All’s quiet within the UK boxed charts

Very few new retail releases have launched this month. The UK physical charts reflect this, mostly comprising of evergreen titles and older games that have received price cuts recently. It’s EA Sports FC 24 that rules the roost, with Hogwarts Legacy holding onto #2. Incidentally, Hogwarts Legacy is the Switch’s no.1 for a second week …

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South Park: Snow Day enters the UK retail chart at #3

Despite a handful of mediocre review scores – including a 5/10 from ourselves – THQ Nordic’s South Park: Snow Day managed to debut at #3 in the UK retail chart. The Switch version entered at #9 in the Switch top twenty – putting it above Mario Vs. Donkey Kong and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That’s …

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The UK retail chart sees four new arrivals within the top ten

The UK’s retail chart is a hubbub of activity, especially within the top ten. In fact, we almost saw an all new top five. Despite four new entries in the top ten though, the UK’s no.1 remains unchanged, with the top spot occupied by the currently discounted EA Sports FC 24. Capcom’s very well received …

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UK retail chart sees three new arrivals, including WWE 2K24 at no.1

Square-Enix’s well-received Final Fantasy VII Rebirth could only hold onto the UK chart’s top spot for a single week, dislodged by new arrival WWE 2K24. The star-studded grappler seems to be a return to form for the franchise, boasting an 82% Metacritic, while being praised for its fun mechanics and wealth of modes. WWK 2K24 …

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is the UK’s new no.1

Square-Enix’s anticipated PS5 exclusive Final Fantasy VII Rebirth took the lion’s share of sales in this week’s UK retail chart, topping the all formats top 40. Final Fantasy VIII Remastered – the PSone HD re-release from 2020 – also managed to enter the PS4 chart at #8. Curiously, it’s listed as a new entry and …

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Helldivers II enters the UK retail chart at #7

Just to prove how fragile the UK retail charts are these days, last week retailer Argos was giving away a free copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II when purchasing an Xbox controller, seemingly resulting in the 2022 shooter returning to #6 in the all formats chart and bounce back to no.1 in the …

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Tekken 8 is the UK’s first new no.1 of 2024

Here comes a new challenger. Tekken 8 is the UK’s first new no.1 of 2024, topping the all formats retail chart. The long-awaited brawler seems to be going down well with fans also, currently sitting pretty with a 90% Metacritic. SEGA’s Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is off to a great start too, entering at …

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UK retail chart sees a double-whammy of Mortal Kombat

This week’s UK retail is a peculiar one, with several unexpected re-entries. It’s EA Sports FC 24 that takes the top spot this week, knocking Hogwarts Legacy to #2. Then at #3, it’s the return of Mortal Kombat 1, thanks to a price cut. The bloody brawler is currently available for £25.99 at Amazon and …

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The UK retail chart sees a shuffle while Avatar exits top ten

The first retail chart of 2024 has been published, and somewhat predictably, it’s rather stagnant. There is a belated new arrival, though – expansion pack The Sims 4: For Rent enters at #16. It appears to have launched last month, but for whatever reason, has only just charted. Mafia Trilogy, Ring Fit Adventure, and It …

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