Game charts archive

  • Resident Evil 5 sells more than UK top ten combined
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    Resident Evil 5 sells more than UK top ten combined

    By 17 March 2009

    It seems Resident Evil 5 certainly wanted to make its debut into the UK All Formats chart this week a memorable one, as it stormed straight in at number one, selling more copies than the rest of the titles in the top ten combined. Chart-Track also confirmed...

  • Mario Kart Wii tops global games chart for 2008
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    Mario Kart Wii tops global games chart for 2008

    By 4 February 2009

    Global sales data has shown that Nintendo's Mario Kart Wii was the biggest selling game across the world in 2008, selling nearly 9 million games across the UK, US and Japanese markets. This data has been compiled from a collaboration between GfK Chart-Track,...

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    Brain Training "does not improve mental sharpness"

    By 26 January 2009

    All those hours spent on your DS crunching numbers and memorising words on a brain training game, may well have amounted to nothing if a recent report is to be believed. Researchers at the University of Rennes in Brittany have concluded that there is...

  • New Play Control! Wii titles dated
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    New Play Control! Wii titles dated

    By 20 January 2009

    Nintendo has announced release dates for two GameCube remakes that have been reworked in widescreen and revamped specifically with Wii controls in mind. Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis fans will be delighted to see the return of their favourites on 6 February...

  • WiiWare update gets gamers thinking with Lonpos
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    WiiWare update gets gamers thinking with Lonpos

    By 19 January 2009

    The new release for WiiWare this week will challenge your powers of logic and concentration, and really give your grey matter a bit of a work out. Based on a real-life puzzle of the same name, Lonpos challenges gamers to arrange differently shaped pieces...

  • Wii Fit tops All Format charts for fifth time
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    Wii Fit tops All Format charts for fifth time

    By 19 January 2009

    Nintendo's Wii Fit is proving ever popular with gamers, as it claims its place at the top of the ELSPA Gfk-ChartTrack All Formats chart for the fifth time. However, it was closely challenged by Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty: World at War, which sold...

  • Microsoft to increase Xbox Live Friends limit
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    Microsoft to increase Xbox Live Friends limit

    By 13 January 2009

    Microsoft executive Aaron Greenberg has said that plans are in the pipeline to up the number of Friends you can have on Xbox Live. "I can't commit to when that will happen, but that is something we want to do", he said in a recent interview. "It's definitely...

  • Fifa '09 named best selling All Format game 2008
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    Fifa '09 named best selling All Format game 2008

    By 13 January 2009

    End-of-year data from ELSPA and Gfk-ChartTrack has shown that Fifa '09 was the best-selling All Format game of the year, thanks to two million copies being snapped up since October. Mario Kart came in a close second, but did make the best-selling single-SKU...

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    Wii Sports becomes best-selling game of all time

    By 5 January 2009

    Wii Sports has pipped retro favourite Super Mario Bros. as the best-selling game of all time. In a list of worldwide sales put together by VGChartz, Wii Sports has apparently sold 40.52 million units (including bundle sales), while Super Mario Bros. sits...

  • Sony downplays poor LittleBigPlanet sales
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    Sony downplays poor LittleBigPlanet sales

    By 19 November 2008

    Despite being one of the most anticipated games of the year, and receiving the thumbs up from gamers and critics alike, LittleBigPlanet hasn't exactly stormed the charts like one might have expected. It entered the all-format charts at a debut position...

  • Fallout 3 debuts at top spot of All Format chart
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    Fallout 3 debuts at top spot of All Format chart

    By 4 November 2008

    Fallout 3 has debuted at the top spot of the UK all-format chart this week, and demonstrated record sales for the series. In fact the game, developed by Bethesda for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, sold more than the combined sales of the original Fallout, its...

  • Fable II tops UK All Format chart
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    Fable II tops UK All Format chart

    By 29 October 2008

    Fable II has topped the UK all format charts for the week ending October 25th, beating rival sequel Far Cry II to the top spot. The game is the first Microsoft title to hit number one since Halo 3 was released over a year ago. It has also outsold the...

  • Wonder Woman swoops into Mortal Kombat
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    Wonder Woman swoops into Mortal Kombat

    By 21 August 2008

    Wonder Woman will be included in the upcoming Mortal Kombat vs. DS Universe game, that will see original Mortal Kombat fighters up against some of our favourite comic book characters. Yes, with her sequins and big hair, Wonder Woman and three other newly...

  • Nintendo leads US hardware sales
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    Nintendo leads US hardware sales

    By 15 August 2008

    NPD data has shown that Nintendo is dominating in hardware sales across the US, despite a slump in sales across the board Both Wii and DS systems are powering past the competition, with the DS selling 608,000 units and the Wii selling 555,000 units. Despite...

  • Wii becomes fastest selling console in Oz
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    Wii becomes fastest selling console in Oz

    By 23 July 2008

    Nintendo Wii has become the fastest selling home console in Australia after it broke through the 500,000 units sold milestone in just 84 weeks. Research conducted by GfK Australia shows that the Nintendo console beat the previous record holder by 23 weeks...

  • Xbox Live to get original comedy-horror short films
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    Xbox Live to get original comedy-horror short films

    By 23 July 2008

    Microsoft will be bringing a series of original short film pilots to Xbox Live in the autumn. The films will be free and, as an idea conceived by Scary Movie director Peter Safran and Dawn of the Dead director James Gunnwill, will see some of the world's...

  • Sony dismisses cross-platform FFXIII
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    Sony dismisses cross-platform FFXIII

    By 23 July 2008

    PlayStation marketeer Peter Dillie has been playing down the fact that Final Fantasy XIII is going cross-platform. A traditionally PlayStation franchise, Dillie said he believes players used to playing it on the Sony platform will stay true to it with...

  • Double update for Xbox Live this Wednesday
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    Double update for Xbox Live this Wednesday

    By 22 July 2008

    Microsoft is adding two new titles to Xbox Live this Wednesday. The first is "Go! Go! Break Steady", a rhythm and puzzle game developed by Little Boy Games Inc from Canada that sees you as a cartoon breakdancer. Pull out your best moves by pressing buttons...

  • Online retailers cut 20GB 360 prices
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    Online retailers cut 20GB 360 prices

    By 22 July 2008

    It looks like the price drops have finally begun for us in the UK... Online retailer Play.com has dropped the price of the 20GB Xbox 360 to £169.99, £30 less than the SRP, while Amazon is selling it for £179.99. Price cuts were announced for the US...

  • Gears Of War books in the making
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    Gears Of War books in the making

    By 21 July 2008

    Popular game franchise, Gears of War, will be turned into three novels after Epic Games hired British author Karen Traviss to pen them. She'll write three books - the first is subtitled The Battle of Aspho Field. It'll be about events that happened before...

  • Konami issues apology for Metal Gear Online issues
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    Konami issues apology for Metal Gear Online issues

    By 21 July 2008

    Konami has issued a public apology to players of Metal Gear Online, after the release of the Gene Expansion pack caused huge technical problems. The levels of traffic to the site after its release caused login problems, and Konami were forced to the close...

  • Sega announces Sonic and the Black Knight
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    Sega announces Sonic and the Black Knight

    By 21 July 2008

    Sega has announced an all-new Sonic adventure exclusive to Nintendo Wii. Sonic and the Black Knight is part of the storybook series of games that began with Sonic and the Secret Rings, and sees Sonic thrust into the world of Arthurian legend armed with...

  • Famicom Wii Classic Controllers
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    Famicom Wii Classic Controllers

    By 21 July 2008

    Check these out for a bit of retro fantasticness. These Famicom-inspired classic controllers for the Wii Virtual Console should help remind you to never forget your roots. They come in two red and gold Famicom versions or two Wii white versions, and will...

  • Jimi Hendrix to feature in new Guitar Hero
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    Jimi Hendrix to feature in new Guitar Hero

    By 18 July 2008

    Jimi Hendrix is coming to Guitar Hero: World Tour. The company that controls Hendrix's musical legacy, Experience Hendrix, has given the ok for Hendrix's music and likeness to be used in the game, Aaron Grant, a spokesman for Activision, confirmed on...

  • Wii becomes best-selling console in America
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    Wii becomes best-selling console in America

    By 18 July 2008

    Nintendo has taken the lead to become the best-selling current generation console in the US. And it isn't ashamed to boast about it. June sales of 666,700 units took its lifetime total to nearly 10.9 million, according to NPD data, which pushed it in...