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Overwatch Just Broke This Impressive Sales Record For Blizzard

by : Ewan Moore on : 31 May 2016 14:49
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Overwatch – Blizzard’s awesome new FPS/MOBA hybrid – is currently top of the UK game sales chart. 

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Not content to stop there, the game has managed to break a record for Blizzard, becoming the fastest selling console game the company has ever made.

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This is according to Chart-Track, which tracks physical sales only. They said that 47% of launch week sales were on PlayStation 4, with 36% on Xbox One, and 18% on PC.

Being Blizzard’s fastest selling console game of course means that Overwatch managed to shift more copies in launch week than the console version of Diablo 3 and Starcraft 64 (nope, I don’t remember that one either).

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Of course, the company behind the likes of Warcraft and Diablo don’t really dabble in the world of consoles. PC has always been more their speed, so I suppose those looking to crash Blizzard’s party could point out it’s probably not that impressive.

Then again, Overwatch is still smashing it in terms of sales and the fans seem to absolutely love it – so Blizzard probably don’t give a shit either way.

Just in case you’re interested, here’s the current Top 10 UK game sales chart – physical sales only, remember.

  1. Overwatch
  2. Uncharted 4
  3. Doom
  4. Homefront: The Revolution
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  6. Ratchet & Clank
  7. FIFA 16
  8. Tom Clancy’s The Division
  9. Total War: Warhammer
  10. Grand Theft Auto 5

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn't gotten out of his mid 00's emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.

Topics: Gaming

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