In spite of some initial backlash surrounding its reveal and differences from previous games in the series, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is having absolutely no trouble with sales success in the United Kingdom. According to Chart-Track’s weekly report, just released today, Activision’s latest entry in the venerable military FPS series — developed by Infinity Ward — has sold more than any other game for the past three weeks.
Also appearing on this week’s Top 10 chart, in order, are FIFA 17, Battlefield 1, Watch Dogs 2, Grand Theft Auto V, Mafia III, Steep, Final Fantasy XV, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and Forza Horizon 3. Mafia moved up four spots from the tenth position to the sixth, while Final Fantasy XV and Skyrim Special Edition dropped a couple spots to the eighth and ninth positions, respectively.
We’d be remiss, of course, if we didn’t mention that the disdain around Infinite Warfare is completely unfounded by its actual quality — dislike-to-like ratios on YouTube aside, our reviewer Edward Love actually found the game a really fun and beautiful — if a bit shallow —experience. Contrary to many other players’ feelings about the game’s new sci-fi look and feel, he wrote:
The cold majesty of space is the beating heart of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and the playground for the series’ largest canvas yet. The result is a stunningly realized world married to a story of obscene spectacle that’s unfortunately but expectedly, light on substance.
It’s nice, then, to see Infinity Ward’s latest project rewarded with sales — if not goodwill from some of its player base.
Tell us, have you played Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare yet? If so, what do you make of its space setting and do you think it deserves to sit atop the UK sales chart? Let us know in the comments section below.