Destiny: The Taken King crowned No.1 in the UK

The first boxed expansion for Activision’s Destiny debuts at No.1 in the UK, according to data from GfK Chart-Track.

This is the publisher’s first time at the top spot since Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in Week Six of this year.

The PlayStation 4 SKU took the lion’s share of sales, claiming 57 per cent of all boxed software for the game – unsurprising given PlayStation’s partnership with Activision for the online shooter.

Meanwhile the Xbox One SKU claimed 34 per cent, the 360 version took seven per cent and the PS3 edition made up two per cent.

But The Taken King’s boxed sales represent a mere 16 per cent of Destiny’s initial Week One sales. Destiny shot to No.1 when it hit shelves last September, and became the biggest selling new IP.

Of course, given that a huge number of people bought a boxed edition of Activision’s online shooter, it’s possible they will have bought The Taken King digitally – meaning that digital sales for the expansion could be considerably bigger.

There are new games in second and third place, too. Forza Motorsport 6 debuts at No.2, while Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 starts life in the charts at No.3.

Last week’s No.1, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, falls to fourth place with a 54 per cent decline in sales, while previous fourth place holder Mad Max drops to No.5 as sales dip 45 per cent.

Below is the UK software Top Ten for the week ending September 19th:

1. Destiny: The Taken King, Activision
2. Forza Motorsport 6, Microsoft
3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, Konami
4. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami
5. Mad Max, Warner Bros
6. Super Mario Maker, Nintendo
7. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
8. Disney Infinity 3.0, Disney
9. Rugby League Live 3, Alternative Software
10. LEGO Jurassic World, Warner Bros

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