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Bethesda’s ‘Prey’ snatches the No1 position for the All Formats Chart in its second week from Nintendo’s Switch ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’, as it drops to No3. It is the first time since W46 2015 that Bethesda has hit No1 in the All Formats Chart with ‘Fallout 4’, which incidentally re-enters the charts at No40.
‘GTA V’ climbs 1 place to No2, while Ubisoft’s ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ re-enters the top 10 after briefly missing out last week, climbing from No11 to No8. ‘Fifa 17’ rises to No4, as ‘Rocket League’ moves up 1 place from No6 to complete the top 5.
Nintendo’s Switch ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ takes a second week at No1, but only just, as Bethesda’s ‘Prey’ debuts right behind at No2. ‘Prey’, developed by Arkane Studios, of ‘Dishonored’ fame, is the spiritual successor to 2006’s ‘Prey’ which was released on Xbox360/PC by Take 2, also debuting at No2 on the All Formats Top 40 (Units).
Rockstar/Take 2 remain at No3 with ‘GTA V’ and Activision climb 4 places to No4 with ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’. Warner climb 1 place to No5 with ‘LEGO Worlds’ and 505 rocket 5 places to No 6 with ‘Rocket League’.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 17 by Reflection.
With the advent of the new financial year, Ukie and our development partners Arkenford kicked off a series of updates and changes to the UK Games Map, improving the look, layout and functionality across the public front end of the map, as well as a few behind the scenes changes to improve the underlying data - the first batch of which have now been released.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 16 by Reflection.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch races to the top of the All Formats Chart this week to become Nintendo’s first All Formats No1 since ‘Pokemon White Version’ on DS back in W9 2011 and the first Mario title at the top since ‘Mario Kart Wii’ back in W34 2008. There are also new entries for ‘Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3’ from CI Games/Koch at No2 and ‘Little Nightmares’ from Bandai Namco at No4.
Ukie Student Game Jam Mentors – we need you!
The Ukie Student Game Jam is returning for its forth year on May 17-19 2017. The Game Jam will see teams from Ukie Student institutes competing against each other to create the best game in 48 hours and win the coveted Ukie Student Game Jam trophy and other fabulous prizes.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 15 by Reflection.
Having reclaimed No1 last week, Ubisoft’s ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ takes a fourth week at the top (2 weeks at launch and the last 2 weeks). Rockstar/Take 2 climb again, up 1 place to No2 with ‘GTA V’ and EA climb 2 places to No3 with ‘FIFA 17’.