EA’s marketing for Battlefield 1 paid off as UK gamers bought the game in droves. The game had a bigger launch than the two previous games in the series.
GFK Chart-Track reports that week 1 sales for Battlefield 1 exceeded the combined launch units for Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline. Sales for the game were just under the number made by Ubisoft’s The Division earlier this year.
EA bumped its own game off the top as FIFA 17 had to settle for second place in the UK charts this week. FIFA 17 was number one for three consecutive weeks. Sales for that game dropped a healthy 36 percent compared to the prior week.
Rounding out the top five are Mafia 3, Gears of War 4 and Batman: Return to Arkham at 3, 4 and 5 respectively. Debuting at number 5 is pretty good for Batman: Return to Arkham since it’s just a remaster of the Arkham games that came out a few years ago.
The other two new releases included Civilization VI and the LEGO Harry Potter Collection. Civilization debuted at number 15 while Harry Potter and friends was at number 19.
Next week is likely to be another EA victory on top of the UK video game charts. It will see the release of Titanfall 2 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.