UK Sales Chart: FIFA 15 Scores Top Spot, Destiny Rises 29%

With all the big new releases for 2014 out of the way, the UK sales chart last week stayed the exact same when compared to the previous sales period, meaning that FIFA 15 once again finished in first place.

For a few highlights from last week, Just Dance 2015 jumped up to #6, with 66% of sales occurring on the Wii; Destiny rose 29%, likely thanks to The Dark Below; and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris debuted outside of the top 40 All Formats Chart, but did manage 17th on the PlayStation 4 chart and 14th on the PC chart.

Here’s the top 20 selling retail games in the UK for the week ending December 13, 2014, according to GfK Chart-track:

Eris The Dark Below Destiny

FIFA 15 (down 21%)
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Down 27%)
Grand Theft Auto V (down 22%)
Far Cry 4 (down 13%)
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (down 29%)
Just Dance 2015 (up 11%)
Minecraft: Xbox Edition
Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
Destiny (up 29%)
Assassin’s Creed Unity
The Crew
WWE 2K15
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Super Smash Bros
The Evil Within
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Forza Horizon 2
Skylanders Trap Team
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team server problems continue to annoy

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team should be a great app, and there are plenty of Android and iOS users who feel it’s just that. However, over the months since the app released we’ve been documenting issues reported by users, many of them complaining about EA servers. Every time an update comes along we hope that these troubles will have been smoothed out, but FIFA 15 UT server problems continue to annoy and we continue to receive comments about this from readers.

Earlier this month we informed readers of the latest iOS app version update bringing Club Owner content. Again we hoped that this would also bring further fixes that are desperately needed, but several days on this doesn’t appear to be the case. On December 9th FIFA 15 UT for Android was also updated, but once again since the update people are still reporting problems.

While there are many minor issues being reported, by far the most common complaint regards connection difficulties. For virtually as long as we can remember FIFA 15 Ultimate Team users have been criticizing EA for its server issues, and to be frank we cannot understand how EA still hasn’t got to grips with this. In the last few days since the latest round of updates for the mobile apps, more emails and comments from our readers are still coming in.

For instance one reader said yesterday, “I cannot play my FIFA whenever I “TAP TO CONTINUE” PLEASE HELP ME. I’ve spent a lot on FIFA coins.” Another person commented, “As soon as the “tap to continue” is over, it just crashes. It’s been a week, and it has happened since the update. Please fix asap.” Just today another reader wrote, “What do I do? Just waiting n waiting n waiting again ,,, kinda bullshit !! When I open the game, the screen just loads, but don’t start…..coz it don’t get proper connection at that time,,,, I am freaking out! Wt do I do? Plz help me out.”

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Further comments say, “After I go onto the app it stays on the screen connecting to server, please sort this because I have a very good team and I don’t want to lose it please sort this soon,” and also, “The game was loading fine yesterday. In the morning I woke up and it want connecting. It was just stuck on the loading screen with Messi. Anyone know how to fix it?”

Meanwhile on the App Store description of the iOS app one obviously infuriated commenter wrote, “I struggle to understand why EA sports would release fifa15 when their are so many glitches. After spending weeks building up your team and buying FIFA points, I lost all these items after being locked out of the game because of known issues with connecting to Facebook. After spending another couple of weeks rebuilding my team I was told the Facebook issue was fixed but after connecting I lost all my fifa players and items. It’s sad that EA is allowed to take advantage of their customers like this. Apple should really look into removing this game from the App Store because it is bordering on criminal to have customers play fifa15.”

It’s a similar picture when looking at Google Play user reviews of the app since the latest update. One person wrote, “Poor server makes us wait for a long time. I have a fast and stable WIFI connection yet I need to wait 3-4 minutes to connect the server. The server is a complete disappointment for players who just want to play a match. Fix the server or make it offline better. The server is not stable and have a lot problems with it.” Another Android app user commented, “Don’t download, waste of 1.2GB. I downloaded this game to pass the time while I wait. Turns out it makes me wait longer than I need to. Can’t play offline and the online servers are always down so you end up not playing. EA this game should have been offline only, your servers are not good enough to handle all your clients!”

We could go on an on but we’re pretty sure you get the drift by now. Many users are now only giving the game a 1 or 2 star rating, whereas if EA could fix these issues there would be even more 4 or 5 star ratings. For the size of an outfit like EA it seems inexcusable that the servers don’t seem able to cope, and we wonder how readers feel about this.

Have you also been encountering difficulties playing FIFA 15 Ultimate Team since the latest app updates for Android or iOS, or before? Do you agree that EA needs to pull its finger out and concentrate one and for all on resolving these problems? Drop us your comments in the box below.

Pele Discharged From Brazilian Hospital

Em 30/12/58 Pelé e Coutinho jogaram juntos pela primeira vez. 56 anos depois, a maior dupla de todos os tempo tem um novo desafio!

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A 74-year-old being discharged from the hospital isn’t generally a newsworthy incident. However, when that individual is Edson Arantes do Nascimento (better known as Pele), it gets global coverage.

The former Santos and New York Cosmos star had been hospitalized after undergoing hemodialysis due to the effects of a severe urinary tract infection. Rumors quickly spread that the soccer legend was on death’s door, but the septuagenarian was released with a clean bill of health early this week.

While exiting the hospital, Pele spoke briefly with assembled reporters, and joked that he could now focus on preparing for the upcoming Olympic games. There is no truth, however, to the rumors that he also quipped that Maradona probably couldn’t have handled the infection as well, and would have cheated to regain his health.

To further demonstrate his renewed vitality, Pele then took part in Santos-promoted event that pitted him against fellow former club star Coutinho in a FIFA 15 battle. The fact that neither individual had any idea how to play the game only added further hilarity to the situation.

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team TOTW 13

EA Sports have released the 13th edition of their Ultimate Team team of the week and the main headline is that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is joined up front by none other than PSG talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The big Swede returned from injury over the weekend and he helped his team to a 2-1 victory over Nantes, extending their unbeaten start to the Ligue 1 season.

Ronaldo was in imperious form as he scored a hat-trick to take his tally for the season in La Liga to 23 goals, an astonishing feat.

The third member of this fearsome front line is West Ham United forward Andy Carroll who terrorised the Swansea City defence on Sunday, scoring two goals and assisting one more during the Hammers’ 3-1 win.

In goal is Hull City keeper Allan McGregor who performed heroics during his side’s 0-0 draw with West Brom over the weekend which included saving a penalty.

The defence is led by Mats Hummels who led his Borussia Dortmund side to a much needed win against Hoffenheim on Friday which lifted the club off the bottom of the Bundesliga.

He is joined in the three man defence by Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez with the 19 year old in sensational form over the past couple of weeks with the La Liga champions not conceding a single goal since November 22. He was crucial in their 2-0 win away at Elche on the weekend.

The final member of the defence is Thomas Heurtaux who helped Udinese keep out Inter Milan at the San Siro as they secured 2-1 victory.

FIFA never seem to really pay much attention to things like coherence when they pick formations and this week the entire midfield is made up of wingers. The men actually out wide are Ivan Persic, whose Wolfsburg side kept up their impressive assault on league leaders Bayern Munich with a 3-1 victory over Hannover, and Andre Carrillo whose Sporting Lisbon team won their second league game in a row by beating Boavista 3-1.

In the middle of the park are Tranquillo Barnetta who registered a hat-trick of assists as Schalke crushed Stuttgart 4-0 and Balazs Dzsudzsak who registered a goal and an assist as he helped Dynamo Moscow move up to third in the Russian Premier League.

The front three all had excellent weekends and frankly we can’t wait to try them out together as we are sure that it is not a front three that anyone has ever combined together. Obviously Carroll has to be the focal point of the team but Ibrahimovic isn’t exactly blessed with pace so you may want to use him and Ronaldo as attacking midfielders.

On the bench we see a number of lesser players who had excellent weekends but Newcastle United fans will be delighted to see Papiss Cisse make the cut after his two goals helped the Magpies end Chelsea’s unbeaten run on Saturday.

UK Game Charts: FIFA 15 Rises to Top of Charts Again

With all the blockbuster releases in the past few months, it only makes sense that EA Sports’ FIFA 15 would once again be the top selling game across all platforms in the UK, right?

This seems to be the case according to the latest UKIE charts courtesy of Gfk Chart-Track. It beat out Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Grand Theft Auto 5, in the second and third positions respectively, to occupy the top spot. Far Cry 4 was in fourth place while LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, a relatively fresher release, was in sixth.

The only new release to occupy the top 10 was The Crew whose physical sales on the PS4 were two-thirds of total sales. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix debuted at 31st position for the PS3.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Minecraft: Xbox Edition, Minecraft: PlayStation Edition and Driveclub occupied the remaining spots in the top 10. What are your thoughts on FIFA 15 rising to the top again? Let us know below.

FUT 15 Tips – Making Coins Using the Web App

FUT 15 Tips: How to make coins using FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Web App.

FUT 15 Tips Free Coins

Using FUT Web App you can play with FIFA 15 Ultimate Team features online (except playing the game) and make coins.

In this article we will share with you some basic and easy tips to make coins on the web app:

Receiving Free Gifts on FUT Web App
One of the benefits of using the FIFA Web App early is that it offers you a limited daily free gift offer. This offer lasts until Sep 29th and it mostly offers you free FUT coins. What you need to do is just to login to Web App daily till Sep 29th, 2014.

FUT 15 Players

Trading Players and Items
Buying and selling players and items are the most common money making method in FIFA Ultimate Team. Since the Web App is new and the actual game hasn’t come out yet, you can find players and items on the transfer market cheaper than when FIFA 15 comes out.

Try to buy overrated and high rated players now and keep them for selling after the game release, because they are going to be more expensive when FIFA 15 comes out on different platforms.

Another way to make FUT coins easily is to quick sell players. Sometimes you can find players on the transfer market with a selling price below their quick sell values. For example a player with the rating of 77 can be quick sold for 308 coins, so if you buy a 77 player card for less than 301 coins, you can earn a small amount of coins by just quick selling it. But, before using this technique, make sure you have checked their quick sell values – You can use our online FUT Quick Sell Calculator for this purpose.

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Selling Tips

Learn how to sell your items better at FUT 15 Transfer Market

Wonder why your items don’t sell on FUT Transfer Market? Here we have some tricks for you to get rid of that ‘No buyers found for this item’ message in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.

With these FUT selling tips, you will have more chance to improve your sales and rate up your Ultimate Team transaction benefits:

Add Value to Your Item
Sometimes, you need to add some values to your card to make it special. For example, by applying a right chemistry style to your player, you can give your card a better chance to be sold. The number of contracts is also a big deal for the player cards. Depending on the player and its market price range, you might be able to sell your card more expensive by applying a contract card to it. Other consumables such as player boosts could be also sales effective and be adding value to your price. To some people, the fitness value is also an important fact. These things are technically important when people compare your card to the other ones.

The Right Price
Make sure the price you are setting for your item is right. If you set the price slightly lower than the market’s range, you probably get more buyers to bid on your item. Cards with lower price than their market’s usual price, will motivate people to buy them.

But, don’t forget to check your bought price for the item you’re selling. You don’t want to lose coins, do you? One of the mistakes people make when selling their items is to do not calculate EA tax beforehand. Keep in mind that EA will take 5% of all selling transactions happening at FUT transfer market. That means, your selling price should be at least 5% higher than your purchase price in case you don’t want to lose coins on a trade. We have provided an online calculator for EA tax on FUT transaction here:, you can use this tool to see how much your tax will be before you list your item on the transfer market.

The Right Time
It is important at what time and on which weekday you’re listing your items on the market. Remember, FUT players are coming from around the globe. This is an important factor especially for the player cards and some other items such as managers and stadiums. Here is an example, a turkish player card whose club is playing in Turkish Superlig, will have more change to be bought by a turkish FIFA fan who is living in Turkey. So, if you put such a player card on the transfer market during the Turkey’s peak hours, you will definitely have more chance to get buyers.

Check out the time difference in Europe, UK, US and Asia to your location. Find out what time is good for your card if you’re targeting a specific geographic location. Also, weekdays are important. Apparently, Friday nights and weekends are the most busiest days at the transfer market. Wednesday nights are busy too.

FUT Transfer Market is too active at the time before and after the real football matchdays. That means, on weekends and on UEFA Champions League matchdays (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) FUT transfer market is experiencing heavy traffics made by sellers and buyers.

FIFA 15 Mobile App

Keep it Alive
Your auction time on the transfer market is limited. What you need to do after your auction time is up, is to re-list your items. Make sure you’re re-listing your items back to back, because this will give your items more chance to be seen.

If you’re playing FUT on your desktop PC or on your console at home and you don’t have access to it all the time, don’t worry, because there are already FUT Web App and FUT Mobile App available for you to access FIFA 15 Ultimate Team any time on your phone or your tablet.

Do login to FIFA Ultimate Team on your mobile or using the web app to check out your selling items and to re-list them quickly once they expired.

FIFA 15 guide: Ultimate Team, tips, tactics

It’s here. Again. Get the most from EA Sports’ FIFA 15 with our complete guide.
FIFA 15 guide
FIFA 15 is the latest in EA Sports’ super football series, a game which brings major changes to Ultimate Team and the way the game is played in general.

Make sure you’re getting all the help you need with our FIFA 15 tips and tactics.

Creating the Ultimate Team


FIFA’s biggest and most popular mode has already seen some major changes this year, with EA Sports getting serious about clamping down on coin-trading and exchanging players.

But the game itself has also undergone a major overhaul. If you’re new to Ultimate Team, you’ll need to check out our guide to the basics of of FUT’s mechanics, and don’t forget to read up on how to build your team. Individual work-rates and tactical commands are key to success this year, and you shouldn’t be ignoring those bronze and silver cards.

  • FIFA 15 Ultimate Team guide
    The basics
    Building your team
    How to build a cheap squad
    How to build the best hybrid squad in Ultimate Team
    This year’s changes and how they affect your game


Whether you’re playing FIFA 15 Ultimate Team or any of the other modes in this year’s update, there’s a bunch you need to know about how play itself has changed.

Acceleration has become more important this year, and FIFA 15′s aerial game has been significantly balanced after FIFA 14′s laser-guided headers created so much controversy last year.

Don’t get left behind. Hit the link below and be sure you have the right strategies in place.

FIFA 15 Early Features and Improvements

The first features and early improvements for FIFA 15 have been announced! You can check them out in detail below.

FIFA 15 Early Features and Improvements

Agility & Control and Correct Contacts

Leave defenders in the dust or control the ball like the world’s best footballers. Players explode into action with improved balance, cuts and closer touches when in possession, giving greater responsiveness and personality to the game’s superstars. Experience brilliant control as you keep the ball in a sprint or when searching for an opening in those close-touch situations.

Authentic Player Visuals

The Next Generation football player is here. Player faces have an incredible level of detail, while character models look and feel powerful and athletic. Kits move realistically and change with the environment, becoming dirty with mud and grass as the match unfolds.

Dynamic Match Presentation

Match Day feels dynamic and immersive. Improved commentary will highlight unique fan reactions, with chants and behavior changing on location. New bench reactions, 10-man goal celebrations and more will keep you engaged in the story of the match.

Emotional Intelligence

With over 600 new emotional reactions, players now respond to pivotal moments on the pitch – bad tackles, missed chances, epic goals – as they would in real life.

Living Pitch

Stadiums are alive and full of the emotion that only football can create. Playing surfaces wear down as the match progresses, with boot marks, slide tackles, and debris visible on the pitch. Corner flags move, goal frames shake, and animated LED ad boards bring FIFA 15 to life.

Man-to-Man Battles

Dispossessing your opponent is more rewarding than ever! Intercept and keep the ball with Possession Tackles and new shoulder barges. Feel the impact with big fall physics; shirt pulling will also be visible with enhanced cloth technology. FIFA 15 fundamentally changes the way you compete for the ball.

Team Tactics

Your AI teammates and opponents now recognize what’s happening in the match and will adjust their tactics just like real players. Park the Bus, In The Mixer, and Time Wasting are some of the Team Tactics you’ll come up against in FIFA 15.

What are your early thoughts on these new improvements? Let us know in the comments section. Don’t like what you see? Let us know your suggestions on our FIFA 15 wishlist.

10 Exciting New Additions to FIFA 15

Why should you order FIFA 15? According to most of the trailers and press releases we have seen from EA Sports this year, you should essentially purchase FIFA 15 because of its enhanced realism and beautiful graphics. It is true that this year the game is going to look much, much better than last year’s (which was already amazing!). All you have to do to see that is watch the trailer. And that would be reason enough—but what about things you can actually do in the game? Has EA actually added any new capabilities to this year’s installment? Is it going to play as great as it looks? The answer is “definitely!” Let’s check out 10 new capabilities that make this year’s game more exciting than ever!

1.Select celebrations.

In FIFA 14, EA Sports allowed you to choose whatever celebration you wanted for your victories. This is great for online gameplay, since you can basically choose the celebration you want to taunt your opponent with. The problem with it was that there were not a whole lot of celebrations to choose from, so the feature got a little repetitious. In FIFA 15, there are going to be tons of new celebrations. They will be more fun and realistic than ever! So look forward to winning online and even more hilarious moments celebrating it.

2.Fast players will be able to accelerate faster.

Not only will fast players be playing a prominent role in FIFA 15 (be sure to check out the official list of the fastest players if you haven’t yet), but those players will be able to put on a full burst of speed more quickly than ever. So not only are the super fast at full speed, but they can accelerate fast too. If you have played the demo, you probably have already noticed this.

3.Dive in-depth into tactics.

We’ve been able to mess with tactics in previous installments, but never like this. Before, the user interface was confusing and didn’t really give us the control we needed to experiment and come up with awesome results. That is all going to change with FIFA 15, which gives players advanced control over tactics as well as the ability to easily test out new strategies before trying them live on the field. The menus are way more intuitive, and it only takes a few clicks to make changes. You have more control than ever during pre-game and half-time, but also on the fly as games are in progress. For a lot of players, these changes are not only going to lead to more fun, but also to more skillful game play.

4.Check out all the Premiere League stadiums.

All 20 Premiere League stadiums are going to be part of FIFA 15, and each has been rendered in incredible detail. In the demo, you have a chance to check out Anfield, and that alone is pretty amazing. It is just a preview of all the amazing stadiums to come in the full release. Everything is intact from the banner that says “This is Anfield” to the billboards to the feel of the turf.

5.Much better goalkeepers.

While FIFA has put incredible work into the majority of the players on the field in past years, one area where they were sorely lacking was the goalkeepers. Goalkeepers in previous titles often behaved in confusing and seemingly random ways. Nothing is more frustrating than losing a game because the goalkeeper doesn’t seem to be doing his job. Now, goalkeepers have been improved both cosmetically and practically; their moves look more realistic, but they also are more realistic, and seem to be founded in common sense. As a result, you can expect to have a harder time scoring against your opponent, but an easier time defending your own goal.

6.Goal line technology has been integrated.

Okay, to be fair, this is not something you can actually do, but it’s hard to argue it’s a purely aesthetic change. IFAB approved goal line technology two years back for real-life soccer games, so referees can now make a solid determination on whether or not a goal was scored. Now EA Sports has added that feature to FIFA 15. When you score, you will clearly see that you scored. When you didn’t, the technology will tell you, “No score.” It helps to clarify game play, and again, adds realism to the game.

7.More powerful finesse shots.

Do you look back with some nostalgia to the over-powered finesse shots in FIFA 12? While the finesse shots in that game were certainly possible in real life, they were much more common in the game, to the point where they were not very realistic. As a result, EA Sports tried to “balance” out this issue by reducing the power of the finesse shot substantially in FIFA 13 and 14. At that point, the finesse shot had been crippled, and a lot of gamers switched to using basic shots almost every time just to get the job done.

Now EA is doing its best to finally achieve the right balance with finesse shots. They will be more powerful than they were over the previous two years, but still less crazy powerful than they were back in FIFA 12. Hopefully this time they’ve got it right, and it will make sense to try and use the finesse shot now and again.

8.Get more emotionally involved.

With more than 600 new player emotions, players on the field will react in amazing ways to their victories and defeats. Realism will no longer be just skin-deep; players will now behave as realistically as they appear, and display amazing emotional intelligence. This will make it easier for the player of FIFA 15 to get more emotionally involved with the players on the virtual field.

9.More reliable player ratings.

The player ratings are highly anticipated each year, but in past years, we have noticed that the performance of players in the game didn’t always seem to match the ratings assigned to them. Players who should have outperformed others according to their ratings would fall strangely short, and those that we didn’t expect that much from sometimes did astoundingly well. This year, FIFA’s player ratings should be more meaningful. Improvements in physics and player movements will empower highly rated players to perform to their best. In the past, the mechanics simply weren’t in place yet.

10.Laugh or cry over new glitches.

With the demo out for around a week now, already the player complaints are steamrolling in, and EA Sports is struggling to fix all the bugs which have already been discovered. Of course, this is one of the purposes of a demo; to identify and patch up bugs before the main release. But we already know they won’t take care of them all. We recommend not letting it get you down too much. While EA’s releases are notoriously buggy, at least sometimes the glitches are funny, and hey—the game is still incredible.

FIFA 15 is due for release in North America on the 23rd … that is on TUESDAY. Have you pre-ordered FIFA 15 yet? No? Seriously, what are you waiting for? Those amazing bonuses are not going to hang around for long. You only have a few days, so get those pre-orders in!