Black Ops Can’t Take Valhalla’s Lead in the UK

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Remains Atop UK Charts

According to GamesIndustry’s Head of Games B2B Christopher Dring, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla remains the UK’s number one game despite the recent launch of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War. While Call of Duty continues to sell well, for the first time in recent UK chart records, the latest installment in the franchise hasn’t reached number one in sales during its launch week in the UK. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available right now for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Google Stadia, and PC.

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“For the first time in about 80 years, Call of Duty is not No.1 in the UK physical charts during the week it came out,” said Christopher Dring on his official Twitter account. “In a major week for game sales, Assassin’s Creed is the biggest boxed game.” When he was asked if the live service model of Modern Warfare hurt the sales of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War or not, Dring replied, “I’ve not done a full analysis, but I suspect it’s more to do with Assassin’s Creed doing really well, rather than anything about CoD. CoD may well have done more digitally.”

There are several factors that could’ve contributed to the lacking Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War sales in the UK compared to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Valhalla benefited from launching alongside the Xbox Series X/S as a worthwhile next-gen title that will keep players engaged for dozens of hours. Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War also only launched on Friday, November 13th, so barely any of its first week of sales are considered in the figure as it is. While Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will doubtlessly lead in Holiday sales, it looks like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is riding the next-gen wave.

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