Fallout 4’ delivers the best ever launch week for the series while becoming the third biggest launch of 2015 so far.
Bethesda’s second No1 of the year (The Elder Scrolls Online was the other) is behind only the familiar faces of ‘Fifa 16’ and ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ for debut week unit sales. It’s a fantastic return for the series bettering the debut sales of previous week one best seller ‘Fallout: New Vegas’ by 213%. ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ (-57%) makes way for the newly crowned champion dropping to No2. ‘Fifa 16’ (+10%) also drops down a place despite a boost fuelled in part by high sales of the Xbox One Fifa 16 hardware bundle. Lara Croft returns as ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ debuts at No4 for Xbox One and Xbox 360. With Microsoft securing a timed exclusive for the title sales lean heavily toward Xbox One with 85% over Xbox 360’s 15% share.
Telltale Games’ ‘Minecraft Story Mode’ (+6%) climbs a place to No5 and delivers impressive week on week growth over its debut launch figure in its third week. EA’s ‘Need for Speed’ (-62%) drops three places to No6 in its second week. Sega’s ‘Football Manager 2016’ for PC lands at No7 just ahead of a resurgent ‘Lego Dimensions’ (+49%), which climbs a place to No8 thanks to retailer promotions. Former chart toppers ‘Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’ (-39%) and ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ (-50%) are down to No9 and No10 in their fourth and third weeks on the All Formats Chart. Elsewhere in the Top 40 another PC title makes its mark with Blizzard’s ‘StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void’ landing at No23.