The Order: 1886 tops UK retail charts as Evolve falls to No.3

Matthew Jarvis
The Order: 1886 tops UK retail charts as Evolve falls to No.3

Sony's PS4-exclusive cinematic shooter The Order: 1886 has debuted at the top of the UK retail charts, according to the latest Ukie Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track.

The Order's chart-topping success marks Sony's first number one position since The Last of Us Remastered in August 2014.

It's also the second new release to shoot straight to the top of the rankings in as many weeks, following the multi-platform release of 2K Games' co-operative first-person shooter Evolve during the previous week.

The latter game fell two places in its second week as sales dropped by two-thirds, landing just below Activision's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which climbed one ranking to second.

Last week's number two game, the remastered version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, plummeted six spaces to eighth position. Sales of the title were down 70 per cent week-on-week.

Fellow 3DS entry Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate similarly tumbled down the rankings, down from fourth to sit just outside of the Top Ten in 12th place, as a result of a 68 per cent drop in sales.

Meanwhile, promotional activity during the half term week saw Ubisoft's Far Cry 4 jump three spots to number four, sales rising by almost 30 per cent.

The prosperous half term period also boosted firm favourite Minecraft, with both the Xbox and PlayStation editions rising back up the charts.

The Xbox edition of the game climbed one place to number seven, while the PlayStation edition re-entered the Top Ten in ninth, a two-place rise on the previous week.

Grand Theft Auto V remained solidly in fifth position, with absolutely no change in sales.

In addition to The Order's debut, last week also saw the release of Sega's Total War: Attila on PC and Koei Tecmo's fighting game Dead or Alive 5: Last Round for Xbox One and PS4, which entered the charts at numbers 21 and 27, respectively.

Here is the full UK retail charts Top Ten for the week ending February 21st:

  1. The Order: 1886 (Sony)
  2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision)
  3. Evolve (2K)
  4. Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
  6. FIFA 15 (EA)
  7. Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft)
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (Nintendo)
  9. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (Sony)
  10. Destiny (Activision)

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