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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ storms to No1 this week relegating ‘FIFA 19’ to second place. ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ drops one place to No3, but is ahead of newcomer ‘WWE 2K19’ which debuts at No4.
The only other new entry to break in to the Top 40 is Nintendo and Square’s ‘The World Ends With You: Final Remix’ for Switch, new at No21.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 40 by Reflection.
For World Mental Health Day, Jagex offers some advice on what they do to encourage a healthy balanced workplace, as well as their work to support local and national initiatives.
Jagex has been recognised by mental health MIND for its commitment to wellbeing in the workplace and was the first games company to be placed in the Workplace Wellbeing Index 2016/2017, a benchmark of best policy and practice.
The BFI has published a major report on the economic impact of the screen sector tax relief incentives, its first since 2015.
The report, entitled 'Screen Business', demonstrates the scale of the UK games industry, as a key part of the screen industries, with overall workforce and development spend significantly incentivised by VGTR, stimulating growth in the UK economy.
The start of Q4 sees ‘FIFA 19’ retain the top spot while Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ creeps in just ahead of ‘Forza Horizon 4’ as they take No2 and No3 respectively in their debut weeks. Nintendo also make the Top 5 with their new release ‘Super Mario Party’ in at No5, as Microsoft’s Forza bundle see ‘Forza Motorsport 7’ re-enter the chart at No12.
Further down the chart we have a couple more new releases with Sega’s ‘Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise’ in at No21 and Sony’s PSVR title ‘Astro Bot Rescue Mission’ just one position below.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 39 by Reflection.
Chancellor announces further changes to Apprenticeships
This week's announcement by the Chancellor contained a package of measures aimed at boosting apprenticeships. Speaking at the Conservative party Conference, Philip Hammond said:
‘FIFA 19’ squashes ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ to claim No1. ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ and ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ drop to No’s 2 and 3 respectively with Sega’s ‘Valkyria Chronicles IV’ the only new title to break in to the Top 40 this week, at No9.
Plenty of titles benefit from hardware bundling, most notably ‘Tekken 7’ and ‘Project Cars’, both of which re-enter the Top 40 at No’s 19 and 20 respectively. The release of a Switch version of ‘Dragon Ball Fighterz’ means it also re-enters the Top 40, back in at No29.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 38 by Reflection.