As far as this week’s chart is concerned, the purchasing habits of the British public make for interesting reading – ¾ of all top 40 titles have enjoyed a sales boost, thanks to a combination of retailer promotions and the long bank holiday weekend.
The bottom half of the top 40 sees the return of such games as 2007’s LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Xbox 360, Xbox One launch title Zoo Tycoon, the Xbox 360 Classics version of Terraria, and Kinect Sports Rivals.
Kinect Sports Rivals resurgence even sees it rise to #8 in the Xbox One chart, one position higher than Far Cry Primal. All signs point to retailers clearing out old Xbox One console bundles.
The UK’s top ten has seen quite a significant shuffle too, with Star Wars Battlefront, Quantum Break and Star Fox Zero all making a swift exit. They’re currently at #12, #20 and #24 respectively.
Ratchet & Clanks remains at #1 for a second week running, making it the first Sony published title to hold onto the top spot for two consecutive weeks since 2014’s The Last of Us.
Chart-Track informs that it also gives Sony PS4-exclusive titles a total of 8 weeks at No.1 compared to Microsoft’s 5 weeks for Xbox One first-party exclusives.
Due to new DLC, Call of Duty: Black Ops III rises up from #8 to #2 – it’s highest position since mid-February. Dark Souls III falls to #3, Tom Clancy’s The Division holds onto #4 and then at #5 it’s another non-mover – EA Sports UFC 2.
With Captain America: Civil War now showing in cinemas LEGO Marvel’s Avengers rises from #11 to #6.
FIFA 16 meanwhile is up one position at #7, GTA V re-enters the top ten at #8, Far Cry Primal surges from #17 to #9, and then at #10 it’s DiRT Rally.
3DS Pokemon-alike Yo-Kai Watch was the only new arrival, entering at #14. The very good Stranger of Sword City did however manage to top the PS Vita chart.