'Battlefield V' 4th In UK Sales Charts, Physical Sales Down 63% On 'Battlefield 1'
Following a slight delay, WWII shooter Battlefield V launched on 20 November to mixed reviews, and has entered this week's UK sales charts at a measly fourth.
We've given our thoughts on how the game initially plays out, specifically its multiplayer mode, and overall we're fairly happy, despite one or two aspects feeling incomplete.
But we're not here to say whether we think Battlefield V is a success or not - we'll let the sales numbers do that. I give you, the UK chart...
Before we start, it's worth noting that the UK chart only counts physical sales, not digital downloads - something EA pushes harder with every passing title.
However, Battlefield V's boxed sales still managed to drop 63% on its predecessor, Battlefield 1, which is way above average. As Games Industry explained, even with an expected digital sales rise, Battlefield V is another AAA title struggling in the today's marketplace. The site notes Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Fallout 76 - two games that Battlefield V actually out performed - as prime examples.
Of course, when you factor in digital sales, which should paint a clearer, more positive picture, perhaps Battlefield V's opening week wasn't so bad? Thankfully, the UK chart will consider digital downloads from next year, meaning I'll be able to answer that question in full.
And to anyone wondering how this week's top 10 ended up, FIFA 19 moved back up to the number one spot. This could be down to Black Friday - another reason why Battlefield V may have placed at fourth - and the number of FIFA 19 console bundles sold on the cheap.
It would also explain why Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is up to second, too - it was discounted about £30 - and the revival of Spider-Man, which also received a massive price slash. But what about Spyro? He suffered the biggest drop in the top 10 (from first to ninth) because he wasn't discounted. Poor dragon.
Anyway, here's this week's top 10:
1 - FIFA 19
2 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops IIII
3 - Red Dead Redemption II
4 - Battlefield V
5 - Forza Horizon 4
6 - Marvel's Spider-Man
7 - Fallout 76
8 - Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!
9 - Spyro Reignited Trilogy
10 - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
What do you think about this news? Have you played Battlefield V? What do you make of it? Did you expect this top 10? Make sure you let us know.
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