Konamiâ€™s MGS spin-off Metal Gear Survive has entered the UK chart at respectable enough #6.
We doubt champagne corks are popping at Konamiâ€™s HQ, though â€“ sales were an astonishing 85% lower than 2013 spin-off Metal Gear Rising, and â€œjust a fractionâ€ (to quote Eurogamer) of what MGS V: The Phantom Pain achieved at launch.
Eurogamer believes digital sales tell a different story, but weâ€™re inclined to disagree â€“ thereâ€™s a significant difference in price between the digital (Â£34.99) and physical (Â£25) releases, and as such, weâ€™d imagine those with money mindfulness would opt for physical on this occasion.
It can currently be had for Â£19.99 at Base.com – Â£15 cheaper than the digital version.
FIFA 18 remains the UKâ€™s number one, helped by a Switch version price drop. For a second week running the Switch iteration managed to outsell its Xbox One counterpart (and by some margin). The PS4 version was still the biggest selling.
GTA V moved up to #2, while Call of Duty: WWII saw a sales boost helping it retake #3.
Monster Hunter World remained at #4. EA Sports UFC 3 moved up one place to #5.
Celebrated remake Shadow of the Colossus stays put at #7, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey take #8 and #9. Then at #10 itâ€™s the recently discounted AC: Origins.
Curiously, Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Bayonetta 2 have both departed the top ten during their second week on sale, falling to #12 and #19 respectively.
Anime tie-in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet was the weekâ€™s only other new arrival, debuting at #37. Payday 2 did manage to make #9 in the Switch top 20, however.