Activision’s ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ (-25%) takes an 11th week at No1 since launch, with 7 of the first 6 weeks of this year (‘Lego Marvel Avengers’ was No1 in week 4).
No other Call of Duty title has claimed this many No1’s on the All Formats Chart, previous record being ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ back in 2009 with 9 No1’s (although all 9 were consecutive). The all-time record remains ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ with 18 weeks All Format No1’s back in 2000 & 2001 (published back then by Eidos). Debuting at No2 is a first Gen 8 outing for a game series that has been around since the late 80’s: Capcom’s ‘Street Fighter V’ launches on PS4 and PC. The previous version of this series ‘Street Fighter IV’ debuted back in 2009 on 360/PS3/PC and remains the benchmark in terms of week 1 sell-through.
EA remain at No3 with ‘FIFA 16’ (+65%) and sales for this title (and many others) are up markedly over half term week. The only other new entry this week also makes the Top 10 and that is Nintendo’s 3DS ‘Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon’ at No9.