Sony's ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ takes pole position for week 42

Gran Turismo Sport

It’s been a busy week for new releases with most major titles trying to avoid each other by releasing on different days, or simply launching early in the week in order to get good visibility as the week unfolds. 

Sony debut at No1 with ‘Gran Turismo Sport’, launched on Wednesday 18th October and this is a first outing on PS4 – original ‘Gran Turismo’ launched on PS1 back in week 19, 1998 and the last version was ‘Gran Turismo 6’ on PS3 back in week 49, 2013 – ‘GT Sport’ has a better week 1 units than both of these but is nowhere near the series high of  2010’s ‘Gran Turismo 5’ (week 1 was over 3 times higher).    

EA drop to No2 with ‘FIFA 18’ having held the No1 spot for 3 consecutive weeks, much like last year’s ‘FIFA 17’ which was knocked off No1 by EA’s own ‘Battlefield 1’ in week 42, 2016. 

The 2 biggest of 4 new releases from Tuesday 17th October debut at No3 and No4.  Debuting at No3 we have Ubisoft’s PS4/Xbox One ‘South Park: The Factured but Whole’ which matches week 1 sales units from previous ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’, released on PS3/360 back in week 10, 2014. 

Debuting at No4 we have 2K/Take 2’s PS4/Xbox One ‘WWE 2K18’ – sales units are down on last year’s 4-format ‘WWE 2K17’but revenue is actually higher, thanks to the success of the £79.99 Deluxe and £129.99 Collectors Editions.  From our midweek chart published on Wednesday 18th  (after 24 hours of sales on these 2 titles) it was actually WWE that was ahead of South Park in terms of units, but the Ubisoft title went on to have comparatively higher sales for the rest of the week, due to WWE’s greater percentage Day 1 concentration. 

Nintendo’s Friday 20th release ‘Fire Emblem Warriors’ on 3DS/Switch debuts at No16 and THQ Nordic’s ‘Elex’ for PS4/Xbox One/PC debuts at No25 (released Tuesday 17th).  The final new release within the Top 40 is Sold Out’s PS4/Xbox One ‘Rogue Trooper Redux’ at No37 (also a Tuesday 17th release).

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 42 Year 2017
Ending 21st October

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 GRAN TURISMO: SPORT PEGI 3+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1 2 FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
  3 SOUTH PARK: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
  4 WWE 2K18 PEGI 16+ 2K
2 5 MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3 6 THE EVIL WITHIN 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
6 7 DESTINY 2 PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
7 8 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
4 9 FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
8 10 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
10 11 THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
5 12 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
9 13 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
13 14 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
11 15 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
  16 FIRE EMBLEM WARRIORS PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
31 17 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
12 18 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
18 19 NBA 2K18 PEGI 3+ 2K
24 20 MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
14 21 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
17 22 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
16 23 UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
19 24 DISHONORED 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  25 ELEX PEGI 16+ THQ NORDIC
22 26 F1 2017 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
15 27 FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME PEGI 18+ GUN MEDIA
21 28 TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
25 29 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  30 OVERWATCH: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
20 31 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
32 32 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
27 33 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 PEGI 3+ KONAMI
23 34 RAYMAN LEGENDS: DEFINITIVE EDITION PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
33 35 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
30 36 ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED PEGI 16+ STUDIO WILDCARD
  37 ROGUE TROOPER REDUX PEGI 16+ SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING
26 38 PROJECT CARS 2 PEGI 3+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
34 39 SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
28 40 MIITOPIA PEGI 7+ NINTENDO

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