Nintendo Labo busts straight into the Top Three of the UK Charts


God of War holds fast in the premier spot

Nintendo's cardboard creativity project, Labo, launched this week and had a pretty good opening run. The Toy-Con Variety Kit landed straight in at the number three spot of the UK charts, while the Robot Kit debuted at number twenty. It wasn't enough to dethrone Sony's mighty God of War, however, which ain't going anywhere anytime soon.

At first glance, Labo has been successful, but not a smash, with news outlets reporting only around 30% of its shipped units sold in its native Japan. However this is a marathon, not a sprint, as Labo as a concept is both an expensive product and a long-haul idea, rather than a new release that needs to go platinum in week one, lest its gets abandoned by the publisher.

Elsewhere in the charts, murder-fest Far Cry 5 held on to its number two position, while Yakuza 6: The Song of Life peaked hard, going from number three to number thirty-nine in one week. The Switch edition of South Park: The Fractured But Whole debuted just inside the Top Twenty at number nineteen.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: April 28 2018
(Chart reflects in-store sales only)

1. God of War - Sony Computer Entertainment
2. Far Cry 5 - Ubisoft
3. Nintendo LABO: Toy-Con Variety Kit - Nintendo
4. FIFA 18 - Electronic Arts
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Nintendo
6. Fallout 4 - Bethesda
7. Call of Duty: WWII - Activision
8. Super Mario Odyssey - Nintendo
9. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Microsoft
10.Grand Theft Auto V - Take 2

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