BlOps on top

Sony's marketing partnership with Activision appears to have done the trick, as Call of Duty: Black Ops III sold best on the PlayStation 4 in the UK. A whopping 48 per cent of shoppers picked up the first-person shooter on the Japanese giant's flagship format. In comparison, 43 per cent got it on the Xbox One – while just nine per cent plumped up for the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 version.

Exactly how well the game performed overall is difficult to determine, as this year's entry launched on a Friday rather than earlier in the week. Chart-Track notes that it attained the seventh highest week one revenue in the series' history, but obviously the later release date will have affected that – even if we can't be sure of how much.

Elsewhere, the new Need for Speed game entered in third, with a commanding 67 per cent of its sales coming from the PS4. It's possible that the EA Access trial hurt the racer's sales on the Xbox One – after all, you can have it practically finished within 10 hours. Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Minecraft: Story Mode, and… Call of Duty: Ghosts rounded out the top ten. Shrugs.

UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 7th November, 2015

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  2. FIFA 16
  3. Need for Speed
  4. Halo 5: Guardians
  5. Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  6. Minecraft: Story Mode
  7. WWE 2K16
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. LEGO Dimensions
  10. Call of Duty: Ghosts