Sony released Gran Turismo 6 on the PlayStation 3 last week, entering at eighth place in the UK chart, claiming around a fifth of the sales of Gran Turismo 5. It looks like Sony will pay the price for a sole release on the now ‘older’ platform.
Call of Duty: Ghosts (+2%), FIFA 14 (-15%) and Battlefield 4 (-35%) claim the top three positions at the top of the UK chart.
Assassin’s Creed IV (-15%) gains one place and Grand Theft Auto V (+19%) jumps two to complete the top five.
Still at sixth, LEGO Marvel Superheroes (-13%) stays ahead of Just Dance 2014 (+70%) as it climbs two places to seventh.
PS4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall drops five places ahead of Batman: Arkham Origins, which sticks at tenth.
Activision prepares for the launch of the Xbox One releasing the Call of Duty: Ghosts for the new console one week early, resulting in the shooter staying top of the UK chart for a second consecutive week.
At second, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, from Cheshire-based developer Traveller’s Tales, has the second most successful launch of any LEGO title, after LEGO Indiana Jones: Original Adventures.
FIFA 14 (-7%) swaps with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (-37%) to reach third with a less dramatic drop in sales.
Battlefield 4 (-48%) falls three places to complete the top five.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (+8%) takes a place to seventh, behind Grand Theft Auto V (-11%) which falls one place to sixth.
Also taking further sales with next generation releases, Skylanders Swap Force (+11%) pushes Batman: Arkham Origins further down the chart to ninth.
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (+33%) is helped up the table to tenth with hardware bundles from retailers.
Other new releases include Ratchet & Clank Nexus at twenty-first place and Xcom: Enemy Within at twenty-fifth.
Call of Duty: Ghosts swoops in as the best selling title of last week, but unlike its predecessors does not break as many records.
Despite being top, Ghosts takes third behind GTA V and FIFA 14, in terms of 2013 launch week sales.
Peculiarly Call of Duty: Ghosts was also released for the PlayStation 4, a whole three weeks before the console is due to launch. The PS4 version of Ghosts managed to accumulate sales numbers to rival Assassin’s Creed IV and Battlefield 4 sales on PlayStation 3. Other sales of this years COD comprised of a 62% share on Xbox 360 and 34% on PS3. The PS4 version also outsold the Wii U version.
Battlefield 4 (-63%) is entrenched at second as Assassin’s Creed IV (-54%) tumbles to third. FIFA 14 (-16%) and GTA V (-31%) follow suit, to fourth and fifth respectively.
PC, Wii U, and 3DS releases can’t help Batman: Arkham Origins (-55%) recover sales as it crashes to sixth.
WWE 2K14 (-57%) and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-3%) hold on at seventh and eighth, the former with significantly less sales this week.
Football Manager 2014 (-65%) drops to ninth from sixth, but is saved from tenth by Skylanders: Swap Force (+2%).
The last in the Professor Layton series, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy debuts on 3DS at thirteenth.
Although the focus of this weeks Call of Duty: Ghosts event was to show off the multiplayer and its various changes, including playing as a female for the first time, this wasn’t all that was shared.
The latest CoD special edition was also revealed, this timed dubbed the Prestige Edition. This year’s unique bundle comes with a 1080p HD Tactical Camera priced at a whopping £179.99. Still far cheaper than the insane Saints Row IV Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition.