Battlefield 1 is a Direct Hit

It was inevitable that Battlefield 1 was going to be a smash hit – the question was, how big a hit it was going to be.

Would you be surprised if we told you that the WWI shooter is number one in the charts? Probably not, but we’ll tell you anyway: Game sales suggest that Battlefield 1 is number one in the charts, taking the lion’s share of the market(approximately 45%, in fact).

EA and DICE’s FPS also racked up another huge achievement: Battlefield 1’s sales beat the launch week sales of both Battlefield 4 and Hardline combined. Across all formats it’s estimated that Battlefield 1 topped out at 800,000 players at its peak.

That’s a strong start, considering the competition it’s about to face with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare released just over a week, as well as EA’s very own futuristic shooter Titanfall 2. It’ll be interesting to see where those sales, and players, are in a fortnight, and who grabs the number one spot for Christmas. Place your bets now.

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Steve Clark

I like video games, writing and whiskey, almost always in that order. Personal twitterings @ www.twitter.com/gamespulp

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