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As expected, Fallout 4 absolutely scorched the UK sales charts this week, entering in first position and securing the third biggest launch of the year so far. The game – which sold over half of its copies on the PlayStation 4 despite an Xbox One marketing deal – bettered its predecessor Fallout: New Vegas' first week numbers by an outrageous 213 per cent, which underlines the growth of the post-apocalyptic property.

Elsewhere, it'll come as no surprise that Call of Duty: Black Ops III held on to second position, with FIFA 16 going for glory in third. Timed exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider entered in fourth, but despite its relatively reasonable position, NeoGAF number crunchers claim that sales are way down compared to its multiformat forebearer. We hate to say that we told you so – but we, er, did tell you so. The PS4 version's still a year off.

The remainder of the top ten was dominated by familiar faces, with Minecraft: Story Mode, Need for Speed, and Assassin's Creed Syndicate all filling out the spaces. This week will see the release of Star Wars Battlefront, which is sure to finish in first place. After that, we should start to see the chart settle down a bit, so it's going to be interesting to see what sticks to the top. Our bet is on the big November releases and FIFA 16.

UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 14th November, 2015

  1. Fallout 4
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  3. FIFA 16
  4. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  5. Minecraft: Story Mode
  6. Need for Speed
  7. Football Manager 2016
  8. LEGO Dimensions
  9. Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  10. Halo 5: Guardians

[source chart-track.co.uk]