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 Week||This Week||Title|
|New Entry||1||Star Wars Battlefront|
|2||2||Call of Duty: Black Ops III|
|4||5||Rise Of The Tomb Raider|
|9||7||Assassin's Creed: Syndicate|
|5||8||Minecraft: Story Mode|
|6||10||Need For Speed|