‘Destiny 2’ sweeps in to No1, becoming the biggest launch of the year so far. Released on Wednesday 6th September, almost 3 years after the original, Activision Blizzard and Bungie’s online-only shooter pushes ‘Uncharted: The Lost Legacy’ (-49%) off top spot, down one place to No2.
Launched across Xbox One and PS4, 58% of sales go to Sony’s format and 42% to Microsoft’s. The original, which was also released on PS3 and Xbox 360, saw Sony’s formats account for 51% and Microsoft’s formats 49%. With the new Xbox One X only 2 months away, a retailer price promotion on the original Xbox One S hardware means bundled titles jump up the chart; most notably ‘Forza Horizon 3’(+79%) up from No10 to No3, ‘Fallout 4’ (+102%) up from No14 to No5, ‘Dishonored 2’ (+129%) up from No17 to No8, ‘Doom’ (+132%) up from No19 to No9 and ‘Minecraft: Xbox One Edition’ (+117%) up from No24 to No11.
There are new entries this week for ‘Knack II’ at No12, ‘Monster Hunter Stories’ at No21 and ‘The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+’ for Nintendo Switch at No36, while ‘Lego Worlds’ (+21%) climbs 2 places to No14, boosted by the release of a Nintendo Switch version.