Overwatch is Blizzard’s Fastest Selling Console Game & No.1 UK Charts

Blizzard’s Overwatch has now taken the No.1 spot in the UK Sales chart for the week ending May 28, surpassing Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End which held the No.1 spot by 37% which had the strongest début in series history and Doom  which held the No.2 slot with a 41% drop compared to last week.

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This is the first time a Blizzard title has been released simultaneously alongside the PC and consoles, as tradition has seen Blizzard primarily focused on PC based titles like Heroes of The Storm and World of Warcraft.

As well as snapping up the No.1 spot, Blizzard’s shooter is also the developer’s fastest selling console game to date with 47% of physical sales made for PlayStation 4, 36% for Xbox and 18% of sales were for PC. These statistics only account for physical sales therefore digital sales are not actually accounted for therefore digital sales on PC, PS4 and Xbox

FIFA saw a 91% rise in sales whilst Tom Clancy’s: The Division also experienced a 42% increase in sales.

Homefront: The Revolution which came out last week across all platforms dropped down to the No.4 spot on the charts with a 41% decline in sales alongside another entry, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants In Manhattan which despite both receiving low reviews have been doing relatively well to maintain the No.4 and No.18 slots in the charts.

Another PS4 exclusive title Ratchet & Clank has been able to achieve a 114% increase in sales due to half term associated retail promotions and unofficial hardware bundles.

Sales at this point in time for The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine DLC and Hitman haven’t been documented however the release of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is due to release next week so the test against whether Overwatch will be able to hold the title will soon be revealed.

  1. Overwatch
  2. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  3. Doom
  4. Homefront: The Revolution
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  6. Ratchet & Clank
  7. FIFA 16
  8. Tom Clancy’s The Division
  9. Total War: Warhammer
  10. Grand Theft Auto V
  11. Lego Marvel Avengers
  12. Halo 5: Guardians
  13. Fallout 4
  14. Forza Motorsport 6
  15. Lego Jurassic World
  16. Star Wars Battlefront
  17. UEFA Euro 2016 Pro Evolution Soccer
  18. TMNT: Mutants In Manhattan
  19. EA Sports UFC 2
  20. Battleborn

(Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track (All Prices) Week Ending 28 May)

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