Battlefield Hardline Enters the Charts at No 1 as Biggest Launch of 2015

By Leon Hurley on at

Battlefield Hardline's clearly gone down well with gamers, going straight in at number one to become the biggest launch of the year so far.

For the record Battlefield 4 entered the charts at number 2. The good news here is that so far Hardline's servers are holding up despite a DDOS attack and a couple of shakes last week. I've held off a full review until I've had a chance to test the multiplayer fully but you can read my Battlefield Hardline impressions so far here. I'm leaning towards 'messy, stupid but kinda fun' for the single player, while the multiplayer actually benefits from the smaller scale and a couple of interesting modes.

Other new entries include Final Fantasy Type-0 HD in at two, Mario Party 10 sneaking  into number 6 and Resi Revelations 2 following at seven. GTA 5 is still doing well with only a 5% drop in sales even after all this time, while Dying Light saw a 36% drop. Impressive when you consider how well the delayed physical launch has done.

Here's the UK video game top 10 for the week ending March 21st:

1. Battlefield Hardline, EA
2. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Square Enix
3. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
4. Dying Light, Warner Bros
5. FIFA 15, EA
6. Mario Party 10, Nintendo
7. Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Capcom
8. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Activision Blizzard
9. Minecraft: Xbox Edition, Microsoft
10. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition, Sony

[Battlefield Hardline debuts at No.1, is the biggest launch of 2015 so far - MCV]