A quiet spell helps Far Cry 5 claim a second week at no.1

So far this year the weekly UK chart has been a case of all or nothing – quiet spells and flurries of activity. This week is a quiet spell, following last week’s dearth of new releases.

The top three remains unchanged, meaning Far Cry 5 celebrates a second week on top.

That’s followed by FIFA 18 and Sea of Thieves. We’d wager some are surprised to see SoT performing well.

At #4 it’s another Xbox exclusive – Forza Motorsport 7. A price drop to the £20 mark propels the ravishing racer back up to #4.

Incidentally, a price cut for Star Wars Battlefront II – presumably to tie-in with The Last Jedi’s home release – has helped the controversial shooter re-enter the top 40 at #16.

Going back to the top ten, PUBG and Call of Duty: WWII hold onto #5 and #6 respectively.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fell three places to #7, GTA V moved up two places to #8, while Super Mario Odyssey re-joins the top ten at #9.

Then at #10 it’s good old Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, up from #12. We wonder if last week’s Spyro announcement generated a few extra sales.

As for other recent releases, Burnout Paradise Remastered sees a slump, falling from #16 to #28. Kirby Star Allies is making a swift descent too, dropping from #20 to #32.

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