Black Ops 4 physical sales top charts despite series low

It’s no surprise to hear that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is at the top of the UK boxed charts, but it’s not actually that strong a performance from the game when stacked up against the series history, as this is the weakest start to a game’s sales since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare all the way back in 2007 (as reported by

What’s more is that these sales are almost 50% down on last year’s WWII, and 59% down compared to Black Ops III, although it’s worth noting that this could be due to a shift in preference for digital. After all, Black Ops 4 has set several records for Activision in this area, becoming the biggest digital day one launch ever for them.

So it’s not all doom and gloom for Call of Duty, as it’s impressed digitally, positioned itself as the second biggest boxed launch of the year behind FIFA, and is still number one. We also know that 58% of the sales were on PS4, with 41% on Xbox One and the rest on PC.

WWE 2K19 is another new release, coming in at number four in the charts despite physical sales also being down 37.5% compared to last year, with FIFA 19 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey holding firm at numbers two and three respectively.

For the full top 10 make sure you look down below.

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / Activision
2. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
3. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey / Ubisoft
4. WWE 2K19 / 2K Sports
5. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
6. Spider-Man / Sony
7. Super Mario Party / Nintendo
8. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy / Activision
9. Shadow of the Tomb Raider / Square Enix
10. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe / Nintendo

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