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Titanfall is UK #1 again

Titanfall is UK #1 again

Mon 12 May 2014 9:14am GMT / 5:14am EDT / 2:14am PDT
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Beats FIFA 14 to chart top by 400 sales

Titanfall moved back to the top spot of the UK software chart this week but by the skin of its mech suit, beating FIFA 14 by less than 400 sales.

The only new entry on the chart this week was Focus Home Interactive's RPG Bound By Flame at 12.

UKIE Games Charts courtesy of GfK Chart-Track

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Titanfall
3 2 FIFA 2014
1 3 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
6 4 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
4 5 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
5 6 Call Of Duty: Ghosts
8 7 The LEGO Movie Videogame
10 8 Battlefield 4
7 9 LEGO The Hobbit
11 10 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
13 11 Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
New entry 12 Bound By Flame
18 13 Grand Theft Auto V
16 14 Infamous: Second Son
15 15 Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Re-entry 16 Thief
17 17 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
20 18 Batman: Arkham Origins
12 19 South Park: The Stick Of Truth
19 20 Trials Fusion

2 Comments

Paul Jace Merchandiser

955 1,449 1.5
Titanfall moved back to the top spot of the UK software chart this week but by the skin of its mech suit, beating FIFA 14 by less than 400 sales.
I bet EA doesn't mind which one comes out on top, seeing as they publish both. And Titanfall continueing to stay at or near the top of the charts for eight weeks straight(or two months) is also pretty impressive. I'm curious to see how well it fared here in the US during it's second month.

Posted:7 months ago

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Peter Dwyer Games Designer/Developer

482 293 0.6
@Paul I think they do. Remember that Fifa has a budget and so needs to be selling to make that budget back. In this case though the difference is less than 400 sales, though I've stopped caring about chart data when the figures for actual sales have now been hidden behind idiotic excuses.

Japan is still the only chart that sees the healthy and intelligent reasoning behind showing actual figures. If an RPG that everyone thought was good comes out and only sells 2k copies then it's unlikely that any other devs will clone or produce something like that game but, over here it could be 20 sales or 200k sales for a title to get to no.1 causing a very artificial view of what people are actually buying or interested in. Usually during a slow summer. The games in the top ten are actually doing abysmally but, you wouldn't know that and then other AAA titles are withheld because they don't want to clash with what everyone thinks is a blockbuster. It seems to happen every year since the figures were hidden by the likes of Activition, EA and NPD. Ironically this hasn't helped their sales, only hidden the failures until we hear of a studio closing that we all thought was caning it in!

Posted:7 months ago

#2

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