Warner Bros ‘Batman Arkham’ series is well and truly back with a bang as the fourth instalment Batman Arkham Knight made its debut on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One while becoming the new No.1 in the weekly charts, displacing Lego Jurassic World in the process. Arkham Knight also became the best-seller for the franchise, previously held by 2011’s second title, Batman Arkham City, Arkham Knight also becomes the fastest week 1 selling game so far, comfortably beating previous week 1 best-seller The Witcher 3.
Batman Arkham Knight development duty was handed back to Rocksteady in the UK, the lead developer for all Arkham games except the third instalment (2013’s Batman Arkham Origins) this is also the first Arkham game to get a Tuesday event day launch in the UK.
Arkham Knight becomes Warner Bros fourth No.1 this year along with Dying Light, Mortal Kombat X and LEGO Jurassic World, the last time a publisher had at least 4 No1 hits in the first half of the year was back in 2012 with EA’s FIFA12, Kingdoms of Amalur, SSX, Mass Effect 3 and Fifa Street, all hitting the top spot.
The first half of 2015 closes with a few other new releases including, Nintendo’s Wii U ‘Yoshi’s Woolly World’ which enters the chart at No.4, Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward debuts at No.10 , MotoGP 15 at No.13 and J-Stars Victory VS+ making its debut at No.18.
|1||BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT||WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE||–|
|2||LEGO JURASSIC WORLD||WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE||1|
|3||THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE||BETHESDA SOFTWORKS||2|
|4||YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD||NINTENDO||–|
|5||THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT||BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT||3|
|6||GRAND THEFT AUTO V||ROCKSTAR||4|
|7||–||CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE||ACTIVISION||7|
|8||FIFA 15||EA SPORTS||5|
|10||FINAL FANTASY XIV: HEAVENSWARD||SQUARE ENIX||–|
|11||MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION||MICROSOFT||10|
|12||MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION||SONY COMPUTER ENT.||14|
|14||PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION||505 GAMES||6|
|15||FARMING SIMULATOR 15||FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE||12|
|16||DYING LIGHT||WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE||15|
|17||–||HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION||MICROSOFT||17|
|18||J-STARS VICTORY VS+||BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT||–|
|20||PROJECT CARS||BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT||11|
Ukie Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track