We didn’t quite see it coming. Batman: Arkham Origins has knocked GTA V off the top spot in this week’s UK chart. Perhaps everyone in the world already owns a copy of Rockstar’s car theft simulator.
That’s an impressive chart entry for a game that got mixed reviews, with publishers Warner Bros. putting an embargo on reviews until launch day. Clearly, enough people just went out and bought it anyway.
Other new entries include Ubisoft’s Rocksmith 2014 Edition at #15 and Activision’s mildly offensive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles entering at #27 – Matt wasn’t a fan.
The rest of the chart remains more or less unchanged from previous weeks, with GTA V falling to #2, above FIFA 14, Skylanders: Swap Force and Pokemon X and Y.
Nintendo’s The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD falls from #16 to #28, suggesting that people don’t know a good thing when they see it, or whilst Zelda has enough pull for fans of the series, the general public are fickle, Link hating bastards.
Curiously Lego The Lord Of The Rings has jumped up the charts from #19 to #8, which might have something to do with it being bundled with the Nintendo 2DS in an Argos deal.
With Assassin’s Creed IV and Battlefield 4 both out this week, it looks like there’ll be a fight for the top spot in next week’s chart.