Gearbox Software's new IP 'Battleborn' blasts straight to No.1

Battleborn

New IP from ‘Borderlands’ indie developer Gearbox Software debuts at No1.  The 2K and Take 2 published  ‘Battleborn’ takes the top spot  and is a first No1 for the Take 2 family for over a year (last was GTA V in week 11, 2015).   

There’s not a lot else happening this week as the UK receives some summer sunshine and overall sales slump by 11% over last week.  Activision’s ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ continues at No2 (-3%) and Sony’s  ‘Ratchet & Clank’ (-51%) drops from a two week stint at No1 to No3.  Rockstar and Take 2’s ‘GTA V’ continues to climb another 4 places to No4 this week (+20%) and Ubisoft drop one place to No5 with ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ (-28%), making it 9 weeks within the Top 5.  

It’s a few days before the release of  ‘Uncharted 4’ and Sony’s ‘Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection’ re-enters the chart at No22 (+125%) thanks to some retail promotion.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 18 Year 2016
Ending 7th May

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 BATTLEBORN PEGI 16+ 2K
2 2 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
1 3 RATCHET & CLANK PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
8 4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
4 5 TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
9 6 FAR CRY PRIMAL PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
6 7 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3 8 DARK SOULS III PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
5 9 EA SPORTS UFC 2 PEGI 16+ EA SPORTS
7 10 FIFA 16 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
11 11 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
12 12 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
15 13 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE 2 PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
16 14 WWE 2K16 PEGI 16+ 2K
10 15 DIRT RALLY PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
17 16 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
37 17 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT PEGI 18+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
18 18 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
28 19 HALO 5: GUARDIANS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
13 20 UEFA EURO 2016 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER PEGI 3+ KONAMI
21 21 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  22 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
19 23 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
23 24 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 PEGI 7+ DISNEY INFINITY
14 25 YO-KAI WATCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
20 26 QUANTUM BREAK PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
39 27 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
22 28 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE PEGI 12+ TELLTALE GAMES
  29 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
27 30 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
32 31 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
25 32 ZOO TYCOON PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
26 33 KINECT SPORTS: RIVALS PEGI 12+ MICROSOFT
  34 SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS PEGI 7+ SKYLANDERS
31 35 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 PEGI 3+ SEGA
36 36 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
33 37 ASSASSIN'S CREED: SYNDICATE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
34 38 TERRARIA PEGI 12+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
38 39 JUST CAUSE 3 PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
29 40 UNTIL DAWN PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK