[Updated] New Skylanders off to a slow start

Update: Activision has dropped us a line informing that Skylanders Trap Team did in fact make #7 in the UK top 40. Chart-Track are aware that their data is currently incorrect and will be issuing a revised UK top 40 tomorrow morning

Original story: This week’s UK top 40 holds a mild surprise – Skylanders Trap Team failed to make the chart. No doubt it’ll belatedly appear in the run up to Christmas, but given the popularity of the series we thought it would make the top 20 at least.

Skylanders Swap Force – last year’s entry – managed to make #3, so it’s certainly a little odd. Trap Team did however manage to break the majority of the individual format charts, entering at #1 in the Wii chart and #2 in the Wii U chart. The Xbox 360, PS3 and 3DS versions were total no-shows.

Out of last week’s other new releases Alien: Isolation charts the highest. SEGA’s sci-fi survival horror made #2 with FIFA 15 holding the top spot. As most could have predicted, it’s was the PS4 version of Isolation that shifted the most copies.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor falls to #3 while Forza Horizon 2 also dropped one place. Then at #5 it’s a new entry – Sony’s DriveClub.

That’s soon followed by another new arrival – NBA 2K15 at #7.

The only other new arrival for this week is Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition at a respectable #12.

Over in the single format charts Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: The American Saga bundle enters in both the PS3 and Xbox 360 charts while Japanese curio Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed made #2 in the PS Vita chart.

Then at #11 in the Xbox One chart, game making tool Project Spark makes an appearance. Seeing that a stripped down version is available as a free download, Microsoft shouldn’t be too alarmed about it not making the top 40.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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