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The UKIE Game Chart

There was once a time when people would tune into the radio or watch Top of the Pops every Sunday to discover which artist had reached number one in the charts. Nowadays no one really cares as it’s pretty much rigged anyway, and the outcomes are often ruined by talent shows like the X-Factor. I mean you tend to lose any hope you had when a Christmas song can’t even make the Christmas number one. Fortunately, not all industries are that corrupt and the gaming scene in the UK has UKIE to thank for that. Each week they compile a chart of the best-selling games across all platforms as compiled by GFK Chart-Track. This year we’ve decided we’re going to start bringing the charts to our readers; informing you of all the latest entries, the biggest movers and which game claimed the title of top dog.

As it’s a new year, the tables for 2017 are yet to be done, but we can bring to you the final chart of 2016 for all formats which was released first thing yesterday morning. So if you want to find out who managed to end the year pinching that all important top spot, keep reading on.

The UK Top 40
  1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  2. Fifa 17
  3. Battlefield 1
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Watch Dogs 2
  6. Mafia III
  7. Rocket League
  8. Unchartered 4: A Thief’s End
  9. Steep
  10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  11. Overwatch
  12. Forza Horizon 3
  13. Dishonoured 2
  14. Titanfall 2
  15. Gears of War 4
  16. Final Fantasy XV
  17. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  18. WWE 2K17
  19. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  20. Star Wars Battlefront
  21. The Last Guardian
  22. Dead Rising 4
  23. Tom Clancy’s The Division
  24. Doom
  25. Ratchet & Clank
  26. Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection
  27. Pokémon Moon
  28. Super Mario Maker
  29. Fallout 4
  30. Guitar Hero Live
  31. Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Edition
  32. NBA 2K17
  33. Football Manager 2017
  34. Minecraft: Story Mode – Complete Adv.
  35. Minecraft: Playstation Edition
  36. Pokémon Sun
  37. Just Dance 2017
  38. The Crew
  39. Lego Marvel Avengers
  40. Driveclub
As predicted last week, Activision top the final week of the year and take a fourth consecutive No1 thanks to ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’. There’s not much movement within the chasing pack: EA’s ‘FIFA 17’ remains at No2, EA’s ‘Battlefield 1’ remains at No3 and Rockstar/Take 2 end the year on a high by climbing 1 place to No4 with ‘Grand Theft Auto V’. GTA V was last seen as high as No4 some 12 weeks ago and has also been within the Top 4 for 12 weeks in 2016. Ubisoft drop one place to No5 with ‘WatchDogs 2’, 2K/Take 2 remain at No6 with ‘Mafia III’ and 505 Games’ ‘Rocket League’ climbs 5 places to No 7. Sony re-enter the Top 10 at No8, climbing 18 places with ‘Uncharted 4’ – partly due to solus software price promotion across retail, partly due to promotional activity on the Official PS4 500GB with Uncharted 4.
UKIE; 03/01/2016
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