While itâ€™s becoming harder to get excited about new Call of Duty games, itâ€™s still exciting to see how well they perform at launch.
In short, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is no record breaker. It managed to claim the UK chartâ€™s top spot, dethroning Battlefield 1 in the process, and enjoys the second biggest release of the year after FIFA 17. However, sales were down a colossal 48.4% over last yearâ€™s Black Ops III.
This isnâ€™t quite as bad as it sounds â€“ Activision predicted weaker sales this year, due to Infinite Warfare being part of a new sub-brand.
Chart-Track believes the lack of last-gen versions has also had a small impact.
As the likes of Eurogamer have pointed out, it’s likely to be down to backlash against the IWâ€™s futuristic setting. The launch trailer had a negative reception. The decision to make Modern Warfare Remastered available only with the premium priced Legacy Edition didnâ€™t go down well either.
The UK chart sees just one other new entry this week â€“ Football Manager 2017 at #6.
Thereâ€™s lots of shuffling going on elsewhere though. Skylanders Imaginators is up from #19 to #7 due to a price drop, Farming Simulator 2017 and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 have left the top ten â€“ dropping to #17 and #20 respectively â€“ while World of Final Fantasy currently sits at #28, down from #11.
Last weekâ€™s Just Dance 2017 isnâ€™t performing as well as we expected either, falling from #26 to #33. Maybe disco is dead after all.