UK Publication MCV To Drop Weekly Charts

MCV, the trade magazine and website for the UK video game industry, has announced today that they are set to drop the weekly charts. The reason being is that they don’t believe they give an accurate representation of video game sales. This is because they neglect to take into account digital sales which is a growing area. If you have read the magazine you’ll notice that they have two pages dedicated to the UK charts and these will be dropped for features.

The Steam charts are global, and Valve hasn’t responded to our requests for a UK-focused Top Ten. Microsoft kindly supply us with an Xbox Live chart, but they’re only able to include digital 360 games. Sony started supplying PSN information, but stopped over a year ago.

And as for the main chart – the All-Formats Top 40 – it misses out on the rapidly growing digital sector, which means it’s not an accurate representation of our industry or what consumers are buying.

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UK Charts: LEGO Jurassic World Takes The Top Spot

The UK charts are now in via GFK Chart Track and it looks as though it has been a very slow week for new releases. LEGO Jurassic World has taken the number one position away from Rare Replay, and that’s the Xbox 360 version. There aren’t many Nintendo titles in the top forty, Splatoon is doing well for a Wii U exclusive at number 17 and Nintendo 3DS title Tomodachi Life is clinging onto number 40.

01 (02) 360 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
02 (01) XBO RARE REPLAY (MICROSOFT)
03 (03) PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
04 (04) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
05 (07) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
06 (13) XBO DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
07 (08) PS4 DYING LIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
08 (11) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
09 (10) XBO BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
10 (06) XBO THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
11 (09) PS4 RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
12 (16) PS3 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
13 (05) PS4 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
14 (14) PS4 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
15 (18) PS4 LITTLEBIGPLANET 3 (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
16 (17) PS4 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
17 (15) WIU SPLATOON (NINTENDO)
18 (23) XBO BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
19 (22) PS3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
20 (26) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
21 (24) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
22 (12) PS4 F1 2015 (CODEMASTERS)
23 (19) PS4 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
24 (36) XBO DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
25 (__) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
26 (27) XBO CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
27 (20) 360 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
28 (28) PS4 GOD OF WAR III: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
29 (30) 360 TERRARIA (505 GAMES)
30 (31) XBO FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
31 (21) XBO F1 2015 (CODEMASTERS)
32 (35) PS4 DESTINY (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
33 (29) PS4 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
34 (25) XBO RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
35 (32) XBO LEGO JURASSIC WORLD (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
36 (33) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
37 (34) PS4 FIFA 15 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
38 (__) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
39 (39) 360 SKATE 3 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
40 (40) 3DS TOMODACHI LIFE (NINTENDO)

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 42K And Wii U Sells 16K

The Japanese video game software and hardware charts are now in from Japan courtesy of Media Create. As expected Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for the Nintendo 3DS continues to rule the roost in the software charts. Splatoon isn’t doing too badly either as the Wii U exclusive shooter is sitting comfortably at number three. Interestingly, both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U received hardware bumps this week. Here’s the best-selling hardware and software in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 140,235 (844,167)
  2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 100,553 (1,303,342)
  3. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 41,361 (560,394)
  4. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 27,356 (420,193)
  5. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 11,787 (291,927)
  6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 9,765 (1,098,497)
  7. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 8,325 (405,035)
  8. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 6,865 (4,026,016)
  9. [PSV] Luminous Arc Infinity (Marvelous, 08/06/15) – 6,048 (22,265)
  10. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 5,609 (60,589)
  11. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 5,445 (82,202)
  12. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 5,438 (84,740)
  13. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 5,331 (2,682,774)
  14. [3DS] Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 5,140 (38,429)
  15. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 4,529 (184,334)
  16. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) – 4,354 (2,272,252)
  17. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (GungHo Online Entertainment, 04/30/15) – 4,348 (288,718)
  18. [PSV] IA/VT Colorful (Marvelous, 07/30/15) – 3,896 (48,678)
  19. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kirakira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 3,706 (179,195)
  20. [3DS] Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (Bandai Namco, 06/11/15) – 3,423 (123,716)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 30,105 (29,203)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,503 (14,619)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 17,400 (12,841)
  4. Wii U – 16,567 (13,007)
  5. New 3DS – 8,326 (7,250)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 3,448 (2,567)
  7. 3DS – 2,752 (1,657)
  8. 3DS LL – 1,065 (898)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 672 (496)
  10. Xbox One – 195 (200)

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NPD: Here’s The Best-Selling Video Games In The United States During July

We’ve finally found out the top ten best-selling video games in the United States during July via the NPD Group. Sadly Nintendo’s fast and frantic shooter Splatoon dropped out of the top ten in July. The best-selling game was LEGO: Jurassic World which was available on a variety of platforms closely followed by Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the top ten games for the month of July in the United States.

  1. Lego: Jurassic World (360, 3DS, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PS4, Vita)
  2. Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  3. Minecraft (360, PS3 ,Xbox One, PS4)
  4. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  5. Rory Mcilroy PGA Tour (PS4, Xbox One)
  6. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  7. Destiny (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
  8. Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One)
  9. FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, Wii, Vita, 3DS)
  10. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)

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UK Charts: Rare Replay Enters In At Number One

This week’s UK sales charts are now in thanks to GFK chart Track. It was Rare Replay which took the number one position this week with thirty classic titles from the UK studio. This is Rare’s first UK number one video game since Banjo Kazooie launched in 1998. With regards to Nintendo titles, there wasn’t a lot to write home about. Splatoon and Yoshi’s Woolly World remain in the top thirty and Mario Kart 8 clings onto number forty. You can see the top twenty, below.

1. RARE REPLAY
2. LEGO JURASSIC WORLD
3. BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT
4. THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE
5. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
6. FIFA 15
7. BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE
8. RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR
9. F1 2015
10. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
11. MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION
12. CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE
13. DYING LIGHT
14. THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT
15. LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM
16. WWE 2K15
17. DESTINY
18. FAR CRY 4
19. TERRARIA
20. LITTLEBIGPLANET 3

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 55K And Wii U Sells 11K

This week’s Japanese sales charts are now in via sales tracker Media Create. It would seem as though the Nintendo 3DS has seen a substantial bump this week with the release of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. The handheld sold 55K this week, compared to last week when it sold 28K, so the thirst for Animal Crossing is real. Wii U sales continue to be a sore point, but on the plus side Splatoon is continuing to sell well in the platform. Here’s the best-selling video games this week in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (Nintendo, 07/30/15) – 522,556 (New)
  2. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 107,945 (1,117,850)
  3. [PSV] IA/VT Colorful (Marvelous, 07/30/15) – 38,881 (New)
  4. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 28,256 (483,413)
  5. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 14,382 (373,985)
  6. [PSV] Date A Live: Twin Edition Rio Reincarnation (Compile Heart, 07/30/15) – 13,107 (New)
  7. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 12,029 (70,919)
  8. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 11,018 (388,794)
  9. [PSV] Ray Gigant (Bandai Namco, 07/30/15) – 8,673 (New)
  10. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 8,553 (272,040)
  11. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 7,464 (74,423)
  12. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 7,176 (50,067)
  13. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 6,963 (1,081,476)
  14. [3DS] Corpse Party: Blood Covered:… Repeated Fear (5pb., 07/30/15) – 6,664 (New)
  15. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 6,090 (175,251)
  16. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 6,009 (4,013,053)
  17. [PS4] Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros., 07/16/15) – 5,977 (67,053)
  18. [PS4] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 5,564 (40,725)
  19. [PSV] Makai Shin Trillion (Compile Heart, 07/23/15) – 5,221 (23,726)
  20. [PSV] KLAP!! Kind Love And Punish (Idea Factory, 07/30/15) – 5,047 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 44,994 (21,028)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 18,740 (17,656)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 13,214 (13,843)
  4. Wii U – 11,938 (11,257)
  5. New 3DS – 7,671 (5,753)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,540 (2,956)
  7. 3DS – 1,585 (1,286)
  8. 3DS LL – 874 (807)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 527 (642)
  10. Xbox One – 186 (211)

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Japan: Nintendo 3DS Sells 28K And Wii U Sells 11K

This week’s Media Create video game sales charts are now in from Japan. Yokai Watch: Busters for the Nintendo 3DS still continues to dominate the chart, but what is most impressive is the performance of Nintendo’s colourful shooter, Splatoon. The game continues to keep the Wii U afloat and won’t budge from the top five. Nintendo will clearly be happy with the worldwide sales of the title which we found out today currently stands at 1.62 million units. Anyway, here’s the best-selling software and hardware in Japan.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad (Nintendo, 07/11/15) – 95,369 (1,009,905)
  2. [PS3] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 58,889 (New)
  3. [PS4] Sengoku Basara 4: Sumeragi (Capcom, 07/23/15) – 35,161 (New)
  4. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 24,289 (455,158)
  5. [PSV] Makai Shin Trillion (Compile Heart, 07/23/15) – 18,506 (New)
  6. [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+ (Nintendo, 06/11/15) – 16,110 (359,603)
  7. [PS3] TV Anime The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 3 (Bandai Namco, 07/23/15) – 15,060 (New)
  8. [3DS] Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest (Nintendo, 06/25/15) – 14,023 (377,775)
  9. [PS4] Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros., 07/16/15) – 12,273 (61,076)
  10. [Wii U] Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo, 07/16/15) – 11,733 (42,891)
  11. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SCE, 03/19/15) – 10,180 (263,487)
  12. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney (Capcom, 07/09/15) – 9,554 (169,161)
  13. [3DS] Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei (Masaya Games, 07/23/15) – 9,300 (New)
  14. [PSV] Taiko Drum Master: V Version (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 8,277 (66,959)
  15. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 7,076 (1,074,513)
  16. [3DS] Chou Tousouchuu Atsumare! Saikyou no Tousou Monotachi (Bandai Namco, 07/09/15) – 6,757 (25,277)
  17. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 5,414 (2,668,433)
  18. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 5,343 (4,007,043)
  19. [PSV] Vamwolf Cross (D3 Publisher, 07/23/15) – 3,369 (New)
  20. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (Nintendo, 04/16/15) – 2,966 (170,116)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. New 3DS LL – 21,028 (19,432)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 17,656 (24,266)
  3. PlayStation Vita – 13,843 (13,190)
  4. Wii U – 11,257 (11,028)
  5. New 3DS – 5,753 (5,437)
  6. PlayStation 3 – 2,956 (2,947)
  7. 3DS – 1,286 (1,376)
  8. 3DS LL – 807 (726)
  9. PlayStation Vita TV – 642 (618)
  10. Xbox One – 211 (242)

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