Rebellion’s third installment in the Sniper Elite franchise debuts at No 1
Rebellion’s third installment in the Sniper Elite franchise debuts at No 1, straddling Microsoft and Sony current/previous gen platforms, of which PS4/Xbox One make up 65% of console sales units.
The three week reign of Ubisoft’s record breaking IP ‘Watch Dogs’ is over as ‘EA Sports UFC’ takes the crown in its debut week. For EA it represents a third No1 title in 2014 alongside FIFA 14 and Titanfall. It’s also their first title in the UFC series following its acquisition from former publisher THQ. ‘Watch Dogs’ (-41%) moves down to No2 while a resurgent ‘Titanfall’ (+10%) is up three places to round off the Top 3. EA claims a total of four Top 10 titles this week with both ‘FIFA 14’ (-9%) and ‘2014: FIFA World Cup Brazil’ (-34%) at No5 and No6.
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‘Watch Dogs’ (-47%) comfortably holds on to No1 for a third consecutive week in a quiet time for the industry with gamers distracted by the World Cup, now underway in Brazil. It is therefore not surprising that EA’s ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil’ (+16%) is the Top 10’s highest climber, up from No6 to No2, ahead of ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ (-21%) which sneaks up one place to No3. ‘Mario Kart 8’ (-33%) is only a hundred sales behind as it slips from No2 to No4. ‘FIFA 14’ (-26%) doesn’t get the same boost as its World Cup stable mate, but still manages to hold on to No5, while EA’s non-fo
‘Watch Dogs’ still has its teeth firmly gripped on No1 this week despite an 81% drop in sales (84% drop on PS4/Xbox One and 68% drop on PS3/Xbox 360). You have to go back to W22 2012 and ‘Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’ for the last Ubisoft title that managed to hold on to the No1 spot. A non-mover at No2, ‘Mario Kart 8’ (-76%) has to fend off strong competition from Square’s new title ‘Murdered: Soul Suspect’, only 400 sales behind, at No3. ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ (-51%) and ‘FIFA 14’ (-25%) both drop one place to No’s 4 and 5 respectively, while ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Braz
Ubisoft take their second All Formats No1 of the year, and smash the week 1 sales record for new IP in the process as event title ‘Watch Dogs’ takes the crown. It eclipses the new IP record set by ‘L.A Noire’ three years ago with an increase of 58%.
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It’s a debut at No1 for Bethesda’s Swedish studio MachineGames first game - ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ is the 6th game in a series that began in 1981 with ‘Castle Wolfenstein’ and becomes the 2nd biggest release of 2014 (behind Microsoft’s Titanfall initial release in week 11 on Xbox One/PC) and New Order accounts for a quarter of all entertainment software unit sales in week 21, 2014 (36% of all revenue). It is also the first ‘Wolfenstein’ to reach No1on the All Formats Chart in the UK, also topping each individual format chart (All Format Charts began in 1997), with Activision’s ‘Retur
It’s FIFA’s turn to edge out ‘Titanfall’ this week as ‘FIFA 14’ (-8%) returns to No1 for a 12th week. It’s a record number of weeks at No1 for a FIFA title, beating the 11 weeks set by ‘FIFA: Road to the World Cup 98’. ‘Titanfall’ (-15%) slips one place to No2, only a few hundred sales behind. Sony’s ‘Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition’ debuts at No3, one place ahead of Microsoft’s longer-serving ‘Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition’ which holds on to No4, having been in the Top 10 all year.