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Star Wars trails Fallout in UK's biggest launches of 2015

Battlefront is biggest ever UK launch for a Star Wars game, but only fourth biggest of the year overall

Star Wars Battlefront entered the UK chart at number one last week, becoming the fourth biggest launch of 2015.

Given the sky-high expectations for Battlefront's sales, being only the fourth biggest launch of the year may not be quite what EA had hoped. However, trailing FIFA 16, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Fallout 4 is by no means a defeat.

According to data from Ukie and Gfk Chart-Track, Battlefront did claim two more definitive titles. It is the fastest-selling PS4 game that isn't a direct sequel, and it is also the biggest ever launch for a Star Wars game, beating Star Wars: The Force Unleashed by 117 per cent.

However, with its focus very much on multiplayer modes, Battlefront's success cannot be judged after a week. There is potential for a huge amount of revenue to flow from DLC and Season Pass sales, which can be influenced by positive word-of-mouth recommendations. So far, though, the critics have been lukewarm on its evident staying power.

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
New Entry1Star Wars Battlefront
22Call of Duty: Black Ops III
13Fallout 4
34FIFA 16
45Rise Of The Tomb Raider
86LEGO Dimensions
97Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
58Minecraft: Story Mode
119WWE 2K16
610Need For Speed
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George Williams Owner 5 years ago
EA are marketing this like a Battlefield game, which it is not. Over priced Standard Edition, zero value Deluxe Edition and as for the 'Ultimate' Edition costing close to 100 - Star Wars fans aren't used to this crazy pricing structure for a game that has tepid reviews and really has no long term replay value due to the lack of essential features - like a conquest mode or campaign modes and server selection.

Shame, because the graphics and sounds are incredible but overall its just meh. Thankfully, I only paid 28 for my copy from a leading games key website.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by George Williams on 23rd November 2015 1:17pm

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