UK Sales Chart: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Sales Down Almost 50 Percent on Black Ops 3

November 7, 2016 Written by Michael Briers

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Launch sales of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare were down almost 50 percent on Black Ops 3 in the UK, according to figures published by GfK Chart-Track.

Despite such a dip in performance, Infinite Warfare still stands as 2016’s second-largest launch in the country, behind only FIFA 17, though the year-on-year loss has been attributed to two things: firstly, unlike its predecessors, Infinity Ward’s far-future shooter skipped PS3 and Xbox 360 altogether, while Activision considers the Infinite Warfare sub-brand to be relatively new in comparison to, say, the über-popular Black Ops.

Even when accounting for the loss of last-gen sales, though, GfK notes that sales were still down by 43.6 per cent. Overall, revenue was down by a “slightly more palatable 25 percent,” according to GamesIndustry.biz.

Here’s the full overview of this week’s UK all-formats chart, courtesy of Chart-Track:

  1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  2. Battlefield 1
  3. FIFA 17
  4. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Special Edition
  5. Titanfall 2
  6. Football Manager 2016
  7. Skylanders Imaginators
  8. Mafia III
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Forza Horizon 3
  11. Gears of War 4
  12. Star Wars Battlefront
  13. WWE 2K17
  14. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  15. Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Edition
  16. Rocket League
  17. Farming Simulator 17
  18. Overwatch
  19. Fallout 4
  20. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Elsewhere, sales of Skylanders Imaginators climbed 131 percent thanks to a price promotion, firing the toys-to-life title from 19th into the top ten.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is off to a relatively sluggish start in the UK all-formats chart, but what do our readers make of the dip?

[Sources: Chart-Track via NeoGAF]