EA’s ‘Burnout Paradise Remastered’ for PS4/Xbox One is a remaster of 2008’s 360/PS3 original, and claims No1 this week,  just like ‘Bunout Paradise’ did back in week 4, 2008.  ‘Burnout’ as a franchise has existed since the first Criterion-developed/Acclaim-published game launched in 2001 on PS2. 

In terms of success, 2004’s ‘Burnout 3: Takedown’ (EA-published from here on in) is the biggest-seller both as week 1 and cumulative, claiming No1 in week 37, 2004.  The only other game in the series to claim No1 was 2005’s follow-up ‘Burnout Revenge’.   Nintendo’s ‘Kirby Star Allies’ for Switch debuts at No2 and becomes the most successful launch for a Kirby title, of which there have been 19 dating back to SNES/Gameboy releases in 1996 – prior to this week the highest week 1 Top 40 chart position for a Kirby title was jointly held by 2 games: No15 for 3DS ‘Kirby Triple Deluxe’ (Wk20, 2014) and No15 for 3DS ‘Kirby: Planet Robobot’ (Wk23, 2016).  EA’s ‘FIFA 18’ drops to No3.  Capcom re-enter at No13 with ‘Devil May Cry HD Collection’ thanks to PS4/Xbox One versions.  Maximum Games’ ‘Beast Quest’ debuts at No35 for PS4/Xbox One.

Top 40 Entertainment Software - UK Gaming Chart Week 11 Year 2018, Ending 17th March 2018
Position Movement TITLE RATING LABEL
1 NEW BURNOUT PARADISE REMASTERED PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
2 NEW KIRBY STAR ALLIES PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
3 UP FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
4 DOWN GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
5 UP MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
6 UP SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
7 UP PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
8 UP EA SPORTS UFC 3 PEGI 16+ EA SPORTS
9 UP FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
10 = THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
11 = TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
12 DOWN CALL OF DUTY: WWII PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
13 RE-ENTRY DEVIL MAY CRY HD COLLECTION PEGI 16+ CAPCOM
14 DOWN ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITION PEGI 3+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
15 DOWN MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD PEGI 16+ CAPCOM
16 UP SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
17 UP SONIC FORCES PEGI 7+ SEGA
18 UP PREY PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
19 DOWN LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
20 DOWN CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
21 UP ASSASSIN'S CREED ORIGINS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
22 UP CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
23 UP WWE 2K18 PEGI 16+ 2K
24 RE-ENTRY KINGDOM COME: DELIVERANCE PEGI 18+ DEEP SILVER
25 DOWN SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS PEGI 12+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
26 DOWN MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
27 DOWN LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
28 DOWN FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
29 UP MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
30 DOWN BRAVO TEAM PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
31 DOWN RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
32 DOWN THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
33 UP GRAN TURISMO: SPORT PEGI 3+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
34 UP MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
35 NEW BEAST QUEST PEGI 7+ MAXIMUM GAMES
36 UP DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
37 DOWN JUST DANCE 2018 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
38 DOWN PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
39 DOWN 1-2 SWITCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
40 DOWN NBA 2K18 PEGI 3+ 2K