Battlefield Hardline debuts at No.1, is the biggest launch of 2015 so far

EA’s new Battlefield game Hardline has debuted at No.1 in the Gfk Chart-Track Top 40.

Not only is this the publisher’s first No.1 of the year, but it’s also the biggest launch of 2015 thus far.

This is a more impressive debut than Battlefield 4. That title debuted in second place when it launched in November 2013 as it came out at a busier time of the year.

Battlefield Hardline isn’t the only new entrant into the chart. Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Type-0 HD debuts in second place, while Wii U exclusive Mario Party 10 goes straight to No.6.

The physical release of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is in seventh place.

Last week’s No.1 Grand Theft Auto V falls to third place, with sales declining five per cent week-on-week. Dying Light also falls two places to No.1 as sales dip 36 per cent.

And despite retailer promotions, Disney Infinity 2.0 doesn’t make it into the Top Ten, instead charting at No.11 this week. Meanwhile, a hardware bundle for Halo: The Master Chief Collection sees sales of the game shoot up 80 per cent, while the game rises up 14 to No.13.

Below is the software Top 10 for the week ending March 21st:

1. Battlefield Hardline, EA
2. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Square Enix
3. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
4. Dying Light, Warner Bros
5. FIFA 15, EA
6. Mario Party 10, Nintendo
7. Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom
8. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Activision Blizzard
9. Minecraft: Xbox Edition, Microsoft
10. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition, Sony

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