Destiny becomes UK’s biggest new IP launch

Destiny has toppled previous record holder Watch_Dogs to become the UK’s most successful launch of a new IP. And quite obviously, it’s the UK’s new number one.

Sales were spilt 50/50 against PlayStation and Xbox. The breakdown goes like this – 46 per cent on PS4, 4 per cent on PS3; 36 per cent on Xbox One and 14 per cent on Xbox 360. Digital downloads are however exempt from the chart.

To make way for Destiny last week’s number one The Sims 4 drops to #2. Watch_Dogs, Call of Duty: Ghosts and The Last of Us Remastered round-off this week’s UK top five.

At #7 it’s a new entry for NHL 15 – with the PS4 version coming out on top – while Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution makes its mark at #10.

Then at #17 the retail release of inFamous: First Light makes an appearance.

We speculated that Destiny could help a bunch of ‘older’ next-gen games reappear off the back of people buying a console to play it on. Aside Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition making a re-entry at #37, that doesn’t appear to have happened. Hmm.

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