The Force Awakens

04/Jul/2016

Released on Tuesday ‘Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ becomes the 9th different Lego game to debut at No1 in the All Formats Chart.


It is the 4th biggest Lego video game launch of all time, behind Indiana Jones, Marvel Super Heroes and Batman, although ‘Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy’ sold more in its second week of launch. It is also the 4th biggest launch for a Star Wars title, behind Battlefront, The Force Unleashed and Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith. May the 4th be with it…! ‘Doom’ (-17%) slips from No1 to No4 behind solid performances from both ‘FIFA 16’ (+17%) at No2 and ‘Overwatch’ (+9%) at No3. ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ (-19%) drops two places to No5, while Square Enix has this week’s next highest new entry with PS4 RPG ‘Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness’ new at No6. ‘Rocket League’ falls one place to No7, however sales are up an impressive 20% in its second week of launch.

The arrival of Telltale Games’ ‘7 Days to Die’ at No9 mean that there are three new games that break in to the Top 10 this week, while outside the Top 10 there are debuts for ‘The Technomancer’ at No13 and ‘Minecraft: Wii U Edition’ at No18. Price promotions on ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ (+72%) and ‘EA Sports UFC 2’ (+93%) push them both up the chart to No’s 10 and 14 respectively.


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