It’s Persona 5 that tops the UK chart this week, ending Mass Effect: Andromeda’s two week run in the process.
The incredibly well-received JRPG has become the fastest-selling entry in the series, unsurprisingly, as well as Atlus’ first ever All-Formats no.1. Hurrah!
We have to look back to 2013 to find the last JRPG that topped the chart: 2013’s PS3 exclusive Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Final Fantasy XV had the clout, but had to contend with FIFA 17 during its launch week.
EA’s sci-fi opus took a bit of a beating, falling all the way to #5. Ghost Recon: Wildlands held onto #2 while the budget-priced LEGO Worlds remained at #3. Then at #4 it was GTA V, up from #5.
Multi-format blockbuster LEGO City Undercover was the next highest new entry after Persona, making #8. This means Warner Bros. has two LEGO games in the top ten this week.
Gearbox’s re-release of Bulletstorm didn’t prove anywhere near as popular, entering at #23. It no doubt performed better on the digital services, where a discount was in place for pre-orders.
The 3DS’ Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits at #36 was the only other new arrival in the top 40, with its sister title Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls failing to make an appearance. These two may rise up the chart in the weeks to come though after good old word-of-mouth starts to spread.