UK chart sees five new releases in top 20

Last week saw five new titles enter the UK top 40. This week we see five enter the top 20; an unprecedented amount considering the time of year.

Chances are they didn’t have to sell all that many copies to break the chart, though, as UK retailers are experiencing a sales slump currently.

Arriving at #1, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the exception. It had the 4th biggest launch for a LEGO game, behind Indiana Jones, Marvel Super Heroes and Batman.

It also had the 4th biggest launch for a Star Wars title, bettered only by Battlefront, The Force Unleashed and movie tie-in Episode: Revenge of the Sith. “Nooooo!”

The currently discounted FIFA 16 holds onto #2, Overwatch rises to #3, DOOM falls from #1 to #4 and then at #5 it’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

At #6 we find the second highest new arrival – Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithfulness. With review scores mostly around the 6/10 mark, we don’t expect it to stick around for long.

Rocket League falls one place to #7, GTA V drops to #8 and then at #9 it’s the third new entry – Telltale’s glitch-ridden zombie survival game 7 Days to Die. If you haven’t read our review yet, we wasn’t impressed with it at all.

Tom Clancy’s The Division then rounds off this week’s top ten.

The Technomancer is the next new arrival, making its debut at a respectable #13.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition made #18. Mario & Sonic: Rio 2016 Olympics rises during its second week on sale meanwhile, up from #30 to #26.

Despite decent reviews Prison Architect didn’t make appearance, failing to even break the lower echelons on the individual format charts. Shame.

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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