PS4 exclusive Nioh 2 had a successful launch, debuting at no.1 in the UK chart â€“ something the 2017 original wasnâ€™t able to achieve despite also launching at a quiet time of year.
Both Ori and the Will of the Wisps and My Hero Oneâ€™s Justice 2 had to settle for positions outside the top ten. Microsoftâ€™s lavish puzzle platformer made #13, while Bandai Namcoâ€™s anime tie-in took #16.
Weâ€™re mildly surprised by Oriâ€™s chart position given that itâ€™s available on the immensely popular Xbox Game Pass service. That said, physical sales are slow currently â€“ it likely only had to sell a few thousand copies to break the top 20.
At #2 itâ€™s another resurgence for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, fuelled by replenished Switch stock.
PokÃ©mon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DXÂ – last weekâ€™s chart topper – didn’t see much of a tail off, dropping to #3.
Continuing this theme, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare fell to #4 while FIFA 20 took a dive to #5. GTA V is at #6, down three positions; the recently discounted The Division 2 fell by two places to #7.
Luigiâ€™s Mansion 3 is one of the few risers this week, up to #8. Minecraft clings in at #9, and then at #10 itâ€™s another Switch game- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 2020.
At the lower end of the top 40, Sea of Thieves, The Last of Us: Remastered and PES 2020 managed to make re-appearances.
Next Monday will see Animal Crossing: New Horizons and DOOM Eternal duke it out for no.1. We have a feeling itâ€™s going to be an extremely close call…