Congratulations are in order for both Electronic Arts and DICE. Battlefield 1 launched in UK this week to a stellar reception, debuting at the top of the sales chart and achieving a new milestone in the process.
According to sales monitor Chart-Track which deals with physical sales only, the launch sales of Battlefield 1 are greater than those of Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline combined. In addition to that, the first week of sales of Battlefield 1 are also “just under” those of Ubisoft’s The Division for the same period.
Following its open beta and early access period, players themselves have testified to how great a product Battlefield 1 has turned out to be. It’s astounding to see how hard DICE has worked to re-enact the World World I era.
According to player statistics, the combined player-base of Battlefield 1 is far greater than Star Wars: Battlefront. A recent 24-hour peak registered at over 800,000 simultaneous players across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. That’s just amazing!
The game deserves our praise and respect. We’re just into the launch week. Battlefield 1 surely has a lot more accolades heading its way in the months to come.
Prior to the release of Battlefield 1, it was FIFA 17 which was enjoying the top spot. It falls to No. 2. Elsewhere in the weekly UK Sales chart, Mafia III drops to No. 3 with Gears of War 4 just below. It’s impressive to see Batman: Return to Arkham debut at No. 5 while Grand Theft Auto V still manages to make the top 10 .
Here’s the top 10 games of this week in UK:
- Battlefield 1
- FIFA 17
- Mafia 3
- Gears of War 4
- Batman: Return to Arkham
- WWE 2K17
- Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Edition
- Forza Horizon 3
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Minecraft: Xbox Edition
We’re now looking at the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Scheduled to release on November 4, does the futuristic shooter posses enough potential to beat Battlefield 1 in terms of launch sales? To be fair, the Call of Duty brand has incredible power when it comes to crunching sales figures. It would be incredibly surprising to see it unable to do so this year.