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‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ starts 2017 just as it ended 2016 – at No1. It is the 8th week that Activision Blizzard’s blockbuster has grabbed top spot and if it holds on for another week it will equal the 2nd highest number of All Formats No1s for a Call of Duty title, matching ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’. However, it still has a way to go to equal front runner Black Ops III’s 11 weeks of No1s.
Activision top the final week of the year and take a fourth consecutive No1 thanks to ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’.
There’s not much movement within the chasing pack: EA’s ‘FIFA 17’ remains at No2, EA’s ‘Battlefield 1’ remains at No3 and Rockstar/Take 2 end the year on a high by climbing 1 place to No4 with ‘Grand Theft Auto V’. GTA V was last seen as high as No4 some 12 weeks ago and has also been within the Top 4 for 12 weeks in 2016.
It is definitely a Call of Duty December, as Activision’s ‘Infinite Warfare’ takes a third consecutive week back at No1, having taken the Xmas No1 spot last week and now the penultimate chart of the year. It looks like the current Call of Duty will take the last No1 spot of the year, much like the previous two Call of Duty Xmas No1’s (‘Advanced Warfare’ was Xmas and end of year No1 in 2014 and ‘Black Ops III’ did the same in 2015).
By Michael French, Head of Games at Games London
Earlier this month Games London completed its first major outbound trade mission, taking nine companies to Helsinki’s increasingly influential tech event Slush.
Games London supported a range of companies working across a variety of areas with assistance, accommodation and introductions at the show.
Our delegation consisted of:
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 49 by Reflection.
After its timely return to No1 last week ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ holds the crown for the Christmas Chart. In doing so it becomes the 7th Call of Duty title to hold top spot at Christmas, comfortably holding off ‘FIFA 17’, which remains at No2.
‘Battlefield 1’ also remains in third spot while ‘Watch Dogs 2’ climbs two spots to No4. ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ breaks back into the Top 10 climbing to No5 marking a landmark in sales as it does so. Of the 170 weeks since it was first released, it has remained in the Top 10 for over 130.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 48 by Reflection.
There are only 3 charts left after this week until the end of the year and the week 49, 2016 chart sees the last of the big releases out of the traps. Activision re-claim No1 with ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’, perhaps with an eye on the Christmas No1, which they have held for the previous 2 years with ‘COD Black Ops III’ in 2015 and ‘COD Advance Warfare’ in 2014.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 47 by Reflection.
An impressive launch for Square Enix’s ‘Final Fantasy XV’ means it debuts at No2 while ‘Fifa 17’ maintains its grip on the crown. Despite missing out on the top spot it’s a great start for Square’s beloved series. It ranks as the second best launch (by our market panel) behind 2010’s ‘Final Fantasy XIII’.