Good news for Microsoft this week as Titanfall has entered the charts in the UK in the number one spot – besting not only not only the new South Park game, but Dark Souls II. Not bad for a game only available on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Taking a look at the rundown from GamesIndustry.biz, you have to wonder if this could be a turning point in the console race. Apparently 70% of people who bought an Xbox One this week also bought Titanfall – and hardware sales will no doubt have shot up too.
So far in the console race it is widely believed that the PS4 is currently beating the Xbox One in the UK by quite some margin. At the start of the year it had sold 45% more units than the Xbox One.
Given how crucial early adopters and hardcore gamers are to the console’s success, and how it is positioned as it becomes more widespread, the Titanfall uptick can only be a good thing for Microsoft. Let’s just hope for their sake that my prediction about Titanfall eventually going multiplatform proves wrong.