A handful of last week’s new titles gained physical releases, but only one managed to break the UK top 40 – NEO: The World Ends with You at a respectable #10. The Square-Enix published JRPG also made #4 in the PS4 chart and #8 in the Switch chart, so we can almost certainly consider it a success.
Samurai Warriors 5 missed out on a top 40 chart placing, showing up only within the lower end of the PS4 chart. This series has been away for a little too long, perhaps.
The other no-show was Microsoft Flight Simulator, but this is less of a surprise considering it’s available on Xbox Game Pass. The Â£59.99 price tag have been off-putting also.
Circling back to the top ten, F1 2021 has claimed a second consecutive week at no.1. Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on Switch remains at #2 for another week likewise.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Minecraft climb the chart to claim #3, #4 and #5.
GTA V moves up to #6, while Spider-Man: Miles Morales falls to #7.
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 re-enters the top ten at #8. The sports compendium also manages to top the Xbox One chart this week, incidentally.
EA’s soon-to-be-outdated FIFA 21 falls to #9 â€“ down from #4 â€“ and finally at #10 it’s the aforementioned Square-Enix JRPG.
Special mention also goes to Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which for some reason or another has plummeted from #3 to #40. A lack of PS5 stock is the likely culprit.