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It's been a busy 10 days since we launch the UK Games Map, the first real-time interactive map of the UK games industry. We've had an amazing reponse to the map, with some great feedback from across the industry, academia, government, gamesmap users, direct email and social media, so we thought we'd share a little of what's been going on behind the scenes.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 38 by Reflection.
EA bring down the curtain on Q3 with a record-breaking launch for ‘FIFA 17’. The latest addition to the football franchise is almost 18% up on the debut week of ‘FIFA 16’. It also edges past ‘FIFA 13’ to become the highest week one in the series ever. PS4 takes over 53% of week 1 share despite the presence of the Xbox One S (1TB & 500GB) editions, both of which include a copy of the game. Xbox One still accounts for a healthy share over 40%, while both Xbox 360 and PS3 combine for a 6% share.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 37 by Reflection.
It is no change for the Top 3 as ‘Bioshock: The Collection’ holds on to No1 for a second week ahead of ‘PES 2017’ at No2 and ‘NBA 2K17’ at No3.
Another ‘collection’ has to settle for a debut at No4 with ‘Destiny: The Collection’ launched on Tuesday becoming the 3rd itineration of a title which is now 2 years old. The title bundles all four expansions including ‘Rise of Iron’ which was also launched separately via digital download on Tuesday.
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The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 36 by Reflection.
After a particularly slow week 36, this week 37 sees 7 new releases within the All Formats Top 40, all of which debut within the Top 20. 4 of these new releases are within the Top 10 and 3 occupy the tops spots.
Debuting at No1 just like the 3 games in the series covered within this remaster (Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite) is 2K/Take 2’s ‘Bioshock: The Collection’ for PS4 & Xbox One. Konami debut at No2 with the 5-format ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2017’ – this is up one place over last year’s debut with physical retail sales down slightly (-3%).
If you want to work in the games industry, make sure you visit the Ukie Careers Bar at this year's EGX expo in September. We're pleased to announce a fantastic schedule for the Careers Bar in 2016, with more speakers and drop-in sessions than ever before at EGX.