CoD Nets Crown


‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ successfully defends its position at the top of the All Formats Chart for a second week.

This is despite a fall in sales of 77% and strong competition from new contenders ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ and ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’. Ubisoft’s highly anticipated ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ has to settle for second place, missing out on top spot by 16,000 sales. It does however outsell last year’s ‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ which originally debuted on Xbox 360 and PS3. The PS4 version of Unity accounted for 52% of sales, Xbox One 46% and PC 2%. Older generation consoles (PS3/XB360) got a separate game, ‘Assassin’s Creed: Rogue’ which debuts this week at No6.

Combined sales of the two different ‘Assassin’s Creed’ titles would have seen it outsell ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ this week. Released on Tuesday, ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ enters at No3, one place ahead of ‘FIFA 15’ (+2%) which is down 2 places to No4. It is the biggest launch for a Microsoft published Xbox One title and the 7th biggest Xbox One launch by any publisher. There are 6 new titles in the All Formats Top 10 this week with ‘Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham’ making an appearance at No5 (Lego Batman 2 managed No1 in W25 2012), ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2015’ new at No8 and ‘World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor’ debuting at No9. ‘Minecraft: Playstation Edition’ falls one place to No7, but sales are up 79% thanks to its release on Playstation Vita this week. The Vita release is the biggest Minecraft launch on a Playstation console, outselling both PS3 and PS4’s debuts. It is the third biggest debut ever on Vita, behind console launch titles ‘Uncharted: Golden Abyss’ and ‘FIFA Football’. The Top 10 is rounded off with ‘Destiny’ (-11%), down from No5 to No10.

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