‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ launches straight in at No.1

Mass Effect: Andromeda

EA unleash ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ for the first time on PS4 and Xbox One and the combined sales of console/pc versions give EA the No1, their first since week 48 last year (FIFA 17). 

The original ‘Mass Effect’ debuted on Xbox 360 at No12 on the All Formats Top 40 (Units) back in Nov07, but since then EA have always debuted at No1with this series (‘Mass Effect 2’ back in week 4, 2010 and ‘Mass Effect 3’ back in week 10, 2012).  Week 1 series highpoint is still ‘Mass Effect 3’, which was the first to see all versions released in the same week (Xbox360/PS3/PC), with PC box taking 10% of sales units back then. 

‘Mass Effect Andromeda’ is the 3rd biggest launch of the year so far (behind the recent releases of ‘Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Wildlands’ and ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’) and Andromeda has the 3rd best week 1 for the Mass Effect franchise in terms of physical sales.  ‘Mass Effect Andromeda’  shows a sales unit split of 55% PS4, 41% Xbox One and just 4% on PC, with an undivulged quantity having sold through EA Origin on PC (and also of course  PSN / Xbox Live).   

Ubisoft drop from 2 successive weeks at No1 to No2 this week with ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands’.  Warner also drop 1 place to No3 with ‘Lego Worlds’ and Sony continue to drop 1 place per week since launch with ‘Horizon: Zero Dawn’ now No4.   Microsoft’s ‘Halo Wars 2’ is one of the Xbox One high climbers this week, up 15 places to No11, driven by a major retail promotion during the week.  Also climbing strongly are Microsoft’s  ‘Rare Replay’ up 9 places to No18  and ‘Ryse: Son of Rome’ up 6 places to No25, thanks to  hardware bundling.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 12 Year 2017
Ending 25th March

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
1 2 TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
2 3 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3 4 HORIZON ZERO DAWN PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
4 5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
6 6 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
5 7 FIFA 17 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
7 8 ROCKET LEAGUE PEGI 3+ 505 GAMES
8 9 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
10 10 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
26 11 HALO WARS 2 PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
15 12 BATTLEFIELD 1 PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
13 13 OVERWATCH PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
11 14 FOR HONOR PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
16 15 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
17 16 1-2 SWITCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
9 17 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
27 18 RARE REPLAY PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
12 19 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
18 20 SNIPER ELITE 4 PEGI 16+ SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING
19 21 WWE 2K17 PEGI 16+ 2K
20 22 UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF'S END PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
25 23 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
24 24 POKEMON SUN PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
31 25 RYSE: SON OF ROME PEGI 18+ MICROSOFT
14 26 NIER AUTOMATA PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
40 27 TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
  28 WATCH DOGS 2 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
23 29 JUST DANCE 2017 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
35 30 MAFIA III PEGI 18+ 2K
30 31 NBA 2K17 PEGI 3+ 2K
29 32 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
34 33 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
21 34 STEEP PEGI 12+ UBISOFT
28 35 HITMAN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
32 36 MARIO SPORTS SUPERSTARS PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
33 37 DISHONORED 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  38 SUNSET OVERDRIVE PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
38 39 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
39 40 POKEMON MOON PEGI 7+ NINTENDO

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