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In a quiet week for new releases, Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ (-41%) retains the No1 spot yet again in the All Formats Chart, giving it 6 weeks in a row at the top. EA still have 2 titles in the Top 5 with ‘Fifa 18’ retaining the No2 spot (-58%) and ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ climbing one place into No3 (-22%). Just like last week, only one new release makes the Top 40 – this time it’s Gearbox Publishing’s ‘Hello Neighbor’ debuting in at No37.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 47 by Reflection.
Entertainment software unit sales drop -24% in the aftermath of Black Friday, but it’s a similar story for the No1 spot, as Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ (-40%) makes it 5 weeks running at the summit of the All Formats Chart. It now equals the record of most amount of No1’s in succession in 2017 set by yet another Activision Blizzard title – ‘Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy,’ which incidentally climbs 6 places up to No10 (+5%).
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has released new figures showing that the creative industries, including the games sector, are now worth £91.8bn in Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy.
The UK's Industrial Strategy takes its early first steps
The Government today published its Industrial Strategy White Paper which lays out some early headlines, programmes and ambitions which it hopes will help build a modern economy fit for the future.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 46 by Reflection.
Black Friday week sees various software titles affected by huge promotions, most of which are hardware driven. Entertainment Software unit sales climb +89% over last week and +53% by revenue and this is the biggest week of the year so far for both units and revenue. On console hardware and looking specifically at combined sales units of PS4 and Xbox One hardware, this Black Friday week was more successful than last year, up around 3% compared to week 47, 2016. Standout success on PS4 hardware specifically which beat all previous PS4 Black Friday weeks except for Black Friday 2013 (week 4
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the Budget today, There was a big focus on tech and innovation but the biggest cheer of the afternoon was support to tackle the housing crisis.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 45 by Reflection.
Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ retains the No1 spot for a third week since launch, narrowly holding off EA’s ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ which launched on Tuesday and Friday this week for PS4, Xbox One and PC.