Dark Souls III was the No.1 UK game in April

Christopher Dring
Dark Souls III was the No.1 UK game in April

Bandai Namco had the best-selling UK physical game of April in Dark Souls III.

But it was a poor month overall for game sales. 1m boxed games were sold in total, a drop of 24 per cent over the same period a month before. 30.8m was generated from software sales, down 21 per cent year-on-year.

Easter fell in April last year, whereas it took place in March this year, which may have had some impact on the figures. However, the games market had a stronger April release slate this year, with Dark Souls III joined by Ratchet & Clank (No.2), Dirt Rally (No.4) and Quantum Break (No.5).

All data is courtesy of UKIE/GfK Entertainment.

In the digital charts, supplied by SuperData, Call of Duty: Black Ops III remains the No.1 title thanks to the release of some DLC last month. The game generated 7.44m in digital sales in the UK.

Below is the software Top Ten for April:

1. Dark Souls III, Bandai Namco
2. Ratchet & Clank, Sony
3.Tom Clancy's The Division, Ubisoft
4.Dirt Rally, Codemasters
5. Quantum Break, Microsoft
6. Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Activision
7.EA Sports UFC 2, EA
8. FIFA 16, EA
9. Far Cry Primal, Ubisoft
10.Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar

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