Call of Duty has become such a strange series. Much like FIFA, it feels like – review time aside – the franchise barely gets any coverage on mainstream websites, and yet year after year it dominates the sales charts. Perhaps it spotlights the contrast between so-called "hardcore gamers" and more casual players – but whatever the case, it's clear that Black Ops III is big business.
The game topped the UK sales charts yet again by the way, and it doesn't look like it's going to fall away any time soon, does it? Star Wars Battlefront finished in second this time, with familiar favourites Fallout 4, FIFA 16, and, you guessed it, Grand Theft Auto V rounding out the top five. Rainbow Six: Siege, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and Just Cause 3 all charted, too.
There's not much else to say this time, with the best sellers list likely to be lousy until 2016's big releases start to roll out. LittleBigPlanet 3 did climb back into the Top 40 which is always nice to see, but other than that, it's the same old. What will be the first title to upset the status quo, do you think? Resident Evil Origins Collection, perhaps?
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 4th January, 2015
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Fallout 4
- FIFA 16
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate
- Just Cause 3
- WWE 2K16
- Forza Motorsport 6