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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.
The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Statement today, one of the occasions each year where the government makes major spending announcements.
Ukie wrote to the Chancellor earlier this month, setting out seven recommendations, centring around the games sector's access to public funding, skills and talent development, and trade and investment.
It’s a close battle at the Top as Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ remains No1 for a third week, narrowly fending off the challenge from new-entry ‘WatchDogs 2’ from Ubisoft for PS4 and Xbox One.
The government recently announced they are spending £1.9bn to retaliate against cybercrime in the UK. Cybercrime is a much more widespread problem than high profile DDoS or hacking cases we read about in the media. The National Crime Agency (NCA) estimates cybercrime cost on average each UK business £64K and most of these attacks, such as identity theft or fraudulent phishing scams, could have been prevented.