The real story this week’s charts is that while there were some winners on the rise, there’s also a lot of companies and games losing ground to where they’d expect and like to be. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare might still be number 1, but dropped 65% from its first week sales, which were already dramatically lower than the last few years.
FIFA 17 is up into second place, but only because Battlefield 1 slid 39% into third, and all three of these beat the highest profile new release of last week, Dishonored 2. That game is down 38% on the original Dishonored’s first week sales. Still, it’s done better than Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization and Eagle Flight for PSVR, with these niche titles coming in 33rd and 39th respectively. Across the board, you’d have to hope that digital sales are going some way to make up the lost ground.
Still, there’s better news for the likes of Overwatch, Forza Horizon 3 and Lego Dimensions, both of which bounced up into the top ten after some nice retailer discounts.
|1||1||CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE||ACTIVISION|
|3||2||FIFA 17||EA SPORTS|
|2||3||BATTLEFIELD 1||EA GAMES|
|4||DISHONORED 2||BETHESDA SOFTWORKS|
|4||5||THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED.||BETHESDA SOFTWORKS|
|10||6||FORZA HORIZON 3||MICROSOFT|
|5||8||TITANFALL 2||EA GAMES|
|37||9||LEGO DIMENSIONS||LEGO DIMENSIONS|
|12||10||STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT||EA GAMES|
|9||11||GRAND THEFT AUTO V||ROCKSTAR|
|11||12||GEARS OF WAR 4||MICROSOFT|
|14||14||MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION||MICROSOFT|
|6||15||FOOTBALL MANAGER 2017||SEGA|
|16||18||ROCKET LEAGUE||505 GAMES|
|19||19||FALLOUT 4||BETHESDA SOFTWORKS|
|32||20||TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION||UBISOFT|
Source: UKIE Game Charts compiled by GfK