To say this week’s UK top five comes as a surprise is an understatement.
The evergreen GTA V re-claims no.1, making it fifteen weeks in total. Then at #2 it’s a new arrival; one that was flying under the radar somewhat – BigBen’s TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge.
At #3 another new release charts higher than anticipated – Sony’s PSVR shooter Bravo Team, which currently has a sloppy Metacritic of 48%.
FIFA 18, last week’s chart topper, falls to #4. Call of Duty: WWII drops two places to take #5.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey claim positions #6 and #7. PUBG holds onto #8, while Monster Hunter World falls four places to #9. Then at #10 it’s Zelda: BotW.
The retail release of Life is Strange: Before the Storm debuts at #18. Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition puts in a top 40 showing, too, making #31.
Party game package Scribblenauts Showdown failed to break the chart, meanwhile. As we casually mentioned elsewhere, the fact that it’s almost full-price (£34.99) may have put some gamers off.
It isn’t the only recent release to fail to make the top 40 – arcade racer Gravel parked up at a lowly #42 last week. Of course, digital sales may have picked up some slack.
Also of note: Metal Gear Survive looks set to depart the chart after just a few weeks on sale, dropping from #17 to #39. Only a colossal price drop can save it now.