In the dynamic landscape of the UK gaming charts, this week’s results have unveiled a familiar leader as well as some noteworthy newcomers. Despite the arrival of two major game releases, EA Sports FC 24 stands tall at the pinnacle of the video game sales hierarchy.
EA Sports FC 24’s supremacy is underscored by its remarkable performance on the PlayStation 5, where an impressive 62% of copies were sold during this week.
Although there has been a slight dip in the Nintendo Switch’s share of sales, now accounting for 7% compared to the previous week’s 9%, it remains a significant player in the game’s success.
While physical sales for EA Sports FC 24 have experienced a 30% decline overall since last week, the title maintains its stronghold at the top of the charts, a testament to its enduring appeal.
Challenging the reign of EA Sports FC 24 is Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Mirage, a return to the traditional Assassin’s Creed formula. Despite the formidable competition, the game secures a commendable second place in the charts, marking its presence as a noteworthy contender.
|1||1||EA Sports FC 24|
|NEW||2||Assassin’s Creed Mirage|
|NEW||3||Detective Pikachu Returns|
|4||4||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|9||6||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II|
|8||7||Star Wars Jedi: Survivor|
|2||8||Mortal Kombat 1|
|6||10||The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom|
|5||11||Grand Theft Auto V|
|11||13||The Witcher III: Wild Hunt GOTY Edition|
|12||14||Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle|
|10||16||The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Complete Edition|
|–||17||Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion|
|18||18||Street Fighter 6|
|28||19||Final Fantasy VII & Final Fantasy VIII Remastered – Twin Pack|
|13||20||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|17||21||Nintendo Switch Sports|
|16||22||Red Dead Redemption 2|
|–||23||It Takes Two|
|–||24||Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway|
|–||25||Need For Speed: Unbound|
|37||26||Resident Evil 4|
|–||27||Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 0 The Hinkami Chronicles|
|14||28||The Crew Motorfest|
|–||30||30 in 1 Game Collection Vol. 1|
|–||32||Sonic Origins Plus|
|–||33||Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy|
|–||34||Octopath Traveler II|
|–||36||The Sims 4: Growing Together|
|38||37||LEGO Harry Potter Collection|
|26||38||Dark Souls Trilogy|
|23||40||New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe|
Adding a delightful twist to the Switch game lineup is Detective Pikachu Returns, a spin-off title within a beloved franchise. This charming yellow mouse captures the third spot, showcasing the enduring popularity of the Pokémon universe. While it may not reach the heights of the franchise’s mainline titles, Detective Pikachu Returns promises enjoyable gameplay for families and kids.
Meanwhile, Mortal Kombat 1, which was the runner-up in the previous week, experiences a significant drop, falling to the eighth position in the charts. The Nintendo Switch contributes to only 10% of the game’s total sales, reflecting the title’s stronger presence on other platforms.
In general, the top ten positions in the UK gaming charts remain relatively stable, with various sports titles making notable appearances throughout the top forty.
As gaming enthusiasts eagerly await the next wave of releases and chart-toppers, the current rankings provide an intriguing snapshot of the UK gaming landscape.
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