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“Tom Clancy’s The Division 2’ retains top spot in another quiet week for new releases.
More spring promotions fill the chart in the run up to Easter with Sony exclusives “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “God of War” getting in on the act at No’s 10 and 26 respectively. The only new title to make the Top 40 is “Dangerous Driving” at No34 with the two new Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 4 releases just missing out.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 14 by Reflection.
In a quiet week for new releases “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2’ reclaims No1 after having previously lost out to Sekiro and Yoshi. “FIFA 19” climbs two places to No2 while “Yoshi’s Crafted World” drops from top spot to No3.
There are four Nintendo Switch exclusive games in the Top 10 this week as Yoshi is joined by “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” at No4, “New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe” at No9 and “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” at No10.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 13 by Reflection.
The Ukie Student Conference London 2019 sponsored by OPM Response was extremely well received by attendees and speakers. This is the first time the event has been held within the London Games Festival and it was incredible to build this conference into the overall LGF events plan with it being held at The Hub.
The UK market for games was valued at a record £5.7bn in 2018, representing +10.0% growth on the previous year.
2018 was solid growth across the game software and hardware markets, with software revenues eclipsing £4bn for the first time, up +10.3% to £4.01bn. Similar growth was seen in game hardware, up +10.7% to a new high of £1.57bn. The valuation also included an analysis of consumer spend on wider game-related culture, which generated an additional £109.6m.
'Yoshi’s Crafted World' debuts at the top of the All Formats Chart this week giving Nintendo’s much loved character his first very own No1. Last week’s chart topper 'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice' falls to No3, while 'Tom Clancy’s The Division 2' is a non-mover at No2.
There are a number of other new entries, the next highest being 'Assassin’s Creed III Remastered' which enters at No9, followed by 'Generation Zero' at No19, 'The Walking Dead: The Final Season' at No23 and “Outward” at No24.·
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 12 by Reflection.
Activision Blizzard’s ‘Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’ cuts ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division 2’ down to No2. It was a close run thing, but developer From Software now has its second All Formats No1 (Dark Souls III reached No1 back in week 15 2016).
‘FIFA 19’ jumps one place from No4 to No3, while ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ and ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ fall to Nos 4 and 5 respectively.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 11 by Reflection.