It’s almost the end of Q1 and this week there are 6 new entries within the Entertainment Software Top 40 (Units), 4 of which take the Top 4.
In comparison, this week last year there was only 1 new release (EA’s ‘Mass Effect Andromeda’) and that outsold the week 1 for all 6 from this week. Debuting at No1 this week is Ubisoft’s long-awaited ‘Sea of Thieves’ Xbox One box release. New at No2 is EA’s prison break ‘A Way Out’ for PS4/Xbox One. Debuting at No3 is Bandai Namco’s sequel to 2013’s PS3 ‘Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch’ (debuted at No1 in week 5, 2013) – ‘Ni No Kuni II Revenant Kingdom’ launches on PS4/PC and actually debuts at No2 by revenue, due to the success of special editions such as the King’s Edition (£139.99 RRP). In fact, week 1 units for ‘Ni No Kuni II’ special editions make up around one-third of volume, but double that in terms of revenue share, and offer retailers something over and above a standard digital SKU. Back to unit order and debuting at No4 is Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered’ for PS4/Xbox One. EA’s ‘FIFA 18’ takes No5 and last week’s No1, EA’s ‘Burnout Paradise Remastered’ drops to No6. The final 2 new releases within the Top 40 are Koei Tecmo’s ‘A.O.T. 2’ (Attack on Titan) at No17 for PS4, Switch, Xbox One and the final new release at No23 is Nintendo’s 3DS ‘Detective Pikachu’.