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Games industry responds to WHO publication
In view of the publication by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) list, organisations representing games industry across the world have expressed their concern at the inclusion of Gaming Disorder, issuing a joint statement:
Sony’s ‘Days of Play’ promotion intensifies this week helping ‘God of War’ regain No1, up from No3.
Last week’s No1 ‘Vampyr’ slips to No8, while more ‘Days of Play’ discounted titles move up the chart, including bundled games like ‘Fallout 4’ up to No3 and ‘Playstation VR Worlds’ up to No5. Other titles to benefit are ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ at No9 and ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ at No10. There is no room for any new releases inside the Top 40 this week.
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 24 Year 2018
Ending 16th June
‘Vampyr’ sinks its teeth in to top spot of the All Formats Chart giving French publisher Focus Home Interactive their first ever All Formats No1. It is also the third new original IP to top the chart so far this year, after ‘Detroit: Become Human’ two weeks ago and ‘Sea of Thieves’ back in week 12.
Hosted at London South Bank University the Ukie Student conference saw exclusive talks and workshops run by industry insiders.
Talks from influential industry names, touching on topics such as creative game design, business models, PR and how to build a career in the games industry were held throughout the day.
The event was generously supported by Jagex and Epic Games and was part of the London Games Festival.
Selected talks are available to view below:
‘FIFA 18’ returns to No1 on the back of continued heavy retail promotion and a new free World Cup mode, released on Tuesday 29th May.
‘Detroit: Become Human’ falls to No2 ahead of ‘Far Cry 5’ which rises 3 places to No3. ‘God of War’ at No4 holds off competition from this week’s retro new releases; ‘Sega Mega Drive Classics’ new at No5, just in front of ‘Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection’ at No6.
There are three new entries in the Top 3 this week, led by Sony’s ‘Detroit: Become Human’ which is the 10th different PlayStation exclusive title to reach No1 so far this year. Microsoft’s new format exclusive ‘State of Decay 2’ has to settle for a debut at No2, while ‘Dark Souls Remastered’ enters at No3.
Catch all the highlights and talks from the Ukie Hub Crawl
What was the hub crawl?
The Hub Crawl 2018 was a series of free events, located all around the UK, that brought games businesses together to hear and share the latest thinking on business growth. Each event featured a series of short, informative sessions from industry experts in key areas such as finance, marketing and technology and these were followed by a games panel featuring companies from the local area. The content was different at each event.
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Ukie Hotline runs until the 25th of May.
Here at Ukie we're always looking at new and exciting ways to help our members. As such, we're excited to announce our first ever Ukie Hotline event which will take place over a two week period in May. Each day will see a different partner take to the phone to answer your questions.