Wolfenstien reigns above all

Wolfenstein: The New Order – which we reviewed earlier this week – is the UK’s new number one. That may not surprise you – it has been a rather quiet month, at least up until this week – but what may take you by surprise is just how well it has sold.

It’s the second biggest release of the year after Titanfall, accounting for a quarter of all entertainment sales last week.

Chart-Track also reports that it’s the first Wolfenstien take the top spot since the all-format chart begin in 1997. Activision’s Return to Castle Wolfenstein made #11 back in 2001 while Raven’s 2009 rendition settled for #2, behind Wii Sports Resort. So well done Machine Games.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition rises up one place to #2 while FIFA 14 falls to #3.

At #4 we find Titanfall, dropping down from #2. 2014 FIFA World Cup holds fast at #5.

There are no other new entries in the top 40, but there are a few new arrivals in the single format charts. F1 2013: Complete Edition makes #16 in the Xbox 360 chart and #17 in the PlayStation 3 chart, while PS3-exclusive JRPG Mugen Souls Z enters at #27.

Then over in the PC budget chart, the pleasingly daft Goat Simulator entered at #12.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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  • Chart prediction for Mario Kart 8? I’m expecting #2, with Watch_Dogs at #1.

  • I’m having a really hard time resisting buying a Wii U and Mario Kart. Just, doesn’t really seem worth spending £250-300 on a single game.

    I’ve gone from being quite hyped about Watch Dogs to really not caring now, after the delays, the review embargoes and finally seeing a playthrough on Youtube and the whole thing looking mediocre at best. Still might give it a shot though.

  • Wii U’s can be had for cheaper than £250, and if you’re only after MK8 you may as well just get the basic 8GB console.

    Remember, MK8 allows you to download another game for free as well.

  • There were a few going for £200 inc Mario Kart 8 last week (+free game). But you’re still looking at closer to £300 when you throw in the extra wiimotes and pads. Hard to justify a console just for one game – but I might, and just tell the missus it came free with some Corn Flakes.

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