FIFA 15 stays No.1 for third week in UK chart as Alien: Isolation sneaks into second

Matthew Jarvis
FIFA 15 stays No.1 for third week in UK chart as Alien: Isolation sneaks into second

FIFA 15 has remained the UK's biggest-selling game for a third week running, despite competition from Alien: Isolation.

EA's football game held offthe challenge posed by four new games in the Top Ten, according to the latest Ukie games charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.

The closest contender was Sega's survival horror take on the Alien franchise, Alien: Isolation, which burst into the charts at number two. The game hit PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC last Tuesday, October 7th.

Meanwhile, former challenger, Warner Bros' Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, saw its sales more than halve as it dropped to third position.

Microsoft's Xbox-exclusive open-world racing game Forza Horizon 2, which launched alongside Shadow of Mordor, similarly saw sales fall by more than 50 per cent, down one place to number four.

The second-biggest new release last week was Sony's socially-driven racing title DriveClub, which debuted one place higher than Actision's five-week-old record-breaking shooter Destiny. DriveClub scrapes into the top Five while Destiny sits at six.

Another new game to hit shelves last week was Activision's toys-to-life sequel Skylanders Trap Team, which managed to grab a Top Ten debut at seven.

Following Trap Team in eighth is the fourth and final Top Ten new release, 2K's basketball title NBA 2K15.

The only other new release within the Top 40 was Square Enix's Definitive Edition of Sleeping Dogs, which misses out on a Top Ten entry by three spaces, launching at number 13.

Here's the software Top 40 for the week ending October 11th:

  1. FIFA 15 – EA
  2. Alien: Isolation – Sega
  3. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Warner Bros
  4. Forza Horizon 2 – Microsoft
  5. DriveClub – Sony
  6. Destiny – Activision
  7. Skylanders Trap Team – Activision
  8. NBA 2K15 – 2K
  9. Super Smash Bros for 3DS – Nintendo
  10. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition – Sony
  11. Minecraft: Xbox Edition – Microsoft
  12. Disney Infinity 2.0 – Disney
  13. Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition – Square Enix
  14. Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare – EA
  15. Call of Duty: Ghosts – Activision
  16. The Lego Movie Videogame – Warner Bros
  17. The Sims 4 – EA
  18. Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar
  19. Terraria – 505 Games
  20. Frozen: Olaf's Quest – GSP/Avanquest
  21. Watch Dogs – Ubisoft
  22. The Last of Us Remastered – Sony
  23. Battlefield 4 – EA
  24. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
  25. Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Warner Bros
  26. Wolfenstein: The New Order – Bethesda
  27. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag – Ubisoft
  28. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
  29. Diablo III: Reaper of Soul – Ultimate Evil Edition – Blizzard
  30. Sniper Elite 3 – 505 Games
  31. Fantasy Life – Nintendo
  32. Skate 3 – EA
  33. Need for Speed: Rivals – EA
  34. Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes – Focus Home Interactive
  35. Rayman Legends – Ubisoft
  36. Just Dance 2014 – Ubisoft
  37. Titanfall – EA
  38. Infamous: First Light – Sony
  39. EA Sports UFC – EA
  40. Resident Evil 6 – Capcom

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