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Titanfall boosts Xbox One sales by 96%; biggest release of 2014

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Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall is certainly living up to hype and expectations set forth by EA and Microsoft. In fact, it's even turning into the system seller the platform-holder was hoping for, with GfK Chart-Track revealing that Titanfall has led to a 96 percent increase in Xbox One hardware sales.

Much of the increase in hardware sales can be attributed to the new Titanfall bundle which included the console and a free download token for the game. According to GfK, this bundle accounted for over 70 percent of all Xbox One hardware sold last week. I'm sure the price cut also played a part.

Though specific numbers weren't revealed, Titanfall has become the biggest game release of 2014 in the UK so far, doubling the sales of what had been the previous leader, FIFA 14. It also marks the first time since March 2013 that an EA-published title not named FIFA held a number one spot in the charts.

Titanfall was released on March 11 for Xbox One and PC. An Xbox 360 version is due out on March 25.

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