Mafia III Sets Launch Record for Series, lands at No. 2 on UK Sales Charts

on October 10, 2016 9:51 AM

2K’s Mafia III has set a launch week sales record for the franchise. Exact sales numbers weren’t divulged, however, UKIE Game Charts did reveal that sales were up 58.7 percent compared to the launch of Mafia II six years ago.

Unlike the previous entry in the series, which released at number one, Mafia III  managed to only grab the number two spot this week for the UK sales charts. What stole its glory? FIFA 17, which according to UKIE dominated again for the second straight week.

Beyond Mafia III, no other new releases managed to grab a top ten spot, with the closet being Paper Mario: Color Splash charting at number 14.

Important to note: the week’s chart only features sales numbers up to Friday, October 8th. Meaning for a game like Mafia III, only the first day of sales were recorded.

Here’s the full top ten for Week 40 of this year:

  1. FIFA 17
  2. MAFIA III
  3. FORZA HORIZON 3
  4. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
  5. ROCKET LEAGUE
  6. BIOSHOCK: THE COLLECTION
  7. XCOM 2
  8. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2017
  9. FALLOUT 4
  10. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION

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