‘F1 2015’ knocks ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ off its perch to claim the first All Formats No1 for the Codemasters F1 series since ‘F1 2010’ in week 38 2010.
Distributed by Namco Bandai, who recently had chart topping success with another driving game, ‘Project Cars’, launch week sales of ‘F1 2015’ are up by 367% compared to last year’s F1 title, with it launching on PS4 and Xbox One for the first time (and not Xbox 360 and PS3). Sales of ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ are down by 54% in its third week since launch, but it still manages second in the chart ahead of ‘Lego Jurassic World’ (-28%) which also drops one place, down to No3.
There is not much movement amongst the rest of the Top 10 with ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’ (-33%) down one place to No4 and ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (+5%) stuck at No5. At No6, ‘The Witcher III: Wild Hunt’ (-18%) stays ahead of the Minecrafts with both Xbox (+6%) and Playstation (+12%) versions looking solid at No’s 7 and 8 respectively. Activision round off the Top 10 with ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ (+5%) at No9 and ‘Destiny’ (+7%), up one place to No10. Retailer summer sales give a selection of titles a small boost with ‘Disney Infinity 2.0’ (+59%) benefiting in particular, up from No26 to No13.