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Defeat on the Brexit Deal and a slim victory for PM: Ukie Statement
Right from the start, we have called for clarity and certainty over business arrangements after we leave the EU. After the Government’s defeat on the Brexit deal and subsequent slim victory in the vote of confidence in Parliament this week the threat of a No-Deal still remains and should be categorically ruled out as an option.
The second week of 2019 sees a new title at the top; ‘Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe’. This means that ‘FIFA 19’ drops to No2 in the All Formats Chart.
Another top performer, ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’, moves down a place from last week into No3. We see another new title enter the charts as ‘Tales of Vesperia: Definite Edition’ comes in the No9 spot.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 01 by Reflection.
Ukie along with the global coalition of the video games industry had a dialogue with the World Health Organization (WHO) on December 3, 2018. The purpose of the consultation was to provide the WHO with information on the video game industry, and discuss the part that video games and other industries could play in contributing to public health objectives.
Our statement regarding this is as follows:
2019 kicks off with ‘FIFA 19’ returning to No1 in the All Formats Chart, overturning ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’s grip on top spot by only a small margin. ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ has to settle for No2 and with no new releases due until next week there is very little movement elsewhere.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 52 by Reflection.
As 2018 draws to a close, it’s ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ that takes top spot to solidify a successful year. ‘FIFA 19’ comes in close at No2, which has been a great competitor in the charts since its release.
‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ holds its place at No3. The rankings have remained relatively stable since last week, however ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ has managed to overtake ‘Battlefield V’ to take the No4 spot.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 51 by Reflection.
It’s a Red Christmas as Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ holds on to top spot to claim this year’s X-mas No1. It is only their 2nd X-mas No1 after ‘Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’ claimed the festive crown back in 2002.
It also denies either ‘FIFA’ or ‘Call of Duty’ from recording the most ever Christmas No1s as they are both currently level with eight. The perennial giants from EA and Activision are also non-movers with ‘FIFA 19’ at No2 and ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ at No3.