According to the early numbers by the Gfk Chart Track, Battlefield 1 has already topped the charts and is selling more physical copies than both Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline’s first weeks combined!
GamesIndustry.biz did a quick post about the top 10 software sales of the week in the U.K., and DICE’s World War I first-person shooter took the top spot. The stats track only the physical sales not the digital sales. Check out the listing below.
Not surprising in the least.
FIFA 17 had been the reigning champ, keeping Mafia III at bay like police trying to keep SJW male feminist from raping women.
FIFA 17 also held off Gears of War 4, which came out back on October 11th, proving that Brits really love their football.
However, FIFA 17 was not able to trump or stump Battlefield 1, which came roaring onto the market like Harambe roaring after a kid in his zoo pen.
The real question is how well Battlefield 1 will fare with Titanfall 2 dropping at the end of the week and then the following week we see Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare being made available during the opening of November on the 4th. The weekend may help give Activision a bit of breathing room but they’ll be following the likes of two super heavy-hitting AAA shooters that cover the market spectrum from World War I to mechs in space. The only thing they could hope for is that people will care about seeing a Game of Thrones star ham it up on the moon while Conor McGregor works as his personal man-servant.
Anyway, EA and DICE’s bet of hedging on World War I paid off. Let’s see if Activision sticking with future weapons, laser guns, intelligent robots and spaceships will work out just as well.