Weekly UK Video Game Sales Chart: 'Watch Dogs' Hacks Its Way To Top Of UK Sales, Tomodachi Life Cracks Top 10
Watch Dogs has hacked its way onto the top of the UK sales charts once more.
The Ubisoft game muscled out last week's top earner, Sniper Elite III for the top position. One can imagine that after Germany's win in the World Cup yesterday, SEIII may find its way back to number one next week on account of its very anti-Third Reich sentiment.
Watch Dogs is already among one of the bestselling new IPs in video game history. Ubisoft has already shipped, not necessarily sold, 8 million units worldwide. Expect it to be near the top of the charts a long time, until Destiny comes out in September, of course.
Holding steady at #3, FIFA 14 will either trend downward very fast, or be the only source of football, especially in the UK. The Premier League launches in a month, which is just a very long time to be without football. The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil edition tumbled from #8 to #15 on account of all that actual World Cup drama happening.
Wolfenstein: The New Order moved up to #4, while Titanfall slipped to #5. Even an announcement of brand new, exciting DLC could not get the fine folks over in the UK buying the mech actioner.
The biggest jump, however, came from Minecraft. This should surprise absolutely no one. Both Xbox 360 and PS3 versions moved from #10 and #9 to 7 and 8. If ever there was a dark horse in this race, my money would be on Minecrafting simply owning the charts from now until nobody buys it because everybody already owns it.
Nintendo, meanwhile, cracks the top 10. Their social game Tomodachi Life made it to #9. Jumping from 15 to 10, Battlefield 4 makes the week's biggest splash. Their new event, simply titled Battlefest had much to do with it.
Tune in next week where the biggest selling game won't necessarily be the most played game. The Destiny beta begins for the PS3 on Thursday, so you can bet that's where everyone's time is going.