To absolutely nobody’s surprise, the launch of Titanfall last week helped to boost sales of the Xbox One in the UK. And not by a small margin, either – chart-tracking firm GfK says that 96% more Xbox Ones were purchased in the wake of Respawn Entertainment’s titanic multiplayer game touching down.
Increased interest in the console is not just about the game, though. It’s also due to the arrival of an Xbox One/Titanfall bundle that sees the game packaged with the console and the price dropped to £399. That’s £30 off the launch price and a game worth £50, essentially for free. GfK says that the new bundle made up 70% of overall Xbox One sales.
The news piece on GfK also mentioned that Titanfall sales figures are looking very healthy (although no actual figures were given), and that for the first time since March 2013, an EA game that isn’t FIFA has topped sales charts.
Microsoft South Africa is still keeping very quiet about anything Xbox One related, and as far as we know the petition to have Titanfall released in South Africa is having negligible effect on any possibility of the game being released locally.
Our best guess at this point is that the Xbox One won’t be here before this year’s rAge expo, and neither will Titanfall.