Dec 12
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

Given the excitement The Last Guardian’s resurrection generated at E3, and the level of anticipation in the run up to release, we expected to arrive a few positions higher than #7 in the UK chart.

Chart-Track notes Shadow of the Colossus entered at #1 in 2006. It launched at a far quieter time of the year however, and the industry was very different back then. Incidentally, Ico launched at #15 back in 2002.

Dead Rising 4 had a slightly better week, arriving at #5. Dead Rising 3 entered at #7 during the Xbox One’s launch, but there’s no mention as to which had the strongest week one sales.

Perhaps the biggest news story the chart holds is that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has taken the top spot once again.

Chart-Track believes it may now stay there until Christmas, as Activision claimed the last two Xmas no.1s with Black Ops III and Advanced Warfare. With of Infinite Warfare dropping to £25 again at Tesco this week, it’s certainly possible.

FIFA 17 – last week’s chart topper – falls to #2, Battlefield 1 moves up to #3 while Final Fantasy XV drops from #2 to #4. This means FFXV managed to outsell The Last Guardian and DR4 last week.

Watch_Dogs 2 remained at #6, Pokemon Sun rose one position take #8, Skyrim: Special Edition re-entered the top ten at #9 and then at #10 it’s Pokemon Moon.

There were no other new entries in the top 40. We imagine this’ll be the case until 2017.

Published Monday 12th December 2016 by Games Asylum

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