A bit off topic since I'm in the US but I'm shocked at how much marketing I've seen for both Battleborn and Homefront. I've seen more video game commercials in May than I have in almost any other month. It's amazing how much money Bethesda and Deep Silver spent so much to try to make these games stand out this month instead of just delaying them and avoiding the marketing juggernauts of Uncharted 4 and Overwatch (and Doom to a lesser extent).
Uncharted was always one of those franchises where if you solely track the US/UK numbers, it's hard to fathom how it could achieve 21 million across 3 games, even with the massive uptick that Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3 had.
The localisation efforts that surround Uncharted franchise, imo, had always implied that like GT, it's a franchise that does really well in lesser-tracked markets like Spain.
I wonder if 2K or Gearbox are going to have anything to talk about with Battleborn? This gen we've seen companies switch from sales talk to "engagement", but can that really be all that high for Battleborn? And it's hard to imagine what they could possibly do to turn it around.
Battleborn is one of those games many have trouble remembering or even describing as there's been a number of similar games being made recently. Think of it as a story driven fps moba or moba inspired.
5 million is definite on the low end for lifetime sales. I'd say closer to 10 million. Strong start in sales and over time it'll be discounted and no doubt bundled with the system at some point in a cheaper bundle
Sony take a second week at No1 with Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End (-78%).
Bethesdas Doom remains at No2 for a second week and sales only decline -35% over the debut week, putting it close to the No1 in terms of units sold this week. This weeks big new release debuts at No3 in the form of Koch Media/Dambuster Studios Homefront: The Revolution for PS4 and Xbox One. This is the sequel to THQ and Kaos Studios Homefront which debuted in week 11, 2011 at No1 (both original publisher and studio have ceased to exist). Activisions Call of Duty: Black Ops III (+0%) drops 1 place to No4 and Nintendos pair of 3DS Fire Emblem Fates titles sees Birthright debut at No5 and Conquest at No11. Also new this week and debuting at No6 is Segas PS4 Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, which is the original PS3 version+DLC, released in UK during November 2008.