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UK Games Charts | 16th June 2012

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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FIFA 12, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Lollipop Chainsaw, Max Payne 3, UK Charts, UK retail

UK Games Charts | 16th June 2012

With some fancy footwork (and doubtlessly some Euro 2012 hype), FIFA 12 has scored its way back into first place, putting it beyond the up-to-now safe hands of the Ghostly goalkeeper. Sorry, that's as far as that metaphor's likely to go. Future Soldier is down to second place after an impressive three week run, followed up by tortured and cathartic shooter Max Payne 3.

Lollipop Chainsaw, the brilliantly silly and exploitative cheerleading brawler from Grasshopper and Kadokawa, has managed to enter straight into number 4, which is a fantastic achievement for a new title - especially for a singleplayer only game.

Elsewhere, some familiar faces round out the top ten, though Modern Warfare 3 has slipped to 14th, losing ground to BF3, Diablo III and Game Of Thrones.

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UK Games Charts | 9th June 2012

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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FIFA 12, Game Of Thrones, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Max Payne 3, Retail, Sales, UK Charts

UK Games Charts | 9th June 2012

It's week three for the Ghosts at the top of the UK charts, with Cyanide's Game of Thrones the only newcomer to the list. Mario's Olympics bid creeps back into the top ten at the expense of Prototype 2, and elsewhere it's really just a shuffled deck of familiar cards, with Battlefield 3 climbing, and everything else bar the top three slipping a bit.

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UK Games Charts | 2nd June 2012

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
FIFA 12, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Max Payne 3, Retail, Sales, UK Charts

UK Games Charts | 2nd June 2012

The Ghosts are still occupying the top spot as we head into E3 week, with Max Payne 3 sitting pretty in second place again, though both saw a reduction in sales, falling 35% and 39% respectively. Meanwhile, FIFA 12 is back up into the top three, pushing Dragon's Dogma down to fourth. Resistance: Burning Skiesmade its debut at #12, not bad for a Vita exclusive, and thus lending more weight to the argument that we need more Vita games!! Battlefield sneaks back into the top ten after hefty BF Premium rumours, and Diablo III drops down.

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UK Games Charts | 12th May 2012

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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FIFA 12, Fifa Street, Retail, Sales, Sniper Elite V2, UK Charts

UK Games Charts | 12th May 2012

Sniper Elite V2 is still sitting pretty at number one this week, and the only changes tothe top ten are that FIFA Street and Prototype 2 have swapped places, and Assassin's Creed Revelations has jumped five places and bumped Modern Warfare 3 out of the list. one can't help but wonder if, instead of saving all of the money for marketing in the most saturated period of the year in winter, it might be a better idea to spend half of the budget dropping one or two titles earlier in the year. It's working for 505.

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UK Games Charts | 5th May 2012

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
FIFA 12, Prototype 2, Retail, Sales, Sniper Elite V2, UK Charts

UK Games Charts | 5th May 2012

We have another newcomer at the top this week, with Prototype 2 yielding the number one position to Rebellion's Sniper Elite V2. Elsewhere, last week's COD news has helped bump MW3 back into the top ten, The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition has dropped ten places, but otherwise you'll find familiar faces in this week's top ten.

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UK Games Charts | 28th April 2012

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
FIFA 12, Fifa Street, Prototype 2, Retail, Sales, UK Charts

UK Games Charts | 28th April 2012

And this week's winner is...Prototype 2. Activision and Radical Entertainment have knocked The Witcher 2 from the top spot with a fine showing on release from their sequel to 2009's mass-murder simulator. Prototype 2 recorded greater launch sales than Kinect Star Wars and The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition, though it should be noted that those two games were platform exclusives (PC sales of the latter counting for less than 2%), but failed to match those of the original game despite a Tuesday global release.

The usual suspects make up the rest of the top five, with CD Projekt RED's critically acclaimed RPG slipping to 6th.

Check out the full list after the jump.

UEFA Euro 2012 Review | Be Careful What You Wish For

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
DLC, EA Canada, EA Sports, FIFA 12, Football games, Sports Games, UEFA Euro 2012

UEFA Euro 2012 Review | Be Careful What You Wish For

Platforms: PC | PS3 | Xbox 360 (reviewed)

Developer: EA Canada

Publisher: EA Sports

The nature of sports games, with annual seasons, transfer updates, and the quest for better and more brilliant ways to capture the various games that captivate crowds around the globe, is one of an iterative nature. These are games that release every twelve months, with fresh new rosters, fresh new features (hopefully), and a fresh coat of paint. Of course, when special events roll around, we've seen that yearly trend bucked, with full games released mid-season.

Such happenings have been somewhat controversial in the past, with specific games and full releases for the European Championships and World Cups dating back over two decades. More often than not, changes seemed almost entirely cosmetic, and detractors cried foul for being made to pay full price for what seemed like little more than a makeover.

UEFA Euro 2012 Review | Be Careful What You Wish For

But we should perhaps be careful what we wish for.

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UK Games Charts | 21st April 2012

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
FIFA 12, Fifa Street, Retail, Sales, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition, UK Charts

 

UK Games Charts | 21st April 2012

There's a new face in the charts this week (sort of), as Geralt of Rivia returns to take the top spot with the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition. The Xbox 360 exclusive has dethroned FIFA Street, although the usual suspects make up the rest of the top five. 98% of the Enhanced Edition sales came from the console version, with 2% made up of fresh PC purchases.

The Witcher 2 originally made its debut in last year's charts at #5.

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UK Games Charts | 14th April 2012

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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FIFA 12, Fifa Street, Mass Effect 3, Sales, UK Charts

UK Games Charts | 14th April 2012

And just like that, the old triumvirate returns. After a week off, as Kinect Star Wars made a barnstorming debut, FIFA Street returns to the top of the charts. There's a little bit of reshuffling in the top ten, but otherwise it's all familiar faces.

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UEFA Euro 2012 Game Is A FIFA 12 Expansion

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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DLC, EA, Expansion Pack, FIFA 12, UEFA Euro 2012

UEFA Euro 2012 Game Is A FIFA 12 Expansion

Will Be Updated With "Real Life Storylines"

Interesting news, sports fans. EA intends to launch the official UEFA Euro 2012 game as a downloadable expansion pack for FIFA 12, suggesting that they have heeded the call to stop releasing quite so many sports games over the course of a year.

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UK Games Charts | 3rd March 2012

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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FIFA 12, Mario Party 9, SSX, UK Charts, Uncharted: Golden Abyss

UK Games Charts | 3rd March 2012

Come tell it on the mountain: SSX has taken the top spot this week. EA's long-awaited snowboarding sequel has met with massive critical acclaim and sales success - a fitting reception for a beloved series.

Vita titles are still selling well after their second week on shelves, with Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football charting well. However, FIFA 12 has gotten its golden boot in to retake second place, and Assassin's Creed Revelations has rocketed back into contention after unbelievably failing to chart last week.

Wii minigame collection Mario Party 9 has also weighed in with an impressive bronze medal, proving that Wii owners are still desperate for new games - and are a willing and profitable audience that Nintendo shouldn't be ignoring. This is especially impressive since GAME were unable to stock the title at launch.

We've got the full chart below along with links to our reviews... and enjoy it while you can, because we forsee a certain BioWare game doing rather well next week...

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EA Roll Out January Transfer Window Update For FIFA 12 And FIFA Football

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
EA Canada, EA Sports, FIFA 12, FIFA Football, Football games

EA Roll Out January Transfer Window Update  For FIFA 12 And FIFA Football

QPR fans rejoice! Bobby Zamora and Djibril Cisse are yours to dress in white and blue as EA Sports have released the January update that takes into account all of the changes that were made in the January transfer window.

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UK Games Charts | 18th February 2012

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
FIFA 12, Modern Warfare 3, UFC Undisputed 3, UK Charts

UK Games Charts | 18th February 2012

Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning has had its week in the sun, slipping from 1st place and out of the top ten entirely. Instead, UFC Undisputed 3 has sucker punched before the glove touch (a notable new feature) and fought its way up to the top spot, eclipsing the usual suspects of FIFA 12, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 and the Mario & Sonic Olympics tie-in.  Be sure to check out Carl's UFC Undisputed 3 review.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 and The Darkness 2 are both selling well, and proving that sequelitis doesn't have to be a debilitating disease.

Skylanders has also managed to claw its way back into the top ten, which is an immensely promising move for the brave cross-platform, cross-medium breakthrough hit. Long may it continue.

As always, we've got the full chart after the jump with links to all our reviews. Hit it!

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UK Games Charts | 28th January 2012

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, FIFA 12, Sales, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, UK Charts

UK Games Charts | 28th January 2012

Not many surprises to be found at the top of the table this week, with FIFA 12 still sitting pretty in pole position. The end of January has seen a little surge from Modern Warfare 3, though, leapfrogging Skyrim to go second. Only one new release this week in the top ten, with Resident Evil: Revelations - bringing the survival horror franchise to the 3DS - made its debut at six. Zumba Fitness is still managing to outsell its sequel, but sadly office faovurite Rayman Origins has just dropped outside the top tier.

Click here for the full UK All Formats Top Ten for the week ending January 28th...

UK Games Charts | 14th January 2012

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
FIFA 12, Just Dance 3, Sales, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, UK Charts

UK Games Charts | 14th January 2012

FIFA 12 is number one for a fourth week in a row with Just Dance 3 and Skyrim moving back into the top ten ahead of the FPS leviathans. But if there was any doubt as to the extent of the love that last year brought for Zumba, those doubts are banished, with both the original game - Zumba Fitness - and its sequel side by side at 6 and 7 respectively. The only new game in the top 40 - Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 - debuts at 12.

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UK Charts: The Best Selling Games Of 2011

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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2011, Battlefield 3, FIFA 12, Modern Warfare 3, UK, UK Games Charts, UKIE, Zumba Fitness

UK Charts: The Best Selling Games Of 2011

Drum roll please.

UKIE has finally released the full charts of 2011's highest selling games in the UK, platform by platform. As far as the all format charts are concerned, you probably won't be surprised to hear that Modern Warfare 3 has romped to victory - hounded as it is by EA's FIFA 12 and Battlefield 3. Serial chart-botherer Zumba Fitness managed to spectacularly beat Skyrim to fourth place, becoming the only game in the top ten to have not released in the holiday season.

Uncharted 3 and Gears Of War 3 both charted well on their respective systems, while Football Manager claimed overwhelming dominance on the PC.

So there you have it... and who cares? Sales are a poor way of judging games and systems unless you're a tie clip-wearing shareholder, but if you're interested, we've got the full charts below.

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FIFA Street: Previous Games 'Left A Bad Taste In People's Mouths'

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Development, FIFA 12, Fifa Street, Football games, Futsal, Impact Engine

FIFA Street: Previous Games 'Left A Bad Taste In People's Mouths'

FIFA Street's producer Sid Misra has been pretty honest about the history of the franchise, suggesting that the overall quality of previous games in the series was lacking, particularly FIFA Street 3. But he says that the team has learned from previous mistakes, and that they've overhauled their approach to the game's engine and art direction for the upcoming reboot.

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UK Games Charts | January 9th

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Battlefield 3, FIFA 12, Modern Warfare 3, UK Charts

UK Games Charts | January 9th

He shoots, he scores. FIFA 12 has held onto its New Year first place, officially making it the first UK number one of 2012. A great game, and thoroughly deserved.

In other news, Battlefield 3 has managed to beat Modern Warfare 3 to second place, and RAGE has leapt back into the top ten. The rest of the chart is dominated by familiar faces and our old friend Zumba Fitness. We haven't missed you.

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UK Games Charts | December 31st

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Battlefield 3, FIFA 12, Modern Warfare 3, UK Charts

UK Games Charts | December 31st

Last week's charts are a little late thanks to the inconvenient public holiday and debauched merriment afforded by the termination of 2011, but the New Year sales figures are finally in. FIFA 12 ends the year on a high in first position, shadowed by Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 in second and third. Christmas Number One The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped to eighth, though it's still a laudable position for a game that isn't part of an annualised franchise.

Elsewhere, the top ten is filled out by the same old faces, but the lower positions are more interesting. Skylanders is still selling well and championing its impressive cross-media potential, while the phenomenal Rayman Origins is also enjoying some well-deserved success. Pat yourselves on the back, purchasers. You made the right decision.

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UK Games Charts | December 19th 2011

Author:
Felix Kemp
Category:
News
Tags:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, FIFA 12, Just Dance 3, Saints Row: The Third, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, UK Games Charts

UK Games Charts | December 19th 2011

Skyrim's The Limit

While Bethesda's gargantuan RPG isn't quite the David to Activision's Goliath - both are multi million dollar titles, of course - you can't help but smile to see Skyrim top the charts the week before Christmas. We'd all thought Modern Warfare 3 was guaranteed the top spot, but despite an 8% drop in sales, Skyrim held fast. In fact, MW3 isn't even peering up at Alduin and co from second place, as Just Dance 3 has leapfrogged it from third to second. FIFA 12 holds on to fourth for the second week running, while Saints Row: The Third enjoyed a suitable three place jump to claim fifth.

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