Despite having AAA Ubisoft-published Watch Dogs 2 releasing this week, Call of Duty brings in the #1 spot in the UK for the third week in a row in the UK Gaming Charts. Compared to the previous game, sales for Watch Dogs 2 are 80 percent down. The poor reception to the first title in contrast to the massive hype leading up to its release surely did not bode well for its successor’s chance in the market.
Even more surprising is Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s continued success whilst having launched originially at -55% of its previous yearly release. With less and less copies being sold each year, Call of Duty still takes #1 because other games as well have been selling less as well. Is this merely a case of digital sales making even more of an impact, or of AAA release hype dying down?
Also notable according to Chart-Track, Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection debuted at 10th place, WWE 2k17 rose all the way from 16th to 5th, and Dishonored 2 dropped from 4th to 7th in its second week on the market.
Here’s the full rundown of the UK Gaming Charts:
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Watch Dogs 2
- Fifa 17
- Battlefield 1
- WWE 2k17
- Forza Horizon 3
- Dishonored 2
- The Elder Scrolls V: Special Edition
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection