Well, the Bandicoot did it. For the fifth straight week, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has come in at first on UK sales for the 30th week of the year which means it has now cleanly swept the entire month of July. Despite software sales dropping 15% following the previous week’s Amazon Prime Day, Crash still held his ground and once again took the top spot for Activision. Also holding ground this week was LEGO The Incredibles which has now finished runner-up to crash in the 2nd place spot for three straight weeks. Other noteworthy changes this week include The Crew 2 rising back to third, God of War finding its way back into the top 5 with a fourth-place finish, and the usual sighting of Grand Theft Auto V jumping eleven spots up from the previous week to claim the seven spot. Also worth noting is No Man’s Sky, which came in at twelfth for the week on the back of the game’s new NEXT update and its … [Read more...] about Crash Bandicoot is Still Unstoppable in Weekly UK Sales
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For the 29th week of the year ending on July 21, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is once again the winner and still champion of the weekly UK sales chart. This is the fourth consecutive week that Crash Bandicoot has taken the top spot in UK Sales since debuting on Switch and Xbox One late last month. None of July’s releases thus far have been able to topple Activision’s remastered collection of platformers. If Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy comes in first again next week, then it will have swept the month. As for what followed it this week, LEGO The Incredibles once again came in at second place and only saw a 7% decline from last week. Sea of Thieves, Minecraft: Xbox Edition, and Forza Horizon 3 all cracked the top 6 after having been completely out of the top 40 in the week prior, which is likely attributed to Prime Day sales that occurred last week. The biggest new release of the week was Sonic … [Read more...] about For the Fourth Consecutive Week, Crash Bandicoot Comes in at First in Weekly UK Sales
Monster Hunter World has finally fallen off the top of the pedestal after seven consecutive weeks of being number one. New release Hokuto Ga Gotoku (Fist of the North Star) for the PS4 has managed to do what previous games like Metal Gear Survive and Dynasty Warriors 9 could not; overtaking Monster Hunter World as the best-selling title on top twenty software sales chart in Japan. According to the most recent Media Create Sales figures, Fist of the North Star for the PS4 debuted to 123,116 units sold in its first week, including Limited Editions. Developed and published by Sega, Fist of the North Star is a game adaptation of the anime with the same name. The game adopts several gameplay traits from Sega's own Yakuza franchise, including its quirky mini-games and side-quests. At the time of writing, localizations in English or other languages have not been officially announced. Monster Hunter World can still take comfort in the fact that it has now amassed a total of … [Read more...] about Monster Hunter World Falls to Fist of the North Star After Seven Consecutive Weeks on Top
PUBG Xbox Update 9 is still on the horizon, says developers PUBG Corp, giving players the rough release window of "the next couple of weeks." The Xbox One version of the wildly successful Battle Royale game has been plagued by bugs and performance issues since its release in December, and it is hoped that PUBG Xbox Update 9 will fix any lingering issues with the game. Taking to Reddit, PUBG Corp's Community Manager Sammie Kang addressed fans concerns, stating, " Over the last few days, we've seen some frustration from you as we haven't provided an update on the next patch. We truly understand your frustration but please know that our dev team has been working on it everyday in the last few weeks!" Those hard-at-work will see the fruits of their labors sometime within the next month as Kang relays that, "We plan to deploy the patch in the next couple of weeks. As you may know, we still need to go through cert after development for this patch is done," but … [Read more...] about PUBG Xbox Update 9 “Couple of Weeks Away” According to Developers
Last week, Xbox Live announced its schedule of Games With Gold for December, bringing to 48 the number of free games it offered in 2016. Were they any good? What would they cost otherwise? In short, what do the numbers say about the value of this Xbox Live Gold benefit? We’ll try to answer that question this year as we have the past three years. To that, however, we’ve added a few more questions: How old is the game? Did Microsoft publish it? What publisher did Games With Gold use the most? Did these appear earlier on PlayStation Plus? These questions may shed light on where these free games programs are headed, particularly as the previous console generation ages and the Xbox One’s backward compatibility program continues to pile up old titles. What about PlayStation Plus? Getting Started In all, there were 48 games in Xbox Live Games With Gold for 2017, with an average Metacritic score of 77.19 and a combined retail price (at the time of the offer) of $1,029.52 The … [Read more...] about Xbox Games With Gold gave out $1,029 worth of games in 2017. Were they any good?