Dark Souls III claims UK chart top spot – a franchise first

The amount of momentum Dark Souls has built up over the years is nothing short of incredible.

Series predecessor Demon’s Souls made #6 in the UK chart back in 2010, while the original Dark Souls debuted at #3 in 2011. Until today Dark Souls II held the accolade of being the highest charting at launch – #2 in 2014, losing out to Titanfall – a record that has now been broken by Dark Souls III. It’s this week’s UK number one, with sales up 61% over Dark Souls II.

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Bandai-Namco informs that it’s selling incredibly well in the US too, becoming their fastest selling title in the publisher’s history. Wowsers!

On a related note, Bloodborne: GOTY Edition is also back in the charts – #38 in the all-formats and #17 in the PS4 chart.

Microsoft’s Quantum Break – last week’s chart topper – is now at #4, with Tom Clancy’s The Division and EA Sports UFC 2 occupying places #2 and #3 respectively. Then at #5 it’s DiRT Rally, down from #2.

Far Cry Primal falls to #6, FIFA 16 drops from #4 to #7, Black Ops III moves down to #8, GTA V drops three places to #9 and then at #10 it’s LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.

Rainbow Six: Siege and Star Wars Battlefront both depart the top ten this week, meanwhile.

As we predicted, a number of Wii U Select titles are back in the chart. New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi was the best performer, entering at #18. Zelda: The Wind Waker HD made #25 while Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze slid in at #39.

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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