EA Hits it big with Titanfall

by March 17th, 2014

EA’s ‘Titanfall’ lands at No1 on Xbox One and PC becoming the big release of 2014 so far. It also means EA now hold the two leading No1 titles by sales for the year. Titanfall more than doubles the sales of what had been 2014’s current leader FIFA 14, which until now had delivered the highest sales for an All Formats No1 back in Week 1 of  this year.  Titanfall also gives a collossal boost to Xbox One hardware sales with a huge jump of over 96% thanks largely to the new Titanfall bundle (including a download token of the game) accounting for over 70% of all Xbox One hardware sold this week.  The new IP is a welcome sight with EA’s last No1 title that wasn’t a FIFA stretching back more than a year when Crysis 3 held the crown in the first week of March 2013.  There’s a debut for Bandai Namco’s ‘Dark Souls II’ which has to settle for No2 in its first week.  The sequel to the original Dark Souls which was released in Week 40 2011 sees a 20% increase in week 1 sales over its predecessor while also debuting one position higher. The arrival of two new Top 10 titles means that ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ (-47%) is pushed down to No3 following its arrival last week.  ‘The Lego Movie’ (31%) holds its spot at No4 while Square Enix’s ‘Thief’ (-63%) slips three places to No5.  ‘FIFA 14’ (-31%) which had never been out of the Top 5 since its launch last year finds itself at No6 this week ahead of ‘Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare’ (-41%) at No7. ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ (-18%) is down two more places slipping to No8 ahead of Microsoft’s ‘Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition’ (-9%) at No9.  ‘Battlefield 4’ (-29%) is at No10, which makes it four Top 10 titles for EA in the All Formats chart this week.  Outside the Top 10 there is a return for Yoshi in Nintendo’s ‘Yoshi’s New Island’ arriving for 3DS at No12.  It’s the third biggest week 1 for a Yoshi title behind ‘Yoshi’s Island DS’ and ‘Yoshi’s Story 64’.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 11 Year 2014
Ending 15th March
LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
1 TITANFALL PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
2 DARK SOULS II PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
1 3 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
4 4 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2 5 THIEF PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
5 6 FIFA 14 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
3 7 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
6 8 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
7 9 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
8 10 BATTLEFIELD 4 PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
10 11 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
12 YOSHI’S NEW ISLAND PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
9 13 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
12 14 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
14 15 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES PEGI 18+ SEGA
11 16 RAYMAN LEGENDS PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
16 17 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
13 18 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
21 19 PAC-MAN AND THE GHOSTLY ADVENTURES PEGI 7+ BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
20 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
18 21 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
15 22 WWE 2K14 PEGI 16+ 2K SPORTS
17 23 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS PEGI 16+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
22 24 NBA 2K14 PEGI 3+ 2K SPORTS
36 25 LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII PEGI 16+ SQUARE ENIX
25 26 DISNEY INFINITY PEGI 7+ DISNEY INFINITY
35 27 THE LAST OF US PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
19 28 TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
23 29 LEGO STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA PEGI 3+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
31 30 POKEMON Y PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
28 31 DEAD RISING 3 PEGI 18+ MICROSOFT
34 32 THE SIMS 3 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
27 33 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS PEGI 12+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
37 34 SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE PEGI 7+ SKYLANDERS
32 35 POKEMON X PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
20 36 GRAN TURISMO 6 PEGI 3+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
29 37 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 PEGI 3+ SEGA
38 38 SONIC GENERATIONS PEGI 7+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
30 39 DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
26 40 JUST DANCE 2014 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT

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