Rory McIlroy PGA Tour has become EA’s first PGA Tour game to hit the top of the UK charts since the launch of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 in 2008.
Chart Track notes that EA’s latest golf title recorded almost the same week one total as the 2008 release. 62 per cent of the game’s week one sales came on PS4.
It’s a sports game in second place too, with F1 2015 dropping one spot and 57 per cent over its launch week. Batman: Arkham Knight claims third, while Destiny shoots up the chart to No.6 thanks to promotions during Amazon Prime Day.
Sony’s God of War 3: Remastered fails to set the chart alight in the same way the publisher’s The Last of Us Remastered managed, having to settle for No.9. Godzilla, meanwhile, completely fails to chart in the enter Top 40.
Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 29, 2015
1. RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR
2. F1 2015
3. BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT
4. LEGO JURASSIC WORLD
5. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
7. CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE
8. THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE
9. GOD OF WAR III: REMASTERED
10. THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT
11. MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION
12. FIFA 15
13. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
14. FAR CRY 4
15. HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION
16. WWE 2K15
17. DISNEY INFINITY 2.0
18. DYING LIGHT
20. FARMING SIMULATOR 15
There was no place in the Top 40 for Bandai Namco’s monster smash em-up Godzilla, which is hardly surprising given the critical mauling the title has received.
A lack of retail releases means there’s little in the way of competition for the current chart toppers, so expect a battle between Rory McIlroy, F1 2015 and Batman: Arkham Knight to claim the No.1 spot.