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‘Resident Evil VII: Biohazard’ lives on at No1 for a second week. It will have to last another week at No1 if it wants to match the franchise’s longest run at the top (Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 5 both hung on for three weeks).
‘Grand Theft Auto V’ is a non-mover at No2 while ‘FIFA 17’ climbs one place to No3, meaning new entry ‘Hitman: The Complete First Season’ released on Tuesday, has to settle for a debut at No4. It originally charted as a premium boxed digital collector’s edition just under a year ago, when it reached No29.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 03 by Reflection.
Week 4 sees 5 new games launching in to the Top 40, and the top 3 new titles were all launched on Tuesday 24th January. Capcom take the first No1 of the year with new release ‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’ arriving on PC, Xbox One and PS4 (the 4th PSVR compatible box launch so far).
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 01 by Reflection.
‘Grand Theft Auto V’ holds on to top spot for a second week, recording a total of 11 weeks at No1 – the most weeks at No1 in the All Formats Chart for any GTA game. ‘FIFA 17’ climbs from No3 to No2, swapping places with ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ which drops to No3.
Ubisoft’s ‘Steep’ rises two places to No7, matching its highest position, reached back in W51 2016. ‘Overwatch’ jumps back in to the Top 10, up 8 places to No10. The last time it was in the Top 10 was back in W45 last year when it reached No7.
The Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation, has kicked off the UK's first inter-school esports competition, which will see over 400 secondary and sixth form students from Digital Schoolhouses across the country competing in teams to become the winner of the first ever DSH esports tournament.
This week, Prime Minister Theresa May delivered her much-anticipated Brexit speech, which, seven months after the referendum result, finally provided some clarity on what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ truly means.
In those months, Ukie has been consulting intensively with the sector through our working groups and via surveys, and feeding those results directly to government, and ensuring the concerns of interactive entertainment are heard in papers submitted to government. It is a critical time to make sure we are front and centre of a future proof Industrial Strategy.