‘Battlefield 1’ holds strong at No.1 for a second week

Battlefield 1

‘Battlefield 1’ (-39%) defends its title for a second week despite the debuts of several new titles. While both Battlefield 3 & 4 saw second week declines of 54%, Battlefield 1 delivers a strong second week (-39%) to comfortably claim its second crown.

For Bethesda’s ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition’ it means a second place debut. Despite not claiming top spot it’s still a hugely successful debut for the Xbox One and PS4 version. It sits second behind 2011’s original in terms of best debut launch weeks in the Elder Scrolls series. ‘Fifa 17’ (-6%) has only a slight slowdown in sales but drops down a place to No3 in its 5th week on chart.  

EA make it three titles in the Top 4 this week as ‘Titanfall 2’ lands at No4. The sequel to 2014’s Microsoft exclusive (Xbox One / 360 and PC) can’t match the debut heights of the original, which claimed top spot at launch (as well as 4 subsequent No1 crowns). It does however add both a single player campaign and a PS4 to its list of formats this time round.

‘Farming Simulator 17’ ploughs its way to No5 following its Tuesday release. The series’ popularity continues to grow with sales up almost 54% on PS4 and 32% on Xbox One over Farming Simulator 15. (Farming Simulator 16 was solely for PS Vita in the UK). Bandai Namco’s ‘Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2’ also claims a Top 10 spot at No7 in its debut week. Retailer promotions help ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (+89%) and ‘Forza Horizon 3’ (+11%) deliver positive sales growth at No9 and No10.

A second RPG title in the form of Square Enix’s ‘World of Final Fantasy’ is another debutant this week but lands just outside the Top 10 at No11. ‘Just Dance 2017’ is new at No26 as Ubisoft’s latest release breathes some life into Nintendo formats particularly Wii, which claims a 44% share and Wii U a further 16%. The final new release to claim a Top 40 spot is Telltales’ ‘Mincecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure’ at No31. The new edition features every episode and bonus content on the disc since the original ‘Story Mode’ launched almost a year ago. 

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 43 Year 2016
Ending 29th October

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
1 1 BATTLEFIELD 1 PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
  2 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
2 3 FIFA 17 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
  4 TITANFALL 2 PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
  5 FARMING SIMULATOR 17 PEGI 3+ FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
3 6 MAFIA III PEGI 18+ 2K
  7 DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 PEGI 12+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
4 8 GEARS OF WAR 4 PEGI 18+ MICROSOFT
9 9 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
8 10 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
  11 WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY PEGI 12+ SQUARE ENIX
6 12 WWE 2K17 PEGI 16+ 2K
5 13 BATMAN: RETURN TO ARKHAM PEGI 16+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
7 14 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR EDITION PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
10 15 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
14 16 OVERWATCH PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
13 17 ROCKET LEAGUE PEGI 3+ 505 GAMES
11 18 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
12 19 SKYLANDERS IMAGINATORS PEGI 7+ SKYLANDERS
17 20 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
23 21 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
20 22 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
16 23 DESTINY: THE COLLECTION PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
25 24 GUITAR HERO LIVE PEGI 12+ ACTIVISION
32 25 HALO 5: GUARDIANS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
  26 JUST DANCE 2017 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
22 27 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
29 28 PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
24 29 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
26 30 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  31 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE - COMPLETE ADV. PEGI 12+ TELLTALE GAMES
37 32 NBA 2K17 PEGI 3+ 2K
28 33 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2017 PEGI 3+ KONAMI
27 34 BIOSHOCK: THE COLLECTION PEGI 18+ 2K
18 35 LEGO DIMENSIONS PEGI 7+ LEGO DIMENSIONS
19 36 LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTION PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
36 37 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  38 F1 2016 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
30 39 TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
38 40 TOMODACHI LIFE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK