UK Charts: Final Fantasy Explorers Enters Just Outside Top Ten

This week’s UK charts, which have come in courtesy of GFK Chart Track, show that Final Fantasy continues to remain a brand to be reckoned with. The Nintendo 3DS title Final Fantasy Explorers narrowly missed out on a top ten placement and landed just outside at number twelve. It’s the only Nintendo exclusive in the top forty which is dominated by Xbox One and PlayStation 4 titles. If you read the charts each week then this won’t come as much of a surprise, still it’s a shame. Here’s the best-selling video games this week.

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

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 39K And Wii U Sells 11K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in thanks to sales tracking firm Media Create. There’s been a number of notable new releases this week including Hyrule Warriors Legends for the Nintendo 3DS which entered the charts at number three. However, it couldn’t quite beat Yakuza: Kiwami for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. With regards to hardware the Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling system shifting 39K while the Wii U only managed 11K this week. Anyway, here’s the best-selling games!

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 103,256 (New)
  2. [PS3] Yakuza: Kiwami (Sega, 01/21/16) – 60,427 (New)
  3. [3DS] Hyrule Warriors (Koei Tecmo, 01/21/16) – 54,479 (New)
  4. [PS4] Just Cause 3 (Square Enix, 01/21/16) – 33,660 (New)
  5. [PS4] Resident Evil: Origins Collection (Capcom, 01/21/16) – 21,015 (New)
  6. [3DS] Monster Hunter X (Capcom, 11/27/15) – 20,714 (2,644,499)
  7. [PS3] Resident Evil 0 (Capcom, 01/21/16) – 15,639 (New)
  8. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 13,764 (1,215,154)
  9. [3DS] Monster Strike (Mixi, 12/17/15) – 11,684 (769,491)
  10. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Level-5, 07/11/15) – 10,608 (2,172,431)
  11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,431 (631,491)
  12. [PSV] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 9,379 (52,774)
  13. [Wii U] Super Mario Maker (Nintendo, 09/10/15) – 9,264 (776,345)
  14. [PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (Atlus, 01/14/16) – 7,292 (49,555)
  15. [PS4] Fallout 4 (Bethesda Softworks, 12/17/15) – 5,756 (203,426)
  16. [PSV] Muv-Luv Double Pack (5pb., 01/21/16) – 4,366 (New)
  17. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft, 12/10/15) – 3,915 (60,145)
  18. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 3,890 (639,960)
  19. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III (SCE, 11/06/15) – 3,827 (283,493)
  20. [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 (Bandai Namco, 11/05/15) – 3,742 (263,358)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 31,452 (30,172)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 24,441 (25,592)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 14,999 (18,202)
  4. Wii U – 11,298 (15,398)
  5. New 3DS – 4,715 (6,241)
  6. 3DS – 2,813 (4,797)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 1,671 (1,939)
  8. 3DS LL – 697 (1,162)
  9. Xbox One – 52 (99)

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Video: This Guy Has The Complete Wii Collection

Some people collect rare video games and some people go even more extreme and collect the entire catalogue of games for one particular system. Video game collector Kacy da Game Nerd is one such person and has accumulated the entire Wii library of video games. Yes, that includes all the notorious shovelware that was freely available on the system. Kacy da Game Nerd doesn’t just have the entire Wii collection but he also has the entire Nintendo 64 collection and GameBoy Advance, among others. Check it out in the video!

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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 not been a particularly impressive week this week as there are still no Nintendo titles in the top forty. There are a handful of new entries though this week including Resident Evil Origins Collection and a physical version of Life is Strange. Nothing too surprising though. Here’s this week’s UK individual formats top forty chart!

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

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Here’s Gametrailers 10 Most Anticipated Games Of 2016

2016 is looking like a bumper year for us gamers with a number of high profile titles on the horizon. US publication Gametrailers has taken a look at what’s due to be released this year and has produced a list of the games that they believe are the most highly anticipated. It’s a list full of big name titles for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U, but it’s a shame The Legend of Zelda Wii U could only make it to number 10.

10. The Legend of Zelda
9. The Last Guardian
8. Dark Souls III
7. Street Fighter V
6. Overwatch
5. Horizon: Zero Dawn
4. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
3. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
2. Final Fantasy XV
1. Persona 5

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UK: Nintendo Games Had 6.6 Percent Market Share In 2015

Recent sales data obtained by MCV shows that Nintendo software accounted for 6.6 percent of the UK video game market during 2015. In comparison, Microsoft had 5.9 percent and Sony had 5.7 percent. However, it was third party developers that saved the day with Electronic Arts having the largest market share at 19.5 percent, Activision Blizzard in second with 13.1 percent and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment placing third with 9.5 percent. As far as Nintendo hardware goes the Nintendo 3DS scored fifth place with a 4.8 percent market share, the Wii U had a 3.5 percent market share, Wii had 1 percent, and the Nintendo DS had 0.7 percent, but it was the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that were the dominant forces at 36.3 percent market share and 29.7 percent.

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Kotaku Readers Choose Their Game Of 2015

Kotaku has polled its readers to find out which game out of the many notable releases in 2015 were the best. Interestingly, trolls jumped on board and tried to rig the ballot so that Bloodborne could win Game of the Year 2015. Thankfully, Kotaku spotted this and have been able to find all the legitimate votes for the game which came in second place. That being said, here’s the Kotaku readers Games of 2015!

  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 1,183 votes
  2. Bloodborne – 446 votes
  3. Undertale – 261 votes
  4. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – 174 votes
  5. Fallout 4 – 170 votes
  6. Splatoon – 107 votes
  7. Super Mario Maker – 105 votes
  8. Rocket League – 82 votes
  9. Rise of the Tomb Raider – 72 votes
  10. Other (write-in) – 55 votes
  11. Xenoblade Chronicles X – 50 votes
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – 38 votes
  13. Ori and the Blind Forest – 32 votes
  14. Monster Hunter 4 – 22 votes
  15. Halo 5: Guardians – 19 votes
  16. Life is Strange – 19 votes
  17. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – 17 votes
  18. Until Dawn – 16 votes
  19. Box Boy! – 11 Votes
  20. Mad Max – 8 votes
  21. Broken Age – 6 votes
  22. Persona 4: Dancing All Night – 4 votes

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