UK Sales Chart: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Can’t Beat Overwatch

June 13, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Even with some tough new competition, Overwatch managed to stay in first place for a third straight week, “just beating off the challenge” from newcomer Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, which debuted in 2nd.

As Gfk Chart-Track notes, the original Mirror’s Edge sold through only 60% of its lifetime sales after 12 weeks, making it a sleeper hit (most major titles are 80%+ after 12 weeks). They didn’t give any data on the launch of Catalyst.

In terms of other new releases, Kirby: Planet Robobot placed in 15th, while Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter just managed to open in the top 40, placing in 37th.

Here’s the 20 best-selling retail games in the UK for the week ending June 11, 2016, according to GfK Chart-Track:

  1. Overwatch (down 44%)
  2. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
  3. Doom (down 28%)
  4. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (down 45%)
  5. FIFA 16
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. The Division
  8. UEFA Euro 2016 Pro Evolution Soccer (down 4%)
  9. Dead Island Definitive Collection
  10. Ratchet & Clank
  11. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers
  12. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  13. Homefront: The Revolution
  14. Fallout 4
  15. Kirby: Planet Robobot
  16. Star Wars Battlefront
  17. LEGO Jurassic World
  18. Far Cry Primal
  19. Destiny: The Taken King
  20. Forza Motorsport 6

One surprise on the chart is Deadpool, which re-entered at #31.

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