Ghost Recon Wildlands tops weekly sales charts in the United Kingdom

Every week a lot of games release on a multitude of platforms but only some attain success. While the NPD tracks game sales in the United States for each month, companies like GFK Chart-Track share which titles topped the charts in the United Kingdom each week. For the week ending on March 11, it looks like Ghost Recon Wildlands trounced the competition in the United Kingdom. And the competition was quite fierce this time around as well. Games like Horizon Zero Dawn and and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild were Ghost Recon Wildlands’ rivals. The top 20 best-selling games are as follows:

  1. Ghost Recon Wildlands
  2. Horizon Zero Dawn
  3. Lego Worlds
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Nier: Automata
  7. FIFA 17
  8. Rocket League
  9. 1-2-Switch
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  11. For Honor
  12. Minecraft
  13. Resident Evil 7
  14. Sniper Elite 4
  15. Forza Horizon 3
  16. Hitman
  17. Battlefield 1
  18. Overwatch
  19. WWE 2K17
  20. Uncharted 4

The hype surrounding Ghost Recon Wildlands was unprecedented despite the lackluster technical tests so it’s not surprising the game topped the charts. However, what’s surprising are the other games on the list. Lego Worlds managed to secure the No. 3 position and beat titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Nier: Automata. This shows you that there’s a strong market for open-ended games along the lines of Minecraft and Astroneer.

Grand Theft Auto V remains one of the best sellers despite releasing many years ago. This is a testament to stellar world building and aggressive multiplayer support. Many developers could learn from Rockstar’s success when it comes to the longevity of their titles.

Lastly, if you scroll down further, you’ll see that Resident Evil 7 is still holding strong and even Forza Horizon 3 managed to break the top 15. Quality games continue to sell well months after release and developers should focus on perfecting their titles to ensure long-term returns.

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