Ubisoft’s For Honor remains at top of the UK All Formats list for a second week in a row, holding new release Halo Wars 2 off the top position. However, the Halo spin off did take the first place in the Individual Formats list. Sales-wise it is expected to perform worse than the original entry released in 2009.
Available on Xbox One and PC, Halo Wars 2 is an RTS that preserves and expands the experience of the first entry despite the change in the development team. Story-wise is a direct sequel of the original game, taking place after the events seen in Halo 5: Guardians. On the gameplay front, the game offers a deeper experience, with battles of a larger scale than the original.
Strategy games don’t use to have the same appeal as other genres, so a number 2 placement seems fine for the title. But on the other hand, undisclosed reports indicate that the game is performing significantly worse than the original Halo Wars, which debuted also at number 2 with 65.000 copies in 2009.
Last week’s highest entry For Honor holds the top position in the All Formats list despite dropping a steep 72% in sales. That is still in line with other big releases, and Ubisoft hopes that the title will remain one of the most relevant multiplayer games in the coming months. In the Individual Formats list the PS4 and Xbox One versions take numbers 2 and 3, respectively.
The other new entry from last week, Sniper Elite 4, drops a 64% in sales, placing at number 5 in the All Formats. In the Individual list, the PS4 version hangs at number 7, while the one for Xbox One drops to number 15.
Next week we will get the results of one of the biggest showdowns of the year, with PS4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn will releasing at the same time than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is also the main launch title of Nintendo Switch. Breath of the Wild is expected to take the top, although both of them are set to make excellent numbers.
01 (01) FOR HONOR (UBISOFT) [-72%]
02 (NE) HALO WARS 2 (MICROSOFT)
03 (03) GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2) [-23%]
04 (04) FIFA 17 (ELECTRONIC ARTS) [-21%]
05 (02) SNIPER ELITE 4 (SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING) [-64%]
06 (05) BATTLEFIELD 1 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
07 (08) ROCKET LEAGUE (505 GAMES)
08 (07) CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
09 (06) RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD (CAPCOM)
10 (09) FORZA HORIZON 3 (MICROSOFT)
11 (13) MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
12 (10) WATCH DOGS 2 (UBISOFT)
13 (11) OVERWATCH (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
14 (14) HITMAN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON (SQUARE ENIX EUROPE)
15 (12) NIOH (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
16 (16) WWE 2K17 (TAKE 2)
17 (17) LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
18 (15) LEGO DIMENSIONS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
19 (18) POKEMON SUN (NINTENDO)
20 (20) THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. (BETHESDA SOFTWORKS)
01 (NE) XBO HALO WARS 2 (MICROSOFT)
02 (01) PS4 FOR HONOR (UBISOFT)
03 (02) XBO FOR HONOR (UBISOFT)
04 (05) PS4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
05 (07) XBO FORZA HORIZON 3 (MICROSOFT)
06 (06) XBO GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2)
07 (03) PS4 SNIPER ELITE 4 (SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING)
08 (09) PS4 FIFA 17 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
09 (10) XBO FIFA 17 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
10 (15) XBO MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION (MICROSOFT)
11 (12) PS4 BATTLEFIELD 1 (ELECTRONIC ARTS)
12 (16) XBO ROCKET LEAGUE (505 GAMES)
13 (11) PS4 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
14 (08) PS4 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD (CAPCOM)
15 (04) XBO SNIPER ELITE 4 (SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING)
16 (14) XBO BATTLEFIELD 1 (ELECTRONIC ARTS
17 (19) PS4 ROCKET LEAGUE (505 GAMES
18 (17) XBO CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
19 (13) PS4 NIOH (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
20 (18) PS4 WATCH DOGS 2 (UBISOFT)