Tagged "FIFA 14"

Oct 20
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

There’s no stopping FIFA – EA’s soccer sim has successfully managed to fend off another week’s worth of new releases. Specifically, The Evil Within, F1 2014 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Last week’s top trio did however all make the top 10. Available on formats new and old, The Evil Within did – rather unsurprisingly – perform the best out of the bunch. The new IP is in at #2, dislodging fellow survival horror Alien: Isolation.

At #3 it’s Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! Curiously, The Borderlands Collection has managed to re-enter the top 40 this week at #25. We’d wager that’s because it’s a mere £5 at Tesco currently.

The brilliant Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Forza Horizon 2 shift down one place to #4 and #5.

They’re then followed by Alien: Isolation, Destiny, DriveClub, Minecraft: PlayStation Edition and finally new arrival F1 2014 at #10.

After just one week Skylanders Trap Team departs the top ten, falling from #7 to #11, while Super Smash Bros. on 3DS goes from #9 to #12. We’re mildly confident that both will be back in the run up to Xmas.

Over in the single-format charts meanwhile we spy Falling Skies: The Game make #38 in the Xbox 360 chart while the sub-£15 Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack makes #20 in the Xbox One chart.

May 19
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

Even with EA’s World Cup tie-in released way ahead of the first kick off, sales of FIFA 14 show no sign of slowing.

It’s the UK’s number one yet again, making it the 12th week it has taken the top spot. This is actually an all-new record for EA – the previous best was FIFA: Road to World Cup ’98 with 11 weeks.

Titanfall drops to #2, and then at #3 it’s a new arrival – Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition. With the Xbox 360 version currently at #3 and the PS4 and PS Vita iterations not far off, we could potentially see a UK top five comprised of different versions of Minecraft at some point.

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil finishes off this week’s UK top five.

Kirby Triple Deluxe is only other new entry in the top 40. The pink hued dude arrives at a respectable #16.

Last week’s chart arrival Bound By Flame falls from #12 to #19. Considering the mixed reviews it has been receiving – everything from 7.5/10 to 1/5, according to Metacritic – we thought it may have dropped further than that.

Over in the single format charts, Nascar ’14 makes a pitstop at #23 in the PlayStation 3 chart while The Amazing Spider-Man 2 makes #5 in the Xbox One chart.

We imagine that the majority of people interested in Spider-Man 2 chose to download it from the Xbox Marketplace – where it was available at launch – rather than wait for the belated retail release. Either that or the mediocre reviews have put people off. Which is highly likely, in fairness.

Apr 07
By Matt Gander In UK Charts 1 Comment

FIFA 14 has unexpectedly re-taken the top spot of the UK chart, keeping The Elder Scrolls Online at bay.

Bethesda’s PC RPG – due out on PS4 and Xbox One later this year – has to make do with #2. It’ll be interesting to see where it is next week – Diablo III: Reaper of Souls entered at #6 last week but now sits at #37. Of course, Chart-Track doesn’t include sales via Blizzard’s Battle.net portal.

So, why is FIFA 14 back at #1? It’s likely to be a combination of a drop in price at one of the major retailers (GAME, perhaps) and the fact that the World Cup isn’t far off.

With the official World Cup 2014 game out next week, it could be the last time it sits on top of the chart.

EA’s soccer sim has had a bloody good run – it hasn’t left the top 6 since being released 28 weeks ago, and has a grand total of 11 weeks at #1. That’s a feat only four other games have managed – Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Wii Fit, Zumba Fitness and EA’s own FIFA: Road to the World Cup 98.

Titanfall remains at #3 – and with the 360 version finally arriving on Friday, it could very well become #1 again next week – and then at #4 it’s Call of Duty: Ghosts, up four places. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes finishes off this week’s UK top five.

inFamous Second Son – last week’s chart topper – now sits at #6.

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Complete Edition on PS4 is the only new arrival in the top 40, hacking its way in at #29.

Feb 10
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

After being cut to £20 in-store at Tesco and on Amazon – and still available for that price at the time of typing – we anticipated GTA V to retake the top spot of the UK chart.

That hasn’t happened, but FIFA 14 has managed to dislodge last week’s chart topper Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, which now rest at #4.

This makes it the 10th time FIFA 14 has claimed no.1 since launch, a feat which only two other FIFAs have managed in the past.

Call of Duty: Ghosts is at #2, and then at #3 we find newcomer Fable: Anniversary. Unless we’re mistaken, it’s the first Xbox 360-exclusive from Microsoft since March 2013’s Gears of War Judgment. That’s crazy that is.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes rounds off the top 5, just like it always does. Expect The LEGO Movie Videogame – out Friday – to join it in the upper echelon of chart next week.

Just where is GTA V, you ask? That’s at #6, up a mere two places.

And there we were thinking the UK is a nation of bargain hunters.

Jan 27
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

It would appear that Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z’s mediocre reviews haven’t harmed sales – the brawler has managed to enter the UK chart at a respectable #10.

It’s at #7 in both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 charts, and #1 in the PS Vita chart.

This just goes to show how popular the anime franchise remains, although chances are that it didn’t have to sell all that many copies to chart as highly as it has done – sale figures were down heavily last week.

In fact, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition – currently at #6 – was the only game in the top ten to see an increase in sales, and even then it was only by a mere 2%. FIFA 14 – which is no. 1 for a fourth week running – saw a 14% sales decrease, while Assassin’s Creed IV dropped a colossal 35%.

With FIFA 14 on top of the chart, the rest of the UK top five looks like this – Call of Duty: Ghosts at #2, followed by Battlefield 4, LEGO Marvel Superheroes and Assassin’s Creed IV.

Killzone: Shadow Fall remains in the top 10 at #7 while Forza 5 continues to be the highest charting Xbox One-exclusive at #12. Of course, both of these are bundled with their respective consoles. Even Knack is still knocking around due to being available in a bundle, albeit at #25.

Finally, Mario Party: Island Tour – the only other game to be released this month- is currently at #17, up one place from last week.

Jan 20
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

Similar to earlier this month, the majority of the UK’s top 10 remains the same as last week. That means FIFA 14 is still on top, followed by Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4 and Assassin’s Creed IV.

At #5 it’s LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and then at #6 – up two places – it’s Killzone: Shadow Fall. This suggests to us that PlayStation 4 consoles are now freely available at retail.

NFS Rivals holds fast at #7, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is at #8, GTA V at #9 and then at #10 for a second week we find Aliens: Colonial Marines.

New arrival Mario Party: Island Tour will be remembered for being the first release of 2014, if nothing else. That’s in at #18 – a much high position than we envisioned. It’s #1 in the 3DS chart, incidentally, poking Pokemon X down to #2.

Back over in the top 40, Super Mario 3D World has re-appeared, albeit at a lowly #37.

The Xbox One-exclusives meanwhile are scattered all over the place – Forza Motorsport 5 at #12, Dead Rising 3 at #17 and Ryse: Son of Rome at #27.

As for Knack – a game that’s bound to linger in bargain bins for the rest of the PlayStation 4’s lifespan – that’s currently at #21, up from #27.

Jan 13
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

A slight shuffle has taken place in the UK chart this week, with the emphasis there on the word ‘slight’.

FIFA 14 is still on top – which makes it seven weeks, although not consecutively – and is followed by Call of Duty: Ghosts while Battlefield 4 and Assassin’s Creed IV switch places from last week. GTA V holds fast at #5.

A new supply of PlayStation 4 consoles must have made it to retail as Killzone: Shadow Fall has re-entered at #8, all the way back up from #21.

Then at #10 it’s Aliens: Colonial Marines, which probably has something to do with GAME selling it for £3 brand new.

Tesco’s recent price-cut on their Christmas sale stock – which caused HotUKDeals to descend into meltdown – is seemingly the reason as to why Dead Island: Riptide, Gears of War: Judgement and Grid 2 have re-entered the lower end of the chart.

Believe it or not, these three are reduced to a mere £3.75 each. There are also reports of older titles reduced to £1.25 nationwide.

Good luck finding copies now though – on Saturday our local Tesco was left looking like some kind of jumble sale.

Jan 06
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

Quite how we’re supposed to write something interesting about this week’s UK chart is a mystery – the top seven remain unchanged from last week.

This means FIFA 14 is on top for a sixth week, although not consecutively, and is followed by Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV, Battlefield 4 and GTA V.

Chart-Track does however note that last week’s sales of GTA V have helped it to become the UK’s 4th best-selling game of all time. It’s estimated that it’ll become the UK’s no.1 biggest seller within the next three months.

As for the new console exclusives, Forza 5 and Dead Rising 3 are up this week with Forza nearly re-entering the top 10 at #11 and Dead Rising 3 at #13.

The highest PS4-exclusive meanwhile is Killzone: Shadow Fall at #21, down from #15.

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