NO RETREAT: The battle for game supremacy continues in 2016.
NO RETREAT: The battle for game supremacy continues in 2016.

How 2015 became 2016 in game sales

THE first UK Chart Track weekly gaming chart has come out for 2016 and multiplayer is out in front yet again.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is in the number one position for the fifth week in a row, bolstered by an announcement just before Christmas of a $3 million prize pool for the new year's World League Pro Division team tournament.

Look for the Awakening DLC in February for Black Ops III's next shot in the charts, though it has been confirmed the expansion won't be available on PS3 or XBox 360. What it does promise, however, is a Wolfenstein-meets-zombie theme play experience very different from what players might ordinarily expect.

Almost as disappointingly for PC players is the removal of Ultra and High graphics options, Treyarch's "fix" for the lacklustre port from console to PC. It is, however, possible to get the options back, for better or worse, using guides available around the internet.

Star Wars Battlefront also held steady in second place on the charts despite confirmation the game will not be covering any of the content from the newly released Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, much to the disappointment of fans.

Reports are also coming out that Battlefront is beating EA's sales projections for the game with senior research analyst Evan Wilson telling Fortune magazine they estimate that 13 million copies of the game have been sold so far, with most outlets saying they've definitely sold at least 12 million.

DICE has made it known it's aware of the huge demand for game modes like Fighter Squadron and Droid Run to be made available in offline play.

It has made no promises as to whether it's possible or likely to be done, but the demand has been acknowledged.

Fallout 4 made its way back up the rankings to third place from fourth, knocking FIFA 16 down a peg in the process.

While the modding community is likely to keep F4 buoyed for quite some time, a recent Windows 10 update has made a mess of players' save games, reports

While PC players are understandably upset, an alleged work-around exists on reddit.

In more positive news, one mod has changed the game to transform the game's deathclaws, one of the more formidable adversaries, into in-game copies of wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage.

Not sure who that is?

Imagine someone went through your favourite book and replaced the villain with a frustrated clown.

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V held steady at fifth place as a new set of single-player DLC rumours began to flitter around social media, this time coming from an unconfirmed data leak.

Geek, where the original reports came from, have stressed that these are unconfirmed reports but point to a post to the NeoGAF site by user ODDI.

Making quite a jump from ninth place to sixth this week is Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Siege.

A tweet from the game's official Twitter account has put the release date for the Black Ice DLC back to February 2 instead of the early January release expected originally.

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate remained at seventh place while Just Cause 3 slipped from sixth place to eighth.

Rounding out the top 10 are WWE 2k16 in ninth place up from 10th with Forza Motorsport 6 up from 12th to 10th.

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