Like a sympathetic talent show judge, weâ€™re willing to say both Ghost of Tsushima and Paper Mario: The Origami King are UK chart winners this week.
Ghost of Tsushima had no trouble claiming no.1. According to GI.biz it had a better first week than Days Gone but fell well short of beating The Last of Us IIâ€™s launch week sales. Being a new IP, this was to be expected.
Paper Mario: The Origami King took #2. Why is it still a winner in our book? Simply because itâ€™s the fastest-selling entry in the series so far. GI.biz notes that it outperformed 2016’s Paper Mario: Color Splash and 2012’s Paper Mario: Sticker Star launch week sales combined.
Despite this, it wasnâ€™t a close call between Ghost of Tsushima and Paper Mario â€“ Sonyâ€™s PS4 exclusive was reportedly way ahead in terms of sales.
The new arrivals nudge F1 2020 â€“ last weekâ€™s no.1 â€“ to #3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons consequently falls to #4, while The Last of Us II goes from #3 to #5.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also dropped two places, now at #6. GTA V is at #7. Minecraft on Switch shifts from #5 to #8, then at #9 we have the only top ten climber â€“ Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
Luigiâ€™s Mansion 3 sees us out at #10. We canâ€™t be the only ones surprised about the spooky spectacularâ€™s lasting power.
Recent releases SpongeBob Squarepants Rehydrated and Marvelâ€™s Iron Man VR battle to cling into the top 20, meanwhile, now at #18 and #19 (respectively.)