Watch Dogs debuts at top of UK Video Games Charts

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%. 

In terms of units, ‘Watch Dogs’ breaks into the Top 20 for best ever launch weeks taking 17th spot on the list.  The new release finds itself in good company with only titles from mega-brands GTA, Call of Duty, FIFA & Battlefield ahead of it.  For Ubisoft it’s also a personal best with ‘Watch Dogs’ beating ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ as their biggest launch in the UK by 17%.  By format PS4 dominates software sales, boosted by exclusive content and the release of a new Watch Dogs hardware bundle. 

This accounts for just over 53% of PS4 hardware sales while claiming the credit for a near 94% increase in total sales for the PS4 hardware format this week.  While there is no contest for top spot Wii U exclusive ‘Mario Kart 8’ races comfortably into second place.  The much loved series makes an impressive debut becoming the bestselling week 1 for any Wii U title since launch and the second best in the Mario Kart series ever.  ‘Mario Kart 8’ like ‘Watch Dogs’ also launches an official hardware bundle this week boosting the sales of Wii U hardware by a whopping 666%, of which 82% are the Mario Kart 8 Bundle.  Last week’s No1 ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ (-65%) makes way for the newcomers, dropping down to round off the Top 3.  With half term in full swing many titles benefit from increased sales. ‘FIFA 14’ (+46%) is at No4 while ‘Minecraft: PS3 Edition’ (+20%) continues to sell strongly despite dropping to No5.  Outside the Top 10 there’s a re-entry for ‘Borderlands 2’ which is propelled back into the chart at No18 thanks to the release of the new PS Vita version.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices)
Week 22 Year 2014 Ending 31st May

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