Battlefront shoots to No.1, has biggest ever UK launch for a Star Wars game

Alex Calvin
Battlefront shoots to No.1, has biggest ever UK launch for a Star Wars game

Star Wars Battlefront debuts at the top spot in the UK charts and has the fourth biggest week of any game this year.

The online-only shooter has the biggest launch for a Star Wars game, selling more than 117 per cent more units in its first week than previous record holder, 2008's Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Chart-Track also says that it is the fast-selling non-sequel PlayStation 4 title ever, selling more than Destiny at launch. The title also sold considerably more on PlayStation 4 than it did Xbox. 59 per cent of Week One sales were for the PS4; 39 per cent on Xbox One while two per cent were on PC.

Black Ops III holds tight at second place in spite of a 50 per cent drop in sales, while last week's No.1, Fallout 4, drops to third place as sales decline 80 per cent.

FIFA 16 rises one place to No.4 as sales increase 14 per cent week-over-week, while Rise of the Tomb Raider falls to fifth position with only a 37 per cent drop in sales.

Below is the software Top Ten for the week ending November 21st:

1. Star Wars: Battlefront, EA
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Activision Blizzard
3. Fallout 4, Bethesda
4. FIFA 16, EA
5. Rise of the Tomb Raider, Square Enix
6. LEGO Dimensions, Warner Bros
7. Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Ubisoft
8. Minecraft: Story Mode, Telltale Games
9. WWE 2K16, 2K Games
10. Need for Speed, EA

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