Overwatch is Blizzard’s fastest-selling console game in UK

Secures No. 1 position in UK Sales Chart

BY AMIT BARAN ROY   |   Overwatch, the latest multiplayer first person shooter game by Blizzard, has had an impressive launch week since its release on May 24 and is still going strong on PC and Consoles. The game which was easily one of the most anticipated games this year is now also the Fastest-Selling console game in UK for Blizzard. This means that Overwatch has become the most selling console game on launch week beating Blizzard’s previous console releases, most recent being Diablo 3.

As reported by UK sales monitor Chart-Track, the game has topped the UK sales chart for the week ending May 28 pushing down Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End to No. 2 and DOOM to No. 3. Chart-Track who essentially tracks only physical sales said that 47% of launch week sales were on PS4, 36% on Xbox One and 18% on PC. This is quite an achievement for Blizzard on Consoles who are essentially reputed as being PC developers.

According to UK sales chart, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End who previously topped the chart were pushed down to the 2nd position with a 37% dip in their sales. DOOM and Homefront: The Revolution occupies the 3rd and 4th place respectively with both having 41% sales dip. Interestingly Total War: Warhammer stands at No. 9 spot even with physical sales tracking. The game had already made a record breaking franchise sales on Steam last week. Blizzard’s TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is the only other new entry this week occupies the 18th position. Down the list, Half term retail offers and Hardware Bundling have helped games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Ratchet & Clank to shoot up sales and enter the top 10 list.

UK sales chart

The UK top 10 list is shown below which is exclusive of all digital sales data and includes physical sales only.
1. Overwatch
2. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
3. Doom
4. Homefront: The Revolution
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
6. Ratchet & Clank
7. FIFA 16
8. Tom Clancy's The Division
9. Total War: Warhammer
10. Grand Theft Auto 5

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