Shadow of the Colossus towers above all

In a battle between colossus killers and monster hunters, it was Sony’s Shadow of the Colossus that emerged victorious, dislodging Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World from the UK chart top spot.

All signs point to the ravishing remake being a runaway success. Sales were 73% higher than that of the PS2 original, which also took no.1 back in 2006. That impressive figure doesn’t include digital sales either. In another colossal win for Sony, it’s their 8th PS4 exclusive to take no.1.

EA Sports UFC 3 holds onto #2, while Monster Hunter: World – which we reviewed last Friday – falls to #3. Positions #4 and #5 remained unchanged likewise, occupied by FIFA 18 and GTA V.

At #6 it’s Call of Duty: WWII, marking the first time it has left the top five.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe stays put at #7, as does Super Mario Odyssey at #8.

A minor price-cut has helped AC: Origins re-enter the top ten, rising from #15 to #9.

Retailer promotion has also helped The Evil Within 2 re-enter the chart, taking #10. The horror adventure was nowhere to be seen in last week’s top 40.

Dragon Quest: Builders on Switch was the only other top 40 new arrival, punching in at #31. The retail release of Portal Knights did manage to make #15 in the Switch chart, however.

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