The long-anticipated shooter Titanfall has landed at number one in the game charts, and has become the most successful game of 2014 so far.
The Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC title out-performed publisher EA’s other high-scoring game FIFA 14, more than doubling sales of the long-running sports game.
The success of both now means that EA now holds the two leading titles of the year – with Titanfall the first EA game that isn’t a FIFA to claim number one in the charts since Crysis 3 in March 2013.
Titanfall’s console exclusivity to Xbox platforms and bundling with the Xbox One have contributed to a massive boost to Microsoft’s next-gen console, with an increase in sales of over 96 per cent – with the Titanfall bundle directly contributing to over 70 per cent of sales
Unforgiving action-RPG Dark Souls II also saw a strong debut into the charts, especially given its current limited release on the last-gen PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles.
The gothic title is due out on PC on April 25th, and hasn’t been announced for PS4 and Xbox One, but still managed to launch into second place in the All Formats chart behind the colossal Titanfall.
The rest of the full-price PC chart for the week ending March 15th is as follows:
2.FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 (SEGA)
3.SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH (UBISOFT)
4.DIABLO III (BLIZZARD)
5.ROME: TOTAL WAR II (SEGA)
6.THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY (BETHESDA)
7.THIEF (SQUARE ENIX)
8.BATTLEFIELD 4 (EA)
9.ARMA III (BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE)
10.THE SIMS 3: STARTER BUNDLE (EA)
11.THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS)
12.GUILD WARS 2 (NCSOFT)
13.STARCRAFT II: WINGS OF LIBERTY (BLIZZARD)
14.THE ELDER SCROLLS: ANTHOLOGY (BETHESDA)
15.FIFA 14 (EA)
16.ASSASSIN'S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG (UBISOFT)
17.CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION)
19.X PLANE 10: GLOBAL (AEROSOFT)
20.STARCRAFT II: HEART OF THE SWARM (BLIZZARD)
Source: Ukie Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track