Titanfall is the fastest selling game of 2014

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SO FAR EXCLUSIVE to the Xbox One and PC game Titanfall is the highest selling software title of 2014 in just its first week of release.

According to UKIE, the UK agency that watches this kind of thing, Titanfall by Electronic Arts (EA) has strode with gigantic robot steps past the previous top seller of 2014, which we understand was Fifa 14.

EA also released Fifa 14, making this a rather good year for the outfit so far.

UKIE said that Titanfall had a dramatic impact on the gaming landscape and also caused a spike in Xbox One hardware sales. The release of the game provided a "colossal" boost, it said, with a 96 percent jump in sales.

It attributed this to a bundle of Titanfall with the Xbox One games console, which coincidentally included a £30 reduction from its previous retail price.

The only other new entry was Bandai Namco's Dark Souls II, which UKIE said had "settled" for second place.

Third was Ubisoft's South Park, The Stick of Truth, which was last week's number one, fourth was the Lego Movie game, and fifth was Square Enix Europe's Thief, which has also dropped two places.

The rest of the top ten was a mix of football, shooting, plants and zombies and Minecraft.

The Xbox 360 version of Titanfall goes on sale in the UK on 28 March, and the firm will be expecting a second boost in sales then.

Last week Microsoft said that the Xbox 360 is still a solid seller, and in February alone punters picked up 2.46 million software titles. By comparison the firm moved 772,000 Xbox One games. µ

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