Tagged "FIFA 13"

TheLastofUsT
Jul 08

In a quiet week for the UK chart, The Last Of Us becomes the first game this year to take the top spot for four consecutive weeks. So well done to all involved.

Minecraft holds steady at #2, then it’s FIFA 13 up a place at #3 and Animal Crossing: New Leaf down a place at #4. Assassin’s Creed III is up four to round off the top five, thanks to what Chart-Track describe as “continued price promotions”.

Few new releases mean even fewer new entries, but 3DS RPG Project X Zone makes a decent fist of it, in at #18. The week’s other new release, DARK, manages #18 in the Xbox 360 chart.

Finally, proving that reviews mean nothing, after two weeks Ride to Hell: Retribution has made it into the main chart at #35. Honestly, there’s no telling some people.

Minecraft
Jul 01

With a third week at the top of the UK chart, the public evidently loves The Last of Us as much as the critics. That means the Xbox 360 retail release of Minecraft misses out on the top spot, but #2 isn’t a bad start.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf and FIFA 13 each drop a place to #3 and #4 respectively, and at #5 it’s a new entry for PC expansion pack The Sims 3: Island Paradise. The new entries keep on coming, with Deadpool at #6, and Company of Heroes 2 on PC at #10.

Then the new entries stop. It’s #1 in the Wii U chart, but Game & Wario is nowhere to be seen in the main top 40; though it does scrape in at #38 in the full price chart. A couple of other new releases scrape into the full price chart: the stunningly bad Ride to Hell: Retribution at a thoroughly undeserved #32, and Painkiller: Hell & Damnation at #35.

The week’s big faller is MotoGP 13, new last week at #15, but down to this week’s #37. Rossi’s first win since 2010 on Saturday probably won’t be enough to help it recover next week.

NinjaGaidenWiiU
Jan 14

It’s not just the weather that’s currently freezing in the UK – the top five titles in the top 40 are in identical places to last week. This means that FIFA 13 is #1 for a second week running.

SEGA’s Anarchy Reigns manages to make an impact in the top 20, placing at a not too shabby #16. It’s in at #2 in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 budget charts, held off the top spot by Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition and Forza 4 respectively.

The only other game to be released last week was Ninja Gaiden: Razor’s Edge on Wii U, which fails to enter the top 40. It’s in at #5 in the Wii U chart though, below the ‘big three’ exclusives and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

This week sees the release of another Wii U-exclusive – SiNG Party. Sadly we can’t see this one making the top 40 either.

top_fifa13charts
Jan 07

The last UK chart of 2012 saw Far Cry 3 taking the top spot, but this week it’s back down to #2 with FIFA 13 rising back up to #1.

Since release FIFA 13 has been on the top of the chart no less than five times and it has yet to drop below #4.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Hitman Absolution and Need for Speed: Most Wanted finish off the top five, in that order.

There’s still a notable lack of Wii U-exclusives in the top 40. We haven’t seen one now since Nintendo Land at #39 during mid-December. Chart-Track tells us that just one percent of all Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 copies sold last week were on Wii U. It’s not all gloom though – nine percent of all Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed sold last week were in fact for Nintendo’s new console. SEGA’s racer is at #12 currently, up from #16.

There isn’t much else going on in the top 40 aside from Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition and Saints Row The Third: The Full Package entering at #25 and #40 respectively. Although these two have been out for some time now, this week marks their first chart appearances.

Nov 12

Due to a certain game being released tomorrow, it’s looking like Halo 4 will only get one week at #1. That week is this week – Halo 4 sits on top of the UK chart, proudly selling more copies than Assassin’s Creed III managed at launch.

However, it hasn’t sold as well as either Halo 3 or Halo: Reach did during their launches, and has ‘only’ become the UK’s 18th fastest selling game in regards to week one sales.

Last week’s #1 Assassin’s Creed III drops to #2 and is followed by FIFA 13, Need for Speed: Most Wanted – which is up one place this week – and Football Manger 2013.

GAME’s current £19.99 deal for Borderlands 2 seems to have an effect on sales. It’s back in the top ten at #8, up from #13.

The only other new entry in the top 40 is LittleBigPlanet Karting at #24. Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth does make an appearance in the Xbox 360 chart though, at a not too impressive #30.

Oct 01

Well, we can’t imagine many children being conceived over the past weekend – FIFA 13 has sold over a million copies since being launched on Friday, becoming the fourth game in the UK to do so within launch week. Those other three games are all Call of Duty titles if you’re wondering.

FIFA 13 accounted for 71% of all UK game sales from last week, in fact.

As well as taking the top spot of the all format chart, it’s also #1 in the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP and Wii charts. However, and rather surprisingly, it only enters at #2 in the PS Vita chart with LittleBigPlanet PS Vita remaining at #1. We guess Vita owners didn’t fancy shelling out for it just eight months after the launch title FIFA Football. 3DS owners haven’t rushed out and bought it either – it only makes #4 in the 3DS chart.

There are five other new entries in the top 40. World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria enters at #4, Rocksmith at #7, Dead or Alive 5 at #11, Angry Birds Trilogy at #16 and Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition at #17.

Inazuma Eleven Strikers slides in at #17 in the Wii chart. The online retailers can’t seem to make their minds up about this one – it’s not available on either Play or Amazon and TheHut has it down for a November release. It’s definitely out though, as it wouldn’t be in the chart otherwise.

Sep 26

Remember the days when FIFA games were more often than not rubbish? Thankfully those days are long gone. FIFA 13 is going to set tills ringing this week and all signs point to it deserving to.

It walked away with a 9/10 from Eurogamer who found much to praise, including the weekly updated team and player stats and the Skill Games mode. “The new Skill Games mode in FIFA 13 is exactly the sort of bite-size football challenge that makes smartphone treasures like Flick Kick Football so compulsive – except that it’s built on one of the best football gameplay engines around, with all the pomp and connectivity you’d expect from a modern sports game,” they said.

As per last week’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, it’s out on everything – even PlayStation 2, DS and PSP.

GAME are bundling it with the PlayStation 3 Super Slim, if you’re thinking of purchasing one. GAME are also offering a free art-book with the PlayStation 3-exclusive Mugen Souls, if you’ve got your eye on that.

The fighting game revival also continues with Dead or Alive 5. Early reviews suggest that it’s lacking in modes and innovation but it’s still a solid brawler. With boobs. “Fighting game players in search of something completely new might be better off holding out for Persona 4 Arena. But if it’s just a solid, technical fighter you’re after, Dead or Alive fits the bill,” said the Official Xbox Magazine in their 7/10 review.

A collector’s edition is also available with an art-book, soundtrack CD, poster and a set of “premium swimsuits”. We assume these are DLC.

Activision are slipping out Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse. From the looks of things no review copies were sent out in advance, which suggests to us that it’s terrible. They’re also releasing Angry Birds Trilogy for Kinect, PS Move and 3DS. This made the news not just for being a bit on the expensive side (it’s £24.99 at most of the online retailers) but for having an achievement that’ll reportedly take 300 hours to gain.

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission on Xbox 360 and PC is also arriving to a lack of fanfare. Although the publisher claims that it’s an RTS, those who have played it report that it plays more like a typical shooter.

There’s a couple from Ubisoft. Rocksmith for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC may be of interest to some. Rather than use a fake plastic guitar, a la Guitar Hero, it’s compatible with any real guitar. It comes with the required cable or you can purchase it with an Epiphone Les Paul guitar. Amazon are selling the latter pack for £125. Ubisoft’s other game? Puzzler World 2012 3D for 3DS.

Finally, there’s a budget-priced DS game out. This one may be better than most though – it’s a 2D adventure game based on Thundercats, published by Namco-Bandai.

Next week: Resident Evil 6 (out Tuesday), Just Dance 4 (also out Tuesday, oddly), NBA 2K13 (PS3, 360, Wii, PSP), Way Of The Samurai 4 (PS3), Dragon Ball Z For Kinect, MYST (3DS), Boulder Dash-XL 3D (3DS), Cooking Mama World: Combo Pack – Volume 1 (DS) and Cooking Mama World: Combo Pack – Volume 2 (DS).

May 15

If we were gambling men we would have put money on FIFA 12 being the last FIFA to be released on PlayStation 2. How wrong we are: FIFA 13 has been confirmed for release on Sony’s ageing console, making it the first game to be announced for the system this year. A PSP version is also planned.

EA has no plans for Madden 13 on PlayStation 2, hence why we’re a little surprised. Well, surprised enough to write this article.

FIFA 12 on PlayStation 2 entered the individual formats chart at a fairly respectable #25. We don’t think we’ve ever seen a single copy for sale on the high street.

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