It’s an unfortunate setting but one which Electronic Arts believed was the correct course. Despite the fact that Titanfall 2 received radiant reviews from just about every publication, Respawn Entertainment’s sequel failed to attract any attention at launch.
According to standings given by GFK Chart-Track (physical sales only), the game debuted in UK at no. 4 and sold less copies than the first Titanfall game. As suspected by both industry analysts and community members, the recent release of Battlefield 1 simply overshadowed Titanfall 2. The new World War I era has roped in enough consumers to have Battlefield 1 cement itself at no. 1 in the charts for the second week in a row.
It’s important to note that the original Titanfall was restricted to just Xbox 360 and PC. Titanfall 2, however, is a multi-platform title and is available for PlayStation 4 as well. Even still, the game has managed to sell less in its launch week than the original game. Considering the momentum Battlefield 1 currently has, it’s unlikely that we’ll see Titanfall 2 clawing its way back up in the charts anytime soon.
As for Battlefield 1, it’s likely to do well when comparing it to Battlefield 3 and 4. Its predecessors witnessed declining sales in the second week of release. Battlefield 1, however, is fairing better. Even the launch of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition wasn’t enough to knock the game from its no. 1 spot.
The original Titanfall released in 2014 and remained at no. 1 in sales charts for five whole weeks. Perhaps it wasn’t wise to release the game just a week after the launch of Battlefield 1.
Here are the top 10 games for UK for the last week:
- Battlefield 1
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
- FIFA 17
- Titanfall 2
- Farming Simulator 17
- Mafia III
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
- Gears of War 4
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Forza Horizon 3
Both Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 are now available worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.