This weekâ€™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 weekâ€™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 â€“ 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 itâ€™s known, includes physical extras. It also entered at #9 in the Switch chart â€“ outselling Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Platformer revival Kao the Kangaroo â€“ published by Just For Games â€“ leaped in at #26, while My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure entered at #31. It isnâ€™t clear which versions were the biggest selling for these two. Chances are they were the Switch versions, though, given the demographic.
Sonyâ€™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: Directorâ€™s Cut swung in at #40.
The PS4 top 20 saw even more re-entries, including Blood & Truth, Everybodyâ€™s Golf VR, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Moss, and God of War.
Back in the all-formats top ten, Horizon Forbidden West â€“ last weekâ€™s chart-topper â€“ 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 â€“ going from #8 to #6.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, PokÃ©mon 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.