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Titanfall 2 fails to beat Titanfall sales in UK

Launch sandwiched between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty probably didn't help.

Titanfall 2 launch sales failed to match up to those of its predecessor in the UK.

Chart-Track, which tracks physical sales only, said Titanfall 2 didn't match the launch sales of the original game.

Titanfall came out on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, although its physical sales on PC were negligible. Titanfall 2 launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and again, physical sales were negligible.

Respawn's shooter entered the UK chart in 4th place - a disappointing launch for a game that has been critically acclaimed. Edwin was full of praise in Eurogamer's Titanfall 2 review. While digital sales were not included in the data, it's unlikely they made up the shortfall.

So what went wrong? Perhaps publisher EA's launch window for Titanfall 2 did the game no favours. Titanfall 2 came out last week sandwiched between the release of EA's own Battlefield 1 and Activision's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. That's a tough ask for any game.

Talking of Battlefield 1, DICE's shooter is number one for a second week running with a drop off of 39 per cent in sales. Chart-Track said that beat the drop off of 54 per cent both Battlefield 3 and 4 saw during week two.

In second place is Skyrim Special Edition, which is an impressive debut for the PS4 and Xbox One version of Bethesda's open-world role-playing remaster. Skyrim Special Edition sits behind the 2011 original in terms of best debut launch week in the Elder Scrolls series.

Meanwhile, Farming Simulator 17 is in at number five, with sales up almost 54 per cent on PS4 and 32 per cent on Xbox One over Farming Simulator 15. (Farming Simulator 16 was solely for PS Vita in the UK.)

World of Final Fantasy debuts in 11th place.

Here's the top 10:

  1. Battlefield 1
  2. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition
  3. FIFA 17
  4. Titanfall 2
  5. Farming Simulator 17
  6. Mafia 3
  7. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  8. Gears of War 4
  9. Grand Theft Auto 5
  10. Forza Horizon 3

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