Konami’s MGS spin-off Metal Gear Survive has entered the UK chart at respectable enough #6.
We doubt champagne corks are popping at Konami’s HQ, though – sales were an astonishing 85% lower than 2013 spin-off Metal Gear Rising, and “just a fraction” (to quote Eurogamer) of what MGS V: The Phantom Pain achieved at launch.
Eurogamer believes digital sales tell a different story, but we’re inclined to disagree – there’s a significant difference in price between the digital (£34.99) and physical (£25) releases, and as such, we’d imagine those with money mindfulness would opt for physical on this occasion.
It can currently be had for £19.99 at Base.com – £15 cheaper than the digital version.
FIFA 18 remains the UK’s number one, helped by a Switch version price drop. For a second week running the Switch iteration managed to outsell its Xbox One counterpart (and by some margin). The PS4 version was still the biggest selling.
GTA V moved up to #2, while Call of Duty: WWII saw a sales boost helping it retake #3.
Monster Hunter World remained at #4. EA Sports UFC 3 moved up one place to #5.
Celebrated remake Shadow of the Colossus stays put at #7, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey take #8 and #9. Then at #10 it’s the recently discounted AC: Origins.
Curiously, Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Bayonetta 2 have both departed the top ten during their second week on sale, falling to #12 and #19 respectively.
Anime tie-in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet was the week’s only other new arrival, debuting at #37. Payday 2 did manage to make #9 in the Switch top 20, however.
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