Battlefield Hardline has become the UK’s fastest-selling title of 2015 so far, debuting at the top of this week’s all-formats charts.
Visceral’s shooter managed to land one place better than 2014’s Battlefield 4, which debuted at No.2 when it launched back in November 2013, and fends off new arrivals Mario Party 8, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD debuts at No.2, no doubt thanks to the included Final Fantasy XV demo, with GTA 5 slipping two places to No.3.
Dying Light and FIFA 15, meanwhile, come in at No.4 and No.5 respectively, with new releases Mario Party 10 and Resident Evil Revelations 2 debuting at No.6 and No.7. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Minecraft: Xbox Edition and Minecraft: PlayStation Edition round out the top 10.
There appear to have been some big casualties this week, though, with DmC: Definitive Edition slipping 20 places from No.5 to No.25, and Zombie Army Trilogy tumbling 18 places to No.27. Evolve, too, has slipped 11 places from No.8 to No.19.
Sales of Halo: The Master Chief Collection have soared 80 percent week-on-week, however, thanks to the arrival of the new Xbox One bundle, climbing 14 places to No.13.
Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 12, 2015
1. BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE
2. FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD
3. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
4. DYING LIGHT
5. FIFA 15
6. MARIO PARTY 10
7. RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS 2
8. CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE
9. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
10. MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION
11. DISNEY INFINITY 2.0
12. WWE 2K15
13. HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION
15. THE ORDER: 1886
16. FORZA HORIZON 2
18. FAR CRY 4
20. THE CREW
2K can’t be happy with Evolve’s tumble down the charts, so I’d expect to see a price promotion pretty soon to help it regain position.
Meanwhile, this week’s highly-anticipated launch of Bloodborne will likely bump Battlefield Hardline off the top-spot, with the PS4/Xbox One release of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection sure to follow closely after.