Bandai Namco claim No1 this week with new entry ‘Dark Souls III’ (PS4/Xbox One/PC) by From Software.
This is the fourth outing for the main ‘Souls’ series, starting out on PS3-only as ‘Demon’s Souls’ and debuting at No6 back in week 25, 2010. The series took off in terms of sales with the launch of ‘Dark Souls’ (PS3/360) debuting at No3 in week 40, 2011. ‘Dark Souls II’ (PS3/360) was the previous high in terms of sales and chart position, debuting at No2 behind ‘Titanfall’ in week 11, 2014. And now the series claims a first No1with sales up a massive 61% over the ‘Dark Souls II’ previous high. Ubisoft climb 1 place to No2 with ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ (-40%), EA climb 5 places with ‘EA Sports UFC 2’ at No3 (+64%), whilst Microsoft drop from No1 to No4 with ‘Quantum Break’ (-64%). The other big new release from last week, Codemasters’ ‘Dirt Rally’ drops from No2 to No5 (-66%). Nintendo break in to the Top 20 with one of the 5 new Nintendo Selects launches from this week - ‘New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi’ debuting at No18.