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UK’s top ten single SKUs of all time listed, Nintendo big winners

Chart-Track director Dorian Bloch has handed MCV a list of the top ten games on single platforms, in terms of revenue and unit sales. The list also makes note of controller sales, which you can view through the link. As far as units sales were concerned, Mario Kart Wii came in the clear winner with […]

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Dorian Bloch headlines

  • Chart-Track: The Old Republic disqualified from Christmas number one

    Chart-Track chief Dorian Bloch has said the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic before Christmas Eve weekend has disqualified it from being in the running for this year’s Christmas number one.

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  • UK games sales sees YoY decrease in January

    Chart-Track’s said that the UK games market suffered a YoY decrease in January, with unit sales down by 13.4 percent.

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  • Chart-Track - Final MW2 UK sales data to release after this week's chart

    Chart-Track director Dorian Bloch’s issued a statement to VG247 confirmed that final day one and week one sales data for Modern Warfare 2 will be released after the stat-tracker compiles this week’s chart on Sunday. Chart-Track put out a 1.23 million day one estimate for the game yesterday, a figure Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter cast […]

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  • Chart-Track slaps Pachter over MW2 sales doubts

    Chart-Track’s defended its 1.23 million day one UK sales figure for Modern Warfare 2 in the UK, following Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter casting doubt on the number last night. “UK retailers have been at the forefront of electronic data capture for decades, which in turn allows us to capture daily sales from 99 per cent […]

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  • UK PS3 sales explode over 1,000% on Slim's release

    Chart-Track director Dorian Bloch’s told VG247 that UK PS3 sales have risen over 1,000 percent on Slim’s release. “I’m not surprised by it,” said Bloch in a phone conversation. “There’s a lot of demand for the Slim.” The exec said that while PS3 is shown as ‘+999%’ over week 35 in week 36, the figure […]

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  • PC digital download market will be worth $1 billion in 2009

    Dorian Bloch, GfK Chart-Track director, expects the digital download market for PC to be worth over $1 billion in 2009 thanks to services like Direct2Drive, Steam, and Metaboli. Bloch estimates the market accumulated close to $600 million last year, with publisher’s relishing the idea of including sales number’s in GfK Chart-Track’s data. “This is a […]

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  • UK market bigger than Japan in terms of unit sales

    MCV’s claiming that the British games market is now bigger than Japan’s, as predicted. Chart-Track said this week that UK games has grown by 26 percent this year, meaning unit sales are now higher in the UK than in Japan. For the first five weeks of this year, the UK console market grew year-on-year by […]

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  • DS closes in on 9 million sales in the UK

    GfK-Chart Track’s confirmed that DS is about to cross the 9 million sales mark in Britain. “We’re approaching nine million total DS units sold in the UK,” director Dorian Bloch told MCV. “It was at 8.8 million at the end of ‘08, so should pass that number by the end of ’09. “That’s a hell […]

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  • UK market set to deliver "unprecedented" Christmas sales

    Chart-Track boss Dorian Bloch has claimed that the UK market specifically is set to deliver huge sales this Christmas, despite increasingly rocky financial conditions. His comments were made in light of a report release today, that compared data from the US, UK and Japanese markets for the three months ending September 30. “Taking into consideration […]

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  • UK industry sees record revenue first six months of 2008

    According to this MCV piece, the first six months of 2008 have been the biggest ever. The news comes from Chart-Track, so that means no figures, unfortunately. “In terms of overall software, including non-games, this is by far the biggest first half of the year ever,” said Chart-Track director Dorian Bloch. There’s no other info […]

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