It’s probably no surprise that Call of Duty: Ghosts has taken the top spot in the UK charts this week according to the latest update from the UKIE. The latest instalment in the Call of Duty franchise has knocked Assassin’s Creed down to third place with Battlefield white knuckling second place.
Call of Duty: Ghosts seems to have done well this week, right? Well if you’re just going to go by what position the game is in the charts then, yeah, it has. If we look a little closer however you’ll actually be surprised to read that though it’s in first place, it’s actually only the third biggest launch game this year falling short of second place which is currently occupied by FIFA 14. In first place of course is Grand Theft Auto V.
Another shocking figure however is the way sales were split. Of course both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions were fairly high at 62 percent and 34 percent respectively, but what’s surprising is the PlayStation 4 sales which took a 3 percent split despite the console not launching in the UK for another three weeks.
That 3 percent may not seem like much but it actually out sold PlayStation 3 versions of Assassin’s Creed IV and Battlefield 4 which launched last week.
In the rest of the charts, FIFA 14 and Grand Theft Auto slip down a place each to make room for the new Call of Duty title at fourth and fifth respectively, Batman: Arkham Origins also continues to fall down to sixth place with WWE2K14 choke holding onto seventh. Minecraft is still there in eighth place with Football Manager taking a tumble down to ninth followed by Skylanders: SWAP Force in tenth place.
Only one other new entry this week and that’s Nintendo’s final instalment into the Professor Layton series; Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy which debuts at number thirteen.