Activision shareholders will be delighted with the recent development as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has secured the second biggest UK launch of the year with ease, falling just behind to the week one numbers to FIFA 17. However, following the good news is bad news as well. Unfortunately, the game has registered a 48.4 per cent decline compared to its predecessor, Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
People should remember that there is no PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, but even with those consoles removed from the equation, the year-over-year drop is 43.6 per cent. Of course, despite being critically well received, there has been a bit of a backlash against Infinity Ward’s latest since it was revealed, and a slightly sloppy beta only made matters worse.
It could be the case that people are simply fed up of the distant future war format that Activision has been indulging in for some time now; there can be no argument regarding the fact that Battlefield 1’s historical setting stimulated interest in the game. The publisher won’t be too much worried yet, it could go on to perform better in other territories.
Elsewhere, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim fell from the second top on to the fourth, while Skylanders: Imaginators made rose up in the charts, climbing onto the seventh position.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 5th November, 2016
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Battlefield 1
- FIFA 17
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Titanfall 2
- Football Manager 2017
- Skylanders Imaginators
- Mafia III
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Forza Horizon 3
That is it for now. What do you make of these charts? Leave your thoughts and views by commenting below.