Ubisoft's ‘Far Cry 5’ rules the roost at No.1

Far Cry 5

‘Far Cry 5’ storms to the top of the All Formats Chart this week becoming the biggest launch in the franchise’s history.  Released on Tuesday it just manages to topple ‘Far Cry 4’, which debuted at No2 in W47 2014 (behind GTA V).  It is impressive for a game launched in the first quarter of the year and positions it as the biggest seller ever in a week 13 (beating Bioshock Infinite).  Naturally it is also the biggest launch of the year so far.  The PS4 version is publisher Ubisoft’s 6th biggest launch in terms of revenue for a title on an individual format. 

A large number of Easter sales as well as promotions across hardware bundles shake up the rest of the chart.  ‘FIFA 18’ sales are up 61% pushing it from No5 to No2, ahead of last week’s No1 ‘Sea of Thieves’ which drops 2 places to No3.  ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ overtakes 5 titles to claim 4th place, while promotional hardware bundling propels ‘Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ back in to the Top 10 at No5.  ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ and ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ are also back in the Top 10 at No’s 6 and 8 respectively thanks to Easter deals, while a large price drop kicks ‘Forza Motorsport 7’ in to top gear as it reappears in the Top 40 at No9.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 13 Year 2018
Ending 31st March

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 FAR CRY 5 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
5 2 FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
1 3 SEA OF THIEVES PEGI 12+ MICROSOFT
9 4 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
12 5 PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
13 6 CALL OF DUTY: WWII PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
2 7 A WAY OUT PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
14 8 ASSASSIN'S CREED ORIGINS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
  9 FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
7 10 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
10 11 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
21 12 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
4 13 ASSASSIN'S CREED ROGUE REMASTERED PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
8 14 EA SPORTS UFC 3 PEGI 16+ EA SPORTS
23 15 DETECTIVE PIKACHU PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
6 16 BURNOUT PARADISE REMASTERED PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
19 17 ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITION PEGI 3+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
16 18 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
  19 GRAN TURISMO: SPORT PEGI 3+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
11 20 KIRBY STAR ALLIES PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
3 21 NI NO KUNI II: REVENANT KINGDOM PEGI 12+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
  22 UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
15 23 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
30 24 THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
25 25 SONIC FORCES PEGI 7+ SEGA
36 26 OVERWATCH: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
22 27 SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
40 28 1-2 SWITCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
38 29 NEED FOR SPEED PAYBACK PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
29 30 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  31 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
20 32 WWE 2K18 PEGI 16+ 2K
18 33 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
26 34 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
31 35 MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
32 36 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
  37 PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  38 JUST DANCE 2018 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
33 39 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
24 40 MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD PEGI 16+ CAPCOM

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK