Like a filth encrusted squatter, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard continues to occupy the UK chart‘s top spot.
Team Ninja’s Nioh is the only major new release for this week, and while we don’t doubt that it’ll manage to break the top 20, it may struggle to make the top ten. With nothing to challenge it, RE7 may very well see a third week on top. That’ll put it on par with RE3 and RE5, the current franchise record holders for an unbroken run at number one.
Hitman: The Complete First Season was the highest new arrival, making its debut at #4 – a position that Square-Enix is no doubt delighted with, considering Agent 47’s latest has already ‘done the business’ on the download services.
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World at #20 was the only other new face in the top 40.
As for last week’s new arrivals, Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD fell all the way from #3 to #21 while SEGA’s Yakuza 0 has left the top 40 entirely. This could be down to availability – it’s currently showing as out of stock on both Amazon and GAME, suggesting SEGA underestimated demand.
Going back to the top ten, GTA V held onto #2 while FIFA 17 rose to #3. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare saw a sales boost off the back of new DLC, but held onto #5 regardless.
Rocket League and Battlefield 1 stayed put at #6 and #7 respectively, FF XV shot up to #8 – up from #15 – and WWE 2K15 also make a re-appearance at #9. Then at #10 it’s Mafia III.
Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs 2 and Steep both departed the top ten meanwhile, dropping to #12 and #17.