UK chart sees four new arrivals, including Sniper Elite 5 at no.1

This week’s UK retail chart is one of the more eventful of recent times. Not only are there four new arrivals within the top 40, but last week’s State of Play sale also helped key Sony titles re-enter.

Sniper Elite 5 takes the top spot, with the PlayStation versions being the biggest selling – and by quite some margin. This was clearly due to the Xbox version being available on Game Pass.

The House of the Dead: Remake on Switch was the second highest-charting new release, making a respectable #14. The Limidead Edition, as it’s known, includes physical extras. It also entered at #9 in the Switch chart – outselling Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Platformer revival Kao the Kangaroo – published by Just For Games – leaped in at #26, while My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure entered at #31. It isn’t clear which versions were the biggest selling for these two. Chances are they were the Switch versions, though, given the demographic.

Sony’s State of Play discounts saw Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection re-enter at #20 and The Last of Us: Part II return at #25. PlayStation VR Worlds also returned, back in at #38, while Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut swung in at #40.

The PS4 top 20 saw even more re-entries, including Blood & Truth, Everybody’s Golf VR, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Moss, and God of War.

Back in the all-formats top ten, Horizon Forbidden West – last week’s chart-topper – fell to #2 while Nintendo Switch Sports dropped to #3. LEGO Star Wars moved down to #4, Gran Turismo 7 climbed to #5, while FIFA 22 continues to reclaim lost ground – going from #8 to #6.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokémon Legends Arceus, and Minecraft fell three positions each to claim #7, #8, and #9. Animal Crossing: New Horizons then sees us out at #10.

The Evil Dead: The Game seems to be making a swift descent, meanwhile, falling from #12 to #28. At this rate, only a couple of more weeks in the top 40 seems likely.

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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