This week’s Chart Track UK Software Sales listing sees three new entries into the Top 10 for the week ending August 24th.
Saints Row IV debuts at number 1 with sales split 69% on Xbox 360 and 31% on PlayStation 3. Splinter Cell: Blacklist is new at number 2 with Disney Infinity following in third, and selling 3.6 times more starter pack units at launch than the original Skylanders did. It performed best on the Xbox 360 with 43% sales, with the PS3 earning 22%, the Wii 10% and the 3DS just 4%.
According to Chart Track, Saints Row IV is the fourth biggest launch of the year so far, behind Tomb Raider, Bioshock: Infinite and The Last of Us. The new installment in the popular series does not, however, outperform its predecessor Saints Row: The Third but becomes the second best launch for the franchise.
You’ll remember that Deep Silver/Koch took the title over from THQ, and it joins the list of three titles from this publisher to reach number 1 on the All Formats chart this year alongside Dead Island: Riptide and Metro: Last Light – a feat only matched by EA.
Payday 2, which was number 1 last week, plummets to number 18, with sales falling 76%. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition drops to number 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops II finishes in fifth spot while FIFA 13 moves down to number 6 and Animal Crossing: New Leaf finishes seventh.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes sticks it out at number 8 with The Last of Us finishing ninth and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified at number 10.
The Top Twenty All Format UK Software Sales Chart follows below:
- 1.) Saints Row IV (Deep Silver) [New]
- 2.) Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Ubisoft) [New]
- 3.) Disney Infinity (Disney) [New]
- 4.) Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
- 5.) Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision)
- 6.) FIFA 13 (EA)
- 7.) Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo)
- 8.) LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros.)
- 9.) The Last of Us (Sony)
- 10.) The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (2K Games)
- 11.) Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)
- 12.) Max Payne 3 (Rockstar)
- 13.) LEGO Lord of the Rings (Warner Bros.)
- 14.) Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
- 15.) Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
- 16.) Skylanders Giants (Activision)
- 17.) Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar)
- 18.) Payday 2 (505 Games)
- 19.) The Smurfs 2 (Ubisoft)
- 20.) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary (Bethesda Softworks)
Source: Chart Track