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The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 3 by Reflection.
It’s been exactly a year since Capcom scored a No1 on the All Formats Entertainment Software Chart (Resident Evil 7: Biohazard) and the publisher does it again, with the first simultaneous worldwide release for a Monster Hunter title – ‘Monster Hunter: World’ for PS4/Xbox One debuts at No1 with far higher week 1 sales in the UK than any other Monster Hunter release. The series dates back to 2005’s ‘Monster Hunter’ for PS2 and the title that charted highest until now was 2016’s 3DS ‘Monster Hunter Generations’ which debuted at No3 in week 28, 2016.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 2 by Reflection.
Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ comes out on top this week with a 10th week at No1 - just 1 more week and it will equal the all-time No1’s for this series, 2015’s ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’.
EA’s ‘FIFA18’ climbs one place to No2 and Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘GTA V’ surging promotional run to No1 last week is over, although ‘GTA V’ only drops to No3. It’s a Nintendo double at No’s 4 & 5 with ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ climbing one more position to No4 and ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ up 3 places to No5.
Back by popular demand, Ukie’s annual Student Conference South returns to London, as part of the 2018 London Games Festival, which runs across 10 days from 5-15th April.
In December the World Health Organisation signalled their intention to include "Gaming Disorder" as a serious health condition in their current draft of the International Classification of Diseases. Last updated in 1990, the eleventh edition of the manual is due to be published in Summer 2018. Ukie have been working hard behind the scenes alongside our international colleagues at ESA, ESA Canada, ISFE and IGEA to challenge this intention.
Having commented last week on the rise of Rockstar/Take 2’s perennial favourite ‘GTA V’ which climbed back in to the Top 3, the title now benefits from promotional activity and grabs No1 for the first time since June 2017 (week 25).
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 1 by Reflection.
The Entertainment Retailer's Association has reported a booming year for the UK entertainment industry, reaching an all-time-high of £7.24bn in 2017. This represents an 8.8% increase in combined music, video and game sales, outpacing growth in the wider enconomy by a factor of more than four.