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Titanfall dominates this week's charts, surprises absolutely no-one

Jonathan Lester
UK Games Charts, UK retail

Titanfall dominates this week's charts, surprises absolutely no-one

The latest UK charts play host to a plucky underdog success story, as a practically unknown game called "Titanfall" swoops out of left-field and becomes the UK number one. Apparently this charming little title is some sort of shooter with robots and parkour elements. We love to see obscure little indie games make the big time, and will keep you posted once we know more about it.

Okay, so let's cut the pretence before that joke gets even more terrible. Titanfall has sold incredibly well (becoming the biggest launch of 2014 thus far by a considerable margin), on the merits of being rather brilliant indeed. The tasty £399.99 Xbox One bundle is apparently contributing towards the impressive figures, comprising 70% of all Xbox One hardware sales.

Otherwise, Dark Souls II has been punishing loads of us over the weekend, clocking in at a well-deserved second place and beating sales of the original by 20%. We're glad to see that this week's top five consists entirely of games that came out this year, as opposed to the tedious posturing between FIFA and CoD.

UK Charts: Week Ending 15th March, 2014 (previous chart position in parentheses, links to reviews where appropriate)

  1. Titanfall (new)
  2. Dark Souls II (new)
  3. South Park: The Stick of Truth (1)
  4. The LEGO Movie videogame (4)
  5. Thief (2)
  6. FIFA 14 (5)
  7. Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (3)
  8. Call Of Duty: Ghosts (6)
  9. Minecraft (7)
  10. Battlefield 4 (8)

Click here for the full top 40, courtesy of GFK Chart-Track >>

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stevenjameshyde  Mar. 17, 2014 at 12:07

Hmm. I wouldn't say it's a 'surprise' exactly, but a small part of me was expecting Dark Souls 2, releasing on multiple formats with a large install base, to pip Titanfall to number one

It'll be interesting to see how Infamous (more pre-orders than Titanfall) and Ground Zeroes (more cancelled pre-orders than anything ever, if hysterical forums are to be believed) get on in next week's reckoning

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