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Bandai Namco debut at No1 on the Entertainment Software All Prices Top 40 (Units) with ‘Tekken 7’ (across PS4/Xbox One/PC), a first Tekken series No1 debut since ‘Tekken 3’ on PS1 back in week 37, 1998. The last outing for Tekken was ‘Tekken Tag Tournament 2’ in week 37, 2012 (debuted at No2 behind Square Enix’s ‘Sleeping Dogs’) and the last outing in the main series was ‘Tekken 6’ which debuted at No8 in week 44, 2009 (new No1/No2 that week were ‘Football Manager 2010’ and ‘Wii Fit Plus’).
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 20 by Reflection.
‘Injustice 2’ takes the No1 spot for two weeks running in the All Formats Chart, making it the 6th new title of 2017 to retain the No1 position.
Capcom’s new release ‘Ultra Street Fighter II’ for Nintendo Switch makes it in at No10 while another new title for Nintendo Switch ‘Disgaea 5: Complete’ just about makes it into the top 40 at No36.
‘Injustice 2’ follows in the footsteps of its predecessor ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ by making No1 in the All Formats Chart in its launch week. It is Warner’s first No1 of 2017 and the first ‘beat em up’ to reach No1 since ‘Mortal Kombat X’, also developed by NetherRealm and published by Warner, back in W18 2015.
Sony’s new VR title ‘Farpoint’ debuts at No2, making it the highest position a ‘VR required’ title has ever reached in the All Formats Chart, surpassing ‘Playstation VR Worlds’ – which debuted at No7 in W41 2016.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 19 by Reflection.
Now that all three of the major parties' manifestos have been launched we look at the key take outs for the games and interactive entertainment sector. Read our own manifesto "Powering Up: manifesto for unlocking growth in the games industry" for our vision of what support our globally successful sector needs to become a true world leader.
Today, we launched ‘Powering Up: manifesto for unlocking growth in the games industry’ which sets out our vision for how the next government could support the UK’s globally successful games sector.
The UK games sector is already world class but with the right policies and leadership in place it can truly become a world leader boosting exports, jobs and growth across the country. With a General Election called and manifestos underway, we believe it is a key moment for the next government to demonstrate how it will grow the economy through sectors like the games industry.
Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist reveals this years Ukie Student Game Jam theme "Empowerment".
21 teams from across Ukie’s UK-wide student membership compete over 48 hours between 17-19 May.
This is the fourth year that Ukie have run the competition, which is designed to increase student’s learnings outside of the classroom and give them tangible game making experience, as well as building links between the educational institutions and industry.
There are two different awards up for grabs one for the "Best Game" and the "Acessibilty Award".
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 18 by Reflection.
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.