Duty Calls


EA’s 6 week run with ‘FIFA 15’ is over as Activision Blizzard take the title with ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’.

The latest in the series convincingly beats the week 1 number of 2013’s ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ despite being the 5th biggest launch in the Call of Duty series as a whole. By contrast however three of this year’s biggest week 1 titles have been First Person Shooters (Titanfall, Destiny & Wolfenstein). Advanced Warfare’s week 1 total beats the combined week 1 sales of those 3 by almost 14%. ‘FIFA 15’ (-20%) moves down to No2 following its unbroken run at the top since release. It stays way ahead of two Sega titles one of them a new entry at No3 in the form of ‘Football Manager 2015’ for PC. The second is ‘Alien: Isolation’ (+120%) which climbs to its second highest position since launch 5 weeks ago. Strong sales spurred by retailer promotions see it climb to No4.

‘Destiny’ (+3%) climbs a spot to No5 ahead of ‘Minecraft: Playstation Edition’ (-41%) which drops 3 places to No6. ‘Skylanders Trap Team’ (+6%) continues its week on week climb up to No7. Last week’s debutant and Xbox One exclusive title ‘Sunset Overdrive’ (-61%) is down to No8 ahead of ‘The Evil Within’ (-44%) which slides to No9. There is no change at No10 as ‘Minecraft: Xbox Edition’ (+9%) is a non-mover. Outside the Top 10 ‘Disney Infinity 2.0’ (+10%) adds new Disney Originals to its roster of Starter Packs although the title remains at No12 despite the boost in sales.

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