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We’ve not had 4 new releases in the Top 10 since week 13 this year (with the launch of ‘Zumba Fitness’ on Wii and multi-format titles ‘Shift 2: Unleashed’, ‘Tiger Woods PGA 12’ & ‘WWE All Stars’), but this week even sees 3 new titles within the Top 5. Debuting at No1 is Deep Silver/Koch’s highly anticipated ‘Dead Island’ for 360/PS3/PC from Polish indie developer Techland (also recently in the charts with ‘Call of Juarez: The Cartel’ 360/PS3-PC version new this week).
Square Enix and Eidos’ ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ (-46%) has held off Ubisoft’s new release ‘Driver: San Francisco’ despite nearly halving in sales from last week’s opening gambit to claim a second week at No1. Just like Deus Ex, it’s another rejuvenation of a franchise having been over four years since the last iteration in the Driver series (Driver 76 on PSP and Driver: Parallel Lines on Wii and PC were both released in 2007) with the Xbox 360 just ahead of the PS3 taking 53% of the share to PS3’s 46%. 505 Games’ two titles, ‘Zumba Fitness’ ( -19%) and ‘Rugby World Cup 2011’ (-30%), co
PEGI S.A., the organisation that manages the pan‐European age rating system for video games, today announced that PEGI Express, a new rating process specifically designed for mobile platforms, is now available for games for the Windows Phone platform.
After more than 7 years, Deus Ex returns to the All Formats Chart in style as Square and Eidos Montreal’s ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ debuts at No1, just 26,000 units short of outperforming previous title Deus Ex: Invisible War’s lifetime sales in just 2 days. Xbox 360 is the format of choice with a 57% share, followed by PS3 with 31% and PC 13%. 505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ (-10%) has to settle for No2, putting an end to its impressive uninterrupted run at the top. It would have only needed one more week to have equalled the longest ever uninterrupted run at No1, held by ‘FIFA: Road to th
Next Gen. Skills Recruiting Campaign Manager – £20k for six month, fixed-term contract (£40k per annum pro-rated for six months)
Building on the recommendations of the Livingstone-Hope Skills Review, Next Gen Skills is a new coalition of businesses who believe that the next generation need to be better equipped with the skills needed to grow the UK’s economy in a digital world.
Next Gen Skills is campaigning for:
The Future Games contest is being run by IC tomorrow, a Technology Strategy Board programme, for the University of Abertay Dundee to provide small companies with up to £25,000 in grant funding for the development of prototypes that use games technology in new ways. The winning applicants will also benefit from having their technologies trialled with consumers, providing valuable feedback before they launch.
‘Zumba Fitness’ still remains way out in front at the top of the All Formats Entertainment Software Chart despite an 18% drop in sales this week. Disney are again Zumba’s closest rival with ‘Lego Pirates of the Caribbean’ (-8%) and ‘Cars 2’ (-21%) staying put at No’s 2 and 3. In another quiet week, the biggest movement comes from Nintendo with ‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D’ (+59%) jumping back into the Top 10, up from No13 to No4 (its 2nd highest ever chart position), sales boosted further by the now more widespread price drop on 3DS hardware.
18th August 2011 - London, United Kingdom – Edinburgh Interactive 2011 which took place on the 11th & 12th August at The Radisson Blu Hotel on The Royal Mile, Edinburgh has been hailed the best Edinburgh Interactive in its 9 year history.
An extremely quiet week for new releases ensures 505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ ( -7%) holds on to top spot in the All Formats Chart. It’s now 9 consecutive weeks at No1 (12 in total) for what has already become the 7th biggest selling third-party Wii title ever in the UK. The Top 10 titles shuffle amongst themselves with Disney’s ‘Lego Pirates of the Caribbean’ (+24%) the biggest mover, up 3 places to No2 thanks to retailer price promotions. Disney also find themselves at No3 with ‘Cars 2’ (-17%) a non-mover.
Edinburgh Interactive has announced details and participants for this year’s two days of FREE Public sessions in The Great Scottish Hall at The Radisson Blu Hotel on The Royal Mile, kicking off next Thursday at 10:00am.
Ian Livingstone, Clive Robert, Ken Fee, Nicholas Lovell, Graham Brown-Martin, Jo Twist and Derek Robertson are just a few of the great speakers we have scheduled to participate at this year’s two days of public sessions starting next Thursday.