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UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 And Splatoon In Top Thirty

We’ve finally received this week’s UK charts which were a day late this week. It was obviously a busy period for game retail with Black Friday and early Cyber Monday. As you can see from the charts a lot of the games are from various bundles that were discounted over the sales period. Nintendo’s very own Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 popped up once again in the top thirty thanks to the Wii U 32GB Premium Bundle doing the rounds. Here’s all the information you need along with the charts!

“”Black Friday means that week 48, 2015 entertainment software is up +60% units over week 47, 2015 and +32% by revenue. These are higher increases than last year over the same 2 weeks, but actual software units and revenue on week 48, 2015 vs week 48, 2014 are lower this year (-9% units / -10% revenue). Not so for consoles themselves, with more sold in week 48, 2015 than the equivalent week last year (+8%). From the total number of consoles sold in week 48, 2014, PS4/Xbox One accounted for 75%. But this week 48, 2015 that has risen to 86%. This also helps to explain why PS4 and Xbox One software units in week 48, 2015 are higher than any other week and they take around 74% of all entertainment software units – this time last year these 2 formats took only 46% as PS3/360 still commanded over 30% of units.”

“Week 48, 2015 is one of only 9 weeks so far with over 70% PS4 & Xbox One combined share of total entertainment software units. Black Friday has a huge effect on the All Formats Chart this week, propelling EA’s ‘FIFA 16’ up 3 places and back to the top after a 6 week break from the No1 spot, thanks to a wide range of hard and soft bundles (+254%). Activision’s ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ remains at No2 with sales up 47% over last week for similar reasons to FIFA above. Last week’s No1, EA’s ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ drops to No3 but sales are only down -52% (rather than a more typical -70% over week 1 for a major release). Bethesda’s third week on chart for ‘Fallout 4’ sees the title dropping 1 place to No4, but sales climb +8%. There are no new releases in the Top 40, but the chart is littered with titles that have re-entered or risen impressively from Black Friday hardware bundles or simply from Black Friday software discounting, some of which are as follows: Climbing 19 places to No5 is Sony’s PS4 ‘Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection’ (+999%), Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘GTA V’ rises 6 places at No6 (+385%), No8 and up 3 places is ‘Halo 5’ (+195%), No10 and up 10 places is ‘Forza 6’ (+381%), No12 and up 7 places is ‘Disney Infinity 3’ (+281%), No15 and up 19 places is ‘LEGO Marvel Superheroes’ (+541%). Big re-entries are all previous chart toppers, such as ‘The Last of Us: Remastered’ at No21, ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ at No23, ‘Until Dawn’ at No24 and ‘The Witcher III’ at No28.”

01 (09) PS4 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
02 (07) XBO FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
03 (01) PS4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
04 (03) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
05 (04) XBO CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
06 (26) PS4 UNCHARTED: THE NATHAN DRAKE COLLECTION (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
07 (02) XBO STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
08 (05) PS4 FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
09 (06) XBO FALLOUT 4 (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
10 (11) XBO HALO 5: GUARDIANS (MICROSOFT)
11 (22) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
12 (12) 360 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
13 (19) XBO FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 (MICROSOFT)
14 (08) XBO RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
15 (10) 360 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
16 (33) PS3 FIFA 16 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
17 (34) 360 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
18 (__) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
19 (13) PS4 ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
20 (18) PS3 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
21 (__) XBO LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
22 (__) PS4 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
23 (__) PS4 UNTIL DAWN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
24 (20) WIU MARIO KART 8 (NINTENDO)
25 (23) WIU SPLATOON (NINTENDO)
26 (28) XBO MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
27 (17) XBO ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE (UBISOFT)
28 (24) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
29 (__) 360 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 (DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS)
30 (15) PS4 NEED FOR SPEED (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
31 (__) PS4 KNACK (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
32 (16) 360 LEGO DIMENSIONS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
33 (__) PS4 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
34 (27) PS4 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
35 (39) PS3 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE (TELLTALE GAMES)
36 (14) PC FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016 (SEGA)
37 (__) PS4 GUITAR HERO LIVE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
38 (__) PC THE SIMS 4 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
39 (30) PS4 WWE 2K16 (TAKE 2)
40 (__) PS4 DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)

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8 comments

  1. Jaded Ridley X3 {I'm not whining, you suckers... *cough* ..poor souls! I've just been driven insane by Nintendo failing me one too many times this gen!} says:

    Ugh! Maybe I should have gotten Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Gold Edition digitally on the PlayStation Store when it was only around 50-60 bucks because of Cyber Monday. It was still available for that price this morning & I damn sure had the money to get it then. :/ Shame. Oh well. I guess I’ll just go ahead & get Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate instead today to go with Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition.

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