UK Sales Chart: Black Friday Boosts DriveClub Sales by 999%

December 1, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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It was a crazy sales period in the UK last week, with all the Black Friday sales and hype helping Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare back to top spot in the chart, after rising by 110%. For some interesting facts about Advanced Warfare, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game accounted for 67% of sales last week (at launch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sales combined for 68%), and combined sales on all platforms made it the most successful game ever during Black Friday week.

Looking at other older releases, FIFA 15 rose to 2nd place overall, outselling Grand Theft Auto V by 1,500 copies. Meanwhile, DriveClub, which is still undergoing server fixes, managed to rise by 999% thanks to Black Friday PS4 hardware bundle sales.

For new releases, Pokemon Omega Ruby outsold Alpha Sapphire by 2,400 units (combined totals are 17% higher than X/Y from last year, they’re the biggest Pokemon launch ever, and they would have placed 3rd overall on this chart), Super Smash Bros rose 560% thanks to the Wii U version release, and LittleBigPlanet 3 failed to make much of an impression in 18th.

Here’s the top 20 selling retail games in the UK for the week ending November 29, 2014, according to GfK Chart-track:

  1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (up 110%)
  2. FIFA 15 (up 84%)
  3. Grand Theft Auto V (down 64%)
  4. Far Cry 4 (down 54%)
  5. Assassin’s Creed Unity (up 28%)
  6. Pokemon Omega Ruby
  7. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
  8. DriveClub (up 999%)
  9. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (353%)
  10. Minecraft: Xbox Edition (up 184%)
  11. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (up 128%)
  12. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
  13. Super Smash Bros (up 560%)
  14. Disney Infinity 2.0 (up 140%)
  15. Skylanders Trap Team
  16. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  17. Destiny
  18. LittleBigPlanet 3
  19. LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  20. WWE 2K15

Are you disappointed to see LittleBigPlanet 3 so far down the chart?

[Source: Gfk Chart-Track (1), (2)]