FIFA 21 once again meanders back into the top spot
It’s been a very quiet fortnight in the UK Charts scene. So much so that Electronic Arts’ football simulator FIFA 21 has returned to the number one spot for seemingly the bazillionth time since its October 2020 release, while several older PS4 titles have also returned to the Top 20, thanks to various price discounts in recently re-opened UK high street stores.
When it comes to this week’s Top Ten, it’s mostly The Nintendo Show, with appearances from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Miitopia, Minecraft, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. Capcom’s ace horror release Resident Evil Village is still shifting copies, sitting comfortably at number five, while THQ Nordic’s Biomutant and EA’s Mass Effect: Legendary Edition have both left the Top Ten entirely. Re-entries see SIE’s The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima, as well as Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, climb back up the charts for another turn in the premier league.
This week sees the launch of both Insomniac Games’ Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, as well as Arc System Works’ Guilty Gear Strive. The latter is unlikely to make much of an impact regarding the UK charts’ high street sales, but the former could quite easily capture the number one spot, despite the territory’s continued struggle to provide retailers with PS5 hardware.
U.K. video game sales chart w/e: June 5, 2021
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)
1. FIFA 21 – Electronic Arts
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
4. Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Sony Interactive Entertainment
5. Resident Evil Village – Capcom
6. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Ubisoft
7. Minecraft – Nintendo
8. The Last of Us Part II – Sony Interactive Entertainment
9. Miitopia – Nintendo
10. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – Nintendo
U.K. Video Game Charts [GamesIndustry.biz]