Here’s This Week’s UK Charts

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart Track. It’s been another bad week for Nintendo as the only game that has charted this week on a Nintendo platform is Just Dance 2016 for the original Wii console. It seems as though it is truly a battle between Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Star Wars: Battlefront which are fighting it out for first place.

01 (01) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
02 (02) XBO CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
03 (03) PS4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
04 (06) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
05 (04) XBO STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
06 (09) XBO TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
07 (07) PS4 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
08 (05) PS4 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (12) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
10 (08) XBO FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
11 (18) PS4 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
12 (15) PS4 JUST CAUSE 3 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
13 (17) XBO JUST CAUSE 3 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
14 (23) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
15 (16) XBO FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 (MICROSOFT)
16 (10) PS4 FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
17 (21) PS4 WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
18 (25) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
19 (11) XBO FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
20 (19) XBO HALO 5: GUARDIANS (MICROSOFT)
21 (24) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
22 (29) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
23 (30) PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
24 (36) PS4 NEED FOR SPEED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
25 (37) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
26 (26) 360 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
27 (33) 360 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
28 (__) PS4 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
29 (28) PS4 UNTIL DAWN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
30 (__) 360 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
31 (31) XBO WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
32 (34) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
33 (13) PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
34 (__) PS4 GUITAR HERO LIVE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
35 (40) 360 WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
36 (20) 360 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
37 (__) WII JUST DANCE 2016 (UBISOFT)
38 (14) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 (SEGA)
39 (__) XBO BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
40 (__) PS4 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)

Two weeks in and 2016 is still being bossed by ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ (-24%) which holds on to No1 for what is now six weeks in succession – the longest unbroken run in the All Formats Chart since ‘FIFA 15’ also managed six weeks in 2014. ‘FIFA 16’ (-45%) slips one place to No3, replaced in second spot by ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (-16%), which jumps up two places to its highest position since W34 last year. ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ (-45%) drops one place to No4, staying ahead of ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege’ (-24%) which sneaks up one place to No5. With no new titles out this week, familiar games jostle for position within the Top 10. ‘Just Cause 3’ (-24%) climbs two places to No6, while ‘WWE 2K16’ (-30%) is a non-mover at No7. ‘Fallout 4’ (-65%) drops out of the Top 5 for the first time, falling from No5 to No8, while ‘Lego Jurassic World’ (-21%) and ‘Minecraft: Xbox Edition’ (-17%) both find themselves back in the Top 10, up to No’s 9 and 10 respectively. ‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ ( -72%) is not so lucky, crashing out of the Top 10 from No9 to No24.

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GAME Reveals UK’s Favourite Video Game Of 2015

 It’s official: Fallout 4 is the nation’s favourite video game of 2015. That’s according to a recent survey by the UK’s leading video game retailer, GAME, who is launching an exciting competition to win £2,015 pounds worth of reward points in January.

Despite the eagerly anticipated return of the Master Chief in Halo 5: Guardians, or the frenzy which accompanied the launches of FIFA 16 and Star Wars Battlefront, it was Bethesda’s epic action thriller, Fallout 4, which topped the charts of must-have games. Breaking sales records in just its first 24 hours, the open world game really captured the imagination of UK gamers.

In second place came The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, while Batman Arkham Knight and the latest instalment from the ever-popular Ubisoft franchise, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, helped make up an elite list of top titles from 2015, as chosen by the GAME community.

The Top 10 games of 2015:

1.     Fallout 4
2.     The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
3.     Batman Arkham Knight
4.     Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
5.     Star Wars Battlefront
6.     Call of Duty Black Ops 3
7.     Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
8.     Destiny: The Taken King
9.     Halo 5: Guardians
10.  FIFA 16

GAME is giving its customers even more reason to get involved with the list of favourites, offering one lucky gamer the chance to win an amazing £2,015 worth of reward points when they purchase just one game from the 2015’s Top 10. Those buying a game in-store or online will be entered into a prize draw to be drawn before the end of February, with 2,015 runners-up prizes also on offer of 2,015 reward points.

To get involved, head to your local GAME store to purchase a game of your choice or go online at game.co.uk. Gamers can also share their thoughts on the list and look ahead to the some of the hotly anticipated games of 2016 by tweeting #MYGAMEOF2015.

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UK: Here’s The Latest Nintendo Deals

Here’s This Week’s UK Charts

This week’s UK video game charts are now in thanks to GFK Chart Track. It hasn’t been a good start to 2016 for Nintendo as there isn’t a single Nintendo title in the entire top forty. That means no Splatoon, no Super Mario Maker and no Xenoblade Chronicles X amongst others. Here’s the best-selling video games this week in the United Kingdom.

01 (01) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
02 (02) XBO CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
03 (03) PS4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
04 (04) XBO STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
05 (09) PS4 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
06 (07) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
07 (10) PS4 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
08 (08) XBO FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (11) XBO TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
10 (05) PS4 FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
11 (06) XBO FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
12 (15) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
13 (14) PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
14 (21) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 (SEGA)
15 (16) PS4 JUST CAUSE 3 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
16 (12) XBO FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 (MICROSOFT)
17 (17) XBO JUST CAUSE 3 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
18 (19) PS4 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
19 (13) XBO HALO 5: GUARDIANS (MICROSOFT)
20 (35) 360 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
21 (24) PS4 WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
22 (18) XBO ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
23 (30) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
24 (23) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
25 (27) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
26 (22) 360 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
27 (__) PS4 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
28 (32) PS4 UNTIL DAWN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
29 (37) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
30 (34) PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
31 (29) XBO WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
32 (36) PS3 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
33 (28) 360 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
34 (__) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
35 (__) PS4 THE EVIL WITHIN (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
36 (31) PS4 NEED FOR SPEED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
37 (33) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
38 (20) XBO RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
39 (__) PS3 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
40 (__) 360 WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)

2016 starts the way 2015 ended with ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ (-68%) still on top in the All Formats Chart. With no new physical releases until later in the month familiar faces jostle for position within the Top 10. ‘FIFA 16 (-55%) climbs two places back to No2 moving ahead of fellow EA title ‘Star Wars Battlefront’(-66%), which is pushed down to No3. ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (16,360 / -59%) moves up a place to No4 while ‘Fallout 4’ (-75%) slides two places to No5. ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege’ (-58%) is a non-mover at No6 but ‘WWE 2K16’ (-53%) climbs two places up to No7. Square Enix’s ‘Just Cause 3’ (-66%) is another non move at No8 but ‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ (-68%) is down to No9. A resurgent ‘Battlefield 4’ (-27%) re-enters the Top 10 continuing it’s week on week climb from the end of last year. It’s propulsion up the chart is fuelled by the ‘Gen 7’ formats with price promoted versions of both Xbox 360 & PS3 accounting for 97% of sales this week.

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Limited Edition Hyrule Warriors: Legends At GAME

UK video game retailer GAME has today opened pre-orders for the Hyrule Warriors Legends Limited Edition bundle. The special bundle comes complete with the game and also a special Compass watch. The retailer says that the bundle is exclusive to them, but the Nintendo UK Store usually stocks the limited edition merchandise too. If you want the Hyrule Warriors Legends Limited Edition bundle then it will cost £49.99 and is due to be released in March.

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UK: Wii U Game Sales Increased Slightly In 2015

The UK is one of the biggest video game markets in Europe so it comes as a surprise that less software for video game formats was sold in 2015 than it was in 2014. Software has tumbled 6% compared to the previous year. Interestingly both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One saw software sales increase by a large margin. Wii U software sales also slightly increased in 2015 but it was the decline in sales for older software such as that for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 which pulled sales down. One thing to note is the figures provided are for retail, and not for digital, which is currently booming.

UK Top 5, 2015

  1. FIFA 16 (Electronic Arts) – 2,516,079
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision Blizzard ) – 1,928,813
  3. Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks) – 1,126,929
  4. Star Wars: Battlefront (Electronic Arts) – 1,018,884
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two Interactive) – 998,726 / 6,010,432

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Here’s This Week’s UK Charts

This week’s UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart Track. It’s an interesting week as there’s not a single Nintendo title in the entire top forty which is bound to be disappointing for Nintendo UK. No Xenoblade Chronicles X and no Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros amongst others. Anyway, here’s the best-selling video games in the United Kingdom this week.

The year ends with ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ (-39%) comfortably rooted to No1, making it five weeks at the top in 2015, a record only beaten by ‘FIFA 16’ which managed six weeks. There is also no change at No2 as ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ (-39%) remains popular, having stayed in the Top 3 since launch. ‘Fallout 4’ (-34%) finishes the year ahead of ‘FIFA 16’ (-54%), jumping one place to No3, while the phenomenally successful football game and biggest grossing game of 2015 has to settle for No4. ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (-32%) is a non-mover at No5, while ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege’ (-9%) moves back up to its highest ever chart position, climbing three places from No9 to No6. Ubisoft’s other Top 10 title, ‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ (-44%) holds on to No7 ahead of ‘Just Cause 3’ (-48%) at No8 and ‘WWE 2K16’ (-42%) at No9. ‘Forza Motorsport 6’ (-35%) keeps another Microsoft title, ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ (-36%) out of the Top 10 as both games climb two places with Forza charting one place ahead at No10.

01 (01) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
02 (03) XBO CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
03 (02) PS4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
04 (05) XBO STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
05 (04) PS4 FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
06 (07) XBO FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
07 (09) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
08 (08) XBO FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (06) PS4 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (18) PS4 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
11 (16) XBO TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE (UBISOFT)
12 (13) XBO FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 (MICROSOFT)
13 (14) XBO HALO 5: GUARDIANS (MICROSOFT)
14 (10) PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
15 (17) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
16 (11) PS4 JUST CAUSE 3 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
17 (15) XBO JUST CAUSE 3 (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
18 (19) XBO ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
19 (12) PS4 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
20 (23) XBO RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
21 (30) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 (SEGA)
22 (20) 360 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
23 (36) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
24 (25) PS4 WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
25 (22) 360 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
26 (__) XBO GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION (MICROSOFT)
27 (34) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
28 (21) 360 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
29 (29) XBO WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
30 (37) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
31 (26) PS4 NEED FOR SPEED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
32 (35) PS4 UNTIL DAWN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
33 (33) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
34 (__) PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
35 (__) 360 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
36 (24) PS3 FIFA 16 ELECTRONIC ARTS)
37 (__) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
38 (__) PS4 GUITAR HERO LIVE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
39 (__) XBO DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
40 (__) PS4 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)

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