Mass Effect: Andromeda tops UK chart but launch week sales fell short of Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect: Andromeda is the UK’s new number one. It had the third biggest launch of 2017 so far, trailing behind Ghost Recon Wildlands and Horizon Zero Dawn.

Chart-Track claims that it’s EA’s first no.1 since FIFA 17 but we believe they’re mistaken – Battlefield 1 topped the chart in October, whereas FIFA 17 launched in September.

In terms of franchise sales, Andromeda only had the third best week one sales – Mass Effect 3 remains the fastest selling at launch. We should however note that the series has an odd history – the original was an Xbox 360 console exclusive, while Mass Effect 2 didn’t arrive on Xbox 360 and PS3 simultaneously.

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Chart-Track also notes that sales of Andromeda were split 55% PS4, 41% Xbox One and 4% on PC. The PC version still managed to make #12 in the individual format chart, though.

With the new Mass Effect at #1, Ghost Recon Wildlands’ two-week run ends. That’s now at #2.

LEGO Worlds also dropped a single position to #3, Horizon Zero Dawn fell to #4 and then at #5 – seemingly like always – it’s GTA V.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild remained at #6, FIFA 17 fell two places to #7, Rocket League dropped to #8, Infinite Warfare is now at #9 while Forza Horizon 3 saw us out at #10.

Aside Toukiden 2 topping the PS Vita chart, no other new entries can be found within the UK charts. This means Vikings – Wolves of Midgard, This is The Police and Troll and I didn’t get a look-in. Last week’s FlatOut 4: Total Insanity was another no show, incidentally, failing to even make the individual format charts.

We do see a few risers in the top 40 off the back of discounts and hardware bundling. Halo Wars 2 is up all the way from #26 to #11, while Forza 5, Ryse: Son of Rome and Rare Replay continue to climb for a second week thanks to retailers clearing out old Xbox One stock, with Rare Replay back in top 20 at #18.

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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