Call of Duty WW2 launch sales up by half on Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty WW2 has stormed the UK chart.

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WW2 launch sales were up by an impressive 57 per cent on last year’s unloved space-based installment Infinite Warfare. It’s an impressive stat, although one which goes to show just how much 2016’s COD missed the mark.

The rise in digital downloads (which are not counted by Chart-Track) has affected many games’ recent sequels, which see smaller margins of sales improvements – or even sales decreases – in the chart from year to year. But, as Call of Duty publisher Activision stated last week, a franchise with such a broad appeal as Call of Duty generally sees a lower volume of digital downloads anyway.

Elsewhere, Assassin’s Creed Origins had a good second week, dropping just to second place ahead of FIFA 18.

Switch-exclusive Super Mario Odyssey had a solid second week also, which kept it ahead of PlayStation-exclusive Gran Turismo Sport and the multiplatform Wolfenstein 2.

Mario Kart 8 climbed back into the top 10 – perhaps a result of Mario Odyssey’s performance.

Finally, new entry Spintires: Mudrunner arrived in 24th place.

  1. Call of Duty WW2
  2. Assassin’s Creed Origins
  3. FIFA 18
  4. Super Mario Odyssey
  5. Gran Turismo Sport
  6. Wolfenstein 2
  7. Forza Motorsport 7
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. Forza Horizon 3
  10. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
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