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First, the good news for Activision shareholders: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has comfortably secured the second biggest UK launch of the year, falling just short of the week one numbers for FIFA 17. And now the bad news: the game has registered a 48.4 per cent decline compared to its predecessor, Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

It's worth pointing out that there's no PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, but even with those platforms removed from the equation, the year-over-year drop is 43.6 per cent. Of course, despite being critically well received, there has been a bit of a backlash against Infinity Ward's latest since it was announced, and a slightly sloppy beta didn't help.

Perhaps people are simply tired of the future war format that Activision has been peddling for some time now; there's no doubt that Battlefield 1's historical setting galvanised interest in that game. The publisher won't be sweating too much yet – it may perform better in other territories, for example – but it'll be eager to reverse this trend, we're sure.

Elsewhere, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim dropped from second into fourth, while Skylanders: Imaginators moved up the charts into seventh position. And that's it for this week really; there weren't a whole heap of new retail releases as everyone tends to stay out of Call of Duty's way. The fear factor may have dissipated a little after Infinite Warfare's performance, however.

UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 5th November, 2016

  1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  2. Battlefield 1
  3. FIFA 17
  4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  5. Titanfall 2
  6. Football Manager 2017
  7. Skylanders Imaginators
  8. Mafia III
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Forza Horizon 3