Like every Monday, GFK chart-track posted its weekly sales chart for the UK, alongside its analysis of the performance of the top games during the past seven days.
‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ blasts to the top of the All Formats Chart with the second biggest release of the year (behind FIFA 17).
However, it’s not enough to outperform last year’s ‘Black Ops III’ launch week with sales down 48.4%. There is no Xbox 360 or PS3 version this time round, although even comparing just PS4 and Xbox One; sales are still down by 43.6%. ‘Battlefield 1’ (-45%) makes way, dropping to No2, while ‘FIFA 17’ (-11) holds on to third. ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition’ (-53%) falls 2 places to No4, sitting only 1,500 sales behind FIFA. ‘Titanfall 2’ (-41%) slips from No4 to No5 ahead of this week’s only other new entry to break in to the Top 40, ‘Football Manager 2017’, debuting at No6. A big retailer price promotion coupled with increased TV advertising has given Skylanders Imaginators’ (+131%) a large boost, propelling it up from No19 to No7.
Funnily, I just finished Infinite Warfare, and I’m almost ready to move on to the review. I won’t spoil it, but I can definitely say that for the first time in year, it does deserve that top spot, even if that’s for elements that you most probably wouldn’t expect from a Call of Duty game.
Yet, I’m digressing, so I leave you with the full chart below.