The first major retail releases of 2016 are still a week or so away. As such, this week’s UK top 40 remains mostly unchanged.
Even with a 24% dip in sales, Call of Duty: Black Ops III manages to hold onto the top spot for a sixth consecutive week – the top 40’s longest run since 2014â€™s FIFA 15.
Evergreen crime caper GTA V moves up to #2, FIFA 16 falls to #3 and then at #4 itâ€™s Star Wars Battlefront. This is its lowest chart position since launch, hence the headline.
Then at #5 itâ€™s Tom Clancyâ€™s Rainbow Six Siege, which likewise sees a 24% drop in sales over last week.
Positions #6-#10 see a similar amount of shuffling to the top five. At #6 itâ€™s Just Cause 3 which is then followed by WWE 2K16, Fallout 4, LEGO Jurassic World and the age old top ten favourite Minecraft: Xbox Edition.
Significant fallers for this week meanwhile include Battlefield 4 – falling from #10 to #25 – and Assassinâ€™s Creed Syndicate which makes both an unexpected and unexplainable descent from #9 to #24.