The data-crunching firm GFK Chart-Track delivered its weekly sales chart for the UK market, showcasing a triumph for Fallout 4, that pushes Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 off its throne. The Xbox One version of Rise of the Tomb Raider also has a quite solid debut.
Here’s the firm’s analysis:
‘Fallout 4’ delivers the best ever launch week for the series while becoming the third biggest launch of 2015 so far.
Bethesda’s second No1 of the year (The Elder Scrolls Online was the other) is behind only the familiar faces of ‘Fifa 16’ and ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ for debut week unit sales. It’s a fantastic return for the series bettering the debut sales of previous week one best seller ‘Fallout: New Vegas’ by 213%. ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ (-57%) makes way for the newly crowned champion dropping to No2. ‘Fifa 16’ (+10%) also drops down a place despite a boost fuelled in part by high sales of the Xbox One Fifa 16 hardware bundle. Lara Croft returns as ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ debuts at No4 for Xbox One and Xbox 360. With Microsoft securing a timed exclusive for the title sales lean heavily toward Xbox One with 85% over Xbox 360’s 15% share.
Telltale Games’ ‘Minecraft Story Mode’ (+6%) climbs a place to No5 and delivers impressive week on week growth over its debut launch figure in its third week. EA’s ‘Need for Speed’ (-62%) drops three places to No6 in its second week. Sega’s ‘Football Manager 2016’ for PC lands at No7 just ahead of a resurgent ‘Lego Dimensions’ (+49%), which climbs a place to No8 thanks to retailer promotions. Former chart toppers ‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ (-39%) and ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ (-50%) are down to No9 and No10 in their fourth and third weeks on the All Formats Chart. Elsewhere in the Top 40 another PC title makes its mark with Blizzard’s ‘StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void’ landing at No23.
Below you can find the all formats chart:
Last but not least, the individual formats chart, courtesy of NeoGAF, with the PS4 version of Bethesda’s new game leading over the Xbox One version, with the PC version lagging behind in 7th place.
01 (NE) PS4 FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
02 (NE) XBO FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
03 (01) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
04 (02) XBO CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
05 (NE) XBO RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
06 (06) XBO FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
07 (NE) PC FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
08 (04) 360 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
09 (NE) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 (SEGA)
10 (05) XBO HALO 5: GUARDIANS (MICROSOFT)
11 (10) PS4 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
12 (03) PS4 NEED FOR SPEED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
13 (08) PS3 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
14 (12) 360 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
15 (07) PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
16 (17) 360 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
17 (24) 360 LEGO DIMENSIONS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
18 (13) XBO CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
19 (16) XBO ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
20 (09) XBO NEED FOR SPEED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
21 (14) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
22 (__) XBO GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION (MICROSOFT)
23 (NE) 360 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
24 (23) XBO MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
25 (20) XBO FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 (MICROSOFT)
26 (NE) PC STARCRAFT II: LEGACY OF THE VOID (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
27 (11) PS4 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
28 (26) PS4 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
29 (15) PS4 WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
30 (27) PS3 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
31 (19) 3DS MARIO KART 7 (NINTENDO)
32 (28) PS3 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
33 (39) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
34 (35) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
35 (__) PS3 LEGO DIMENSIONS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
36 (32) 3DS ANIMAL CROSSING: HAPPY HOME DESIGNER (NINTENDO)
37 (33) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
38 (__) XBO THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
39 (21) XBO WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
40 (22) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
NeoGAF user BrunoMB, who normally provides the chart, also included numbers for, Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
Bethesda’s new game sold about 482,000 copies, while Rise of the Tomb Raider moved just under 63,000 copies. By comparison, the previous chapter of the rebooted Tomb Raider series debuted with about 183,000 copies.
Call of Duty sold about 273,000 copies among all of its platforms, bringing the total in the UK to roughly 908,000 units.