UK NewsSpots: Mercury/Atari deal, latest UK charts

BioShock blasts into the top of the charts, and Atari and Mercury decide to play together.

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Atari to distribute Mercury games in the UK
Mercury Games has signed a deal with Atari UK to distribute its upcoming titles, including Paint by DS, Warriors of the Lost Empire, and Jamster Allstars, in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, and South Africa. The two companies will be combining PR and marketing efforts for the upcoming games' launch campaigns, the first of which will be Jamster Allstars in the third quarter. Central London-based Mercury Games was founded in 2005, and publishes a variety of titles, including the Crazy Frog franchise.

BioShock tops UK charts
Creepy sci-fi first-person shooter BioShock has stormed straight in to the number one spot in the Chart Track All-Formats UK software charts. The rest of the top 10 for the week ending August 25 remains much the same as the week before, with Dr. Kawashima's two brain-training titles for the Nintendo DS at spots three and four, Wii Play at five, and Pokémon Diamond at six. Japanese Xbox 360 role-playing game Blue Dragon debuted at nine, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 made it to 10. The biggest climber of the week was Resistance: Fall of Man, rising eight to 20, while Trauma Center: Second Opinion plummeted 19 spaces to 30.

Discussion

15 comments
dilan94
dilan94

BioShock would be number one in every country! Not only Uk.

Ricksterlau
Ricksterlau

For me, Bioshock is more than a awesome video game. It's more of a roller coaster that takes you on a ride of your lifetime. A thrilling experience which is impossible to be described in words. Just play it!

pandaramaster
pandaramaster

Finally, a worthy game has hit the top spot!

DrCLos
DrCLos

Glad to see BioShock doing well. It definitely deserves the attention it's getting.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

I am really enjoying BioShock. One awesome game.

lilfrightmare
lilfrightmare

awesome, I love bioshock! it fills the hole that was the end of gears of war. GO BIG DADDY!

Pumper
Pumper

Bioshock is simply is the game of the year - even if we haven't seen Halo 3 yet. I hope sales go through the roof so other companies will have second thoughts before releasing the same old rehashed crap year after year. This industry needed a swift kick in the creative ass and hands down, Bioshock has done it with a steel boot. Grand Theft Auto series - HA grow up and get real. Madden - go in a corner and pick your toes.

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

I wish my PC could play BioShock..... I'll get this game for sure when I'll get a 360 ;)

Warfust
Warfust

Bioshock is well received everywhere, speaks to the quality of the game.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Bioshock on top Everywhere!

Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

Awesome, Bioshock deserves to be a best seller, unlike Madden.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good to see BioShock is doing good over there