Activision’s ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ (-17%) celebrates a 10th No1 crown.
Only ‘Lego Marvel Avengers’ (-35%), which remains at No2 has managed to break its run at the top in 2016. The start of the half term break combined with retail promotions sees a resurgence for many of the Top 10 this week with ‘Fifa 16’ (+26%) climbing back up to No3. ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (+33%) and ‘Stars Wars Battlefront’ (+50%) follow suit moving up to claim No4 and No5. ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege’ (+16%) also sees a strong boost but still slips a spot down to No6. ‘Just Cause 3’ (-5%) climbs a spot and stays ahead of a resurgent ‘Fallout 4’ (+67%), which leaps 7 places to No8. ‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ (-2%) and ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ (-19%) are both non–movers at No9 and No10.
Although they’re unable to threaten the Top 10 a few new releases arrive in the Top 40. The first in the form of ‘Assassin’s Creed Chronicles’ at No19. The physical release sees episodic releases covering China, India and Russia united on one disc. The zombies return once more as Warner Bros. Interactive release ‘Dying Light: The Following’ debuting at No28. The release sees the addition of all season pass content combined with the original release from February last year.