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Xbox One console sales boosted 96 per cent by Titanfall launch

by Mark Tyson on 17 March 2014, 14:45

Tags: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), Xbox 360, Xbox, PC

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The release of EA's Titanfall game, exclusive to Microsoft's Xbox consoles and PCs, has seen the sales of the Xbox One console almost double in the UK. The latest GfK Chart-Track figures for retail sales show that Xbox One console sales have jumped 96 per cent, largely thanks to the new blockbuster mech battling FPS title.

Titanfall is also the fastest selling game of 2014 – already doubling FIFA 14's sales tally a game which had been leading since week one. Meanwhile another highly anticipated title, Namco Bandai's Dark Souls II, debuted in the charts at position two.

Drilling down into the figures supplied by GfK Chart-Track, the Xbox One Titanfall bundle accounted for 70 per cent of all Xbox One consoles sold last week. It must be noted that the Xbox One got a £30 price cut in the UK too. UKIE's number crunchers suggest that the new IP will be very welcome for EA as it’s the publisher's first title which isn't a FIFA title to be at No.1 in the UK charts since the first week in March 2013, when Crysis 3 claimed the top spot.

UK Top 40 Entertainment Software – Week 11

  1. TITANFALL - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  2. DARK SOULS II - BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
  3. SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH - UBISOFT
  4. THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  5. THIEF - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  6. FIFA 14 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  7. PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  8. CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  9. MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION - MICROSOFT
  10. BATTLEFIELD 4 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  11. ASSASSIN'S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG - UBISOFT
  12. YOSHI'S NEW ISLAND - NINTENDO
  13. LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  14. GRAND THEFT AUTO V - TAKE 2
  15. ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES - SEGA
  16. RAYMAN LEGENDS - UBISOFT
  17. FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 - MICROSOFT
  18. NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  19. PAC-MAN AND THE GHOSTLY ADVENTURES - BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
  20. KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL - SONY COMPUTER ENT.

The bundle (top) includes a standard black console, not one of these.

Xbox 360 gamers will be able to get their helping of Titanfall in just over a week, the game is released for their console of choice on Friday 28th March. Also remember that the Xbox 360 still shifts lots of software – in February there were 772,000 games sold for Xbox One but 2.46 million sold for the Xbox 360. The Xbox One and Xbox 360 hold a joint market share of 48 per cent according to a recent post on Microsoft's Xbox Wire blog.



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£399.99

Can you buy a gaming PC for that money?

I wonder how well this game will run on this bundle : http://www.novatech.co.uk/pc/range/novatechlifenta25.html
Not really, I mean looking at the benchmarks:
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_a10_6800k_review_apu,11.html

I doubt it would be that good.
It will require a GPU card in order to make it good: another extra £150 or so (depending on what you get).
But obviously with a PC you have the benefit of cheaper games in general, and upgrades and…I'll stop there as I could go on forever XD
I so wouldn't go near an XBOXone with a bargepole :handbag: With what microsoft wanted, or with the kinect feature. For as say people £100 more or so, you would get a nice rig that could be you so much better.
Brewster0101
£399.99

Can you buy a gaming PC for that money?

I wonder how well this game will run on this bundle : http://www.novatech.co.uk/pc/range/novatechlifenta25.html

I could find a better system for £400 than that. Just gotta know where to look. Can the Xbox One access the internet properly with a suitable method of input (keyboard & mouse/ touch screen). There are a tonne of things you can do on a PC you can't on an xbox, making it good value for money.