Titanfall screenshot
Titanfall screenshot

Titanfall has fended off Dark Souls 2 to become the new UK no.1 and the fastest-selling title of 2014 so far.

Sales of Respawn's shooter have also led to a 96 per cent jump in Xbox One hardware sales, with the Titanfall Xbox One bundle accounting for 70 per cent of all Xbox One hardware sold last week.

Dark Souls 2 has to settle for second place, although its week one sales were up 20 per cent over predecessor Dark Souls.

South Park: The Stick of Truth falls two places to no.3, with The LEGO Movie Videogame and Thief coming in at no.4 and no.5 respectively.

Elsewhere, Nintendo 3DS platformer Yoshi's New Island debuts at No.12, while Killzone: Shadow Fall re-enters at no.20, no doubt thanks to a surge of new PS4 hardware available last week. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has also performed relatively well this week, climbing 11 places to no.25.

It isn't good news for recent Wii U release Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, however, which falls to 39 just three weeks after release.

Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 11, 2014

1. Titanfall
2. Dark Souls 2
3. South Park: The Stick of Truth
4. The LEGO Movie Videogame
5. Thief
6. FIFA 14
7. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
8. Call of Duty: Ghosts
9. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
10. Battlefield 4
11. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
12. Yoshi's New Island
13. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
14. Grand Theft Auto 5
15. Aliens: Colonial Marines
16. Rayman Legends
17. Forza Motorsport 5
18. Need For Speed: Rivals
19. Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
20. Killzone: Shadow Fall

VideoGamer.com Analysis

With pre-orders reported to be high, PS4 exclusive Infamous: Second Son looks likely to snatch the top spot next week, although it'll have to fend off sales from multiformat new release Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes and on-going sales of Titanfall. Anything less than a top 10 debut for the PS3/PS Vita re-release of Final Fantasy X/X-2 will likely come as a disappointment to Square Enix as well.

But while Titanfall could slip from the top spot next week, it may well shoot straight back up the week after as the Xbox 360 version lands on shelves.

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Game Stats

Release Date: 25/04/2014
Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 454 38
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