Chart Track are bursting with statistics this week. To wit – Homefront has become THQ’s first #1 since UFC: Undisputed in 2009 with an astounding 70% of copies sold on Xbox 360. Kaos Studio’s last game – Frontlines: Fuel of War – managed to get to #4 in the chart in 2008; already Homefront has shifted 82% of what Frontlines ever managed to. I think that pretty much guarantees us a sequel.
The stats don’t end there. At #4 there’s Sega’s Shogun 2: Total War, of which 80% of all copies sold last week were brought within the first 24 hours of release. There has been 11 long years since the first game and the sequel – is that some type of record?
Last week’s #1 Dragon Age II now drops to #2 while Call of Duty: Black Ops finally leaves the top 10 dropping from #9 to #12.
Then at #13 there’s Top Spin 4, which has entered the chart one place lower than the last Top Spin. The same has also happened to the PlayStation 3-exclusive Yakuza 4, which enters at #25 whereas Yakuza 3 went straight in at #24. Spooky!