We’re all doomed – DOOM becomes id’s first UK no.1 since 2004’s DOOM 3

A price cut to £29.99 has helped DOOM claim the UK chart’s top spot, putting an end to Overwatch’s three week run in the process.

The recently released DOOM demo likely played a part in this, too.

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DOOM entered at #2 during launch week, so this is in fact the first time the grizzly shooter has been crowned no.1. In doing so, it has become Bethesda’s first number one since Fallout 4, and id’s first since DOOM 3 way back in 2004.

Overwatch drops to #2 with sales down 24% while Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End saw a small sales boost, raising it up to #3.

FIFA 16 is at #4 while GTA V moves up to #5.

Last week’s highest new entry Mirror’s Edge Catalyst falls to #6, Black Ops III re-enters the top ten at #7, UEFA Euro 2016 remains at #8, Star Wars Battlefront rises seven places to #9 and then at #10 it’s LEGO Marvel’s Avengers.

Dead Island Definitive Edition and Tom Clancy’s The Division both depart the top ten, meanwhile.

MotoGP 16: Valentino Rossi was the only top 40 new arrival, entering at #19. Grand Kingdom did however top the PS Vita chart, which shouldn’t really come as a surprise – PS Vita JRPGs have a track record of heading straight to no.1 at launch.

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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