Wolfenstein: The New Order storms to top of UK Video Games Chart

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 ‘Return to Castle Wolfenstein’ (2001, 4th game in the series) reaching No11 and sequel ‘Wolfenstein’ (2009, 5th game in the series) reaching No2 in week 34, 2009 (behind Wii Sports Resort).  Sony climb one place to No2 with ‘Minecraft PS3 Edition’ (+49%) and EA’s  ‘FIFA 14’ drops 2 places to No3 (+15%).  Microsoft’s ‘Titanfall’ also drops 2 places to No4 (-3%) but EA’s ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil’ remains at No5 for a third week (+20%).  The only other new release to grace the Top 40 is Codemasters’ ‘F1 2103: Complete Edition’ at No34.  On PC Full Price Kalypso debut at No4 with ‘Tropico 5’ and on PC Budget Deep Silver/Koch debut at No12 with the humorous ‘Goat Simulator’.

 

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 21 Year 2014
Ending 24th May
LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
3 2 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1 3 FIFA 14 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
2 4 TITANFALL PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
5 5 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
6 6 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
4 7 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
7 8 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
9 9 BATTLEFIELD 4 PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
8 10 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
11 11 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
12 12 LEGO THE HOBBIT PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
13 13 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
17 14 ASSASSIN'S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
15 15 METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES PEGI 18+ KONAMI
10 16 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
33 17 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
14 18 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
25 19 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
18 20 THIEF PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
24 21 TERRARIA PEGI 12+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
21 22 SKATE 3 PEGI 16+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
16 23 KIRBY: TRIPLE DELUXE PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
20 24 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS PEGI 16+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
22 25 GRAN TURISMO 6 PEGI 3+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
29 26 WWE 2K14 PEGI 16+ 2K SPORTS
30 27 RAYMAN LEGENDS PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
32 28 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 PEGI 3+ SEGA
27 29 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
31 30 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES PEGI 18+ SEGA
26 31 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
28 32 DISNEY INFINITY PEGI 7+ DISNEY INFINITY
23 33 TRIALS FUSION PEGI 12+ UBISOFT
  34 F1 2013: COMPLETE EDITION PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
  35 SAINTS ROW IV PEGI 18+ DEEP SILVER
  36 LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA PEGI 3+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
37 37 SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE PEGI 7+ SKYLANDERS
  38 DARK SOULS II PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
34 39 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
39 40 POKEMON X PEGI 7+ NINTENDO