty of enlightening facts.

GameTrailers Top 10 Divisive Games At The Office

The team over at GameTrailers never fail to make some entertaining videos and this latest one is no exception. This time around the folks discuss the top ten most divisive games at the GameTrailers office. There’s certainly some interesting choices selected so prepare yourself for 36 minutes worth of arguing.

Left is against, right is for:

10. Metroid II (Ben Moore vs Daniel BloodWorth)
09. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Kyle Bosman vs Brad Ellis)
08. Shadows of the Damned (Daniel Bloodworth vs Michael Huber)
07. BioShock (Kyle Bosman vs Brandon Jones)
06. Alien Isolation (Brandon Jones vs Michael Huber)
05. Fallout New Vegas (Michael Huber vs Ben Moore)
04. Kingdom Hearts (Brandon Jones vs Brad Ellis)
03. Knack (Ben Moore vs Michael Huber)
02. Borderlands 2 (Brad Ellis vs Kyle Bosman)
01. The Last of Us (Ian Hinck vs Brandon Jones)

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Metacritic’s 6th Annual Game Publisher Rankings

Popular online review aggregation site Metacritic has published its 2016 Game Publisher Rankings. What’s especially interesting is that SEGA has overthrown Nintendo and has claimed the number one position. The company has also beaten the likes of EA and Activision Blizzard with the best reviewed titles according to Metascore published by critics.

Sega is the sole major publisher in this year’s rankings to finish the year with a “green” average Metascore indicating that, on average, its 2015 releases were approved by critics. The company ranked 5th among mid-sized publishers a year ago (it released fewer titles in 2014) and saw its average score increase by four points in this year’s results, even without any releases scoring 90 or higher. Before you get too excited about Sega’s success, note that half of its 2015 titles were new 3D re-releases of older games for the 3DS platform. The publisher released just one game for current-gen consoles: the middling, Sonic-influenced cartoonish platformer Tembo the Badass Elephant.

  1. SEGA
  2. Telltale Games
  3. Sony
  4. Activision Blizzard
  5. Devolver Digital
  6. Nintendo
  7. EA
  8. Bandai Namco
  9. Ubisoft

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Rising Star Games Teasing New JRPG Next Week

The team over at Rising Star is teasing the announcement of a new JRPG which should be revealed next week. The company wouldn’t give any hints other than a silhouette of one of the characters, possibly the lead. We haven’t got too long to find out what it is and which platform it is for.

Platinum Games Wants To Be One Of The Three Top Studios In The World

Platinum Games CEO Tatsuya Minami has revealed to Famitsu that the company has extremely high ambitions. Minami says that he wants Platinum Games to be one of the three top video game studios in the world. He says the this isn’t just talk, but something they are hoping to achieve. They’ve certainly got a lot of high profile video games in the works right now.

But don’t look for Platinum Games to slow down anytime soon. Minami explains that there’s always the goal of becoming one of the three top game studios in the world. This isn’t all talk, but motivation. Says Minami, “If you don’t have that kind of feeling, you can’t keep on going. Ten, twenty years from now, I want to aim even higher.”

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 31K And Wii U Sells 8K

This week’s Japanese software and hardware sales are now in thanks to Media Create. It’s been an interesting week this week as there’s been a number of new releases. The only one for Nintendo platforms is Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash which entered at number three. Also something to note is the fact that the PlayStation Vita was the best-selling video game platform this week beating the Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation 4.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PSV] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix, 01/28/16) – 178,016 (New)
  2. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix, 01/28/16) – 141,369 (New)
  3. [Wii U] Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Nintendo, 01/28/16) – 55,331 (New)
  4. [PS3] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix, 01/28/16) – 53,154 (New)
  5. [PSV] Uta no Prince-sama Music 3 (Broccoli, 01/28/16) – 51,289 (New)
  6. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 20,260 (123,516)
  7. [PS4] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 (Koei Tecmo, 01/28/16) – 20,101 (New)
  8. [PS3] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 17,591 (78,019)
  9. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 17,023 (2,661,523)
  10. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4! Pack Vol. 8 (Bandai Namco, 01/28/16) – 15,720 (New)
  11. [PS3] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 (Koei Tecmo, 01/28/16) – 15,431 (New)
  12. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors Legends (Koei Tecmo, 01/21/16) – 15,174 (69,653)
  13. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 13,256 (1,228,409)
  14. [PSV] The Asterisk War: The Academy City of the Water Houka Kenran (Bandai Namco, 01/28/16) – 12,436 (New)
  15. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level-5, 07/11/15) – 11,135 (2,183,566)
  16. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,733 (642,224)
  17. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi, 12/17/15) – 10,263 (779,754)
  18. [PS4] Just Cause 3 (Square Enix, 01/21/16) – 8,928 (42,588)
  19. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 7,865 (784,211)
  20. [PSV] Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force (Bandai Namco, 12/23/15) – 7,429 (137,877)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation Vita – 45,114 (14,999)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 32,557 (24,441)
  3. New 3DS LL – 22,593 (31,452)
  4. Wii U – 8,931 (11,298)
  5. New 3DS – 4,978 (4,715)
  6. 3DS – 3,298 (2,813)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,993 (1,671)
  8. 3DS LL – 558 (697)
  9. Xbox One – 92 (52)

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