Gear Shift

01/Sep/2015

After the doldrums of summer the new releases begin to arrive and sees the start of a busy release calendar right up until early December.


Kicking us off this week we have 5 new releases within the Top 10 and 4 of those arrive at the top of the chart.  New at No1 is Microsoft’s Xbox One ‘Gears of War: Ultimate Edition’ - this is the original 2006 Xbox 360 Gears of War remastered and a first outing on Xbox One, also including access to the Gears of War 4 beta in 2016.  Debuting at No2 is Sony’s survival horror ‘Until Dawn’ for PS4 by Supermassive, a UK indie that has specialised in Sony platforms.  Debuting at No3 is Disney’s ‘Disney Infinity 3.0’, the first of 3 hybrid toy franchises due over the next few weeks. 

EA debut at No4 with ‘Madden NFL 16’ and last week’s No1, Warner’s  ‘LEGO Jurassic World’ drops to No5 (+2%).  The 5th new release of the week is Bethesda’s PS4/Xbox One ‘Dishonored: Definitive Edition’ which debuts at No7, in advance of a full Dishonored 2 update, scheduled for some time in 2016.  There’s one more new release within the Top 40 and that is Bandai Namco’s ‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’at No27 for Vita, PS3 & PS4.


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