Call of Duty: Ghosts Enters Charts At No.1; Fails To Eclipse Sales Of GTA V And FIFA 14


According to weekly figures published by chart-tracking agency UKie, Call of Duty: Ghosts stormed into number one of the UK’s all-formats charts. In claiming the top spot, Activision’s shooter, which is the tenth iteration in the long-running series, is now the third biggest launch of 2013 behind Grand Theft Auto V and FIFA 14, respectively.

Here’s the top ten chart for the week ending November 9th:

1. Call Of Duty: Ghosts
2. Battlefield 4
3. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
4. FIFA 14
5. Grand Theft Auto V
6. Batman: Arkham Origins
7. WWE 2K14
8. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
9. Football Manager 2014
10. Skylanders Swap Force

In terms of individual platforms, Call of Duty: Ghosts performed best on the Xbox 360, with Microsoft’s current-gen system accounting for 62% of sales. On the other hand, the PlayStation 3 version retained 34% and, rather surprisingly, 3% of the game’s sales came from PlayStation 4 —which doesn’t release in the UK for another three weeks. In fact, the PS4 edition of Ghosts performed better than the Wii U and physical PC versions combined.

Elsewhere in this week’s standings, Battlefield 4 maintained its strangle-hold of second spot, with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag falling from the summit to third. Warner Bros. Montreal’s Batman: Arkham Origins also fell one place to sixth, despite the fact that the PC, 3DS and Vita iterations all released within the last week. Activision effectively bookended this week’s charts with Skylanders Swap Force, which was the only title in the top ten to witness a 2% sales increase in comparison with last week. Additionally, the 3DS exclusive Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy entered the standings at thirteenth.

Though this week bears the release of the PlayStation 4 in North America, its release isn’t likely to affect the UK charts, with Sony’s new hardware set to release in the territory two weeks later on November 29th. Nevertheless, next week’s standings will welcome LEGO Marvel Superheroes and XCOM: Enemy Within—the expansion to 2012’s Enemy Unknown —to the fray. Until then, though, be sure to leave your thoughts on the current top ten and Call of Duty: Ghosts’ performance in the comments section below.