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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Sneaks into to the Top of the Charts

Created on Monday, 07 September 2015

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‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ lands Konami their first No1 of the year. It also marks the series’ return to the top of the All Formats chart for the first time since 2008

 

It’s a new week 1 high for the series beating the opening week sales of ‘Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty’ by just under 37%. It’s enough to put it at 3rd place in terms of first week sales in 2015 (behind Batman: Arkham Knight & The Witcher III: Wild Hunt).

PS4 takes a commanding 72% share over Xbox One which has 22%, while PS3 edges to a 3% share over Xbox 360 with just 2%.  Unable to threaten the No1 spot ahead of Metal Gear, Warner Bros’ post-apocalyptic open world ‘Mad Max’ still makes a solid start driving in at No2 in its debut week.

 After winning the battle of the format exclusives and claiming No1 last week ‘Gears of War: Ultimate Edition’ (-64%) makes way for the new guys dropping to No3. It remains ahead of Sony title ‘Until Dawn’ (-52%) down two places to No4, while ‘Disney Infinity 3.0’ (-35%) also slides two spots to No5.  While the rest of the Top 10 has a somewhat familiar look the Top 40 welcomes another pair of debutants this week.  

Koch Media bring ‘Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse’ to Xbox One and PS4 (The PC version was released in 2014) and the title makes it to No35 in its opening week.  With the tournament proper on the horizon Big Ben Interactive and Ubisoft bring ‘Rugby World Cup 2015’ to a host of formats (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Vita and PC) landing at No39.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 36 Year 2015 Ending 5th September

 
LWTWTitleAge RatingPublisher
  1 METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN PEGI 18+ KONAMI
  2 MAD MAX PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
1 3 GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION PEGI 18+ MICROSOFT
2 4 UNTIL DAWN PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
3 5 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 PEGI 7+ DISNEY INFINITY
6 6 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
5 7 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
8 8 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
10 9 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
9 10 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
4 11 MADDEN NFL 16 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
11 12 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
13 13 DYING LIGHT PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
40 14 PROJECT CARS PEGI 3+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
12 15 FIFA 15 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
14 16 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
7 17 DISHONORED: DEFINITIVE EDITION PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
17 18 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
16 19 LITTLEBIGPLANET 3 PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
15 20 DESTINY PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
23 21 LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
18 22 FAR CRY 4 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
36 23 SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM PEGI 7+ SKYLANDERS
22 24 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
19 25 F1 2015 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
24 26 TERRARIA PEGI 12+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
34 27 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
21 28 RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
26 29 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT PEGI 18+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
20 30 RARE REPLAY PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
25 31 WWE 2K15 PEGI 16+ 2K SPORTS
32 32 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 PEGI 7+ DISNEY INFINITY
38 33 MORTAL KOMBAT X PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
31 34 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  35 BROKEN SWORD 5: THE SERPENT'S CURSE PEGI 16+ DEEP SILVER
  36 FORZA HORIZON 2 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
35 37 SPLATOON PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
30 38 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 PEGI 3+ FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
  39 RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 PEGI 3+ BIG BEN
28 40 GOD OF WAR III: REMASTERED PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
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