UK top 40 sees seven new arrivals, including Death Stranding at #2

Despite a glitzy promotional campaign, Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding couldn’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. That’s nothing to sniff at.

Giving some additional insight, Eurogamer reports its physical sales were comparable to The Order 1886 and Bloodborne.

It’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 Luigi’s Mansion 3 dropped two places to #4.

EA’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 it’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. reports it’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 week’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 – which can allegedly be beaten in under two hours, possibly explaining why it has eluded the press – 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.

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