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By Michael French, Head of Games at Games London
Earlier this month Games London completed its first major outbound trade mission, taking nine companies to Helsinki’s increasingly influential tech event Slush.
Games London supported a range of companies working across a variety of areas with assistance, accommodation and introductions at the show.
Our delegation consisted of:
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 49 by Reflection.
After its timely return to No1 last week ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ holds the crown for the Christmas Chart. In doing so it becomes the 7th Call of Duty title to hold top spot at Christmas, comfortably holding off ‘FIFA 17’, which remains at No2.
‘Battlefield 1’ also remains in third spot while ‘Watch Dogs 2’ climbs two spots to No4. ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ breaks back into the Top 10 climbing to No5 marking a landmark in sales as it does so. Of the 170 weeks since it was first released, it has remained in the Top 10 for over 130.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 48 by Reflection.
There are only 3 charts left after this week until the end of the year and the week 49, 2016 chart sees the last of the big releases out of the traps. Activision re-claim No1 with ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’, perhaps with an eye on the Christmas No1, which they have held for the previous 2 years with ‘COD Black Ops III’ in 2015 and ‘COD Advance Warfare’ in 2014.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 47 by Reflection.
An impressive launch for Square Enix’s ‘Final Fantasy XV’ means it debuts at No2 while ‘Fifa 17’ maintains its grip on the crown. Despite missing out on the top spot it’s a great start for Square’s beloved series. It ranks as the second best launch (by our market panel) behind 2010’s ‘Final Fantasy XIII’.
Yesterday, Ukie officially launched our 2016 esports whitepaper: Growing the UK as an esports hub at an event at Gfinity's London Arena.
The whitepaper has been written following months of consultation with the UK's esports community via Ukie's esports subgroup, and outlines eight recommendations for how industry and government can work together to make the UK a global leader in esports.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 46 by Reflection.
The record breaking launch of Pokemon Sun & Moon cannot deny the Black Friday boosted ‘FIFA 17’ a return to No1 as it shoots up 2 places from No3. ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ at No2 also spoils Nintendo’s party by making the most of a Black Friday windfall and ensuring ‘Pokemon Sun’ debuts at No3 and ‘Pokemon Moon’ at No4.