Mass Effect: Andromeda Tops the UK Sales Chart This Week; Sells Best on PS4

on March 27, 2017 8:05 AM

The 12th week of the 2017 UK Sales Charts are in, and unlike the 11th weekTom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is no longer atop the charts, where it had been perched for the previous two weeks following the biggest Week 1 launch this year. Rather, EA and BioWare’s Mass Effect: Andromeda is now top dog.

Mass Effect: Andromeda, which is the first time the Mass Effect series has released on PS4 and Xbox One, notably has given EA its first number one since week 48 of last year (FIFA 17).

As you may know, the original Mass Effect debuted on the Xbox 360 at number 12 on the All Formats Top 40 (Units) back in November of 2007. Since then, EA and BioWare have always debuted at number 1 with the series (Mass Effect 2 back in week 4 of 2010 and Mass Effect 3 back in week 10, 2012). Week 1 series highpoint still belongs to Mass Effect 3, which was the first game in the series to see all versions released in the same week. Meanwhile, Mass Effect: Andromeda had the 3rd best week 1 in the series, behind Mass Effect 2 and 3. However, it is worth noting that since the release of Mass Effect 3 digital sales have only increased for games, which in turn takes away from physical sales.

Mass Effect: Andromeda shows a sales unit split of 55% PS4, 41% Xbox One, and 4% on PC.

Elsewhere on the charts., Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is now number two. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. LEGO Worlds slipped from number 2 to number 3, and Sony slipped from number 3 to number 4 with Horizon: Zero Dawn, the second biggest Week 1 launch this year. Rounding out the top 5 is Rockstar’s GTA V, which fell one spot week-on-week.

Beyond Mass Effect: Andromeda, no other new releases managed to crack the Top 40.

Here’s the full Top 40 for Week 12 2017 (the week ended on March 25th):

It’s important to note this only includes physical sales, and not digital sales.

Last Week This Week Title Age Rating Publisher
1 MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
1 2 TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
2 3 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3 4 HORIZON ZERO DAWN PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
4 5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
6 6 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
5 7 FIFA 17 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
7 8 ROCKET LEAGUE PEGI 3+ 505 GAMES
8 9 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
10 10 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
26 11 HALO WARS 2 PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
15 12 BATTLEFIELD 1 PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
13 13 OVERWATCH PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
11 14 FOR HONOR PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
16 15 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
17 16 1-2 SWITCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
9 17 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
27 18 RARE REPLAY PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
12 19 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
18 20 SNIPER ELITE 4 PEGI 16+ SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING
19 21 WWE 2K17 PEGI 16+ 2K
20 22 UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
25 23 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
24 24 POKEMON SUN PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
31 25 RYSE: SON OF ROME PEGI 18+ MICROSOFT
14 26 NIER AUTOMATA PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
40 27 TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
28 WATCH DOGS 2 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
23 29 JUST DANCE 2017 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
35 30 MAFIA III PEGI 18+ 2K
30 31 NBA 2K17 PEGI 3+ 2K
29 32 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
34 33 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
21 34 STEEP PEGI 12+ UBISOFT
28 35 HITMAN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
32 36 MARIO SPORTS SUPERSTARS PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
33 37 DISHONORED 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
38 SUNSET OVERDRIVE PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
38 39 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
39 40 POKEMON MOON PEGI 7+ NINTENDO

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