UK Sales Chart: The Division Sees the Biggest Ever Q1 Launch, Breaks Gran Turismo 4’s Record

Breaking even more records, The Division is now the biggest ever Q1 launch in the UK, beating the old record set by Gran Turismo 4 in week 10 of 2005. It’s also the best ever launch of a Tom Clancy title, and the third largest all-time for Ubisoft, behind Watch Dogs and Assassin’s Creed III.

As for another new release last week, Hitman debuted in 29th thanks to the Collector’s Edition, which includes a digital copy of the game. A full retail disc with all of this season’s Hitman content will be available in January 2017.

Here’s the 20 best-selling retail games in the UK for the week ending March 12, 2016, according to GfK Chart-Track:

  1. The Division
  2. Far Cry Primal (down 58%)
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (up 11%)
  4. FIFA 16 (down 12%)
  5. Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (down 39%)
  6. LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (down 21%)
  7. Grand Theft Auto V (down 21%)
  8. Forza Motorsport 6 (up 18%)
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (down 84%)
  10. Rainbow Six Siege (down 30%)
  11. Heavy Rain & Beyond Two Souls Collection
  12. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  13. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  14. LEGO Jurassic World
  15. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
  16. Minecraft: Story Mode
  17. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  18. Star Wars Battlefront
  19. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  20. WWE 2K16

Do you think EA Sports UFC 2 will beat The Division this week?

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