Following a week which saw the release of the gargantuan Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider, we were always curious to see how long they would stay at the top of the charts. With the release of Star Wars Battlefront, it was also interesting to see how it would fare amongst the more hardcore titles on the market. How did the big releases do?
Well, Star Wars Battlefront topped the UK games chart on its debut, pushing Fallout 4 into third place, while Black Ops 3 held firm in second place. According to statistics, sales of Fallout 4 dropped 80% in its second week, implying that whoever wanted it, got it in week one. Obviously it will sell a lot more copies in time, but it looks like it has already hit its peak.
Rise of the Tomb Raider dropped from 4th into 5th, which isn’t too bad, and shows that Lara still has a strong pair of legs under her. I’m curious to see where she ends up next week. Moving up the chart is LEGO Dimensions, shifting from 8th to 6th with Christmas shoppers getting out early to avoid disappointment on the big day. Need for Speed falls from 6th to 10th, and Halo 5 slips from 10th to 11th. Will it rise again in the coming weeks?
|–||1||STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT|
|2||2||CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III|
|4||5||RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER|
|9||7||ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE|
|5||8||MINECRAFT: STORY MODE|
|6||10||NEED FOR SPEED|
|10||11||HALO 5: GUARDIANS|
|12||12||GRAND THEFT AUTO V|
|14||13||MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION|
|13||14||LEGO JURASSIC WORLD|
|7||15||FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016|
|16||17||GUITAR HERO LIVE|
|18||18||MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION|
|17||19||DISNEY INFINITY 3.0|
|21||20||FORZA MOTORSPORT 6|
[Source: GfK Chart track]