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Call of Duty Back On Top

12/Dec/2016

There are only 3 charts left after this week until the end of the year and the week 49, 2016 chart sees the last of the big releases out of the traps.

 

Activision re-claim No1 with ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’, perhaps with an eye on the Christmas No1, which they have held for the previous 2 years with ‘COD Black Ops III’ in 2015 and ‘COD Advance Warfare’ in 2014. EA take No’s 2 & 3 with ‘FIFA 17’ and ‘Battlefield 1’. The impressive launch of Square Enix’s ‘Final Fantasy XV’ last week at No2 sees the title dropping to No4 this week, but still ahead of the 2 big new releases this week. The first of the new releases is Microsoft and Capcom’s ‘Dead Rising 4’ for Xbox One debuting at No5. Previous iteration ‘Dead Rising 3’ was also only Xbox One, debuting 2 places lower at No7 in week 47,2013. Remaining at No6 for a third successive week is Ubisoft’s ‘Watch Dogs 2’, which means that Sony’s PS4 ‘The Last Guardian’ debuts at No7. Previous games in this series debuted at No15 (‘Ico’ for PS2, All Formats Chart week 12, 2002) and at No1 (‘Shadow of the Colossus’ for PS2, All Formats Chart week 7, 2006).

 

source: http://www.chart-track.co.uk/?i=2577&s=1111



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Latest UK Software Charts
 
TOP 40 ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE - INDIVIDUAL FORMATS (UNITS), WEEK ENDING 10 December 2016

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  TW     Title Format Label Publisher
4 1     CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PS4 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
8 2     CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE XB ONE ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
- 3     DEAD RISING 4 XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
5 4     FIFA 17 XB ONE EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
- 5     THE LAST GUARDIAN PS4 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
6 6     BATTLEFIELD 1 PS4 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
13 7     BATTLEFIELD 1 XB ONE EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
2 8     FIFA 17 PS4 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
10 9     POKEMON SUN 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
9 10     POKEMON MOON 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
1 11     FINAL FANTASY XV PS4 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
3 12     FORZA HORIZON 3 XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
11 13     WATCH DOGS 2 PS4 UBISOFT UBISOFT
12 14     MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
17 15     GRAND THEFT AUTO V PS4 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
18 16     THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. PS4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
25 17     SUPER MARIO MAKER 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
19 18     THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. XB ONE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
16 19     WATCH DOGS 2 XB ONE UBISOFT UBISOFT
7 20     UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF'S END PS4 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
21 21     FALLOUT 4 PS4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
23 22     RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR EDITION PS4 SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
28 23     ROCKET LEAGUE XB ONE 505 GAMES 505 GAMES
14 24     FINAL FANTASY XV XB ONE SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
- 25     FOOTBALL MANAGER 2017 PC SEGA SEGA
27 26     DISHONORED 2 PS4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
15 27     GEARS OF WAR 4 XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
35 28     STEEP PS4 UBISOFT UBISOFT
- 29     JUST DANCE 2017 WII UBISOFT UBISOFT
34 30     FIFA 17 XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
26 31     GRAND THEFT AUTO V XB ONE ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
22 32     TITANFALL 2 XB ONE EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
38 33     ROCKET LEAGUE PS4 505 GAMES 505 GAMES
- 34     STEEP XB ONE UBISOFT UBISOFT
24 35     FALLOUT 4 XB ONE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
- 36     TOMODACHI LIFE 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
31 37     OVERWATCH PS4 BLIZZARD ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
- 38     MARIO KART 7 3DS NINTENDO NINTENDO
40 39     DISHONORED 2 XB ONE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
29 40     MAFIA III PS4 2K TAKE 2

 

Latest UK Software Charts
 
TOP 40 ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE (ALL PRICES), WEEK ENDING 10 December 2016

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  TW     Title Developer Label Publisher
3 1     CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE INFINITY WARD ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
1 2     FIFA 17 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
4 3     BATTLEFIELD 1 DIGITAL ILLUSIONS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
2 4     FINAL FANTASY XV SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
- 5     DEAD RISING 4 CAPCOM VANCOUVER MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
6 6     WATCH DOGS 2 UBISOFT (MONTREAL) UBISOFT UBISOFT
- 7     THE LAST GUARDIAN SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
9 8     POKEMON SUN GAME FREAK NINTENDO NINTENDO
11 9     THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. BETHESDA BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
8 10     POKEMON MOON GAME FREAK NINTENDO NINTENDO
12 11     GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR NORTH ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
22 12     JUST DANCE 2017 UBISOFT (FRANCE) UBISOFT UBISOFT
5 13     FORZA HORIZON 3 PLAYGROUND GAMES MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
15 14     FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
20 15     ROCKET LEAGUE PSYONIX 505 GAMES 505 GAMES
10 16     MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION 4J STUDIOS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
17 17     DISHONORED 2 ARKANE STUDIOS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
24 18     STEEP UBISOFT (FRANCE) UBISOFT UBISOFT
25 19     SUPER MARIO MAKER NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
14 20     TITANFALL 2 RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENT EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
18 21     OVERWATCH BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT BLIZZARD ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
7 22     UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF'S END NAUGHTY DOG SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
16 23     LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS TRAVELLER'S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
26 24     RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR EDITION CRYSTAL DYNAMICS SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
19 25     WWE 2K17 YUKE'S/VISUAL CONCEPTS 2K TAKE 2
21 26     MAFIA III HANGAR 13 2K TAKE 2
- 27     FOOTBALL MANAGER 2017 SPORTS INTERACTIVE SEGA SEGA
34 28     LEGO DIMENSIONS TRAVELLER'S TALES LEGO DIMENSIONS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
32 29     MINECRAFT: STORY MODE - COMPLETE ADV. TELLTALE GAMES TELLTALE GAMES TELLTALE GAMES
13 30     GEARS OF WAR 4 THE COALITION MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
28 31     DOOM ID SOFTWARE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
29 32     LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS TRAVELLER'S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
39 33     STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT DIGITAL ILLUSIONS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
36 34     ASSASSIN'S CREED: THE EZIO COLLECTION UBISOFT (MONTREAL) UBISOFT UBISOFT
31 35     MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION 4J STUDIOS SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
23 36     TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION MASSIVE ENTERTAINMENT UBISOFT UBISOFT
- 37     TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
27 38     SKYLANDERS IMAGINATORS TOYS FOR BOB SKYLANDERS ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
- 39     MARIO KART 7 RETRO STUDIOS / NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO
- 40     LEGO JURASSIC WORLD TRAVELLER'S TALES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE


Good to see FF in the top 5



Quite a drop for FF. Was hoping for a bit better performance.

The Last Guardian did pretty much what all of us expected from such a title, but it still sucks that uninspiring games like Fifa and COD get to beat it in its launch week.

Oh well, hopefully it does well enough to give Sony enough reason to keep funding such projects.



naruball said:
Quite a drop for FF. Was hoping for a bit better performance.

The Last Guardian did pretty much what all of us expected from such a title, but it still sucks that uninspiring games like Fifa and COD get to beat it in its launch week.

Oh well, hopefully it does well enough to give Sony enough reason to keep funding such projects.

Sony woul probably keep funding such projects even if it was a huge flop.

According you Yoshida, only 4/10 games the fund make a profit and that's used to fund the other 6 they know won't be financially successful but are made for the love of gaming.

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/07/04/shuhei-yoshida-only-four-out-of-ten-playstation-games-make-money-but-sony-will-always-support-talent/

 

This is why Sony's the best publisher out there by a long shot.



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I'd expect big franchises like CoD and FIFA to rise in sales as we head towards Christmas so TLG and DR4 sales might not seem as bad first glance on the combined charts.
Also, Individual charts shows DR4 at 3rd behind the CODs so a pretty decent debut.



TheGreatOther said:
naruball said:
Quite a drop for FF. Was hoping for a bit better performance.

The Last Guardian did pretty much what all of us expected from such a title, but it still sucks that uninspiring games like Fifa and COD get to beat it in its launch week.

Oh well, hopefully it does well enough to give Sony enough reason to keep funding such projects.

Sony woul probably keep funding such projects even if it was a huge flop.

According you Yoshida, only 4/10 games the fund make a profit and that's used to fund the other 6 they know won't be financially successful but are made for the love of gaming.

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/07/04/shuhei-yoshida-only-four-out-of-ten-playstation-games-make-money-but-sony-will-always-support-talent/

 

This is why Sony's the best publisher out there by a long shot.

I could be 100% wrong about this, but they way I interpret it is, Sony funds certain projects (like Tearaway) that are not guaranteed hits (like Uncharted or God of War are), hoping that these games will turn a profit. Most of them (rougly 6/10 if Yoshida is to be believed) don't turn a profit, but some of them do. Little Big Planet must have been such a title. Thankfully for Sony it was a good investment.

I have serious doubts that Sony funds projects knowing full well that they will flop.  In the case of the Last Guardian, I think they saw no reason pulling the plug after spending so much money on it. They would have received backlash even from people with zero interest in the game.



naruball said:
TheGreatOther said:

Sony woul probably keep funding such projects even if it was a huge flop.

According you Yoshida, only 4/10 games the fund make a profit and that's used to fund the other 6 they know won't be financially successful but are made for the love of gaming.

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/07/04/shuhei-yoshida-only-four-out-of-ten-playstation-games-make-money-but-sony-will-always-support-talent/

 

This is why Sony's the best publisher out there by a long shot.

I could be 100% wrong about this, but they way I interpret it is, Sony funds certain projects (like Tearaway) that are not guaranteed hits (like Uncharted or God of War are), hoping that these games will turn a profit. Most of them (rougly 6/10 if Yoshida is to be believed) don't turn a profit, but some of them do. Little Big Planet must have been such a title. Thankfully for Sony it was a good investment.

I have serious doubts that Sony funds projects knowing full well that they will flop.  In the case of the Last Guardian, I think they saw no reason pulling the plug after spending so much money on it. They would have received backlash even from people with zero interest in the game.

Well, yeah, not saying Sony literally goes around funding games they know will suck and flop.

But they do seem inclined to fund a game they think will atleast do well critically even if it has a very small demographic that will want to buy the game.



TheGreatOther said:
naruball said:
Quite a drop for FF. Was hoping for a bit better performance.

The Last Guardian did pretty much what all of us expected from such a title, but it still sucks that uninspiring games like Fifa and COD get to beat it in its launch week.

Oh well, hopefully it does well enough to give Sony enough reason to keep funding such projects.

Sony woul probably keep funding such projects even if it was a huge flop.

According you Yoshida, only 4/10 games the fund make a profit and that's used to fund the other 6 they know won't be financially successful but are made for the love of gaming.

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/07/04/shuhei-yoshida-only-four-out-of-ten-playstation-games-make-money-but-sony-will-always-support-talent/

 

This is why Sony's the best publisher out there by a long shot.

This is an old statement and I'd be surprised if they still think this way. They operate more cutthroa these days. But they are still pretty good at funding a diverse range of projects. 



TheGreatOther said:
naruball said:

I could be 100% wrong about this, but they way I interpret it is, Sony funds certain projects (like Tearaway) that are not guaranteed hits (like Uncharted or God of War are), hoping that these games will turn a profit. Most of them (rougly 6/10 if Yoshida is to be believed) don't turn a profit, but some of them do. Little Big Planet must have been such a title. Thankfully for Sony it was a good investment.

I have serious doubts that Sony funds projects knowing full well that they will flop.  In the case of the Last Guardian, I think they saw no reason pulling the plug after spending so much money on it. They would have received backlash even from people with zero interest in the game.

Well, yeah, not saying Sony literally goes around funding games they know will suck and flop.

But they do seem inclined to fund a game they think will atleast do well critically even if it has a very small demographic that will want to buy the game.

yeah, that makes sense.