Batman Arkham Knight becomes No1 in its first week and best-selling title in first week of 2015

Batman Arkham Knight becomes No1 in its first week and best-selling title in first week of 2015

Warner’s ‘Batman Arkham’ series is back with a bang as the fourth instalment ‘Batman Arkham Knight’ transitions to PS4/Xbox One and becomes the new No1(knocking Warner’s No1 from last week ‘Lego Jurassic World’ down to No2).  ‘Batman Arkham Knight’ is also the week 1 best-seller for the franchise (previously held by 2011’s 2nd instalment Batman Arkham City) and also becomes the week 1 best-seller this year so far, comfortably beating previous week 1 best-seller ‘The Witcher 3’.  Batman AK dev duty was handed back to Rocksteady in the UK, the lead developer for all Arkham games except the third instalment (2013’s Batman Arkham Origins) and this is also the first Arkham game to get a Tuesday ‘event’ day launch in the UK.  This is Warner’s 4th No1 this year (Dying Light, MK X, Lego Jurassic World, Batman AK) - the last time a publisher had at least 4 No1 hits in the first half of the year was back in 2012 (EA with FIFA12, Kingdoms of Amalur, SSX, Mass Effect 3 and Fifa Street).  The first half of 2015 closes with a few other new releases:  Nintendo’s Wii U ‘Yoshi’s Woolly World’ gets off to a great start at No4,  Square Enix debut at No10 with ‘Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward’ for PS4 & PC, PQube and Milestone debut at No13 with multi-format ‘MotoGP 15’ and Bandai Namco complete the Top 40 new entries at No18 with ‘J-Stars Victory VS+’ for Sony formats.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices)

Week 26 Year 2015 - Ending 27th June

 
LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
1 2 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2 3 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  4 YOSHI'S WOOLLY WORLD PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
3 5 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT PEGI 18+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
4 6 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
7 7 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
5 8 FIFA 15 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
9 9 DESTINY PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
  10 FINAL FANTASY XIV: HEAVENSWARD PEGI 16+ SQUARE ENIX
10 11 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
14 12 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  13 MOTOGP 15 PEGI 3+ MILESTONE
6 14 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION PEGI 18+ 505 GAMES
12 15 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 PEGI 3+ FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
15 16 DYING LIGHT PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
17 17 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
  18 J-STARS VICTORY VS+ PEGI 12+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
8 19 SPLATOON PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
11 20 PROJECT CARS PEGI 3+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
18 21 MORTAL KOMBAT X PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
23 22 FAR CRY 4 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
16 23 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
13 24 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
20 25 TERRARIA PEGI 12+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
21 26 LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
19 27 WWE 2K15 PEGI 16+ 2K SPORTS
28 28 FORZA HORIZON 2 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
22 29 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
26 30 ASSASSIN'S CREED: UNITY PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
25 31 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 PEGI 7+ DISNEY INFINITY
24 32 WATCH DOGS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
30 33 SUPER SMASH BROS. PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
29 34 THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
27 35 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2015 PEGI 3+ KONAMI
32 36 MARIO KART 8 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
38 37 SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM PEGI 7+ SKYLANDERS
35 38 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS PEGI 16+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
31 39 MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
40 40 THE CREW PEGI 12+ UBISOFT

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