Battlefield Takes Top Spot


EA take their first No1 crown of the year with ‘Battlefield Hardline’ becoming the biggest All Formats No1 of 2015 (Week 1 sell through).

Developed by Visceral Games & DICE the series moves into new territory taking on a cops and robbers approach. The latest entry goes one better than ‘Battlefield 4’ which made its debut at No2 in November 2013. Several other new releases arrive this week and its Square Enix’s ‘Final Fantasy Type-0 HD’, which takes the No2 spot. It forces last week’s chart topper ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (-5%) down to No3. ‘Dying Light’ (-36%) drops two places down to No4 just holding off a resurgent ‘FIFA 15’ (+11%) at No5. Nintendo’s Wii U exclusive ‘Mario Party 10’ lands at No6, becoming the second highest week 1 in the series behind Mario Party 8.

Capcom’s ‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2’ is the 4th top ten new release this week at No7. ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ (16%) sees a boost in sales but still slips down to No8. ‘Minecraft: Xbox Edition’ (-13%) and ‘Minecraft: PlayStation Edition’ (-10%) slip down the chart but are still at No9 & No10. Despite strong sales driven by retailer promotions ‘Disney Infinity 2.0’ (+36%) settles just outside the Top 10 at No11. The arrival of a new market wide Xbox One hard bundle also sees ‘Halo: The Masterchief Collection’ (+80%) propelled 14 places to No13.

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