A quiet week for new releases, along with a smattering of price drops, has resulted in the UK chart receiving a shake-up.
Ubisoft’s The Division 2 has returned to no.1 following a two-week absence. It was knocked off the top spot by Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice just one week after launch and then kept at bay last Monday by Yoshi’s Crafted World, outsold by just 60-odd units.
FIFA 19 moved up two positions to take #2, Yoshi’s Crafted World dropped to #3 during its second week on sale, popular Switch pack-in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe shifted to #4, while Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice fell from #3 to #5.
RDR2 and The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame climbed the top ten by one position each, taking #6 and #7.
At #8 it’s the return of the unstoppable GTA V, up from #11.
Then at #9 and #10 it’s the return of two Switch titles – NSMBU. Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (respectively). This means four Switch exclusives occupy the top ten this week. Not too shabby.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey re-entered the top 40 at #11 thanks to a hefty price cut to around the £23 mark. Shadow of the Tomb Raider (back at #21) and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (at #39) made reappearances too, likewise due to retailer promotions. Well, that and the fact that Borderlands 3 hype is in full swing.
As for new releases, hyperactive brawler Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission made #26 in the multi-format top 40 and #9 in the Switch chart. THQ Nordic’s Darksiders: Warmastered Edition also showed up in the Switch top 20, albeit at #18.