UK Charts 15/09/14: Destiny Raids The Top Spot

Let’s be honest, if Destiny hadn’t made the top spot on this week’s UK charts, that would have been the story of the year. Good news for Activision then, as it handily knocks The Sims 4 off its perch and down into second place (which is still very respectable for a PC game).

The more interesting tale is of how Destiny’s sales have been split across the platforms. The PlayStation 4 was predictably in the lead, but with a 46% share it’s not actually all that far ahead of the Xbox One on 36%. Perhaps Microsoft didn’t need to get so cheeky with its sneaky pseudo-advertising for the game, since the Xbox 360’s 14% share helped them to exactly 50% of the sales. The PS3 was only able to muster a meagre 4%, but considering the online upgrade paths available on both last gen consoles and how digital sales aren’t included in the charts, this isn’t the whole picture. It’s going to be very interesting to see how the pie is sliced when taking global sales and digital sales into account.

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Elsehwere, NHL 15 made an entry into the charts in 7th pace, while Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution took 10th for Bandai Namco. The only other new entry was the retail release of inFamous: First Light in 17th, though this game will have had a much greater share of digital sales, where it landed on PSN a few weeks ago.

The top 20 for the last week is as follows:

  1. Destiny – Activision
  2. The Sims 4 – EA Games
  3. Watch Dogs – Ubisoft
  4. Call of Duty: Ghosts – Activision
  5. The Last of Us: Remastered – Sony Computer Ent.
  6. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition – Microsoft
  7. NHL 15 – EA Sports
  8. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare – EA Games
  9. Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition – Sony Computer Ent.
  10. Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution – Bandai Namco Games
  11. Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar
  12. The Lego Movie Videogame – Warner Bros. Interactive
  13. Diablo III Reaper Of Souls Ultimate Evil – Blizzard
  14. Metro Redux – Deep Silver
  15. Titanfall – EA Games
  16. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
  17. inFamous: First Light – Sony Computer Ent.
  18. Madden NFL 15 – EA Sports
  19. Terraria – Xbox 360 Classics
  20. Sniper Elite 3 – 505 Games

Source: UKIE

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12 Comments

  1. As much as I’m persevering with it. I’m struggling to see what all the fuss with it is about unfortunately.

  2. I keep going back and forth as to whether I feel all those Destiny sales are deserved or not. Its mission variety is painfully limited but I’m still finding myself having a good time playing it since giving it another try over the weekend. One thing is for sure, ignoring the terrible voice acting for a second, the game’s production values are excellent.

  3. Are you saying that there was an even 50/50 split between PS and Xbox platforms? If so considering all the Sony adverts for Destiny and more PS4’s in the UK (I assume) that’s a surprising result! But then there are an awful lot of 360s too….

    • Yes. 50/50.

      It’s really the 360’s share which helped to balance the scales, but even discounting the last generation sales the Xbox One really wasn’t all that far behind the PS4, at a very rough 4:3 ratio in Sony’s favour.

      However, that’s only at the tills at retail, and we don’t know how digital sales and how the digital upgrade offer have affected the overall balance in the UK, let alone how things have panned out in the rest of the world.

  4. I’m enjoying Destiny but i’m finding that the repetition does get to me after a few hours so i’ll quit. Then an hour later i want to play it again! For all it’s flaws it still has some magic going on.

  5. Do all the console players play in a shared world ? Or do PS3 players only play against other PS3 players ?

    • Platform specific I believe.

      • You’re playing on platform specific servers and matches, but your characters are stored online so that you can hop between consoles from the same manufacturer, if you so choose.

  6. theres definitely fe things about destiny that should be better…but its wondeful, thevshooting is sublime and the co op is so much fun. loving it

  7. I wonder why the ps3’s share is so low vs the 360?

    • My guess would be that more PS3 owners have now gone to PS4. Perhaps not the same with Xbox360 to XboxOne perhaps?

      That’s the only way it makes any logical sense to me.

      • Yep that sounds the most likely explanation.

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