Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare has beaten out the competition and found its way to the top of the UK charts. Digital Spy reports that the Activision war game has bested such popular titles as Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V, which previously spent three weeks at the number one spot.
Advanced Warfare usurps the UK chart throne after a 27 percent increase in sales, making it the only game in the top ten to have shown significant improvement, according to GameSpot. The report shows that games such as Deep Silver’s Saints Row IV saw a decrease in sales of up to 38 percent, while FIFA 15 dropped by around five percent.
As of writing, the video game UK chart currently looks like this:
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- GTA V
- FIFA 15
- Saints Row IV: Re-Elected/Gat Out of Hell
- Minecraft Xbox Edition
- Far Cry 4
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- Assassin’s Creed: Unity
- Minecraft PlayStation Edition
It’s also interesting to see Call Of Duty: Ghosts – the game which preceeded Advanced Warfare – in seventh place, most likely helped along the way by recent promotions.
The increase in sales for Advanced Warfare may be down to the game’s DLC, Havoc, which was launched late last month. Yet despite receiving relatively glowing reviews, many fans – particularly on Xbox One ports of the add-on – reported error messages or problems installing the content. These issues aside, Havoc has been praised most likely due to it featuring such award-winning actors as John Malkovich battling zombies.
Speaking of zombies, the highly-anticipated survival game Dying Light was also due to enter the UK charts this week alongside Advanced Warfare. However, it has been delayed until February 27 due to “distribution problems”.
While fans can download the game digitally, only physical copies of the game will be counted in the UK chart. Will it knock Advanced Warfare off the top spot? Gamers and critics will have to wait to find out.
Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare was released on November 4, 2014 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.
The game received positive reviews with many critics praising the combat mechanics, visuals, multiplayer gameplay and weapon customisation. However, some were more critical about it, with a reviewer from USgamer suggesting the developers may have been holding back.
Advanced Warfare executes the formula competently while adding a handful of bells and whistles like mechs, laser cannons, and double jumps; but Sledgehammer Games seems reluctant to really cut loose and push the setting to its fullest potential, making Advanced Warfare a solid but ultimately unexciting entry in the series.
Despite any and all criticisms, it has not stopped Advanced Warfare from securing the number one spot on the UK charts. For now.