Just a few weeks before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, EA managed to reach first place in the UK Charts by surpassing the most sold games in the first week with their Star Wars Battlefront game. For me seeing that Battlefront outsold Fallout 4 in the first week, it came by as a surprise, even more EA officially announced that Star Wars Battlefront sold 117% better than previous series like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
In my opinion the following release of the Star Wars movie has a great impact on the sales recorded for Star Wars Battlefront, but by all means this doesn’t mean the game is not deserving of such title. Although the chart did not take into consideration digital sales, the top 10 most sold games in their first week of their release, should include the same games, maybe in another order. Also keep in mind, this analysis was made in UK gaming sales, not worldwide. Still, it is pretty impressive to see Star Wars Battlefront outnumbering Call of Duty Black Ops 3 and Fallout 4 in actual physical sales.
Based on Chart-Track analysis Star Wars Battlefront managed to get the fastest selling non-sequel PS4 title and it also has the title of the fourth biggest game launch in 2015. Nonetheless, Star Wars Battlefront also dethroned Destiny for the PS4’s fastest selling online game, which was unexpected. Although some consider Star Wars Battlefront to be more of a reboot than a sequel, the game seems to have gathered a impressive fan-base.