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UK Sales Charts: Wolfenstein: The New Order Targets the Top Spot

Posted by Sammy Barker

Time to 'Stein

Bad news, Nazis – B.J. Blazkowicz is coming for you. The seasoned superstar has helped Wolfenstein: The New Order Reich the summit of the UK sales charts this week, with the MachineGames developed release securing the second biggest launch of the year thus far. Bethesda may want to enjoy that, because we suspect that Watch Dogs will be topping its tally as we type.

Despite numerous entries over the years, this is the first version of id’s legendary shooter to actually hit the number one spot. It accounted for a quarter of all software sales for the week, which doesn’t exactly bode well for the remainder of the best sellers list, does it? Still, its success is thoroughly deserved, as we really enjoyed the title.

Elsewhere, the usual suspects fleshed out the charts. Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition built a home in second, as FIFA 14 slipped down into third. Meanwhile, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil dribbled into fifth, while Call of Duty: Ghosts remained frosty in sixth. Lastly, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 continued to cling on to eighth, as Battlefield 4 and LEGO The Movie Video Game occupied the leftover slots.

As always, you can peruse the full list of movers and shakers through here. What’s been giving your wallet the willies of late? Have you been saving your cash for Watch Dogs? Flash your fifty pound notes in the comments section below.


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k_andersen said:

A well deserved spot for Wolfenstein. It's a really terrific little shooter, with a lot of style and a good sense of humour. Also, it's heartening to see a single player-only FPS make such an impact - they seem to be a dying breed.



ReigningSemtex said:

Was just about to say what k_andersen pointed out its great to see a single player fps doing well and it's proof that not everything needs a tacked on multiplayer. So far with wolfenstein the graphics don't seem that great on some textures and the A.I can be pretty shocking at times but I haven't had this much fun with a fps since.. well probably the last wolfenstein game



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

Watchdogs will sell out in most shops by the end of the day, went into my local tesco this morning and all ps4 and xb1 copies were sold. Watchdogs is obviously going to trample wolfenstein.



MadchesterManc said:

Good to see something decent at the summit of the UK charts for a change instead of the usual Hyped/AAA malarkey a la FIFA, Call Of Duty etc etc



divinelite said:

Well next week is head to head battle of watchdog vs mario kart i guess

Even its a week where 3 games for vita i (sigh) believe the sales are so not good



Gamer83 said:


I don't think Watch Dogs vs. Mario Kart 8 will be much of a battle, unless Mario Kart 8 actually ends being the Wii U game everybody was waiting for and people rush out in huge numbers to buy it along with the console. Watch Dogs had massive hype at one point though, is a game almost everybody with a PS4 and Xbox One was waiting for and when you factor in the combined number of people who own those machines, it's significantly higher than Wii U. Mario Kart 8 will probably chart, but I'll be shocked if Watch Dogs doesn't trump it.

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