So the first week of 2017 is over and the mad rush by developers and publishers to get their latest title out for Christmas is over, but which one is the most popular? read on to find out.
As we reach the end of a year our focus drifts from what has actually been released to what is going to be released and what are we going to be spending our money on. Depending on where you look the definitive list of the most popular games will depend on marketing agendas and hype, for example a games store or website will put on their adverts “Number 1 selling title blah de blah” to get you to jump on a hype train, which I am always guilty of. There is however a definitive list that does exist, this list shows the most sold games out there right now and is allegedly bang up to date, and to be honest the results are quite shocking.
Older titles still feature heavily with games such as Tom Clancy’s The Division and Rocket League still going very strong, presumably this is down to these games being heavily discounted during end of year sales pushing their sale figures through the roof. There is however and even older games that sit about midway on the chart that have been out for quite some time. Surprisingly enough blocky builder Minecraft is still seeing strong sales proving that even the most basic idea can capture a world and it’s imagination. There are no surprises though as to who sits on the top spots. Forza Horison 3, Battlefield 1, FIFA 17 and Watchdogs 2 all sit pretty showing no signs of being budged and deservedly so.
It is sometimes easy to become a bit scepticle of “official charts” though because they don’t always reflect what you believe is actually happening. I looked through the list and I was shocked to find that Titanfall 2 plays no part in the top 20 games chart at all. From gaming communities overwhelmingly positive feedback of the game and the fact it is now available on all major formats didn’t provide Titanfall 2 with enough push to make it on the list, but when games such as GTA V are still on there and going strong, I don’t know just how accurate these charts can actually be.
So, Lego, Pokemon and some PS4 exclusives are on the list but can you guess which game takes the top spot on the charts at the end of week 1 of 2017?
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. To be honest it wasn’t that hard was it, can you remember a time when CoD didn’t appear on an end of year or beginning of year chart? no me neither. What we can do now is sit tight and see just how the charts pan out, there are some amazing titles just over the horizon and with most incorporating a VR experience we will have to see just how much this changes the shape of games sales.
If you want to see the full list then a quick click or search of “games sales charts uk” into a popular search engine will take you there, there are still a few shockers on there…ahem… Homefront: The Revolution being one of them!
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