Deadly little Nioh

PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh has had a successful launch, arriving at #2 in the UK top 40. It has certainly defied our expectations – we had it pegged for outside the top ten.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard failed to make it to three weeks at number one – it’s now at #3, dislodged by GTA V.

Rockstar’s evergreen crime caper is now one of five titles to take the top spot for 12 weeks or more, putting it alongside Who Wants to be a Millionaire (18 weeks), Wii Fit (16 weeks), Zumba Fitness (13 weeks) and FIFA 14 (12 weeks). Never underestimate the casual market.

FIFA 17 dropped to #4 while Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare remained at #5.

Battlefield 1 rose one place to #6 while Rocket League fell to #7. At #8 it’s last week’s new arrival Hitman: The Complete First Season. Positions #9 and #10 were then occupied by two top ten re-entries – Overwatch and Watch_Dogs 2.

WWE 2K17, Mafia III and Final Fantasy XV departed the top ten, meanwhile.

Nioh was the only new arrival this week, although we did see No Man’s Sky, LEGO Batman 3 and Mario Kart 7 re-appear in the bottom half of the top 40. With no LEGO Batman Movie tie-in, we guess LEGO Batman 3 is proving popular with those who missed it first time round.

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