With the debut of Titanfall on the Xbox 360 last week, a lot of gamers were given thoughts of paranoia by the gaming press that perhaps the 360 version would be as gimped as that sex prisoner in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. But it came to fruition via graphics comparison tests that the Xbox 360's version of Titanfall wasn't quite as pathetic as some Xbox One owners may have expected. In fact, Titanfall on the Xbox 360 has made up for 71% of the game's total sales in the UK, with the Xbox One version only managing 27% of those sales and the PC version barely breaking over 1%.
Games Industry managed to get their hands on some of the stats from the UKIE game charts courtesy of Gfk Chart-Track.
You can check out the full list of the UK's sales for the past week below.
That's crazy. Who knew that a system with nearly 80 million as its install base could bolster sales like that? Just crazy.
Games Industry also notes that the Xbox 360's release of Titanfall had more than just an affect on the Xbox One outing, writing...
“The boost kept new entry LEGO The Hobbit away from the top spot and had it settling for second place, but still far ahead of this week's other new entries. Kinect Sports: Rivals only managed to enter at 14, while Don Bradman Cricket 14 missed the top twenty entirely and debuted at 34.”
I don't know about about LEGO The Hobbit, but who else was completely disappointed that Don Bradman Cricket 14 didn't make the top 20 list? Come on, that's a crime against cricket! Now if only someone could figure out how to actually play the game, other people might start taking it serious.
One thing you might find interesting is that, according to VG Chartz, the top 10 selling games in Europe in 2013 also appear to be top-sellers in 2014, too. Four of 2013's top-sellers in Europe are still top-sellers month in and month out in 2014, with Call of Duty: Ghosts, Assassin's Creed IV, FIFA 14 and Grand Theft Auto V still holding firm positions on the UK's top 20 list since debuting last year.
However, the most telling part about the chart isn't what's still selling from last year, but the fact that the Xbox One's supposed Microsoft-branded exclusive is getting a much bigger boost in sales from the last-gen console.
But when Titanfall on the Xbox One can barely outsell an indie game like Starbound, you have to realize that it's certainly going to be an uphill struggle for Microsoft to get anyone interested in the Xbox One. I guess that's why they still have the Xbox 360 to make actual money for them. I mean, they certainly aren't making back bank from people watching TV on their TV.
Even still, Titanfall for the Xbox One wasn't (and probably won't be) the rocket-buster that EA, Microsoft or Respawn hoped for. Maybe they'll find better luck with a game that looks a bit more next-gen on the Xbox One and doesn't feel so much like Call of Duty: With Mechs.