EA’s ‘Titanfall’ lands at No1 on Xbox One and PC becoming the biggest release of 2014 so far.
It also means EA now hold the two leading No1 titles by sales for the year. Titanfall more than doubles the sales of what had been 2014’s current leader FIFA 14, which until now had delivered the highest sales for an All Formats No1 back in Week 1 of this year. Titanfall also gives a collossal boost to Xbox One hardware sales with a huge jump of over 96% thanks largely to the new Titanfall bundle (including a download token of the game) accounting for over 70% of all Xbox One hardware sold this week. The new IP is a welcome sight with EA’s last No1 title that wasn’t a FIFA stretching back more than a year when Crysis 3 held the crown in the first week of March 2013.
There’s a debut for Bandai Namco’s ‘Dark Souls II’ which has to settle for No2 in its first week. The sequel to the original Dark Souls which was released in Week 40 2011 sees a 20% increase in week 1 sales over its predecessor while also debuting one position higher. The arrival of two new Top 10 titles means that ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ (-47%) is pushed down to No3 following its arrival last week. ‘The Lego Movie’ (-31%) holds its spot at No4 while Square Enix’s ‘Thief’ (-63%) slips three places to No5. ‘FIFA 14’ (-31%) which had never been out of the Top 5 since its launch last year finds itself at No6 this week ahead of ‘Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare’ (-41%) at No7. ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ (-18%) is down two more places slipping to No8 ahead of Microsoft’s ‘Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition’ (-9%) at No9. ‘Battlefield 4’ (-29%) is at No10, which makes it four Top 10 titles for EA in the All Formats chart this week.
Outside the Top 10 there is a return for Yoshi in Nintendo’s ‘Yoshi’s New Island’ arriving for 3DS at No12. It’s the third biggest week 1 for a Yoshi title behind ‘Yoshi’s Island DS’ and ‘Yoshi’s Story 64’.