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UK game chart: Watch Dogs smashes new IP sales record, Mario Kart 8 goes big

Watch Dogs has released at top of the UK multiformat game chart and has smashed the week-one sales record for a new IP.


UKIE has revealed that Ubisoft's release has beaten the previous new IP record set three years ago by Rockstar's L.A. Noire by a sales increase of 58%, and is now the 17th best launch release in the UK to-date. It's also the best Ubisoft launch since Assassin's Creed 3, with 17% more sales.

In formats, Watch Dogs sold most on PS4, and out of all sales of Sony's new console last week, 53% of hardware sold was the Watch Dogs bundle.

Fellow newcomer Mario Kart 8 launched at number two, which boosted Wii U console sales 666%, with 82% of that figure made up of Mario Kart 8 bundles. It's the best UK launch for the series to-date.

Here's the top ten in full:

  1. Watch Dogs
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  4. FIFA 14
  5. Minecraft: PS3 Edition
  6. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
  7. Titanfall
  8. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  9. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  10. The LEGO Movie Videogame

Did you pick up a Wii U for Mario Kart 8? Why not check out our evolving list of the best games on Nintendo's console to figure out what you should buy next.

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