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The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 42 by Reflection.
‘Battlefield 1’ (-39%) defends its title for a second week despite the debuts of several new titles. While both Battlefield 3 & 4 saw second week declines of 54%, Battlefield 1 delivers a strong second week (-39%) to comfortably claim its second crown.
This week, following an employer consultation Ukie responded to, the Department for Education has published the details of the funding rates and rules that will apply to the apprenticeship levy, which comes into force in April 2017.
The levy is designed to create and fund new apprenticeships as part of the Government’s ongoing drive to upskill millions across the UK to ensure that they can build successful and lasting careers in a changing digital world.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 41 by Reflection.
EA knock themselves off the top spot with the highly anticipated ‘Battlefield 1’ debuting at No1 (PS4, Xbox One and PC). The Battlefield series, developed by Digital Illusions has been around since 2002’s PC only ‘Battlefield 1942’ and the current release is a definite return to form, outselling the combined week 1 sales units of the previous 2 versions (‘Battlefield 4’ in 2013 and ‘Battlefield Hardline’ in 2015). ‘Battlefield 1’ week 1 sales units are just under the amount generated by Ubisoft’s week 1 for ‘Tom Clancy The Division’ back in week 10 this year.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 40 by Reflection.
3 weeks ago the software market was kicked into life with the launch of EA’s ‘FIFA 17’. 2 weeks ago saw ‘FIFA 17’ carry on at No1 and 2K/Take 2 join the Q4 bonanza with ‘Mafia III’ debuting strongly at No2. This week sees more than 80 SKU’s across software, hardware and accessories released, with the software market climbing over last week and the year to date software revenue 2016 vs 2015 hauled back to just 10% down year on year. There are no less than 13 New Entries in the Overall Top 40.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 39 by Reflection.
‘FIFA 17’ dominates the All Formats Chart at No1 for a second week, ahead of 2K’s ‘Mafia III’ which lands at No2 with the biggest ever launch in the series.
Debut week sales for ‘Mafia III’ are up 58.7% compared to the launch of ‘Mafia II’, although the previous release managed to chart at No1 when it came out over six years ago. ‘Forza Horizon 3’ makes way, slipping one place to No3, while ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (-1%) jumps up 6 places to No4, still enjoying the benefits of a retailer promotion.
For the first time since launch, the UK Games Map is now tracking more than 2,000 active games companies in the United Kingdom.
Thanks to an incredible response from the UK games industry, Ukie have processed more than 120 data submissions from UK games companies to the UK Games Map, both adding new companies to the dataset and providing updates and improvements to existing company data. As of this morning, this brings the total number of active games businesses listed in the map to 2,028.