Rory McIlory’s PGA Tour, which has held the top spot for the last two weeks takes a tumble in its third week, down to fourth. Batman: Arkham Knight climbs one place to third.
It was a week with no new releases, so retail promotions and hardware bundles play the biggest part in the charts. Grand Theft Auto V is the first game we come across to benefit, with the PS4 hardware bundle helping it reach third this week.
Three games enjoy a huge sales boost thanks to price promotions, according to Chart Track. FIFA 15 enjoys a 90% rise in sales from last week to leap five places to fifth and The Elder Scrolls Online got an 89% sales boost to jump three places to sixth. Finally, Battlefield: Hardline experienced a sales rise of 148% to climb six places to seventh.
F1 2015 drops four places this week to sixth. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare also didn’t get an invite to the promotional price sales boost, falling three places to ninth.
Three other games enjoy a rise thanks to hardware bundles, with God of War III: Remastered up five places to re-enter the Top 10. Also reappearing in the Top 40 thanks to PS4 hardware bundles are The Order: 1886 re-entering in 23rd and just behind it in 24th is Bloodborne.
The UK All Formats Chart Top 10 (Week ending 1st August 2015) is as follows:
1. (2) LEGO Jurassic World
2. (3) Batman: Arkham Knight
3. (5) Grand Theft Auto V
4. (1) Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
5. (10) FIFA 15
6. (9) The Elder Scrolls Online
7. (13) Battlefield: Hardline
8. (4) F1 2015
9. (6) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
10. (15) God of War III: Remastered
You can view the full Top 40 here.
Next week we’ll see Rare Replay enter the charts, and likely to claim first place. It will be interesting to see how the current crop of games holds up.