Titanfall 2 appears to have been unable to cope with the heat in the UK Video Game Chart, placing fourth on its debut week, reports GfK ChartTrack.
The original Titanfall topped the chart back in March 2013, with GamesIndustry reporting that the sequel only just managed to sell a quarter of what the first game achieved. The disappointing sales certainly can’t be attributed to the quality of the game, which sits with a Metacritic score of 89, a point higher than chart topper Battlefield 1.
Perhaps the exclusivity of the original game put off PS4 gamers, with Xbox One accounting for 57 per cent of the sequel’s launch numbers. There’s an argument that remaining Xbox exclusive could have given the title more prestige, leading it to sell even better on Xbox One.
The biggest hurdle faced by Titanfall 2 is almost certainly being sandwiched between EA’s own Battlefield 1 and Activision’s Infinite Warfare. Consumers continue to lap up Battlefield 1, which made it two weeks at the top thanks to second week sales dropping only 39 per cent – hugely impressive for a triple-A title at this time of year. Friday sees Infinite Warfare launch, though it has been eating up gamer hours already thanks to two betas and the early access to Modern Warfare Remastered.
Titanfall 2 also had the highly anticipated remaster of Skyrim to deal with, which charted at No.2, whilst EA’s FIFA 17 also outsold the shooter, taking third spot.
Elsewhere Farming Simulator 17 takes fifth place, with sales up 54 per cent on PS4 and 32 per cent on Xbox One, compared to the previous home console edition. GTA 5 sales jump 89 per cent thanks to retail promotions, seeing the game chart at ninth, followed by similarly pushed Forza Horizon 3 at tenth.
New entries which failed to make the Top 10 include World of Final Fantasy at No.11, Just Dance 2017 at No.26, and Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Adventure at No.31.
Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week Ending 29 October 2016
- BATTLEFIELD 1
- THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED.
- FIFA 17
- TITANFALL 2
- FARMING SIMULATOR 17
- MAFIA III
- DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2
- GEARS OF WAR 4
- GRAND THEFT AUTO V
- FORZA HORIZON 3