FIFA 22, Sonic Colours: Ultimate and Hot Wheels Unleashed enter UK top five

Coming as no surprise, FIFA 22 is the UK’s new no.1. Even though physical sales were down 35% over FIFA 21 (thanks, it still went on to become the fastest-selling physical release of 2021 so far.

The PS4 version took the lion’s share of sales with 41%, followed by Xbox One (27%), PS5 (23%), Switch (5%) and finally Xbox Series X with 4%.

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe – last week’s chart-topper, thanks to the Switch price cut – fell to #2.

The title at #3 does come as a surprise – it’s the belated retail release of Sonic Colours: Ultimate, with the Switch version proving the most popular.

There’s another new arrival at #4 – Milestone’s well-received Hot Wheels Unleashed, which again was a strong seller on Switch, even managing to break the almost impenetrable Switch top ten.

The rest of the UK all-formats top ten comprises of familiar faces. Specifically, Minecraft at #5, followed by Spider-Man: Miles Morales (#6), Animal Crossing: New Horizons (#7), F1 2021 (#8), GTA V (#9), and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury at #10.

Insurgency Sandstorm was the week’s only other new release within the top 40, claiming a respectable #13 despite a lack of press coverage.

A couple of new releases did manage to break the individual format charts, however. Chernobylite, published by Perp Games, took #9 in the PS4 chart while Ghostrunner slipped in at #9 in the PS5 chart and #8 in the Xbox Series X top ten.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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