Launched on Tuesday 14th April, Warner’s ‘Mortal Kombat X’ reignites the 23 year old beat ‘em up franchise, debuting at No1 with the 2nd biggest launch of the year so far (behind Battlefield Hardline) and the biggest ever launch for a Mortal Kombat title.
The PS4 version was the big winner with a 61% share compared to 38% on Xbox One and 1% on PC. After four weeks at the top (the longest run for any title so far this year), ‘Battlefield Hardline’ (-34%) is beaten down to No3 as ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (+94%) is propelled back up to No2 thanks to the successful launch on Tuesday of the PC version. ‘FIFA 15’ (-34%) slips back to No4 from No2, only 60 sales behind Battlefield this week.
Sales of ‘Bloodborne’ are only down 14%, helping it move up one place to No5, ahead of ‘Far Cry 4’ (-33%) which drops two places to No6. ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ (-39%) also falls two places, down to No7, while the two Minecrafts both have a solid week, as the Xbox Edition (-3%) rises 2 places to No8 and the Playstation One (-13%) jumps back into the Top 10, up from No14 to No9. ‘Dying Light’ (-22%) manges to climb one place to No10, ensuring Warner have 2 games in the Top 10 this week.