Despite a glitzy promotional campaign, Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding couldnâ€™t topple Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from the UK chart top spot, settling for second place instead.
The PS4-exclusive also fell slightly short of beating Days Gone’s week one sales. However, it was still able to become the second fastest-selling Sony-published title of 2019. Thatâ€™s nothing to sniff at.
Giving some additional insight, Eurogamer reports its physical sales were comparable to The Order 1886 and Bloodborne.
Itâ€™ll be interesting to see how it fares in the coming weeks. Due to the wildly mixed reviews, many gamers are no doubt still contemplating taking the plunge.
FIFA 20 held onto #3 while Luigiâ€™s Mansion 3 dropped two places to #4.
EAâ€™s well-received Need for Speed: Heat was the second-highest new entry, making #5.
The evergreen Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fell two places to #6. Then at #7 itâ€™s another new arrival, in the form of the Fortnite: Darkfire Bundle. The two Apex Legends retail releases remain nowhere to been seen, incidentally.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 dived in at #8. GI.biz reports itâ€™s the fastest-selling entry in the series since the London 2012 tie-in on Wii (which launched in 2011).
Minecraft at #9 and the sleeper hit Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville at #10 round off this weekâ€™s UK top ten.
As for the remaining new releases, Just Dance 2020 took #15 with the Switch version proving the most popular. The Wii version was the second biggest-selling with 21% of sales.
Movie tie-in Jumanji: The Video Game â€“ which can allegedly be beaten in under two hours, possibly explaining why it has eluded the press â€“ swung in at a mildly impressive #16, while Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy entered at #29.
Due to bearing the same name as the 3DS original, “Lady Layton” is technically considered a re-entry. A useless fact for you, there.