Batman: Arkham Knight breaks a couple of records as it charges into first place in the UK All Formats Chart.
Firstly, the fourth Arkham game becomes the series’ best-selling game, beating 2011’s Batman: Arkham City’s week-one record. This is likely to have been because it is the first game in the series to get a Tuesday launch.
Arkham Knight also becomes this year’s biggest launch, with Chart Track claiming the title ‘comfortably’ beating previous holder The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. It manages 67% of its sales on PS4, with 33% on Xbox One.
This is Warner’s fourth number one this year, following LEGO Jurassic Park, Mortal Kombat X and Dying Light. They are the first publisher to manage at least four number ones in the first half of a year since EA managed it back in 2012, with FIFA 12, Kingdoms of Amalur, SSX, Mass Effect 3 and FIFA Street.
LEGO Jurassic Park is knocked down to second place this week, as The Elder Scrolls Online follows suit, down a spot to third.
Wii U exclusive Yoshi’s Woolly World gets a good start to its chart life, entering the charts in fourth place.
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt falls two places to fifth this week, with Grand Theft Auto V down to sixth.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare holds its position in seventh, FIFA 15 tumbles three places to eighth and Destiny stays in ninth this week
A new entry rounds off the Top 10 this week with the PS4 and PC release Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward in 10th place.
Outside the Top 10, we have new entries in 13th, with MotoGP 15 entering the charts, and sneaking into the Top 20 is J-Stars Victory VS+, which debuts in 18th place.
The UK All Formats Chart Top 10 (Week ending 27th June 2015) is as follows:
1. (N) Batman: Arkham Knight
2. (1) LEGO Jurassic World
3. (2) The Elder Scrolls Online
4. (N) Yoshi’s Woolly World
5. (3) The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
6. (4) Grand Theft Auto V
7. (-) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
8. (5) FIFA 15
9. (-) Destiny
10. (N) Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
You can view the full Top 40 here.
No major releases means it is likely Arkham Knight will keep a hold of first place next week.