Far Cry New Dawn
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Crackdown 3, meanwhile, has failed to make it into the top 10.
Februar 15th was a busy day, seeing the launch of four major major AAA titles worldwide. Three of those four have managed to break into the top 10 charts of physical video game software sales (courtesy of data tracked by UKIE/GfK Chart-Track) in the UK for the week ending February 16th (via GamesIndustry).
Far Cry New Dawn has debuted in pole position, but saw a significant drop in launch week sales over its predecessors. Sales were down 86.5 per cent over Far Cry 5’s opening week. Comparisons with Far Cry Primal’s launch in 2016 – which was a similar spinoff title – don’t suggest good things either, as that game sold roughly four times more than New Dawn in its opening week.
Metro Exodus, meanwhile, has enjoyed a strong debut, coming in at second place, with sales that are 50 per cent higher than Metro Last Light’s launch week, and 57 per cent higher than Metro 2033. Exodus, in fact, missed out on the top spot of the charts by just 2,000 units. Bandai Namco’s Jump Force also made it in, debuting strongly at fourth place.
The last of the quartet of big releases on February 15 was Crackdown 3, which seems to have disappointed not only in critical reception, but also in sales. It failed to break into the top 10 whatsoever, coming in at 13th place, with sales that are roughly only 10 per cent as much as Crackdown 2’s all the way back in 2010. It’s worth noting that the game is also available on Xbox Game Pass, which, in combination with its low scoring reviews, must have had an impact on sales.
Meanwhile, other tiles that have been permanent fixtures in the UK charts for the last few weeks have also made it in. Red Dead Redemption 2, which was the leader of the pack last week, is in at third place, while FIFA 19 is placed fifth. Kingdom Hearts 3 and Resident Evil 2 have both slowed down in sales as well, finishing in the eighth and sixth positions respectively.
You can check out the full top 10 for the week ending February 16 below. Do remember that these only account for boxed physical sales.