EA’s latest Battlefield instalment takes the crown at the top of the official UK sales chart for the week which ended October 22. In accordance to the sales monitor Chart-Track, Battlefield 1’s first week sales are ‘a lot more than’ those of Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline put together.
Chart-Track, now popularly known as GfK Chart-Track, is a market research company that started out in 1996. It monitors music, videos and software sales in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In July 2008, GfK took a majority stake in the company.
In its report, the research agency has also noted that the first week sales of Battlefield 1 are “just under the amount generated by Ubisoft’s week one [sales] for Tom Clancy’s The Division“. Apart from this, Battlefield has also managed to dethrone the yearly soccer giant, FIFA 17, another EA title from the top spot — sending it down to number 2 on the list.
Mafia 3 follows FIFA 17 in the third spot, which is then followed by the Xbox exclusive Gears of War 4 at number 4. Warner Bros. Interactive’s Batman: Return to Arkham(a remastered collection of the extremely well-received Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City) debuts at number 5 and is also the only other fresh new entry in the chart, alongside the king of the hill, Battlefield 1.
Going further down the chart, Rockstar Games’ monthly sales champion Grand Theft Auto V returns to the top 10 even in weekly sales, moving up from Number 11 to Number 9. Rounding off the list is the classic sandbox title, Minecraft: Xbox Edition, which climbs from Number 16 to Number 10.
You can find the complete top ten available in the list below or on the site by clicking here. This table does not include digital sales data, and thus should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
- Battlefield 1
- FIFA 17
- Mafia 3
- Batman: Return to Arkham
- WWE 2K17
- Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Edition
- Forza Horizon 3
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Minecraft: Xbox Edition