1.8m games sold during Black Friday week

The numbers are finally in for what appears to have been a blockbuster Black Friday.

86 per cent of all consoles sold last week were PlayStation 4 and Xbox Ones, an increase the 75 per cent that were sold during the same period last year. Software for those platforms made up 74 per cent of all units sold – last Black Friday PS4 and Xbox One games only made up 46 per cent.

The week ending November 28th is only one of nine weeks so far where the newer harder saw software unit share of over 70 per cent.

In addition, software revenue increased 32 per cent over last week meaning that 56m was generated by game sales. Meanwhile 1,778,301 units were sold during the week.

It’s not all good news, however. Software unit sales were down nine per cent year-on-year, while revenue took a dip of 10 per cent.

FIFA is No.1 after a six-week break from the top spot with sales shooting up 254 per cent week-over-week thanks to a number of hard and software bundles. This also helped Call of Duty: Black Ops III sales rise 47 per cent. Activision’s shooter remains steady at No.2.

Last week’s No.1 – Star Wars Battlefront – falls to third place, though sales only took a 52 per cent dip which is rather healthy. Bethesda’s Fallout 4 falls to fourth place as sales s climb eight per cent.

In fifth place is Sony’s Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. That title was 24 per cent last week, but it shoots up 19 places to fifth place as sales shoot up 999 per cent thanks to a PlayStation 4 hardware bundle. Meanwhile Grand Theft Auto V rises six places with sales taking a 385 per cent hike.

Hardware bundles helped a number of games see massive sales increases. Halo 5 sales shot up 195 per cent, while Forza 6 sales spiked ten 381 per cent as it rises ten places. Meanwhile, Disney Infinity 3 increases 281 per cent week-on-week and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes unit sales increases 541 per cent.

Below is the software Top Ten for the week ending November 28th:

1. FIFA 16, EA
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Activision Blizzard
3. Star Wars Battlefront, EA
4. Fallout 4, Bethesda
5. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Sony
6. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
7. Minecraft: Story Mode, Telltale Games
8. Halo 5: Guardians, Microsoft
9. Rise of the Tomb Raider, Square Enix
10. Forza Motorsport 6, Microsoft

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