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[Update] UK: PS4 Pro Launches Big But Dishonored 2 Sales Are Soft

by Damian Seeto


Update: Figures from GFK’s report and in this story weren’t entirely accurate. A typo in the figures that claimed Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s sales fell 65% was actually 55% instead.  This would make the normal second week sales drop actually lower than the one that Black Ops 3 saw last year.

Dishonored 2 may have been getting good reviews, but the game didn’t sell as many copies in its UK launch compared to its predecessor. The launch of the PS4 Pro was successful though.

As reported by MCV UK, sales for the PS4 shot up by 204 percent. Even sales of the original model and the slim rose by 8.5 percent compared to last week.

The week proved to be successful for Sony because PS4 sales were 44 percent higher than the Xbox One. It wasn’t a bad week for Microsoft either because sales for the Xbox One were still healthy thanks to retailers cutting the price of the original model.

In terms of software sales, GFK Chart-Track reports that Dishonored 2 sold 38 percent less copies than Dishonored did back in 2012. It only placed at number four in the overall charts. To be fair though, digital sales are not taken into account although prices for digital games in the UK are really high. It’s likely most people in the UK bought the game at retail stores.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was still the best selling game. Sales fell by 65 percent compared to last week, but it was enough to stay on top. It’s still not selling as many copies as Black Ops 3 did last year though.

EA video games still occupy the second and third positions. FIFA 16 sales rose by six percent to be placed at number 2. Battlefield 1 dropped down to number 3 as sales declined by 39 percent.


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