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Xbox ruled UK software sales in 2013, Sony up, but Nintendo falls sharp

Xbox One and 360 software sales remained dominant across the UK in 2013, fighting off a strong improvement in Sony game sales for the year. Nintendo, however, has seen a sharp decline in Wii U and 3DS software sold.

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GfK Chart-Track headlines

  • Grand Theft Auto 5 has reached 3 million in sales in the UK according to GfK Chart-Track

    Grand Theft Auto 5 has reached 3 million in sales in the UK according to GfK Chart-Track figures. The game is on its way to becoming the biggest selling game in UK history. The Rockstar title reclaimed the top spot on the UK charts this week after being bested by FIFA 14 for two weeks. […]

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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 accounted for 52% of games sold in UK during September, market up 45% yoy

    GfK Chart-Track has revealed that 5.17 million games were sold at UK retail in September, a 45% increase year-over-year. The growth can be attributed to the release of Grand Theft Auto 5 which accounted for 52% of games sold last month – the game has sold over 2.6 million copies in the UK since its […]

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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 now holds the record for biggest UK games launch

    Grand Theft Auto 5 has become the UK’s largest video game launch, according to GfK Chart Track, besting previous record holder Call of Duty: Black Ops. GTA 5 sold 1.57 million units in first day sales, generating £65 million in revenue. Black Ops sold 1.41 million units and garnered £58 million in sales its first […]

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  • UKIE sells GfK Chart-Track stake, inks new five year charts deal

    UKIE’s sold its 20% share of Gfk Chart-Track back to the company, its told MCV, but has simultaneously announced a new five-year deal that sees it as the exclusive partner of the UK charts.

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  • Report - Black Ops biggest-selling game in Australia in 2010

    According to a GameSpot AU report, Call of Duty: Black Ops was the biggest-selling title in 2010 in Australia.

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  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 becomes fastest selling game of 2010 in UK

    Gfk-Chart Track’s announced that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has become the fastest selling title in the UK this year so far.

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  • Chart-Track: Modern Warfare 2 world's biggest game in 2009

    Chart-Track’s put out its global sales analysis for 2009, claiming Modern Warfare 2 was the biggest title last year on a world level with sales of 11.86 million units.

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  • Sales up 43% in the UK for Xbox 360 Elite

    Xbox 360 Elite sales were up 43 percent during the bank holiday weekend in the UK. At the start of it on Friday, Microsoft dropped the console price to £199 undercutting the newly priced PS3 by £50. “Sales of Xbox 360 are up 43 percent,” a representative for GfK Chart-Track revealed to GI.biz. “Essentially, looking […]

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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 has bought over 24 million consoles this gen

    The British public has bought 24.2 million hardware units this generation, according to data from GfK Chart-Track. The platform break-down is as follows: NDS – 9.1m Wii – 5.4m Xbox 360 – 3.9m PSP – 3.3m PlayStation 3 – 2.2m DSi – 0.3m Thanks, GI.

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  • Sims 3 heads up UK charts, week ending June 6

    EA’s Sims 3 sits afoot of the UK all format format software charts released by GfK Chart-Track this week. No surprise there. Then comes the THQ double-header: shooter Red Faction: Guerilla debuting in second spot and brawler UFC: Undisputed in third; knocked down from first the previous week. Full thing below:

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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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  • Global games industry sees 11% increase in 2008, Britain biggest winner

    The games industry in the world’s top three markets saw an overall 11 percent rise in sales last year, according to a joint report from NPD, GfK Chart-Track and Enterbrain. A brain-melting 409.9 million units were sold in the UK, US and Japan in the 12 months to January, compared to 367.7 million units in […]

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  • Mario Kart Wii is 2008's biggest selling game on global level

    A joint report from NPD, GfK Chart-Track and Enterbrain has just claimed that Mario Kart Wii was 2008′s biggest selling game across the US, the UK and Japan. The Wii racer sold 8.94 million units last year, beating off Wii Fit with 8.31 million sales and an eye-watering effort from GTA IV. The Rockstar smash […]

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  • 360 leads PS3 by 1 million consoles in EFIGS

    According to this Eurogamer piece, Xbox 360 has a 1 million console lead of PS3 in the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany. GfK Chart-Track data is cited as the source. Earlier this month, Sony Europe president David Reeves told MCV that PS3′s installed base was 300,000 bigger than Xbox 360′s “in PAL territories”, which […]

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  • Xbox 360 sees highest ever sales month in Europe

    Microsoft’s just claimed that Xbox 360 sales in November were the highest they’ve been in Europe since launch. According to GfK Chart-Track data, said the firm, Xbox 360 outsold PlayStation 3 across the whole territory, with notable gains in France, Spain and Italy. “November was a very significant milestone for Xbox – we sold the […]

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