Tagged "UK Charts"

Sep 23
By Adam Philbin In UK Charts No Comments

What could be this week’s UK number one? What could it possibly be? Oh, that’s right – Destiny. Bungie’s sci-fi shooter sits atop the chart for a second week. Well done Destiny.

Only time – and more specifically FIFA 15 – will tell if Destiny retains the top spot next week.

Three new titles entered the chart this week, two of them occupying the second and third place spots right behind Destiny. In at two is Disney Infinity 2.0, which we reviewed last week. Who can resist a Marvel-themed Disney game with collectable figurines?

Nintendo’s Hyrule Warriors takes the number three spot. Not bad for a Wii U game competing with Destiny. Although from four onwards the chart looks pretty stale (Hello Watch_Dogs at #4!), so don’t get too excited.

Fans of Final Fantasy themed 3DS musical rhythm games will be pleased to know TheatRhythm: Curtain Call has entered the chart at #17. Good job there Square Enix.

FIFA 14 is still in the charts at #37, so perhaps next week it will get to stay in the top 40 alongside its newer sibling. Wouldn’t that be exciting?

Oct 24
By Matt Gander In UK Charts 1 Comment

Pow! Batman: Arkham City goes straight to number one in this week’s UK chart, shoving Forza Motorsport 4 down to #4.

At #2 there’s FIFA 12 and at #3 there’s a new entry – Football Manager 2012. Just Dance 3 at #5 finishes off the top 5.

The Sims 3: Pets is the next highest new entry at #6. Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One doesn’t do too brilliantly arriving at #24, but that’s still way better than Dance Central 2 which has to make to do with #40.

There are quite a few big dippers this week – Dark Souls drops from #7 to #18, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon goes from #12 to #21 and Resistance 3 can’t resist falling from #17 to #37.

The little purple dragon has done well though – Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure is up from #16 to #11.

In the single formats, Tropico 4 makes #32 in the Xbox 360 chart while Tetris on 3DS slots into #9 in the 3DS chart.

Oct 03
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

Predictably, FIFA 12 has pushed Gears of War 3 off the top of the UK chart this week. It has become the third biggest UK launch ever, with launch sales up 18% over FIFA 11.

You may recall that we were mildly interested in seeing how well the PlayStation 2 version performed, considering that you can count this year’s PS2 releases on three fingers. A glance at the individual chart reveals that it made #25, outselling the PC version at #27 and the 3DS version at #30. PC download sales aren’t included, mind you. FIFA 12 sold the most on Xbox 360, followed by PS3, Wii and PSP in that order.

The recent PlayStation 3 HD collections haven’t fared brilliantly – God of War HD Collection Vol 2 has left the top 40 after just two weeks – but Ico and The Shadow of the Colossus Collection has managed to make the top ten, clocking in at #7.

Activision’s scrappy X-Men Destiny arrives at #18, while the arrival of Child of Eden on PS3 helps it to re-enter at #29.

In the DS chart, Aliens Infestation crawls in at #30. Other new entries Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon and Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar both outsold it at #19 and #25 respectively.

Sep 05
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

If you purchased Deus Ex: Human Revolution and/or Driver: San Francisco last week then give yourself a pat on the back – you’ve helped stop Zumba Fitness from flexing back up to the top of the chart. This week it’s at #3, under Eidos Montreal’s masterpiece and Ubisoft Refections’ racer.

There’s another entry in the top 10 too – Madden NFL 12 at a surprisingly high #6.

Codemaster’s Bodycount hasn’t had a very good launch week though, arriving at a lowly #36. There’s no need to shed a tear – reviews have mostly been below average, including a 4/10 from Eurogamer. It’s not a bad game it would seem; just one that feels very dated when compared to other shoot ’em ups around.

The football flavoured DS RPG Inazuma Eleven has had a slighty better week rising up from #39 to #34. Xenoblade Chronicles has done the opposite though and fallen from #27 to #37.

In the single formats Championship Racer: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer makes #26 in the Wii chart and #34 in the Xbox 360 chart. Then in the DS chart the misleadingly titled 1001 Touch Games – which doesn’t have 1001 games on, but rather a handful of games with 50 or so levels each – enters at a shockingly high #9.

Aug 08
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

It’s yet another week for Zumba Fitness at the top spot of the UK chart.

That’s eight weeks in a row and there’s no sign of it budging – Chart Track claims last week it outsold the next four titles in the chart combined. Those titles are DiRT 3, Cars 2, Just Dance 2: Extra Songs and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, if you’re wondering.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel is starting to lose grip – it’s down from #3 to #10. But who is this rising back up the ranks? It’s Jerk Nukem Forever, sorry, Duke Nukem Forever up from #30 to #16.

Ubisoft must have thought they were onto a winning thing when they bagged The Smurfs license, but sadly (or fortunately, rather) it’s still a no show for The Smurfs: Dance Party in the top 40. The blue chaps can only manage a poor #24 placing in the Wii budget chart and #37 in the DS chart. Tres bien!

Aug 01
By Matt Gander In UK Charts 2 Comments

The only new entry in this week’s UK top 40 is The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff at #12. There is a bit of shuffling going on in the top 10 though. Zumba Fitness unsurprisingly holds onto #1, Cars 2 dashes up from #8 to #2 – with the DS version shifting the most copies – and Just Dance 2: Extra Songs jives up from #18 to #4.

A near universal slating hasn’t harmed Call of Juarez: The Cartel – it’s currently at #3. The average Metacritic store now stands at just 48%.

If we look at the individual format breakdown of the chart, there are actually five Wii games in the top 10. For a system that’s been written off by the press as being close to death, that’s not bad going.

After making an impact last week, arriving at #15, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon has done a vanishing act. It has left both the top 40 and the PlayStation 3 chart already and has dropped from #3 to #18 in the Xbox 360 chart. This could be due to one of two reasons – it’s either proved to be more popular than the publisher thought and has sold out, or everybody who wanted a copy went out and bought it at launch.

Jul 18
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

It must have been a slow week for sales last week. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 makes #7 in the top 40 UK chart yet Chart Track claims launch sales have been the lowest for any Harry Potter game. Even lower, believe it or not, than ‘Part 1’ which only made it to #20.

Zumba Fitness stays at #1, giving it a five week run, while Transformers: Dark of the Moon rises up from #3 to #2. L.A Noire has left the top ten this week, falling from #5 to #13.

The actually pretty good sales at Game and GameStation continue to propel recently released titles up back the chart. Most notable is Marvel vs Capcom 3 which rockets back from #39 to #14. Dungeon Siege 3 is up from #19 to #11 while Mortal Kombat uppercuts from #31 to #19.

Despite apparently being pretty good, Sega’s Captain America: Super Solider fails to make a top 40 appearance. The best the Captain can do is #30 in the PlayStation 3 chart and #34 in the Xbox 360 chart. The tie-in is nowhere to be seen in the Wii chart, fuelling further speculation that Sega hasn’t bothered releasing it in Europe.

Jul 11
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

It’s fair to say that we have Game and GameStation’s sales to thank for the big shake up in this week’s UK top 40. Just about every game they have reduced has shot back up the chart, with the most notable risers being DiRT 3 up from #2 to #7 and Call of Duty: Black Ops up from #17 to #7.

Brink only moves up one place to #8 even though it’s currently available for a purse pleasing £14.98 at GameStation. You can read our review here, if you missed (or ignored) it first time round.

Zumba Fitness is still top of the chart, making it four weeks in a row. Transformers: Dark of The Moon rises from #6 to #3 while F.E.A.R 3 drops from #4 to #9. Surprisingly, both Virtua Tennis 4 and Top Spin 4 have managed to remain in the top 10 at #6 and #10 respectively.

One game that hasn’t benefited from price drops is Duke Nukem Forever. Even with the price edging towards £20 already, this week the Duke falls from #12 to #21. If you’re a fan of useless tat, even the Balls of Steel edition can now be found online for under £35.

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