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Are you noticing a trend yet? Watch Dogs 2 is the latest high-profile sequel this holiday to fall significantly short of expectations, with its predecessor selling several times more units than the new arrival. Chart-Track does not publish sales figures, but Ubisoft's latest charted below Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, pegging its numbers around 80k or so. The first game in the series sold closer to 400k at launch.

Of course, this doesn't account for digital sales, so there could still be good news for the French publisher. Moreover, sales numbers have been generally weak in Britain for a while now, so there's no guarantee that this trend will transcend overseas. With so many blockbusters falling short of expectations these past few months, though, the industry may need to start asking that all important question: why?

It was a familiar top ten elsewhere, with FIFA 17, Battlefield 1, and WWE 2K17 filling the remaining top five slots. Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection entered in tenth after a fairly muted launch, while the original Watch Dogs actually re-entered the charts in 40th position following the introduction of a new PS4 bundle featuring the game. It'll be interesting to see how the top ten settles once Final Fantasy XV is out.

UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 12th November, 2016

  1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  2. Watch Dogs 2
  3. FIFA 17
  4. Battlefield 1
  5. WWE 2K17
  6. Forza Horizon 3
  7. Dishonored 2
  8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection