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CoD: Advanced Warfare sees off big names to retain UK No. 1

Sinan Kubba, @sinankubba
November 17, 2014
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It's that time of year when big-name franchises chuck lengthily-titled entries onto shelves, and the games with the longest names prevail. This week, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare kept top spot in the UK charts, holding off the likes of Assassin's Creed: Unity, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor and Fédération Internationale de Football Association 15 - or FIFA 15 for short.

While the latest CoD is king of the sea for the second week running, there are interesting details throughout the UK top ten. For example:
  1. The split for UK physical sales of Assassin's Creed: Unity was 52 percent PS4, 46 percent Xbox One and 2 percent PC.
  2. Halo: The Master Chief Collection notched the biggest UK launch for a first-party Xbox One game. If you include all publishers i.e. all Xbox One games, it came in 7th.
  3. Minecraft Vita hit British retail shelves and scored the third biggest launch for any game on the portable, only behind Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Football.
You'll find more on this week's UK charts below the break, including the top ten and the oft-ignored but stubbornly customary music video

On the subject of Assassin's Creed, Unity outsold Black Flag's first week, though Black Flag launched on PS3 and Xbox 360 in the UK before hitting PS4, Xbox One and PC the week following. Also from the Department of Slightly Flawed Comparisons, if you combine first week sales of Unity and Rogue then the two Creeds surpass Advanced Warfare, albeit in the CoD game's second week.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats): week ending November 15

  1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  2. Assassin's Creed: Unity
  3. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  4. FIFA 15
  5. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  6. Assassin's Creed: Rogue
  7. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
  8. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
  9. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
  10. Destiny
[Image: Activision-Blizzard]





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