Call of Duty: WWII Debuts with 57% Stronger Launch Sales Than Infinite Warfare in the UK

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Call of Duty: WWII is off to a strong start. The latest Call of Duty game developed by Sledgehammer Games had significantly higher launch sales in terms of units (although the actual revenue increase is a bit lower than that, as explained below) when compared to Infinity Ward’s Infinite Warfare, according to GfK Chart-Track.

Week 1 sales of ‘WWII’ are significantly higher than ‘IW’, in fact some 57% higher in units and 21% higher in revenue (last year sales on Legacy / Legacy Pro editions were substantial, which is why overall ASP last year was significantly higher). Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ drops from a debut at No1 to No2 this week, followed at No3 by EA’s ‘FIFA 18’. Nintendo drop 2 places to No4 with Switch ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ and Sony’s PS4 ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ remains at No5. The only other new entry within the Top 40 is Focus Home Interactive’s ‘Spintires: Mudrunner’ debuting at No24 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

This may be due to the game’s return to the franchise roots, which fans had been requesting for quite a while. Call of Duty: WWII has also been well received from critics so far, with an average score of 85/100 on Metacritic. We’ll have our own review up soon, so stay tuned.

Here’s the full Top 40 UK chart for Week 44, 2017 (ending on November 4th), straight from UKIE.

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
1 CALL OF DUTY: WWII PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
1 2 ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
3 3 FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
2 4 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
5 5 GRAN TURISMO: SPORT PEGI 3+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
4 6 WOLFENSTEIN II: THE NEW COLOSSUS PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
12 7 FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
11 8 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
15 9 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
9 10 MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
6 11 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
8 12 SOUTH PARK: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
25 13 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
7 14 DESTINY 2 PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
10 15 WWE 2K18 PEGI 16+ 2K
16 16 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
19 17 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
13 18 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
22 19 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
14 20 THE EVIL WITHIN 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
17 21 THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
20 22 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
29 23 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
24 SPINTIRES: MUDRUNNER PEGI 3+ FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
25 MARIO KART 7 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
40 26 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
31 27 DISHONORED 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
28 28 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
24 29 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
33 30 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
27 31 NBA 2K18 PEGI 3+ 2K
30 32 UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
33 SUPER MARIO 3D LAND PEGI 3+ NINTENDO SELECTS
26 34 F1 2017 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
38 35 SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
36 CARS 3: DRIVEN TO WIN PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
18 37 MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
32 38 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
34 39 1-2 SWITCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
35 40 PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
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