UK Sales Chart: Street Fighter V Can’t Defeat Black Ops 3

February 22, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

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Even with strong competition from Street Fighter V, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 managed to finish in first place for an 11th week since launch, and has been #1 for six of the first seven weeks in 2016, losing only to LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.

The previous record for a Call of Duty game at #1 was Modern Warfare 2 with nine.

Black Ops 3 has a long ways to go if it wants the overall #1 record, with Who Wants to be a Millionaire in 2000 and 2001 seeing 18 weeks at the top.

Looking at the new releases, Street Fighter V debuted in 2nd place but failed to outsell 2009’s Street Fighter IV, which still holds the title of best week 1 sell-through. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, meanwhile, placed in 9th.

Here’s the 20 best-selling retail games in the UK for the week ending February 20, 2016, according to GfK Chart-Track:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (down 25%)
  2. Street Fighter V
  3. FIFA 16 (up 65%)
  4. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Star Wars Battlefront
  7. Fallout 4
  8. Rainbow Six Siege
  9. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon
  10. Minecraft: Story Mode
  11. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  12. Just Cause 3
  13. WWE 2K16
  14. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  15. Destiny: The Taken King
  16. LEGO Jurassic World
  17. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
  18. Need for Speed
  19. Forza Motorsport 6
  20. Disney Infinity 3.0

Which game do you think will have a stronger debut week: Far Cry Primal or Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2?

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