The UK heatwave continues, kids are all on holiday and there’s not a console new release in sight.
The overall market drops 3% units/revenue over last week and that means week 30 is the second lowest (units) so far this year and the lowest for revenue. Ubisoft’s ‘Watch Dogs’ (+3%) completes a double hat-trick of consecutive weeks at No1 (weeks 22-24 and weeks 28-30), now just 1 week away from equalling FIFA 14’s 7 weeks at No1 this year (12 weeks at No1 since launch). The aforementioned ‘FIFA 14’ from EA remains at No2 (+5%), Microsoft’s ‘Minecraft 360 Edition’ climbs three places to No3 (+4%) and 505 Games’ ‘Sniper Elite 3’ climbs one place to No4 (-6%).
The weeks big climber is Warner’s ‘The Lego Movie Videogame’ (+41%), climbing 7 places to No5 and benefitting from the campaign surrounding the launch this week of the movie on DVD/Blu-ray (out Monday 21st July). Sony’s ‘Minecraft PS3 Edition’ is now at No6 (-3%) and has climbed one place every week for the last 4 weeks. Elsewhere in the Top 40 EA’s ‘Skate 3’ (+17%) continues a remarkable return to the Top 40 (now stretching back 17 consecutive weeks) – the last time this title graced the Top 40 was almost 2 years ago and the game itself dates back to 2010. EA also have the highest re-entry at No31 with ‘Need for Speed: Rivals’ (+44%), benefitting from some price promotion activity.