Star Wars: Battlefront Is Biggest Star Wars Launch in UK History; Sells More on PS4, Xbox One Second

on November 23, 2015 8:31 AM

Like every Monday, GFK Chart-track provided the analysis and ranking of sales in the UK for last week, and predictably, Star Wars: Battlefront brought home the lion’s share.

‘Star Wars Battlefront’ shoots straight to No1 with the biggest ever launch for a title based on the Star Wars franchise, selling 117% more units in its launch week than previous best ‘Star Wars: The Force Unleashed’.

Released on Thursday, it is the 4th biggest launch of any game in 2015. As it is more of a reboot than a sequel, it becomes the fastest selling non-sequel PS4 title ever, selling more at launch on Sony’s format than another online-only title, ‘Destiny’. ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ remains at No2 despite a 50% drop in sales, while last week’s top seller ‘Fallout 4’ (-80%) slips to No3. Sales of ‘FIFA 16’ continue to pick up this week with Christmas in sight, rising by 14%, but down one place to No4.

At No5, ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ has a credible second week with only a 37% decline in sales, keeping it ahead of ‘Lego Dimensions’ (+0%) which climbs 2 places to No6. ‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ (+7%) also jumps 2 places, up to No7 with the PC version new this week.

The Top 10 is rounded off with ‘Minecraft Story Mode’ (-32%) at No8, ‘WWE 2K16’ (-4%) at No9 and ‘Need for Speed’ (-39%) at No10. No other new titles are able to force their way in to the Top 40 this week.

Here is the all formats sales chart:

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Finally, the individual format sales chart courtesy of NeoGAF user BrunoMB, showing that Battlefront sold the most on PS4, with Xbox One following, and PC as a distant third. We also learn that the game sold over 325,000 copies last week in the UK.

01 (NE) PS4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
02 (NE) XBO STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
03 (03) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
04 (04) XBO CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
05 (01) PS4 FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
06 (02) XBO FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
07 (06) XBO FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
08 (05) XBO RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
09 (11) PS4 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (08) 360 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
11 (10) XBO HALO 5: GUARDIANS (MICROSOFT)
12 (16) 360 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
13 (15) PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
14 (09) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 (SEGA)
15 (12) PS4 NEED FOR SPEED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
16 (17) 360 LEGO DIMENSIONS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
17 (19) XBO ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
18 (13) PS3 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
19 (25) XBO FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 (MICROSOFT)
20 (37) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
21 (NE) PC STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
22 (21) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
23 (__) WIU SPLATOON (NINTENDO)
24 (33) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
25 (38) XBO THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
26 (27) PS4 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
27 (28) PS4 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
28 (24) XBO MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
29 (22) XBO GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION (MICROSOFT)
30 (29) PS4 WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
31 (23) 360 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
32 (34) 360 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
33 (30) PS3 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
34 (14) 360 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
35 (20) XBO NEED FOR SPEED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
36 (__) WIU SUPER MARIO MAKER (NINTENDO)
37 (36) 3DS ANIMAL CROSSING: HAPPY HOME DESIGNER (NINTENDO)
38 (39) XBO WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
39 (32) PS3 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
40 (__) XBO LEGO DIMENSIONS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)

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