Black Friday sales shake up the chart

The Black Friday sales didn’t just cause havoc at the supermarkets. They’ve managed to send the UK chart into a tizzy too.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare retakes the top spot, but this wasn’t down to people rushing out to buy it alongside a shiny new PS4 or Xbox One. 67% of sales last week were in fact for the heavily discounted last-gen versions.

Last week’s #1 – GTA V – falls to #3, outsold by FIFA 15 by 1,500 copies. That’s up from #4 to #2.

Then we have Far Cry 4 at #4 and Assassin’s Creed: Unity at #5.

At #6 and #7 there are two new entries – Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. Chart-Track reports that combined sales would have made Nintendo’s latest #3 in the chart. Incidentally, Ruby managed to outsell Sapphire by 2,400 copies.

At #8 it’s one of the biggest risers in recent memory – Sony’s DriveClub, up all the way from #33. That’ll be down to reduced PS4 DriveClub bundles, then. Sales were up an absurd 999%.

Sales of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag significantly increased as well, helping it rise from #18 to #9. It even outperformed Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, this week at #22.

Good old Minecraft: Xbox Edition finishes off this week’s UK top ten.

Leaving the top ten this week are Dragon Age: Inquisition (falling from #5 to #16), WWE 2K15 (7# to #20) and Halo: The Master Chief Collection (#10 to #27).

Despite having a different name to its 3DS counterpart, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U isn’t classed as a new release. Odd, we know. The critically acclaimed Wii U version propels Nintendo’s all-star brawler back up from #27 to respectable enough #13.

LittleBigPlanet 3 is the next highest new entry, in at #18.

Over in the single format charts meanwhile LitleBigPlanet: Marvel Superhero Edition made #8 in the PS Vita chart while Adventure Time: Secret of The Nameless Kingdom made #19 and #28 in the 3DS and Xbox 360 charts respectively.

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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