‘Battlefield Hardline’ fends off a strong challenge from Sony’s new PS4 exclusive ‘Bloodborne’ to hold on to the No1 spot for a second week.
‘Battlefield 4’ may have had a slightly better launch week, but its successor has a better second week with sales only dropping by 43%. ‘Bloodborne’ misses out on No1 by 22,500 units, almost making it 4 new IP All Formats No1 debuts in the first quarter of the year. ‘Borderlands: The Handsome Collection’ continues the trend of relaunching old-gen titles as deluxe remastered games on PS4 and Xbox One, entering the chart at No3. ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (-11%) drops one place to No4 remaining ahead of ‘FIFA 15’ (+0%) which is a non-mover at No5.
Sales of ‘Dying Light’ (-26%) are growing dimmer as it slips 2 places to No6. ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ (+43%) and ‘Far Cry 4’ (+233%) both benefit from retailer promotions this week as CoD rises one place to No7 and Far Cry ten places to No8. ‘Minecraft: Xbox Edition’ (+7%) holds on to No9, but the Playstation version (+9%) is not so lucky, dropping out of the Top 10 for the first time since week 7, slipping from No10 to No13. A small price drop gives ‘The Order: 1886’ (+112%) a slight kick, pushing it back into the Top10 at No10. The only other new entry to make the Top 40 this week is ‘Ride’ from PQube and Milestone, debuting at No25 on PS3, PS4 and PC.