The Elder Scrolls Online Launches Successfully in the UK, while Titanfall Overtakes inFAMOUS: Second Son

on April 7, 2014 5:33 AM

The Elder Scrolls Online had a successful debut in last week’s UK Sales charts, launching in first place in the individual format chart and in second place in the overall chart, where has been beaten by a returning FIFA 14 thanks to the weight of its multiple formats.

On the other hand inFAMOUS: Second Son (that dropped by 55% in sales since last week) was overtaken by the Xbox One version of Titanfall (that sold 36% less copies than last week on both Xbox One and PC) in the individual format chart, and by Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes‘ and Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ multiple platforms on the overall chart.

Apparently Respawn’s popular shooter is showing more staying power in the charts than Sucker Punch’s excellent open world superpowered extravaganza, but considering the usual popularity of the FPS genre that’s not overly surprising.

Here’s a detailed breakdown released by Chart-Track:

EA’s ‘FIFA 14’ returns to No1 (+8%) having last been top of the pile in week 6 this year.

The title has still not been out of the Top 6 since launch 28 weeks ago and now has a total of 11 weeks at No1 – a feat that only 4 other titles have managed (‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’, ‘Wii Fit’, ‘Zumba Fitness’ and ‘FIFA: Road to the World Cup 98’). Bethesda debut strongly at No2 with the PC version of ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ – a first game and 5 years in the making for Zenimax Online Studios, with PS4/Xbox One versions to follow. EA’s Xbox One/PC ‘Titanfall’ holds at No3 (-36%), with an Xbox 360 version coming next week.

Climbing 4 places to No4 is Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ (+35%) and boxed product sales of this game are no doubt spiking due to the launch this week of the second DLC pack ‘Devastation’ on Xbox formats. Konami drop 3 places over last week at No5 with ‘Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ (-46%) and Sony’s PS4 ‘Infamous: Second Son’ (-55%) drops 5 places to No6 having held on to No1 for 2 weeks. The only other new release within the Top 40 is Tecmo Koei’s ‘Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Complete Ed.’ debuting at No29 for PS4/Vita.

Below you can see the individual format chart courtesy of Bruno MB from NeoGaf, and the overall chart from the UKIE.

  1. (NE) PC THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
  2. (02) XBO TITANFALL (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
  3. (01) PS4 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
  4. (05) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (MICROSOFT)
  5. (07) PS4 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
  6. (08) 360 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
  7. (10) 360 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH (UBISOFT)
  8. (04) PS4 METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES (KONAMI)
  9. (13) 360 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
  10. (11) 360 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
  11. (17) 360 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
  12. (24) PS3 FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
  13. (27) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
  14. (14) XBO FIFA 14 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
  15. (18) PS3 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH (UBISOFT)
  16. (06) 3DS PROFESSOR LAYTON VS PHOENIX WRIGHT (NINTENDO)
  17. (26) 360 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
  18. (21) PS3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
  19. (25) PS3 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
  20. (15) 360 DARK SOULS II (BANDAI NAMCO GAMES)
  21. (12) XBO METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES (KONAMI)
  22. (09) PS3 FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD REMASTER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
  23. (16) PS3 METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES (KONAMI)
  24. (29) PS4 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
  25. (__) PS3 GRAN TURISMO 6 (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
  26. (__) 360 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG (UBISOFT)
  27. (32) XBO FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 (MICROSOFT)
  28. (23) PS3 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
  29. (__) XBO CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
  30. (20) 3DS YOSHI’S NEW ISLAND (NINTENDO)
  31. (28) PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG (UBISOFT)
  32.  (19) PS3 DARK SOULS II (BANDAI NAMCO GAMES)
  33. (33) 360 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
  34. (NE) PS4 DYNASTY WARRIORS 8: XTREME COMPLETE ED. (TECMO KOEI EUROPE)
  35.  (__) 360 WWE 2K14 (TAKE 2)
  36. (31) PS4 THIEF (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
  37. (36) PS4 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
  38. (__) 360 BATTLEFIELD 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
  39. (38) XBO THIEF (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
  40. (03) PC DIABLO III: REAPER OF SOULS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.