Call of Duty Vanguard Tops UK Chart; Launch Sales Are Lowest in Fourteen Years

Call of Duty Vanguard is the best-selling boxed game this week in the UK for a second consecutive week. Sledgehammer Games' title remains ahead of FIFA 22 in second place, while Forza Horizon 5 enters the chart after releasing last Tuesday. All sales data is collected by Ukie.

Call of Duty Vanguard Tops UK Chart But Launch Sales Lowest In Fourteen Years

Call of Duty: Vanguard remains the best-selling game in the UK for the past week, despite Sledgehammer Games’ title sales being 40% down compared to last year’s Black Ops Cold War, according to data provided by GamesIndustry.biz.

Further data seen by VGC shows Vanguard is the most disappointing launch week for a Call of Duty game since Call of Duty 4 in 2007. Activision is offering a free trial for its multiplayer this weekend. Free play days are not uncommon for the franchise, though usually do not occur this early on in a Call of Duty life cycle.

Vanguard sits ahead of FIFA 22 for a second week, according to data collected by Ukie. The spot had been held by EA’s juggernaut since its launch in early October. Meanwhile, new release Forza Horizon 5 from Xbox Games Studios enters the chart in 4th place. The open-world racing game from Playground Games is available on Xbox Game Pass. Players playing through that subscription service will not be part of this data.  

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Once again, Nintendo has a strong week in the UK charts. Animal Crossing: New Horizons jumps up to 3rd spot, from 7th last week. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains in the top 5, whilst Mario Party Superstars is demoted to the 7th best-selling boxed game of the week.

Here is the full Top 10:

Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision 
FIFA 22  EA
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo
Forza Horizon 5 Microsoft
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo
Jurrasic World: Evolution 2 Sold Out Sales & Marketing
Mario Party Superstars Nintendo
Minecraft Microsoft
Shin Megami Tensei V Nintendo
Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy Square Enix

 

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