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We have today launched our new Access to Finance Guide for games businesses. You can find the full guide here.
Accessing finance is a challenge facing many games businesses in the UK. The new Ukie Access to Finance guide, written by Ukie Partner members Harbottle & Lewis, tells UK games businesses where to look for sources of funding and how best to make use of them.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 52 by Reflection.
EA’s ‘FIFA 18’ re-claims top spot for the first time since a 3 week consecutive run from launch last year (weeks 39/40/41). Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ drops to No2 after 9 consecutive No1’s, which means it equals but not beats the most consecutive weeks at No1 for a COD title (2009’s ‘Modern Warfare 2’ held a total of 9 weeks at No1, all consecutive).
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 51 by Reflection.
The last week of the year shows no new entries in the All Formats Chart and a non-moving Top 5. Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ takes a 9th consecutive No1, equalling the consecutive weeks at No1 for a Call of Duty title (2009’s ‘Modern Warfare 2’ held a total of 9 weeks at No1, all consecutive).
The latest entry into the COD franchise is now just 2 weeks off the total number of No1 weeks recorded for a COD title (2015’s ‘Black Ops III’ had 11 No1’s, 7 of which were consecutive).
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 50 by Reflection.
With the Christmas Chart over and the new year just around the corner, there are no new entries in the All Formats Chart, however entertainment software unit sales rise +29%, with Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ leading the way yet again at No1 for the 8th successive time. The last time this happened was all the way back in 2011 when 505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ held the No1 spot 10 weeks running.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 49 by Reflection.
The Official Christmas Chart arrives and Activision’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ claims the Xmas No1, meaning that ‘COD’ claims 4 years in a row, and now equals the total number of Xmas No1’s set by EA’s ‘FIFA’, as both titles have 8 Xmas No1’s each since records began 34 years ago in 1984. The first Xmas No1 in 1984 was also published by Activision and was ‘Ghostbusters’ (Spectrum/Commodore).