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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare scalps 7th CoD UK Xmas No.1

by Mark Tyson on 19 December 2016, 13:01

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Activision's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has grasped the number one spot in the UK's games sales chart for Xmas week. The chart, published by GFK Chart-Track, shows the latest Call of Duty game holding off challenges from the likes of FIFA 17, Battlefield 1, Watch_Dogs_2 and GTA V. Astonishingly this is the seventh Call of Duty title to hold the top spot over Xmas in the UK. Over the pond, in the US, it managed to claim the title of "the No.1 console video game… based on year-to-date revenues from physical unit sales." The game was only released on 4th November.

There was significant movement in the lower regions of the chart ahead of this celebratory week. While CoD held steadfast at No.1, as did the No.2 and 3 games, GTA 5 climbed from No.11 to No.5. Furthermore, Bethesda's Dishonoured 2 leapt nine places, back into the top ten at No.8. Ubisoft's Steep also climbed nine places to No.9. In a good result for 2K Games, Mafia III managed an even better recovery, scaling from No.26 to No.10. Some of these large movements are spurred by from Pre-Xmas sales says Chart-Track.

UK top 10 games chart (not including digital sales)

  1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  2. FIFA 17
  3. Battlefield 1
  4. Watch_Dogs_2
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Final Fantasy XV
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
  8. Dishonored 2
  9. Steep
  10. Mafia III

Over in the US Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has done even better. It’s the top selling console game of November and "the No.1 console video game franchise in North America for the 8th consecutive year".

In a press release Activision took the opportunity to add that its Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Season Pass has become available. The US$49.99 (£39.99) pass will provide discounted access to four Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare DLC Map Packs released during 2017.



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I doubt this applies on the PC! Just picked it up for under £10… Seems to be bombing on the PC but I've only got it for the campaign.
'Will provide discounted access'??? Wow that's a money grab and a half! So pay for a £40 season pass that will give you a ‘discount’ to spend more money on (4!!) DLC packs you have no idea what will it actually contain, aside from the obvious extra maps….. Holy *** they are good at extracting money.
MadVicker
'Will provide discounted access'??? Wow that's a money grab and a half! So pay for a £40 season pass that will give you a ‘discount’ to spend more money on (4!!) DLC packs you have no idea what will it actually contain, aside from the obvious extra maps….. Holy *** they are good at extracting money.

I think the discount refers to the 4 map packs only, surely that couldn't be all the season pass is, that's bound to fall under false and misleading advertising, everyone regards a season pass as being a pass for game DLC.
cheesemp
I doubt this applies on the PC! Just picked it up for under £10… Seems to be bombing on the PC but I've only got it for the campaign.

It certainly doesn't apply to the PC (& possibly not even the consoles in reality,) as it's purely physical sales. A tiny fraction of PC sales will be physical copies, not least because virtually nowhere sells them, if even a third of console sales are digital it might not even be true then either.

It's a bit like saying your song is Christmas number one, as long as you don't count iTunes, Amazon or streaming.
“The US$49.99 (£39.99) pass will provide discounted access to four Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare DLC Map Packs released during 2017.”

Wait, wait… Pay £80 (game/season pass) now and get a DISCOUNT for DLC map packs?! Parents please stop enabling your kids…

Also out of that top 10 list only Steep barely interests me.