A chip off the old block – LEGO Marvel’s Avengers claims UK chart top spot

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers has become the UK’s first new no. 1 of 2016, dislodging Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 from the top spot in the process. In doing so, it becomes the 8th LEGO game to shoot straight to the top.

The individual format chart reveals that the PS4 version was the biggest selling, followed by Xbox One and then Xbox 360. The superhero blockbuster also topped the Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita and Wii U charts.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 falls to #2, FIFA 16 drops to #3, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege remains at #4, and then at #5 it’s Star Wars Battlefront.

At #6 it’s GTA V, down from #3. Just Cause 3, MGSV: The Phantom Pain, Fallout 4 and last week’s new arrival Resident Evil Origins Collection round off the top ten.

MGSV: The Phantom Pain is the week’s biggest riser, in fact, going from #24 to #8. This is down to retailer promotions – the Xbox 360 was available on Amazon for a mere £11 last week, while GAME currently has the current-gen versions for £20.99.

3DS-exclusive Final Fantasy Explorers made its debut at #11 while Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo entered at #26. Fellow new release This War of Mine: The Little Ones failed to break the charts, however. We’re hoping this one performed better on the digital services – it’s a genuinely moving experience.

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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