Even though Microsoft heavily pushed Sea of Thieves as a reason to join Xbox Game Pass, the game’s physical release has still managed to claim the UK chart’s top spot.
It was up against strong competition, too. EA’s co-op crime caper A Way Out debuted at #2, while Ni No Kuni II took #3. The colourful JRPG generated more revenue than A Way Out, however, due to the popularity of the £139.99 King’s Edition.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered took #4. That’s two places higher than the original version managed back in November 2014, although it was up against the multi-format Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
FIFA 18 rounds off this week’s top five. Interestingly, Chart-Track notes that Mass Effect Andromeda – which claimed no.1 this time last year – had a better week one than the top six titles this week.
At #6 we find last week’s chart-topper – Burnout Paradise Remastered.
GTA V dropped three places to #7, while EA Sports UFC 3 – EA’s fourth game in the top ten – held onto #8.
Positions #9, #10 and #11 are then held by Nintendo with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey and Kirby Star Allies, respectively.
Anime tie-in Attack on Titan 2 made #17. Detective Pikachu checked in at #23, while also managing to top the 3DS chart.
THQ’s re-release of Titan Quest didn’t get a look-in, failing to even make the individual format charts. Perhaps the belated Switch release will fare better.