Countdown To GDC: What's On The Stand
Thirty six businesses will be exhibiting on the UK industry stand at this year’s GDC in San Francisco, promoting the UK as the best place to make and sell games in the world. This includes six companies coming from Northern Ireland, and twelve companies as part of the Welsh Creative Industries trade mission.
Evolve leads the pack of new debutants in the Ukie Games Chart
UK drinks reception returns at GDC
Want to do business with companies from all over the UK? You are in luck! The VIP UK industry drinks reception will be returning at this years GDC San Francisco on Wednesday 4th March at the British Consulate from 6pm.
This year's event has been sponsored by our fantastic partners Multiplay, GameBench and Next Gen Skills Academy. Make sure you come down for some great food, great drink and a chance to network with some of the biggest players in the UK and global games industry.
The Top 3 remain unchanged this week meaning ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ (-21%) has now claimed 8 weeks at No1, equalling the total of ‘FIFA 15’. Both ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (-23%) and ‘FIFA 15’ (-11%) hold on to No’s 2 and 3 respectively, while ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ (+25%) jumps 4 places up to No4 thanks to several retailers promoting the PS4 version, whose ASP drops by £5 this week, down from £32 to £27. A non-mover at No5, ‘Minecraft: Xbox Edition’ (+6%) remains ahead of the Playstation Edtion which manages to climb 3 places to No6, despite a 6% drop in sales. ‘Destiny’ (+15%)
This week it is Activision’s turn to re-claim No1 as ‘COD: Advanced Warefare’ surges 27% in units over last week.. Rockstar/Take 2’s 3 week consecutive spell at the top ends as ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ drops to No2 (-7%). It does mean that these 2 titles are neck and neck right now when it comes to the number of weeks they have each had at No1 (seven) and the number of consecutive weeks (three). EA’s ‘FIFA 15’ remains at No3 (-5%) and Deep Silver/Koch remain at No4 with last week’s new release ‘Saints Row IV Re-Elected / Gat Out of Hell’ (-38%). The tail end of the retail promotion on ‘Call
‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (-5%) holds on to No1 for a third consecutive week. Rockstar/Take 2’s blockbuster has now notched up a total of seven weeks at No1 which is more weeks at No1 than any other GTA title. ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ (-3%) and ‘FIFA 15’ (-10%) swap places with Activision Blizzard’s title up one place to No2 and ‘FIFA 15’ dropping one place to No3. Deep Silver/Koch’s new release ‘Saints Row IV Re-Elected / Gat Out of Hell’ debuts at No4. It is the chart-topper’s first appearance on PS4 and Xbox One and comes bundled with the new stand-alone expansion. A big retailer
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Grand Theft Auto V comfortably holds on to No1 spot
Week 2 of 2015 sees a return to No1 for Rockstar/Take 2 and ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (-51%). This is actually only the fifth No1 for ‘GTA V’, which some people may find surprising given its status as fastest-selling game within a 7 day period (launch week 38/2014) and also the fact that this game has sold more units than any other in the UK (achieved in week 47/2014 after the launch of the Gen 8 versions). Activision’s ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ drops to No2 (-61%) having held on to No1 for a total of 6 weeks since launch. EA’s ‘FIFA 15’ remains No3 (-51%) with an 8 week run at No1 sin