The more things change…
Last week, I mentioned how, as we move toward Spring, the UK video game charts were starting to shake up a little. Well, this week put paid to that, as FIFA 18 still sits atop the mountain, while Grand Theft Auto V and Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII climb back into their earlier positions of prominence.
Konami’s post-Kojima title Metal Gear Survive made a strong debut at number six, while last week’s high-flyers Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Bayonetta 2 have dropped out of the Top Ten entirely. Monster Hunter: World continues to impress, holding firm at number four. Super Mario Odyssey also popped its head back through the door to round out the Top Ten.
Elsewhere in the charts, Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege made a huge leap from number 27 to number 13, perhaps inspired by the recent Six Invitational tournament and simultaneous free-play weekend. Meanwhile Bandai Namco’s anime RPG Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet failed to make mainstream impact, debuting at number 37.
U.K. video game sales chart w/e: February 24 2018
(Chart reflects in-store sales only)
1. FIFA 18 – Electronic Arts
2. Grand Theft Auto V – Take 2
3. Call of Duty: WWII – Activision
4. Monster Hunter: World – Capcom
5. EA Sports UFC 3 – Electronic Arts
6. Metal Gear Survive – Konami
7. Shadow of the Colossus – Sony Entertainment
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
9. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
10. Assassin’s Creed Origins – Ubisoft
U.K. video game charts [GFK Chart-Track]