And so it begins; FIFA 15 hit number one last week pushing Destiny straight off of its throne and it seems EA Sports’ football title has dug its heels in the grass as it’s not budging from the top spot despite Warner Bros. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor being the biggest launch for a game based on Lord of the Rings.
Last week we saw the release of three potential chart toppers, Monolith Entertainment’s open-world RPG, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Playground’s racer Forza Horizon 2, and Nintendo’s all-star brawler Super Smash Bros for the 3DS. Despite all three of these games being quite hotly anticipated, none of them could make EA Sport’s FIFA 15 budge from first place. Shadow of Mordor entered the charts in second place this week and became the biggest selling game based on The Lord of the Rings.
If you’re wondering what platforms did the best for the title sales are split 56 per cent on PlayStation 4, 41 per cent on Xbox One and 3 per cent on PC, though as always Chart-track doesn’t take note of digital downloads, which is likely where PC players purchased the game. As for last-generation sales, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions launch on November 21.
As for FIFA 15, according to Chart-track, the title is sitting pretty comfortably in first place despite sales dropping 70 per cent.
As for Forza Horizon 2 and Super Smash Bros., the former speeds into third place with sales split 73 per cent on Xbox One and 27 per cent on Xbox 360. Super Smash Bros. battles into fourth place pushing Bungie’s Destiny even further down to fifth. Finally the last new entry this week, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments did make it into the charts in 27th place.
Here’s the full chart rundown:
- FIFA 15
- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Forza Horizon 2
- Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
- Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
- Disney Infinity 2.0
- Minecraft: Xbox Edition
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- The Sims 4