SSX has the white stuff

Two things of note have happened in this week’s UK chart. Firstly, SSX has become the first game in the series to go straight to number one. Secondly, Mario Party 9 has entered at a surprisingly high #3 making it the highest charting Mario Party game yet.

Coincidentally, it has been five years since both the last SSX and Mario Party instalments.

Last week’s number one Uncharted: Golden Abyss drops to #4 while Assassin’s Creed Revelations has gone hurtling back up from #31 to #9.

Syndicate has left the top 10 already, dropping from #7 to #11. Binary Domain remains in the top 40, but only just – it was at #35 last week but now it’s at #39.