Train2Game News: UK Charts – Third No.1 for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier once again tops the UK charts, taking No.1 for the third week in a row.

The Train2Game Blog recently spoke to Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Creative Director Jean-Marc Geoffroy and Ubisoft Development Director Adrian Lacey, with the pair offering advice on getting into the industry.

Ghost Recon is only the third game this year to score more than three No.1’s, the others being FIFA Street and FIFA 12. FIFA 12 itself stays at No.3 this week, just behind another non-mover in the form of Max Payne at No.2 . Battlefield 3 is up four to No.4, with Sniper Elite V2 up one to No.5.

Game of Thrones is the only new entry into the top 40 at No.6,  entering ahead of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at No.7.  The rest of the top ten looks familiar with FIFA Street at No.8, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic games at No.9, and DiRT Showdown at No.10.

The UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 10 for the week ending 9th June is therefore as follows:

1. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (Ubisoft)
2. Max Payne 3 (Rockstar)
3. FIFA 12 (EA)
4. Battlefield 3 (EA)
5. Sniper Elite V2 (505 Games)
6. Game of Thrones (Koch Media)
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
8. FIFA Street (EA)
9. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)
10. Dirt Showdown (Codemasters)

Releases for the week ahead include Lollipop Chainsaw.

There’s more UK Charts news here on the Train2Game Blog.

What are your thoughts on this week’s top ten? Is it another well deserved No.1 for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier? Will Lollipop Chainsaw steal the limelight this time next week?

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Train2Game news: UK Charts – FIFA Street returns to top spot

Train2Game students see FIFA Street claim its fourth No.1 this week, as EA continue to dominate the UK charts.

FIFA Street reclaims top spot, after previously holding the position for three consecutive weeks before it was dislodged by Kinect Star Wars. EA’s Mass Effect 3 rises one to No.2, while FIFA 12 is No.3 in its 29th week on sale.

Kinect Star Wars drops to No.4 after debuting in top spot last week, while Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 – another EA Sports title – is a non-mover at No.5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is another non-mover, taking No.6 in its 23rd week in the charts.

Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim moves up three to No.7, sitting one spot ahead of EA’s Battlefield 3, which rises one to No.8. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games slips to No.9, with the majority of its sales for Nintendo Wii, while former No.1 SSX completes the top ten.

Nintendo’s Pandora’s Tower is the only new entry into the top 40, debuting at No. 38.

The UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 10 for the week ending 14th April 2012 is therefore as follows:

1. FIFA Street (EA)
2. Mass Effect 3 (EA)
3. FIFA 12 (EA)
4. Kinect Star Wars (Microsoft)
5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (EA)
6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
8. Battlefield 3 (EA)
9. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)
10. SSX (EA)

New releases this week include The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for Xbox 360 from CD Projekt. Read an interview with The Witcher 2 Environment Artist Marek Ziemak here on The Train2Game Blog.

What are your thoughts on EA’s continued dominance of the UK Charts top ten? Will it be broken by the release of The Witcher 2 this week?

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Train2Game news: UK Charts – A hat-trick of No.1’s for FIFA Street

Train2GameNews readers see FIFA Street take No.1 for the third week in a row, in a top ten that continues to be dominated by EA. As previously reported by The Train2Game Blog, FIFA Street also topped the charts for the previous two weeks.

The football title takes top spot ahead of Mass Effect 3, which moves up one to No.2, and EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 which debuts in the UK charts at No.3. FIFA 12 slips one to No.5, marking the fourth EA title in the top five.

Narto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations from Namco Bandai arrives at No.6 in its first week on sale, pushing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 down one to No.7. The FPS from Activision is one spot ahead of EA shooter Battlefield 3, a non-mover at No.8.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games moves up one to No.9, while SSX completes the top ten.

Other new entries this week include Silent HD Collection at No.12, Silent Hill: Downpour at No.15, while Ridge Racer Unbounded only reaches No. 21 in its first week on sale.

The UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 10 for the week ending 31st March 2012 is therefore as follows:

1. FIFA Street (EA)
2. Mass Effect 3 (EA)
3. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (EA)
4. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Capcom)
5. FIFA 12 (EA)
6. Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (Namco Bandai)
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
8. Battlefield 3 (EA)
9. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)
10. SSX (EA)

Releases this week include Devil May Cry HD Collection.

What are your thoughts on FIFA Street’s continued dominance? Or perhaps you have a view on Ridge Racer Unbounded’s low entry position?

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Train2Game news: UK Charts – FIFA Street stays top

Train2Game students don’t see any change at the top of the UK Charts this week, with FIFA Street holding onto No.1 for the second week running. It marks EA’s ninth week at No.1 this year, with five of their titles having reached top spot.

Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City is this week’s highest new entry at No.2, and the only non-EA title in the top five. Former No.1 Mass Effect 3 slips one to No.3, FIFA 12 holds No.4, while SSX drops to No.5.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 jumps four places to No.6, sitting one place ahead of new entry Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS. Battlefield 3 jumps 12 places to re-enter the top ten at No.8, and it’s followed by F1 2011 which moves up ten to No.9.

Find out more about F1 2011 in The Train2Game Blog interview with Chief Game Designer Steve Hood. 

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games complete this week’s top ten.

Other new entries this week include Shogun 2:  Total War Fall of the Samurai at No.17, while Ninja Gaiden 3 debuts at No.19.

The UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 10 for the week ending 24th March 2012 is therefore as follows:

1. FIFA Street (EA)
2. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Capcom)
3. Mass Effect 3 (EA)
4. FIFA 12 (EA)
5. SSX (EA)
6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
7. Kid Icarus: Uprising (Nintendo)
8. Battlefield 3 (EA)
9. F1 2011 (Codemasters)
10. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)

New releases for the week ahead include Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12, Silent Hill Downpour and Ridge Racer Unbounded.

So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on this week’s UK Charts? What does the continued dominance of EA say? And which game do you think will be No.1 next week?

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Train2Game news: UK Charts – FIFA Street is No.1

Train2Game students see a new No.1 this week, with FIFA Street topping the UK charts. It marks a third top spot for EA in a row, with the publisher achieving top spot with Mass Effect 3 last week, and SSX the week before that.

Those two games drop to No.2 and No.3 respectively, with another EA title in FIFA 12 a non-mover at No.4. Mario Party 9 is the highest placed non-EA title at No.5. Mario also sits at No.6 as part of Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, while price reductions help RAGE shoot up thirteen places to No.7.

You find out more about RAGE, and get advice on getting into the industry from Creative Director Tim Willets in this extensive Train2Game Blog interview from last year’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

Zumba Fitness moves up two to No.8, while Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is a non-mover at No.9.  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 completes the top ten.

Twisted Metal is the highest placed new entry, reaching No.12 in its first week of sales.

The UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 10 for the week ending 17th March 2012 is therefore as follows:

1: FIFA Street – EA Sports
2: Mass Effect 3 – EA
3: SSX – EA Sports
4: FIFA 12 – EA Sports
5: Mario Party 9 – Nintendo
6: Mario & Sonic at the 2012 Olympic Games – Sega
7: Rage – Bethesda
8: Zumba Fitness – 505 Games
9: Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Ubisoft
10: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Activision

New releases for the week ahead include Ninja Gaiden 3 and Armoured Core V.

So, what are your thoughts on FIFA Street taking top spot? Will it be another short lived No.1?

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