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Chipped consoles cost industry £1.45 billion

Chipped consoles cost industry £1.45 billion

By 21 January 2011

The Association of UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE) has revealed that games UK software sales are down and that pirated games are costing the industry £1.45 billion a year. The figure comes from the estimate that for every game legally purchased,... >>

UK renders Nintendo DS R4 cards illegal

UK renders Nintendo DS R4 cards illegal

By 29 July 2010

The London High Court has ruled against game importer Playables Limited, for the import of the infamous R4 (Revolution for DS) cards, which are primarily used to play pirated games on Nintendo's handheld consoles. While they also allow custom, legal code... >>

Self regulating body planned for games ratings

Self regulating body planned for games ratings

By 31 July 2008

The UK government has taken significant steps towards putting into place a law-backed games ratings system. There had been some quarrels between the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and the games industry about who would assess video games... >>

Games ratings row

Games ratings row

By 10 July 2008

A proposed games rating system has sparked a massive row between the games industry and the UK censor. UK games industry body ELSPA has called on the government to replace the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) role's in assessing video games.... >>

EA take top spot with Fifa 06 in this weeks charts

EA take top spot with Fifa 06 in this weeks charts

By 4 October 2005

Another week and it seems another EA number 1 in the UK games charts. This week it was Fifa 06s turn to take the top spot pushing last weeks number 1, burnout Revenge into the second spot. But EA failed to make it a 1,2,3 with titles from Ubisoft and... >>

EA change the game but retain top spot in the charts with Burnout Revenge

EA change the game but retain top spot in the charts with Burnout Revenge

By 28 September 2005

A heavy advertising campaign on television and press has seen EA's Burnout Revenge race to the top of the UK charts this week forcing last weeks number one Sims 2: Nightlife in to second place. Also sliping into the top five is THQ's Warhammer 40,000:... >>

EA storm the charts with Sim 2 Nightlife add-on

EA storm the charts with Sim 2 Nightlife add-on

By 20 September 2005

Electronic Arts has stormed the UK charts this week taking the top two positions and forcing last weeks number one - Tom Clancy's Rainbox Six: Lockdown down to sixth place. The titles that have managed to do the business are The new Sims add-on pack The... >>

Elspa sites record year for games and software in 2004

By 11 January 2005

Elspa, the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association, has recorded another record year for the software and games industry in the UK. The main figure to come out of the announcement is that sales of entertainment and leisure software across... >>

Need For Speed tops the charts again

By 20 January 2004

With the games market still slow after Christmas the All Format Charts sees Need for Speed Underground hold on to the top slot for another week. The Grand Theft Auto double pack from Take2 on the Xbox failed to muster up enough sales to take the number... >>

New Entries make biggest chart impact once more

By 3 November 2003

Fifa 2004 was released last week (ending 25th October 2003) and the combined versions sent the title went straight to number one in the All formats chart, with its best showing on Playstation 2 (no.1 again). It only relegated Pro Evolution Soccer (PES)... >>