A new release makes the top spot this week as the popular Kingdom Hearts franchise launches its third title, ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’. ‘Resident Evil 2’ had a successful launch last week and we see it drop to the No2 spot this week.
The top 5 is made of popular titles that have held a strong positons since their releases in 2018, such as ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ in No3 and ‘FIFA 19’ in No4. We see another new title enter the charts this week; ‘DreamWorks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders’ in No37.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 04 by Reflection.
Ukie has become a major funder of this year’s Now Play This, part of the London Games Festival, to support more experimental game commissions and to help extend the exhibition’s run . It comes as part of a new three-way partnership with Games London and Now Play This CIC.
Now Play This is an initiative that supports experimental, culturally influenced and thought-provoking games that showcases the creativity of games, as well as the creators who make them.
After two successful Ukie student conferences back in October, Ukie are holding another student conference in London during the London Games Festival on the 2nd of April.
The conference will feature a day of inspiring talks and CV workshop for over 200 students on the Ukie’s Student Membership programme. As always, Ukie is calling for a small army of diverse games industry volunteers, whatever job and level they are in, to help make it happen.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 03 by Reflection.
Capcom’s biggest franchise storms the All Formats Chart this week with ‘Resident Evil 2’, the remake of the 20 year old original, debuting at No1.
The original PS1 ‘Resident Evil 2’ game launched at No1 back in April 1998 and since then the franchise has registered six more different All Formats No1 titles. We may only be 4 weeks in to 2019, but it is the biggest launch of the year so far and Capcom’s biggest lauch since ‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’ exactly 2 years ago.
‘New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe’ holds on to top spot in the All Formats Chart in the face of strong competition from newcomer ‘Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’ which debuts at No2. It is the biggest debut in the long running series’ history for Bandai Namco.
Big hitters ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ and ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ are non-movers at No3 and No4 respectively while ‘FIFA 19’ drops 3 places to No5. No other new titles manage to break in to the All Formats Top 40 chart this week.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 02 by Reflection.
Defeat on the Brexit Deal and a slim victory for PM: Ukie Statement
Right from the start, we have called for clarity and certainty over business arrangements after we leave the EU. After the Government’s defeat on the Brexit deal and subsequent slim victory in the vote of confidence in Parliament this week the threat of a No-Deal still remains and should be categorically ruled out as an option.
The second week of 2019 sees a new title at the top; ‘Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe’. This means that ‘FIFA 19’ drops to No2 in the All Formats Chart.
Another top performer, ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’, moves down a place from last week into No3. We see another new title enter the charts as ‘Tales of Vesperia: Definite Edition’ comes in the No9 spot.