Considering last week was jam-packed with new releases, we expect to see a multitude of fresh faces in this week’s UK physical sales chart. For reasons various, that hasnâ€™t happened â€“ just two new titles managed to break into the top 40.
Madden NFL 21 was the highest-charting new arrival taking #10. Project CARS 3 took #17, meanwhile. Worryingly, GI.biz reports sales were roughly on par with the studioâ€™s recent â€“ and allegedly poor â€“ Fast & Furious tie-in.
This means the anime football game Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, Deep Silverâ€™s snow-covered RPG Wasteland 3, and review-shy Street Power Football were top 40 no shows. The PS4 release of Descenders did at least manage to make #15 in the PS4 chart, so it’s not all bad news.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons holds onto the UK chart top spot, followed by PGA Tour 2K21 for a second week running. Take 2â€™s sports sim is proving surprisingly popular â€“ itâ€™s currently no.1 in both the PS4 and Xbox One charts.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, GTA V and Minecraft all rose one position each to claim #3, #4 and #5.
Ghost of Tsushima fell to #6, FIFA 20 dives back in at #7, UFC 4 tumbled from #3 to #8, Ring Fit Adventure climbed to #9, and then at #10 itâ€™s the aforementioned Madden NFL 21.
Marvel’s Avengers and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will no doubt be battling for the top spot next week. Ironman vs Birdman – whose side are you on?