Huge ‘Black Friday’ sales propel ‘FIFA 19’ back to the top of the All Formats Chart, climbing from No5.
Sales of ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ are up significantly, however it has to settle for second place ahead of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ which makes way, down one place to No3. ‘Battlefield V’ debuts at No4 ahead of two more Black Friday promoted games: ‘Forza Horizon 4’ at No5 and ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ at No6.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 46 by Reflection.
‘Spyro Reignited Trilogy’ debuts at No1.
With Brexit and the impending end to freedom of movement, skills shortages in the games industry are a key concern now more than ever. There are numerous occupations in the sector struggling to be filled. Long-term, we strongly believe in investing in the domestic workforce and equipping people with the relevant digital skills to help the UK games industry grow. But in the short to medium term, getting the right international talent is absolutely crucial.
So…an agreement has been made, what do you need to know about it?
Well, it’s clear that a lot of effort has been taken to make sure that there are ‘strong and stable’ provisions during the transition period, which will provide British businesses and individuals with as much certainty as possible while the government negotiates our future relationship with the European Union.
The above said, there are very clear and reassuring ‘in the meantime’ provisions for workers, students and the like to ensure continuity in the short to medium term.
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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ makes it three weeks at No1 with the Top 5 all remaining unchanged. ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ leads ‘FIFA 19’ by only a few hundred sales at No2, while at No4 ‘Forza Horizon 4’ stays one place ahead of ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’.
There is only one new title that breaks in to the Top 40 this week: 2K’s ‘Carnival Games’ at No20.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 44 by Reflection.
On Thursday 1st of November 2018, the APPG for Video Games held their AGM.
The AGM commenced with a discussion about the group members roles with Alex Sobel MP taking over from Sharon Hodgson MP as chair and Daniel Zeichner MP, Matt Western Ed Vaizey MP, Scott Mann MP, Sharon Hodgson MP, Chris Law MP and Lord Clement-Jones all agreeing to serve the group as Vice Chairs. The group then explored the topics they’d like to cover over the next 12 months with esports, music, inclusivity and growth all featuring.
Game Jam Winners Revealed!
With 260 students participating in the Game Jam spread over 55 Teams from 15 educational institutions, this was the initiatives biggest and best Game Jam yet. Year on year there is an increasing level of competition as students continue to improve and impress with their submissions.