As expected, Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare blasted its way to the summit of the UK all-format charts, dethroning the long-running champ, FIFA 15, in the process. Not only that, according to retail analyst chart track, week one sales of the studio’s high-octane shooter were more than Destiny, Titanfall and Wolfenstein: The New Order combined. Given that the trio stands as three of the biggest entries into the genre for 2014, that is quite the feat.
Here’s the comprehensive top ten in full, courtesy of GfK:
1) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2) FIFA 15
3) Football Manager 2015
4) Alien: Isolation
6) Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
7) Skylanders Trap Team
8) Sunset Overdrive
9) The Evil Within
10) Minecraft: Xbox Edition
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, though, as Advanced Warfare now stands as only the fifth fastest-selling entry into Activision’s perennial franchise, which lends some credence to reports suggesting that the series has financially plateaued. In fact, while it did outpace sales of its middling predecessor, it’s worth noting that Call of Duty: Ghosts didn’t become available on current-gen consoles until two weeks after release which, when coupled with Advanced Warfare‘s Day Zero edition, proves that Sledgehammer’s title had a considerably larger sales window across more platforms.
Elsewhere in the charts, fellow newcomer Football Manager 2015 debuted in third place, while a sales promotion helped spur The Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation all the way up to fourth. For the remainder of the chart, it was business as usual this week, with Destiny, Minecraft: PlayStation Edition and Skylanders Trap Team occupying the middle of the standings.
Tell us, do you think this is the beginning of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s long reign at number one? Or do you see the likes of Far Cry 4, Dragon Age Inqusition and Halo: The Master Chief Collection taking its place in the weeks to come?