‘Star Wars Battlefront’ shoots straight to No1 with the biggest ever launch for a title based on the Star Wars franchise, selling 117% more units in its launch week than previous best ‘Star Wars: The Force Unleashed’.
Released on Thursday, it is the 4th biggest launch of any game in 2015. As it is more of a reboot than a sequel, it becomes the fastest selling non-sequel PS4 title ever, selling more at launch on Sony’s format than another online-only title, ‘Destiny’. ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ remains at No2 despite a 50% drop in sales, while last week’s top seller ‘Fallout 4’ (-80%) slips to No3. Sales of ‘FIFA 16’ continue to pick up this week with Christmas in sight, rising by 14%, but down one place to No4. At No5, ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ has a credible second week with only a 37% decline in sales, keeping it ahead of ‘Lego Dimensions’ (+0%) which climbs 2 places to No6. ‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ (+7%) also jumps 2 places, up to No7 with the PC version new this week. The Top 10 is rounded off with ‘Minecraft Story Mode’ (-32%) at No8, ‘WWE 2K16’ (-4%) at No9 and ‘Need for Speed’ (-39%) at No10. No other new titles are able to force their way in to the Top 40 this week.