Titanfall launch sees Xbox One sales almost double in the UK

Titanfall now boasts the biggest opening weekend of the year so far. Dark Souls II enters in second.

Titanfall has claimed the top spot in the UK game charts since its launch on Friday, claiming the title for best-selling opening weekend of 2014 so far.

The number-crunchers at GfK Chart-Track also said that Titanfall contributed to a massive upswing in sales of the Xbox One itself, with sales virtually doubling thanks to the Titanfall Xbox One bundle: 70 percent of Xbox One sales overall were the bundle, and console sales were up just over 96 percent in total.

Dark Souls II landed in second, boasting a 20 percent increase in opening weekend sales over the original.

South Park: The Stick of Truth, last week's number one, drops to third.

The rest of the top 10 was rounded out by The Lego Movie Videogame, Thief, FIFA 14, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, and Battlefield 4.

Yoshi's New Island, Nintendo's latest 3DS platformer, debuted in 12.

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gaofolaju
gaofolaju

How much of the uptick in sales is due to the fact that the UK bundle had a price cut to £400 and further in some cases (e.g. Gamestop UK offering it at £370). 


I think the increased unit sales is a clear signal to Microsoft that at £430 less are interested but at £380 (amazon.co.uk) it is a more interesting proposition vs. what most now consider the superior "gaming" device of the two and which is still retailing for less. Microsoft needs to get its strategy right, respond to gamers and start to compete...not just in the US market but globally.


Not surprised either at the Titanfall delay for the Xbox 360 - extend the window of opportunity created and milk those cows hard. Mooooooooooo!

RyogaRod
RyogaRod

One week away from Titanfall releasing on the 360, and still little to no news. I think I saw a pic of a back cover, and a rumor about it running sub 720p and or "Bluepoint is still working on the framerate and resolution". Anyone thinking they will delay it again? Force people who REALLY want to fork over the extra cash to get it on the Xbox One?

adamh1981
adamh1981

VGChartz have 8,889 units of the Xbox One sold in the UK for the week ending 8th March 2014.


PS4 sold 37,023 units through out all Europe

Xbox One sold 15,259 units in through out all Europe

zpluffy
zpluffy

I played Titanfall and loving it so far. I like finding the best parkour path to take down my enemies at their blind spots. Or running on walls and side jumping while preying for an opponent that's running in the ground. Or when someone is following you, you could go in the corner to run on the wall and stab your knife to hang there. Once enemy pass, you could take down your enemy on your choice. The AI introduces a cat and mouse type of game where you make a choice whether to blast those group of grunts to make Titan build faster and expose yourself, or asses your environment and surroundings for pilots and your position/location and cloak meter before doing so. This forces players to not just shoot anything that moves. So much different tactic involve with fluidity and I think people should give it a shot on PC at least or friend's house before criticizing the gameplay. 


IMO

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

I always knew the British had a bad taste in games

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

I like Titanfall but I'm not diggin the lack of match making and private matches

mlp071
mlp071

Double from what numbers?

 Bundle is #20 on Amazon UK bestsellers and they have sold 10k XB1's in whole Europe in February (according to Guardian last week, or Daily Mirror, can't remember).Meanwhile, Sony sold around 50k of PS4's in Europe, so really double of what?

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

"IF YOU THINK THIS GAME IS GREAT....WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEARS GAME! Titanfall 2: Black Op Titans!!!!!!! BUT THERES MOAR! WE ARE ALREADY WORKING ON TITANFALL 3!!!!!!"

SphinxDemon
SphinxDemon

A game doesn't make a console more powerful. Or better. Titanfall is mediocre but eh, I guess everyone else likes it

lithus
lithus

I almost got the Titanfall bundle (free game) but looking at this further, I don't think I want to play this run n' gun hand holding mess catered to unskilled Halo fans

shawnjohn
shawnjohn

Sony fight the wrong battle...they going about it all wrong...it always and will be about the money sony system is under priced...ms dont care bout no power...they planned this long ago..units sold dont mean nothing if the comp making a 100 diff..yeah you sell a few more being cheaper look at the money you loose..sony should have only under cut by 50 to begin with. That 100 hurt.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

personally I am glad. titan fall is for fps noobs, and it keeps the fps noobs away from the good hardcore fps games that I like.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

So much for not being a system seller. Everyone could see this coming. COD isn't popular because people think the box art is pretty. It is because they like FPS. Titanfall is the first half decent FPS to come out.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

This was inevitable.. Seems like Microsofts 'All-Or-Nothing' take on Titanfall actually paid off!

zizoomone
zizoomone

This clearly shows that the choice of a console is not only hardware related. Games are the first argument and should be the only one.

ninja_nuts
ninja_nuts

Picked my copy up yesterday. Very glad I did.. my wife probably isn't as happy but at the very least I got her into Peggle 2. Now I can finally say my wife is a gamer. Thank you Xbox

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@byyys

If you're so worried about money and getting ripped off, why spend all that money on a gaming rig? Lol you're spending a whole lot more on that and upgrades than you'd be saving on the cost of the game.

sanchango
sanchango

@adamh1981  Ps4 is the only one with all of Europe
Xbox One just started selling to the rest of Europe

adamh1981
adamh1981

@mlp071  

Well according to VGChartz, Xbox One sold 8,889 units in the UK for week ending 8th March 2014.

natethegamer
natethegamer

@lithus  I am curious about what you mean by the "hand holding mess catered to unskilled Halo fans?" Care to elaborate, as I am a Halo fan, though not an unskilled one, and I do love Titanfall. I find it to still have the visceral quality that made COD so popular (due to the similar level of squishiness in the pilots), coupled with more of the skill based play evident in the Halo series, (due to the much greater mobility and tactical options available that offset that squishiness). I'm not trying to bait you, I am sincerely interested in what it is about the game that turned you off and that's why I would like further clarification of your statement.

mos2000
mos2000

@shawnjohn Honestly that's not entirely true.  Sony is only loosing $4 more dollars a unit than MS. If you multiply that by 6.1 MM units, with their software sales falling behind the Xbone, then yeah the extra $4 loss adds up.  But strictly looking at loss from the console, their loss is not that much more per unit

I do agree that Sony rested their laurels on MS screw ups and not enough emphasis on coming out stronger at the gate with titles. Sony should have put more into KZ Shadowfall to have a good exclusive closer to launch, then the loss in the console would of been no sweat off their backs. Infamous is reporting big pre-orders, but that releases after three months of console shortages and consumers having greater exposure to the Xbone.


If they don't do better, now that folks are starting to look past the MS bad PR this could be the largest console lead... that shrank the fastest...

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

@shawnjohn  Yeah, Sony is probably losing money or breaking even on each PS4. MS has got to be turning a profit. A big factor in the whole thing is that MS can basically buy its way to victory if it wants to. There can be millions more PS4 consoles sold, but they need to sell so many games to make money (and they are barely releasing any).

mos2000
mos2000

@Aaronp2k You're getting attacked but to be fair - what do you consider a hardcore game?

strothers101
strothers101

@Aaronp2k  In other words, " I am really upset titanfall didnt come to PS consoles as I only own a PS4. I wish I could buy the game but I cant. I hate that it is getting really good reviews because I cant play it. Ill just call everyone who can play it a noob to cover up the fact that im insecure."

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

@Dannystaples14  Sony trolls wanted it to fail miserably in an attempt to delude themselves into not wanting it. It all comes down to entitlement. Some people can't compute "I want, but can't have."

wallacom
wallacom

@ninja_nuts  HAHA Peggle 2 didn't work for me, but Rayman is the Man. She cant stop playing it now.

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

She's just trolling you dawg. She's just waiting for the perfect time to flip the script on you lol trust me I know from experience

santinegrete
santinegrete

@Gravity_Slave a $150 GPU card can run Titanfall with ease at higher res, so I'd rather take byyys point. Assuming he made his own gaming rig instead of purchasing alienware or an overpriced gaming notebook of course.

lithus
lithus

@natethegamer


Hand holding, as I mentioned before.  Seems Respawn will give everyone a Titan regardless of how bad they're doing.  


The "AI: grunts (I use AI loosely) are so stupid and useless that even the developers call them cannon fodder.  Kill enough and you get a Titan that much quicker.  No skill.  At least with CoD, you have to earn a Killstreak. 


And of course the auto locking pistol.   Pair all that up with regenerating shields, mindless circle strafing and punching/kicking in between reloads (in lieu of a Halo sword)...its a mess.  I'm sorry, but Titanfall and Halo fights just devolve into a stupid dance determined by who started the shooting first and by how many ppl are involved in the fight. 


So I'm sorry if I offended you, you may be the exception.  But my experience with Halo was just silly.  The only thing that I really liked about Halo, which Titanfall should have had was some form of match making based on player levels to keep things fair.

lithus
lithus

@AyatollaofRnR

Actually no. Here's the problem. You don't know me. I've been on GS for a long, long time. Longer than you. I was actually a big proponent (sorry, big boy word for you. It means "for it") for Titanfall because I was tired of CoD. I wanted something new. But another Run n' gun strafe fest isn't what I want.

So next time your troll sensors buzz, before running your mouth, consider the idea that maybe, just maybe it's just someone's honest opinion. And guess what sport...they're not always positive.

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

@mos2000 @shawnjohn  

not quite that simple. the loss on each unit isn't just determined by hardware production costs. there are other fixed costs and variable costs in play. labor costs? marketing and advertising? software support? it all has to be factored in.

which is why unit sales are irrelevant to which console "wins." you can bet that both MS and Sony are taking hits on each sale for the next year or so. the only winner is the company that rakes in the most profit in the end. and that profit is going to come from content/services.

hina_ken
hina_ken

@lithus  Wow, you are a real ignorant, insulting, piece of trash, aren't you?

Sad society has to function with people like you.  But then again, we do need someone to flip our burgers, for the other lower class to buy!


As for the whole paragraphs and sentence count, did you think I was going to write an essay?  Maybe in MLA format. . .   <---  See the periods, that is the "proper" way to do it.  Punctuation includes capitalizing at the right time as well.

hina_ken
hina_ken

@lithus  Funny, again, you still have no real idea how to use proper grammar.  All you can do is lower yourself to projecting immature insults, how childish.

As a matter of fact, I am a college graduate, with a 4.0 GPA.  Something tells me you barely skimmed through high school, getting laughed at and picked on the whole way.

Nevertheless, take your poor attitude somewhere else, maybe a PS4 article.  That way you can all pat each other on the back and give each other smoothies about how much the X1 or Titanfall sucks.  

But, something tells me there is no way you would do that.  Then you wouldn't be trolling, ya troll.

lithus
lithus

@troll_eat_troll


A. Read gravity's post for your first mistake. B. The point of me dropping my time frame for being here was to show I'm not some fly by night troll here to cause problems.  C. Just because I give an opinion that differs from yours or his, does not make me a troll.  So everything you just whined about, you're doing to me.  Thank God you're going to die a virgin, I'd hate to think how much damage your stupid children would be on society.

lithus
lithus

@hina_ken


First off, you can quit pretending to be up on your grammar.  My "sentence structure" is fine.  I'd double check yours though.  I especially love how you literally have three sentences split apart like they're paragraphs all by themselves.  And there is nothing wrong with my punctuation.  I have all my periods where they belong.  You seem to have a problem with over punctuation though.  Hypocritical twit. It is funny though, how grammar was never in question but you tried to use it as ammo.  Nice try.  *golf clap*


Lastly.  If I was a troll would I have written a calm paragraph with a simple opinion?  Its a rhetorical question...the answer is no genius. The problem is I'm not ranting and raving about how great Titanfall is, so I "must be a troll".  Grab the torches and pitch forks!  Do everyone a favor.  Go under mommy's sink and start doing shots of all the liquids until the stupid stops. 

hina_ken
hina_ken

@lithus  Oh, ok.  So you have been here longer than some one else.  There is NO way possible you could even be a troll, what was he thinking?!?!?


Well, you know a big word, but have no concept of sentence structure; it goes hand in hand with your lack of punctuation skills at least!


You are only lying to yourself if you believe you didn't mean that in a trolling manner or expect something out of it.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@troll_eat_troll

You can click on their name and it tells you how long they've been a member since genius.

troll_eat_troll
troll_eat_troll

@lithus Actually here's the problem.  You don't know him, so how do you know you're here longer than him and how do you know he doesn't know the word proponent?
  don't give the date joined crap, he could have another account before that.  but either way, who cares if you're here longer than someone, does that make you smarter or something?