Star Wars Battlefront Awakens Atop UK Chart

DICE's reboot becomes fastest selling game in Star Wars history.

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Star Wars Battlefront, the online shooter built by Battlefield developer DICE, has outsold all competition during its first week in the UK, according to data from sales monitor Chart-Track.

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Arriving just three weeks ahead of the theatrical release of The Force Awakens, EA's shooter has recorded the biggest ever launch for a game based on Disney's billion-dollar franchise. In terms of week-one performance, it sold 117 percent better than the series' previous best, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Chart-Track calculates that Battlefront has recorded the fourth biggest launch of any game in 2015, in the process becoming what Chart-Track claims is "the fastest selling non-sequel PlayStation 4 title ever" (the group suggests that Battlefront is more a reboot than a sequel.) It is also the PS4's fastest-selling online-only game, outstripping the previous holder of that distinction, Destiny.

The remainder of the chart is somewhat more familiar. Black Ops 2 holds second with a 50 percent week-on-week drop in sales, while last week’s top-seller Fallout 4 falls to third. Rise of the Tomb Raider continues its somewhat underwhelming performance in the chart; it holds fifth spot with a 37 percent decline in sales.

The full top-ten chart can be found below. This table does not include digital sales data, and thus should not be considered fully representative of all UK game sales.

  1. Star Wars Battlefront
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  3. Fallout 4
  4. FIFA 16
  5. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  6. Lego Dimensions
  7. Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  8. Minecraft: Story Mode
  9. WWE 2K16
  10. Need For Speed

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