UK Charts

An abundance of water didn't stop Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire from scoring franchise record launch sales in the United Kingdom last week, according to GfK Chart-Track. The 3DS role-playing games wer...
After nearly two years of being on the ropes, Nintendo's troubled console has finally gotten a pick-me-up. And a major one at that. With the release of Mario Kart 8, which secured the #2 spot in the UK for most sales during t...
Like Sergeant Rex Power Colt in a helicopter, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon soared above the rest of the competition on PlayStation Network last month, raining down neon-tinted death upon its enemies from both sides of the Atlantic...
Whilst many didn't expect it to set the charts alight, it can't be of any comfort to Insomniac Games to know that Fuse entered the UK videogame charts at number 37. Our own Jim Sterling said in his review the game was "lazy" ...


I guess a lot of grown-up "mature" gamers, who complained that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was too "kiddy," were blowing smoke out their asses and bought the Level-5 RPG anyway. According to GfK Chart-Track's UK Top ...
The two top-selling software titles in the UK last week were Vita games. Uncharted: Golden Abyss took the #1 spot, and FIFA Football followed directly, beating out console titles UFC Undisputed 3 and FIFA 12. The only other V...
Brink has made it to number one in the UK Charts. You'd have hoped so, since it was developed in Bromley. I used to live in Bromley, opposite a kebab shop, in an apartment frequently visited by a guy who'd drink a pint of his...
Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat are still sitting pretty atop the UK Charts, and if you ask most gamers, they deserve it! Not much change from last week. Operation Flashpoint: Red River still climbs the charts, Homefront is enjoyi...
Last week was one of the biggest release weeks of the year so far, with Portal 2, Mortal Kombat and SOCOM 4 all hitting the streets. Portal 2 and Mortal Kombat have both managed to succeed, capturing the first and second char...
In news that has shocked even this hardcore Dynasty Warriors fan, Dynasty Warriors 7 made it to number ten in the UK Charts this week! This would be the first major sales success for Omega Force outside of Japan since ... wel...
Despite its single-platform nature and arguably less favorable press, Killzone 3 has managed to defeat People Can Fly's Bulletstorm in the United Kingdom. The latest PS3 exclusive comfortably sits at number one, relegati...
Dead Space 2 is enjoying its second consecutive week at the top of the UK Chart, as the sequel sells considerably better than its original, which is awesome. It seems the market has been yet to reward Visceral Games with a sm...
Visceral's highly excellent Dead Space 2 has made a splash in the United Kingdom, debuting at number one. It shunts LittleBigPlanet 2 down to the second place, which is no bad place to be. In fact, PS3 exclusives don't typica...
It appears that LittleBigPlanet 2 is enjoying a very nice launch, debuting this week at number one. The original LittleBigPlanet did not manage to achieve this, if memory serves, so that's a nice little victory for a nice lit...
Call of Duty: Black Ops has been knocked into second place ... by FIFA 11. Real original there, UK gamers! With the holiday period being a dry one for game releases, the UK Charts have nothing really interesting going on. You...
It's the final chart before the Yayzoos' birthday, and that means whichever game sits atop the chart becomes the Christmas Numbah Wan. Of course, if you've got even a sliver of a brain in your pretty little head, you will hav...
Were you expecting anything else? Call of Duty: Black Ops sits comfortable atop the UK Charts yet again, followed by its eternal shadow-sweeper, FIFA 2011. With those two stalwarts in their respective places, third place is a...
Unsurprisingly, Gran Turismo 5's time at the top was a brief respite from Call of Duty: Black Ops, as Activision's latest shooter installment reclaims the number one chart position. Sony's racing simulator has now dropped to ...
PS3 exclusives often find it very difficult to take the top slot, so there's reason to celebrate in the Sony camp today. Long-awaited racer Gran Turismo 5 has easily seized first place in the UK Chart. Looks like that century of development paid off.  There isn't really much else of note this week, so just read below for the usual chart listings.
You all know the drill by now. A new Call of Duty is released, and promptly sits on top of the UK chart for six months as I struggle each week to come up with a new headline. Considering how crap this week's headline is, it's...
Call of Duty: Black Ops released last week and, as you might expect, they now defiantly stand at the top of the UK Charts. At least that's one way in which the game doesn't lag. Kinect Sports also appears to have done quite w...
Fable III enjoyed a single week at the top of the chart before the inevitable happened. Lionhead's "amazing" role playing game has been shunted into third place by a pair of football games, with Football Manager 2011 taking f...
After only one week atop the UK Chart, Halo: Reach has been shunted into second place by F1 2010, proving that Britain's love for sport of any description displaces what Microsoft has erroneously called the "biggest" shooter ...
Unsurprisingly, Halo: Reach has ascended to the top of the charts, followed closely by PlayStation Move "launch" title Sports Champions. Mafia II has been knocked down to third place after enjoying quite a nice little run at ...
Mafia II is enjoying its third week at the top of the UK Charts, which is somewhat surprising given the fact that so many gamers felt tepid towards it. Still, if these charts are good for one thing, it's reminding the gaming ...
Mafia II is sitting atop the UK Charts like the beast of Bald Mountain, looking down on its thralls and pretenders with lofty contempt. This is the second week in a row that 2K's crime-em-up has been top dog, putting Kane &am...
There truly is no accounting for taste.  Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days sits atop the UK Chart this week, debuting in the top position. Cue mass hysteria over a spreading pandemic as parents don't realize why their childre...
This week's UK Chart listing is the most boring one ever. Almost nothing of interest happened, with Toy Story 3 back on top, Red Dead Redemption still hanging around, and most of Ubisoft's dancing crap polluting the world. Bo...
Toy Story 3 is back on top, having shunted Starcraft 2 down several pegs. However, it's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that is winning attention, since it manages to jump from eighth place to second in just one week. The cont...
It will come as a surprise to absolutely nobody that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is soaring atop the chart this week, demolishing the competition and leaving bloody carcasses of spoiled hopes in its hype-drenched wake. Sta...
Crackdown 2 has seen a steep decline this week, enjoying a sheer drop from number one to number ten, pushing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 out of the top ten where it usually resides. While MW2 has been put into the eleventh...
Between Crackdown 2 and APB, I'd say I'm not welcome in Dundee. Not that it matters for at least one of those games, since Crackdown 2 is still kicking ass in the sales department. Who needs to be good when you can sell to th...
Well, that was unexpected.  Crackdown 2 has demonstrated that it doesn't need a Halo beta in order to sell copies, with the Ruffian-developed sequel debuting at number one in the UK. I thought the game wasn't v...
Oh sure, Daniel Radcliffe looks "cute" now, but just take a real good look at him. I give him fifteen more years before he looks like a pedophile.  So, unsurprisingly, Lego Harry Potter is at the top of the chart. My own...
This week's UK Chart is unbelievable. Good games, obscure games, or otherwise totally unlikely games have all made it into the chart, as if the United Kingdom folded space and came back from a nightmare realm tainted by a dar...
Red Dead Redemption is continuing its massive success, still fighting off stiff competition from Mario Galaxy 2, the latest FIFA, and Ubisoft's infernal Just Dance. Rockstar can do no wrong in the eyes of the great British pu...
It seems almost silly to think that publishers avoid this part of the year like the plague. While most major games look forward to November, Rockstar is cleaning up with Red Dead Redemption, and it's enjoying its third week a...
Red Dead Redemption is still the king of a chart where other major releases have failed to crack the top ten. ModNation Racers is starting its descent after a disappointing debut, down to twelve from ten. Alpha Protocol debut...
Alan Wake couldn't manage it last week, but Rockstar is another matter entirely. Red Dead Redemption has put FIFA in its place, seizing the top slot of the chart and claiming dominion over all lesser creatures. I heard that g...
It's not often that a hyped Xbox 360 game fails to win the UK Charts for at least its debut week, but Alan Wake drew the short straw in going up against one of a billion FIFA games to have released recently. As always, Britai...