UK Charts 30/01/16: LEGO Marvel’s Avengers Deposes Black Ops III

When the top selling game at Christmas is finally knocked off its top spot, it’s a good sign that we’re coming out of the industry’s festive hangover and the traditionally slow start of the year. This time around, it’s the family friendly fun of Lego Marvel’s Avengers which has done the trick, bumping Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 down into second place.

That’s despite a 54% bump in sales for the perennial shooter series, which is followed by FIFA 16 in third place, Rainbow Six: Siege in fourth and Star Wars Battlefront in fifth. There’s a surprise surge into the top ten for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but the only other new entries in the top 40 see Final Fantasy Explorers launch in 11th and Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo debuts down in 26th.

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Of course, this is purely for games sold at retail, while it would have been fascinating to see just how well The Witness has stacked up, as a huge critical success last week.

LW TW Title Publisher
1 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
1 2 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III ACTIVISION
2 3 FIFA 16 EA SPORTS
4 4 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT
5 5 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT EA GAMES
3 6 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR
8 7 JUST CAUSE 3 SQUARE ENIX
24 8 METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN KONAMI
9 9 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
6 10 RESIDENT EVIL ORIGINS COLLECTION CAPCOM
11 FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS SQUARE ENIX
13 12 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE TELLTALE GAMES
15 13 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING ACTIVISION
12 14 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT
11 15 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
20 16 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 MICROSOFT
14 17 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 DISNEY INFINITY
7 18 LIFE IS STRANGE SQUARE ENIX
19 19 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT.
36 20 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE UBISOFT

Source: GFK via UKIE

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2 Comments

  1. I wonder if 26th place is bad for the Seb Loeb game. The top 20 is quite competitive. Be interesting to see how DiRT Rally does in April.

  2. Lego Marvel Avengers arrived at the weekend but I haven’t started it yet. Im really enjoying Dying Light after not really liking it at first. Now I have some decent weapons and I’m in the old town, its much better. Almost traded it in too. Im glad I stuck with it.

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