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:
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Battlefield 1
- FIFA 17
- The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Special Edition
- Titanfall 2
- Football Manager 2016
- Skylanders Imaginators
- Mafia III
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Forza Horizon 3
- Gears of War 4
- Star Wars Battlefront
- WWE 2K17
- Minecraft: Xbox Edition
- Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Edition
- Rocket League
- Farming Simulator 17
- Fallout 4
- 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?