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July 23, 2010

Ubisoft announces it is number two publisher in the UK

by Darren Allan
Last week Ubisoft announced very impressive sales figures for its first fiscal quarter, and today the company has confirmed that performance. First quarter sales were 161 million Euros, which was up 94%, or nearly double the same period the previous year. This far exceeded analyst expectations of around the 145 million Euro mark, and the performance was down to excellent ...



July 13, 2010

Ubisoft enjoys strong first quarter sales

by Darren Allan
Ubisoft beat analyst estimates when the company unveiled the first fiscal quarter sales figures its games had achieved. Sales of approximately 160 million Euros were recorded, which was 10% better than analysts had predicted. And it was up a huge amount on the same period last year, nearly double in fact, as Ubisoft only managed 83 million Euros back then. Some ...



April 26, 2010

Splinter Cell: Conviction holds video game top spot

by Darren Allan
Ubisoft has managed to hold on to the number one and two slots in the UK all-format video game chart, as compiled by Chart Track. For the second week running, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction showed the, erm, conviction to remain top of the heap. And the company's Just Dance game boogied along happily at number two. Grand Theft Auto: ...



April 19, 2010

Splinter Cell grabs UK video game number one

by Darren Allan
Ubisoft has managed to hold the number one and two spots in the UK video game chart for the first time in the company's history. A bit like the time Frankie Goes to Hollywood held the singles top two with Two Tribes and Relax, albeit considerably less controversially. According to the stats from Chart Track, Ubisoft has claimed the top ...



February 22, 2010

Alien vs Predator becomes number one game

by Darren Allan
There's a new king at the top of the UK video game chart, as compiled by Chart Track. And that somewhat slimy monarch is Alien, joined by his stealthy mate Predator in an extra-terrestrial battle of a first-person shooter from the Sega stable. Alien vs Predator dislodges Bioshock 2 from number one, and it's actually the fastest selling game of ...



February 15, 2010

Bioshock 2 tops UK game chart

by Darren Allan
Bioshock 2 has topped the UK all-format video game chart, according to bean counters Chart Track. It has blazed past Mass Effect 2 as the biggest release of 2010 thus far. In fact, Mass Effect 2 fell from the top spot to number 8, with its sales figures more than halving. Ubisoft's Just Dance is still performing strongly at number ...



February 1, 2010

Mass Effect 2 hits number one spot

by Darren Allan
This week's number one video game, in the all-format chart as provided by Chart Track, is EA's Mass Effect 2. It dislodges Ubisoft's Just Dance for the Wii, which had held the crown for two weeks running previous, and is now number two. Its sales actually increased by 16% this week, which shows how strongly Mass Effect 2 has ...



January 26, 2010

Just Dance top of UK video game charts

by Darren Allan
Last week Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was finally knocked off the top spot by Ubisoft's Just Dance. And according to Chart-Track, Just Dance continues to sell strongly and stays number one this week, presumably popular among those who want to get fit in the new year. Modern Warfare 2 is now at number two, but then comes more ...



August 27, 2009

Sky One gets Davina for new dance show

by David Allen
Just as the Big Brother door begins to close the Sky One door opens for presenter Davina McCall, as she signs up to present a new TV dance show, Just Dance. The series is a co-production from Shine TV and Princess Productions. It will be run on a similar style as the X Factor, but for just dancers. Once again, ...