Wolfenstein: The New Order is the UK's second-biggest release of 2014, behind Titanfall

Bethesda's new FPS makes up a quarter of all games sold in the UK last week.

The first game from Swedish developer MachineGames, Wolfenstein: The New Order, was a hit--in the United Kingdom at least. The game is now the region's second-biggest release of 2014, only behind Respawn Entertainment's multiplayer first-person shooter Titanfall, regional sales tracking company GFK Chart-Track announced today.

Last week, Wolfenstein: The New Order made up a quarter of all games sold in the UK and accounted for 36 percent of all revenue. The game is also the first Wolfenstein title to reach the number one spot on GFK's all-format chart in the UK. Previously, the highest a Wolfenstein game had charted was the number two position, a mark achieved by 2009's Wolfenstein from Activision.

GFK Chart-Track does not release specific sales numbers, and this data does not include digital sales. Right now, Wolfenstein: The New Order is the second best-selling game on Steam, behind only Watch Dogs. Below are the top five best-selling games in the UK last week.

  1. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  2. Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
  3. FIFA 14
  4. Titanfall
  5. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

For more on Wolfenstein: The New Order, check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying.

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Hurvl
Hurvl

Well deserved. It's nice to know that people on Steam like to watch robot dogs in the new Wolfenstein almost as much as they like to watch_dogs.

RaveNRolla
RaveNRolla

Fifa World Cup on 5?????? Fifa World Cup Games suck so much. You only have 1 mode to Play: World Cup. At least the last one i tried. There are no Clubs, national Teams only. Do really so many People buy it??? Why???? Why???????? It's got pretty much no Features compared to a regular Fifa. And in every regular Fifa you can do a World Cup too (although you'll have to name it World Cup yourself). Please some1 explain to me why anybody would buy a Fifa World Cup Game AND THEN explain to me why sooo many People in Britain are buying it that it is on 5th place. I'm serious, you HAVE to explain that to me.

Martyr77
Martyr77

This is WAYYY better than Titanfall that is for sure.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Too bad it's missing multiplayer - otherwise I would've picked it up except wait for it in a bargain bin.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

I need to pick this one up soon.

jayjay444
jayjay444

Nice it deserves it's sales, a good campaign about 14 hours long with replay value, if you went guns blazing the first time the next play through you could be stealthy for an example of replay value, story is good the game takes you across many locations and it has the best boss fights for years, really enjoyed it looking forward to the next game.

thomasn7
thomasn7

I finished it. It was a really nice game. I will have to go back and get some more achievements. Lots of fun to be had here!

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Well one game is done well with a good story but no mp, the other is a shallow shooter with horrible p2p servers no sp but mp only. 

TristanPR77
TristanPR77

Interesting details not mentioned on the articke, is that the PS4 version of the game outsold the X1 version.

coruscant
coruscant

Just completed my first play through and I'm hooked, I think I'm going to have another play through this weekend. Gameplay is brilliant - guns pack a punch, feel great, gives you the option of stealth or run-and-gun, and the story and characters have real depth, and the romantic interest is a very rare example of romance between two characters done well in a videogame.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Great game, too.

Glad to see another awesome Wolfenstein game.

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

The first proper 1080p 60fps game for new consoles. And its a great fun game to play to. I'm glad it was so successful.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Sevenizz My god people are always bitching when there is no multiplayer and yet they bitch when there is ONLY multiplayer and they moan when the multiplayer is tacked on as an afterthought. Will people stop f*cking moaning?!!?!?!

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Have even tried Titanfall? Cause everything you've said is wrong and stupid - including your name.

jayjay444
jayjay444

@b74kd3th Shallow shooter? well seen you've never played Titanfall.................

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Not happy unless every article has a console war attached to it?

FYI, X1's Titanfall outsold infamous - by a large margin - even though the PS4 has a little over 3 million more units sold than X1.

Argue away...

Gomtor
Gomtor

@Dannystaples14 I agree.  This game is much better than I thought it would be. And I am so glad they did not put MP in a SP game.  

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

In this day and age with our online consoles - omitting 'something' online is poor value for a full priced game. I'm not budging on this. One can argue they focused on a great single player experience whereas one can argue both can be achieved (Halo comes to mind). There's a variety of options they can do with an online mode - not just your standard team death match. It's too bad the developers forgot to wear their creative hats.

TristanPR77
TristanPR77

For your information, Infamous outsold Titanfall version of X1 and on latest NPD it was the best selling next gen game. You convenienly forgot to mention that the sales of a game on 3 platforms outsold the sales of a game on 1 platform.