Bandai Namco claim the top spot with 'Dark Souls III'

Dark Souls III

Bandai Namco claim No1 this week with new entry ‘Dark Souls III’ (PS4/Xbox One/PC) by From Software.  This is the fourth outing for the main ‘Souls’ series, starting out on PS3-only as ‘Demon’s Souls’ and debuting at No6 back in week 25, 2010.  The series took off in terms of sales with the launch of ‘Dark Souls’ (PS3/360) debuting at No3 in week 40, 2011.  ‘Dark Souls II’ (PS3/360) was the previous high in terms of sales and chart position, debuting at No2 behind ‘Titanfall’ in week 11, 2014.  And now the series claims a first No1with sales up a massive 61% over the ‘Dark Souls II’ previous high.  Ubisoft climb 1 place to No2 with ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ (-40%), EA climb 5 places with ‘EA Sports UFC 2’ at No3 (+64%), whilst Microsoft drop from No1 to No4 with ‘Quantum Break’ (-64%).  The other big new release from last week, Codemasters’ ‘Dirt Rally’ drops from No2 to No5 (-66%).  Nintendo break in to the Top 20 with one of the 5 new Nintendo Selects launches from this week -  ‘New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi’ debuting at No18.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 15 Year 2016
Ending 16th April

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 DARK SOULS III PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
3 2 TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
8 3 EA SPORTS UFC 2 PEGI 16+ EA SPORTS
1 4 QUANTUM BREAK PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
2 5 DIRT RALLY PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
5 6 FAR CRY PRIMAL PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
4 7 FIFA 16 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
7 8 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
6 9 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
11 10 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
12 11 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE 2 PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
10 12 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
9 13 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
14 14 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
13 15 WWE 2K16 PEGI 16+ 2K
15 16 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
16 17 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE PEGI 12+ TELLTALE GAMES
  18 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U + SUPER LUIGI PEGI 3+ NINTENDO SELECTS
18 19 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
22 20 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 PEGI 7+ DISNEY INFINITY
24 21 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
17 22 MXGP 2: THE OFFICIAL MOTOCROSS VIDEOGAME PEGI 3+ MILESTONE
19 23 ASSASSIN'S CREED: SYNDICATE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
21 24 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  25 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER PEGI 7+ NINTENDO SELECTS
20 26 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
23 27 JUST CAUSE 3 PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
26 28 TRACKMANIA TURBO PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
33 29 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
28 30 TERRARIA PEGI 12+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
  31 LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA PEGI 3+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
31 32 NBA 2K16 PEGI 3+ 2K
37 33 METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN PEGI 18+ KONAMI
32 34 LEGO DIMENSIONS PEGI 7+ LEGO DIMENSIONS
27 35 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
30 36 ANIMAL CROSSING: HAPPY HOME DESIGNER PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
25 37 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
  38 BLOODBORNE: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  39 DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO SELECTS
35 40 LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

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