UK Sales Chart: Titanfall 2 Fails to Outsell Titanfall, Skyrim Beats Final Fantasy

October 31, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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Even with the release of many big new titles, Battlefield 1 was able to repeat at #1 in the UK last week, dropping by just 39%. For comparison, Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 both fell by 54% in their second week on the market.

Looking at those new releases, Skyrim Special Edition saw the highest debut, finishing in 2nd overall, while also seeing the 2nd highest launch week in series history (behind Skyrim in 2011). Titanfall 2 placed in 4th, but it failed to outsell the original Titanfall, despite the series appearing on PlayStation for the first time.

Elsewhere, Farming Simulator 17 opened in 5th, with sales up 54% on PS4 and 32% on Xbox One compared to Farming Simulator 15 (Farming Simulator 16 was only on PS Vita in the UK). Other notable new releases in the top 20 include Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 in 7th, while World of Final Fantasy settled for 11th. Outside the top 20, Just Dance 2017 finished in 26th (44% of copies were sold on Wii, with another 16% on Wii U) and Minecraft: Story Mode The Complete Adventure followed in 31st.

Here’s the top 20 best-selling games through retail stores in the UK for the week ending October 29, 2016, according to GfK Chart-Track:

  1. Battlefield 1 (down 39%)
  2. Skyrim Special Edition
  3. FIFA 17 (down 6%)
  4. Titanfall 2
  5. Farming Simulator 17
  6. Mafia 3
  7. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  8. Gears of War
  9. Grand Theft Auto V (up 89%)
  10. Forza Horizon 3 (up 11%)
  11. World of Final Fantasy 
  12. WWE 2K17
  13. Batman: Return to Arkham
  14. Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration
  15. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  16. Overwatch
  17. Rocket League
  18. Star Wars Battlefront
  19. Skylanders Imaginators
  20. Fallout 4

Are you surprised by Titanfall 2’s low debut?

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