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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.
‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ retains the No1 spot as it becomes the biggest selling second week for a title in 2018.
Warner’s ‘Lego Harry Potter Collection’ re-enters the chart at No8 with the release of its Switch and Xbox One formats, while Sega’s ‘Football Manager 2019’ makes the Top 10 in its debut week in at No9.
The No15 spot sees another re-entry due to the release of its Switch format, this time Activision Blizzard with ‘Diablo III: Eternal Collection’. Our final new release in The Top 40 comes in at No27 for Maximum Games’ ‘Call of Cthulhu’.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 43 by Reflection.
Statistics released today by the British Film Institute show that 132 video games received final certification for VGTR in the first three quarters of 2018. These games had a combined UK / EEA spend of £94m, out of a total budget of £108m.
Yesterday saw the Houses of Parliament opening its doors and welcoming UK esports onto its premises for the first time ever. In partnership with Intel, Digital Schoolhouse, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Video Games, Ukie led the event enabling Members of Parliament to join esports businesses, sports organisations and brands to learn of the scale of esports in the UK.
We were not expecting a great deal ahead of today's Budget, with a lot pre-announced at the recent Party Conference and over the following weeks. Indeed, The Chancellor even made a series of “jokes” relating to a business rate relief for public lavatories concluding “At least this is the only announcement that has not leaked”.