The new Special Edition of Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls Skyrim has gone straight to No.2 in the UK Top 40 chart.
The title is the second best-performing entry in series behind the original 2011 release of Skyrim.
Meanwhile, EA’s new release Titanfall 2 debuts at No.4. The title failed to hit the No.1 spot like its 2014 predecessor, but the original Titanfall did launch in the comparatively empty March release window. It's entirely possible that rival EA shooter Battlefield 1, as well as the upcoming double threat of Call of Duty Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered, hindered its sales potential – despite impressive reviews.
Last week’s No.1, Battlefield 1, holds the top spot with an impressive 39 per cent dip in sales. GfK notes that both Battlefield 3 and 4 saw second week sales decline of 54 per cent, indicating a very health second week of sales for the most recent entry in the franchise.
EA’s football title FIFA 17 drops one place to No.3 with a sales dip of six per cent.
Koch Media’s Farming Simulator 17 starts life at No.5, while Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 debuted at No.7.
Further down the charts, retailer promotions helped Grand Theft Auto V and Forza Horizon 3 see sales increases of 89 and 11 per cent respectively, helping them chart at ninth and tenth positions respectively.
Below is the software Top Ten for the week ending October 29th:
1. Battlefield 1, EA
2. The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Special Edition, Bethesda
3. FIFA 17, EA
4. Titanfall 2, EA
5. Farming Simulator 17, Koch Media
6. Mafia III, 2K Games
7. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Bandai Namco
8. Gears of War 4, Microsoft
9. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
10. Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft