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%).
Easter is here and EA’s ‘Battlefield Hardline’ (-40%) makes it three weeks out of three at the Top, with a surging ‘GTA V’ (+35%) up 2 to No2.Sony’s big new PS4 release last week ‘Bloodborne’ by From Software (-55%) drops 1 place to No3 and there are plenty of Easter deals affecting the charts this week.EA’s ‘FIFA 15’ climbs 1 place to No4 (+44%) and Ubisoft climb impressively for a second week, up a further 3 places to No5 with ‘Far Cry 4’ - one of the big Easter sale beneficiaries (+116%).The big new release this week at No8 is Bandai Namco’s multi-format ‘Dark Souls II: Scholar of the Fi
‘Battlefield Hardline’ fends off a strong challenge from Sony’s new PS4 exclusive ‘Bloodborne’ to hold on to the No1 spot for a second week.‘Battlefield 4’ may have had a slightly better launch week, but its successor has a better second week with sales only dropping by 43%.‘Bloodborne’ misses out on No1 by 22,500 units, almost making it 4 new IP All Formats No1 debuts in the first quarter of the year.‘Borderlands: The Handsome Collection’ continues the trend of relaunching old-gen titles as deluxe remastered games on PS4 and Xbox One, entering the chart at No3.‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (-11%) d
EA take their first No1 crown of the year with ‘Battlefield Hardline’ becoming the fastest selling new release on all formats of 2015 so far. Developed by Visceral Games & DICE the series moves into new territory taking on a cops and robbers approach. The latest entry goes one better than ‘Battlefield 4’ which made its debut at No2 in November 2013. Several other new releases arrive this week and its Square Enix’s ‘Final Fantasy Type-0 HD’, which takes the No2 spot.