Far Cry 5 leads the congregation in this week's UK Charts


Joseph Seed converts UK gamers with ease

Eden's Gate just got a helluva lot of new members, as Ubisoft's open-world shooter Far Cry 5 slammed straight into the number one spot of this week's UK charts. The Montana-based iteration is the fastest-selling Far Cry release to date.

The Easter holiday weekend made for some interesting sales, many of which were likely gifts purchased to keep the kids quiet. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch popped the clutch and sped back into the Top Five, with bestselling mainstream titles FIFA 18, Assassin's Creed Origins and Call of Duty: WWII all climbing back up the rankings.

Microsoft's pirate adventure Sea of Thieves still holds a very respectable third place, but pretty RPG Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom peaked hard, dropping from number three to number 21. Elsewhere in the charts, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Gran Turismo: Sport, Forza Motorsport 7 and DOOM all made re-entries. Back in my day, you just got a cheaply-produced chocolate egg and that was your lot, bucko.

Tune in next week to see if The Father and his two-dimensional family members can hold fort for a second week.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: March 31 2018
(Chart reflects in-store sales only)

1. Far Cry 5 - Ubisoft
2. FIFA 18 - Electronic Arts
3. Sea of Thieves - Microsoft
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Nintendo
5. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Microsoft
6. Call of Duty: WWII - Activision
7. A Way Out - Electronic Arts 
8. Assassin's Creed Origins - Ubisoft
9. Forza Motosport 7 - Microsoft
10. Grand Theft Auto V - Take 2

U.K. video game charts [GFK Chart-Track]

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