‘The Lego Movie Videogame’ builds on week 1 success with a second (half-term) week at the top (+7%), having also soared to the top of the UK box office in its first week. EA’s ‘FIFA 14’ receives a price-induced sales kick, especially on 360/PS3, climbing 2 places to No2 (+22%). Activision move down 1 place to No3 with ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ (-23%) with EA’s ‘Battlefield 4’ right behind at No4 (+15%), climbing 3 places from No7 thanks to price promoted last-gen 360/PS3 versions. Nintendo claim the highest new entry this week at No9 with Wii U ‘Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze’ and Ubi
‘The Lego Movie Videogame’ kicks ‘FIFA 14’ (-3%) off the top of the All Formats Chart to become the 6th different Lego game to reach No1, the last one being ‘Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes’ back in W29 2012. Launched to coincide with the release of the film, Warner’s title sells 15,000 more units this week than the price-promoted ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ (+23%), which just holds on to No2 ahead of newcomer ‘Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XXIII’ at No3. ‘FIFA 14’ has to settle for 4th place, ahead of even more price-promoted titles: ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (+47%) at No5 and ‘Assassin’s Creed
‘FIFA 14’ (-22%) returns to the top claiming its 10th No1 crown since launch last year. In doing so it also becomes the 11th title in an elite group to claim 10 weeks at the top on the All Formats Chart. It’s the 3rd FIFA title to achieve the feat and also the 6th by publisher EA to feature in the list. Activision’s ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ (-15%) returns to No2, ahead of the sole new entry in our Top 10 this week, Microsoft’s ‘Fable: Anniversary’ at No3.
‘FIFA 14’ (28,088 / -14%) makes it 4 straight weeks in 2014 at No1 and 9 in total since launch. In yet another quiet week for new releases the Top 3 are unchanged with Call of Duty: Ghosts’ (18,872 / -2%) still at No2 and ‘Battlefield 4’ (16,053 / -13%) at No3. ‘Lego Marvel Superheroes’ (12,190 / -2%) is at No4 swapping places with Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ (10,417 / -35%) at No5. Format exclusives ‘Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition’ (8,665 / +2%) and PS4’s ‘Killzone: Shadow Fall’ (8,011 / -12%) are at No6 and No7 while ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (7,581 / -4%) climbs a spot to No8.
‘FIFA 14’ (-23%) comfortably holds on to No1 in the All Formats Chart, making it a total of 8 weeks at the top.
There’s not much to report for week 2, 2014 apart from the rise or re-entry of various titles due to retailer promotions. EA remain at No1 with a 7th week for ‘FIFA 14’ (-32%) - the last 4 weeks consecutively. Activision Blizzard remain at No2 with ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ (-41%) and 4 consecutive weeks behind ‘FIFA 14’. EA’s ‘Battlefield 4’ is No3 (-48%), swapping places with Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ at No4 (-52%).
It might be a new year, but there is very little change this week in the All Formats Chart with the Top 7 all non-movers. 'FIFA 14' (-48%) scores its 6th week at the top, matching its predecessor, which was also No1 this week last year. Compared to the same week last year, sales of 'FIFA 14' are 21% up versus 'FIFA 13', no doubt boosted by the new formats. 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' (-55%) remains at No2, selling 4,000 more units this week than 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag' (-50%) at No3. 'Grand Theft Auto V' (-64%) is currently the 4th biggest selling game ever in the UK and if sales r
'FIFA 14' (+18%) jumps ahead of 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' (+7%) just in time to secure the coveted Christmas No1 spot that, since 2007 and 'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare', has largely been dominated by Activision Blizzard. It is not since 2008 and 'FIFA 09' that EA last claimed the Official Christmas No1. However, since the chart began 28 years ago, EA have secured by far the highest number of Xmas No1s with 14 (8 of which have been FIFA).
With only a few weeks until Christmas ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ (-21%) takes the No1 for a 3rd consecutive week and its 5th time at the top since launch. EA’s ‘FIFA 14’ (-3%) just falls short of taking the crown at No2 by less than 600 sales. ‘Lego Marvel Superheroes’ (+70%) climbs up to No3 with retailer promotions propelling it 3 places while ‘Battlefield 4’ (-5%) slips a spot to No4. ‘Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag’ (-12%) is also down a place to No5 while another Ubisoft title ‘Just Dance 2014’ (-5%) continues its climb to No6.