Total War: Rome II has gone straight to the top of the PC boxed game charts in the UK for the week ending September 7th.
The Sega strategy game finished ahead of Square Enix's Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn and Sega's Football Manager 2013, which stood at number two and number three respectively.
Rome II launched on September 3rd and was backed by a substantial marketing campaign, as reported by PCR, including several popular web videos such as one featuring actor Brian Blessed (which you can view below).
The game almost topped the Top 40 All Formats game chart too, which tracks sales of console and PC games. It reached number two in its debut week, one place behind Koch Media's Saints Row IV.
Rome: Total War II almost became the first PC-only title to take top spot since Guild Wars II in 2012, missing out by just a few hundred sales. The sequel to 2004’s Rome: Total War beat its predecessor by more than 4,000 sales.
Check out the full boxed PC game top ten chart for the week ending September 7th here, courtesy of Ukie Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track:
1. Total War: Rome II (Sega)
2. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix)
3. Football Manager 2013 (Sega)
4. The Sims 3: Island Paradise (EA)
5. The Sims 3 (EA)
6. SimCity (EA)
7. The Sims 3: University Life (EA)
8. Company of Heroes 2 (Sega)
9. Skyrim: Legendary Edition (Bethesda)
10. Civilization V: Gold Edition (2K Games)
You can check out the Total War Rome II Brian Blessed video below: