Chart success for Bayonetta 2

Entering at a very respectable #7, Bayonetta 2 charted the highest out of last week’s bumper bounty of new releases. The fact that Nintendo Land is back in the top 40 suggests that the Wii U-exclusive managed to shift a few more consoles for Nintendo. Mario Kart 8 however stayed put at #30.

Civilization: Beyond Earth made #18, Just Dance 2015 entered at #19 – with the Wii version proving the most popular – and then at #32 Singstar: Ultimate Party showed its face. It’s worth pointing out though that a free downloadable version of Singstar is available on PSN.

First-person shooter Shadow Warrior failed to make the top 40, as did the Xbox-exclusive Fantasia: Music Evolved. Fantasia’s no-show prompted us to double-check the release date. It appears that it was indeed released on Friday but very few retailers are stocking it. It doesn’t even appear in the Xbox 360 top 40, alarmingly.

Back to the top 40 – it’s FIFA 15 that’s no.1, making it five weeks in a row. At #2 all the way up from #9 it’s Minecraft: PlayStation Edition which is followed by The Evil Within, Destiny and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor to form the UK’s top five.

Over in the individual format charts Samurai Warriors 4 entered at #14 in the PS4 chart while Disney Magical World arrived at a not-so-magical #13 in the 3DS chart.

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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