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UK Charts: Black Ops and FIFA trade places

Jan 04
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... read

UK Charts: Black Ops is Christmas Number One

Dec 20
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... read

UK Charts: Black Ops, duuuuh!

Dec 13
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... read

UK Charts: Black Ops retakes the gold

Dec 06
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 ... read

UK Charts: Gran Turismo 5 crashes into first

Nov 29
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. read

UK Charts: Black Ops on top ... as if it wouldn't be

Nov 22
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... read

UK Charts: Black Ops sales refuse to lag

Nov 15
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... read

UK Charts: Football, football, football, FOOTBALL!

Nov 08
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... read

UK Charts: Race cars are better than Halo

Sep 27
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 ... read

UK Charts: Halo: Reach edges out Sports Champions

Sep 20
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 ... read

UK Charts: Mafia II refuses to die

Sep 13
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 ... read

UK Charts: Mafia II is riding high

Sep 07
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... read

UK Charts: Kane & Lynch 2 is top dog

Aug 23
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... read

UK Charts: Toy Story 3 again

Aug 16
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... read

UK Charts: Modern Warfare 2 gets massive spike

Aug 09
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... read

UK Charts: StarCraft II, obviously

Aug 02
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... read

UK Charts: Toy Story 3 is good lucky number one fortune

Jul 26
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... read

UK Charts: Crackdown 2 still beating the odds

Jul 19
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... read

UK Charts: Crackdown 2 hits the top

Jul 12
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... read

UK Charts: Harry Potters and Ghost Warriors

Jul 05
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... read

UK Charts: Demon Souls gets into the top ten!?!?!?!

Jun 28
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... read

UK Charts: Cowboys still more popular than plumbers

Jun 21
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... read

UK Charts: Red Dead is still on top... again!

Jun 08
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... read

UK Charts: Red Dead is still on top

Jun 01
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... read

UK Charts: Red Dead Redemption is better than football

May 24
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... read

UK Charts: Alan Wake trounced by FIFA

May 17
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... read

UK Charts: Football football football

May 10
Another week, another dose of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. The soccer expansion is still riding high atop the charts, with Ubisoft's criminally popular Just Dance waiting in the wings at the second slot. The chart hasn'... read

UK Charts: Football, obviously

May 04
It should surprise nobody that 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa sits atop the UK Charts this week, enjoying big sales despite the questionable asking price. Still, most football fans are dumbshits, so nobody could expect them... read

UK Charts: Sam Fisher still executing the competition

Apr 26
It's sad that Ubisoft can seemingly have success with anything it publishes, yet won't put the effort in for games that really need it. For example, Splinter Cell: Conviction is number one for the second week running, despite... read

UK Charts: Sam Fisher executes the competition

Apr 19
Sorry, I missed the UK Charts last week, but it's not like any of you were paying attention. Anyway, some good news has been had this week, as it turns out that the rather superb Splinter Cell: Conviction has made its way to ... read

UK Charts: Just Dance versus Just Cause

Apr 06
You'll all be thrilled to know that, after a few weeks of being beaten out by real videogames, Ubisoft's Just Dance is back where it belongs at the top of the UK Charts! It manages to squash down Just Cause 2, which debuted t... read

Modern Warfare outsold all 2009 entertainment in the UK

Mar 29
Britain's Entertainment Retailers Association has released a list of the top ten selling entertainment products in 2009 and topping the list is Modern Warfare 2. The game has sold 2.9 million copies in the UK, beating unit sa... read

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