Tagged "FIFA 14"

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Apr 07

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.

FableAnni
Feb 10

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.

GiantApeDBZ
Jan 27

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.

FIFA14
Jan 20

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.

ShadowFallT
Jan 13

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.

GTAVT3
Jan 06

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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Dec 30

The sales may currently be on, and many shiny new consoles sit underneath people’s TVs, but the UK chart is largely unchanged from last week.

The top 4 are identical, in fact – FIFA 14 on top for a second week followed by Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed IV and Battlefield 4.

At #5 it’s GTA V, which is up one place.

Killzone: Shadow Fall has however now left the top 10 – falling from #9 to #14 – while Knack has done the opposite and risen up from #23 to #16.

The Xbox One-exclusives have risen up a couple of places too. Forza Motorsport 5 is at a respectable #13 while Dead Rising 3 re-enters the top 20 at #19.

Things aren’t quite so good for The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3D World though which are on a slippery path out of the top 40, currently at #32 and #34 respectively.

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Dec 23

FIFA 14. We guess the image above was kind of a giveaway.

It’s EA’s first FIFA to become Christmas number one since FIFA 09, and the publisher’s 14th Crimbo numero uno since the chart began 28 years ago.

Call of Duty: Ghosts is at #2 – Chart-Track claims that FIFA outsold it by a remarkable 17,000 copies.

We did hope that the more deserving Assassin’s Creed IV would become no. 1 off the back of GAME’s current £22.49 deal, but it has to make do with #3.

Battlefield 4 is at #4 and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes at #5.

The rest of the festive top 10 goes like this: GTA V at #6, Just Dance 2014 at #7, NFS Rivals at #8, PlayStation 4 pack-in Killzone: Shadow Fall at #9 and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition at #10.

Remember when we predicted that Just Dance 2014 was going to flop?

Although Nintendo doesn’t haven any titles in the top 10, there are nine Nintendo games elsewhere in the top 40 with the highest of these being Animal Crossing: New Leaf at #17.

The delightful Super Mario 3D World has to settle for #33, down four places this week, while a trio of other Mario games finish off the Christmas chart including a re-entry for New Super Mario Bros. U at #40.

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