We all knew Star Wars Battlefront would take the UK chart top spot this week. Chart-Track has made this event a tad more exciting with a few choice facts.
Not only is it the fastest selling Star Wars game of all-time, beating previous best seller Star Wars: The Force Unleashed by 117%, but it’s also the fastest selling non-sequel PS4 game ever, beating the console’s Destiny launch week sales. It also had the fourth biggest launch of 2015 behind Fallout 4, FIFA 16 and Black Ops III.
Is there enough steam behind it to remain #1 until Christmas? With only Just Cause 3, Rainbow Six Siege and Xenoblade Chronicles X due between now and then it doesn’t have a great deal of competition. We may see significant price drops on Black Ops III and/or Fallout 4 before Christmas though – a tactic that once helped Skyrim become Christmas no. 1.
Coming as a mild surprise, both Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash and Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival failed to enter the top 40. They have to settle for #7 and #4 in the Wii U chart. Both received less than positive reviews.
Going back to the top ten, Call of Duty: Black Ops III holds onto #2. Last week’s chart topper Fallout 4 falls to #3, FIFA 16 drops one place to #4 and then at #5 it’s Rise of the Tomb Raider.
LEGO Dimensions moves up two positions to #6, AC Syndicate rises to #7, Minecraft: Story Mode drops to #8, WWE 2K16 re-enters the top ten at #9 and then at #10 it’s Need for Speed.
Halo 5: Guardians and Football Manager 2016 both departed the top ten this week.
There were no other new top 40 arrivals.