UK Sales Chart: Mass Effect Andromeda Sees the Third Biggest Launch in Franchise History

March 27, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

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The third biggest game launch of 2017 so far (behind Ghost Recon Wildlands and Horizon Zero Dawn), Mass Effect Andromeda debuted in 1st place last week. As GfK Chart-Track adds, 55% of sales were on PlayStation 4, 41% were on Xbox One, and 4% were on PC.

Comparing Andromeda to the rest of the Mass Effect series, it saw the third biggest week 1 in franchise history (behind Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3). Mass Effect 3 still holds the record for biggest launch, and Games Industry notes that ME3 sold over 33% more units in week 1 than Andromeda at retail.

Here’s the top 20 best-selling games through retail stores in the UK for the week ending March 25, 2017, according to GfK Chart-Track:

  1. Mass Effect Andromeda
  2. Ghost Recon Wildlands (down 47%)
  3. LEGO Worlds (down 29%)
  4. Horizon Zero Dawn (down 23%)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (up 50%)
  7. FIFA 17
  8. Rocket League
  9. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  10. Forza Horizon 3
  11. Halo Wars 2 (up 129%)
  12. Battlefield 1
  13. Overwatch
  14. For Honor
  15. Forza Motorsport 5
  16. 1-2 Switch
  17. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  18. Rare Replay
  19. Resident Evil 7
  20. Sniper Elite 4

How do you think Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix will do this week?

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