The Elder Scrolls Online on consoles takes first place in its release week
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt holds 1st place in 3rd week in a row
‘The Witcher III: Wild Hunt’ (-69%) is king of the video game jungle for a second week, safely dodging the attack of Nintendo’s new Amiibo-enabled shooter ‘Splatoon’, which debuts at No2. ‘Splatoon’ becomes the 5th fastest selling Wii U game and in the process the biggest ever launch of new IP on the Wii U (overturning Ubisoft’s Zombi U). There is no change at No3 and No4 with ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (+8%) and in particular ‘FIFA 15’ (+51%) both enjoying sales jumps. ‘Farming Simulator 15’ (-41%) drops 3 places to No5 in its second week of release. ‘Battlefield Hardline’ (+43%) overtakes ‘
Bandai Namco replace one No1 with another as ‘The Witcher III: Wild Hunt’ replaces ‘Project Cars’ at the top of the All Formats chart. In terms of sales it smashes the week 1 sell through of ‘Battlefield Hardline’ by 53% to become the biggest debut week for a title in 2015 so far. It matches the debut position of ‘The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings’, but ‘Witcher III’ also delivers an increase of 608% on the week 1 sales of its 2012 predecessor. Available across three formats, PS4 is the clear winner taking a 63% share.
‘Project Cars’ (-64%) holds on to No1 for a second week to become the first Bandai Namco title to do so since ‘Ridge Racer Type 4’ over 16 years ago. Stand-alone expansion ‘Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’ from Bethesda debuts at No2 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Despite having been launched digitally on May 5th, the boxed versions debut strongly in the chart, especially the PS4 version which takes a 67% share compared to Xbox One’s 27%. ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (-25%) makes way, dropping one place to No3, however this is not going to trouble Take 2/Rockstar’s record breaker as it has now passed 5 mil
Project Cars in pole position in Ukie Games Chart
Another quite week means the Top 3 are again unchanged with ‘Mortal Kombat X’ (-32%) taking its 3rd consecutive No1 crown. It needs one more week at the top to match the 4 week record set by Battlefield Hardline so far in 2015.Despite the lack of new releases the bank holiday weekend sees sales climb 6% across entertainment software.‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (+11%) remains at No2 and sees a slight boost in sales while ‘Battlefield Hardline’ (+0%) is static at No3.
There’s no change in the Top 3 as Warner’s ‘Mortal Kombat X’ (-64%) takes a 2nd week at No1,Rockstar/Take 2 are No2 with ‘GTA V’ (-50%) and EA’s ‘Battlefield Hardline’ is No3 (-26%).Sony’s ‘Minecraft Playstation Edition’ jumps 5 places to No4 thanks to a 172% spike in sales over last weekon the PS4 version (+52% over 3 version), followed by EA’s ‘FIFA 15’ down 1 place to No5 (-40%).The only new release shows up as a re-entry at No18 on this Chart – Kalypso’s ‘Tropico 5’ launches on PS4 this week, so joining the Xbox 360 & PC versions launched in 2014.All versions are developed by Haemim
Mortal Kombat X claimed the top of the Ukie Games Charts
EA’s ‘Battlefield Hardline’ (-56%) claims a 4th consecutive crown as it stays just ahead of ‘FIFA 15’. (-8%) With little in the way of new releases familiar faces jostle for position in the Top 10 this week.‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (-39%) is down a place to No3 but remains comfortably ahead of Ubisoft’s ‘Far Cry 4’ (-44%).