Wednesday, July 16, 2014
UK Charts — Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Beats Battlefield 4

UK Charts — Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Beats Battlefield 4

Amazingly, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag bested EA’s Battlefield 4 for the number spot on the UK Charts, showing the strength of the AC franchise and leaves us wondering what happened to Battlefield 4.

Yes, you can say most gamers are waiting for next-gen to play Battlefield 4, but these same gamers are waiting for Assassin’s Creed IV on next-gen consoles, too. So it comes as a surprise to me that AC managed to outperform BF4 in the UK.

Now mind you, Assassin’s Creed is a massive franchise — Ubisoft biggest, but while the last AC game sold about 10 million units across platforms, Battlefield 3 did upwards 15 million.

What’s really going on here? Was this a rare situation, and do we expect Battlefield 4 to grab the number one spot in the next round of UK game sales? Because this should be a quite worrying turn of events for EA… Or maybe I’m just reading too deep into this.

Here’s the top 20:

  1. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  2. Battlefield 4
  3. FIFA 14
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Batman Arkham Origins
  6. Football Manager 2014
  7. WWE 2K14
  8. Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition
  9. Skylanders Swapforce
  10. Pokemon Y
  11. Pokemon X
  12. Just Dance 2014
  13. Disney Infinity
  14. LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes
  15. F1 2013
  16. LEGO Lord of the Rings
  17. Tomb Raider
  18. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist
  19. Saint’s Row IV
  20. Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed

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  • foxton

    don’t you mean Battlefield 3 sold upwards of 15 million?

    Assasins creed came out on the Tuesday, whereas BF4 came out on the firday. Therefore BF4 only had 2 days of sales to match what AC4 could do in 5!

    Also I think people are waiting for ps4, like me! Would be interesting to see what sold more copies if you put first week sales and added them to first week sales when ps4 comes out!

  • ernicegilbert

    Thanks, Fox! I fixed that error. And yeah, ACIV having a few days headset must have given it a headstart. I’m waiting on next-gen, too! For them both!