It’s almost the end of Q1 and this week there are 6 new entries within the Entertainment Software Top 40 (Units), 4 of which take the Top 4.  In comparison, this week last year there was only 1 new release (EA’s ‘Mass Effect Andromeda’) and that outsold the week 1 for all 6 from this week.  Debuting at No1 this week is Ubisoft’s long-awaited ‘Sea of Thieves’ Xbox One box release. 

New at No2 is EA’s prison break ‘A Way Out’ for PS4/Xbox One.  Debuting at No3 is Bandai Namco’s sequel to 2013’s PS3 ‘Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch’ (debuted at No1 in week 5, 2013)  – ‘Ni No Kuni II Revenant Kingdom’ launches on PS4/PC and actually debuts at No2 by revenue, due to the success of special editions such as the King’s Edition (£139.99 RRP).  In fact, week 1 units for ‘Ni No Kuni II’ special editions make up around one-third of volume, but double that in terms of revenue share, and offer retailers something over and above a standard digital SKU.   Back to unit order and debuting at No4 is Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered’ for PS4/Xbox One.  EA’s ‘FIFA 18’ takes No5 and last week’s No1, EA’s ‘Burnout Paradise Remastered’ drops to No6.  The final 2 new releases within the Top 40 are Koei Tecmo’s ‘A.O.T. 2’ (Attack on Titan) at No17 for PS4, Switch, Xbox One and the final new release at No23 is Nintendo’s 3DS ‘Detective Pikachu’. 

Top 40 Entertainment Software - UK Gaming Chart Week 12 Year 2018, Ending 24th March 2018
Position Movement TITLE RATING LABEL
1 NEW SEA OF THIEVES PEGI 12+ MICROSOFT
2 NEW A WAY OUT PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
3 NEW NI NO KUNI II: REVENANT KINGDOM PEGI 12+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
4 NEW ASSASSIN'S CREED ROGUE REMASTERED PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
5 DOWN FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
6 DOWN BURNOUT PARADISE REMASTERED PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
7 DOWN GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
8 = EA SPORTS UFC 3 PEGI 16+ EA SPORTS
9 DOWN MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
10 DOWN SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
11 DOWN KIRBY STAR ALLIES PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
12 DOWN PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
13 DOWN CALL OF DUTY: WWII PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
14 UP ASSASSIN'S CREED ORIGINS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
15 DOWN FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
16 DOWN THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
17 NEW A.O.T. 2 PEGI 18+ KOEI
18 DOWN TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
19 DOWN ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITION PEGI 3+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
20 UP WWE 2K18 PEGI 16+ 2K
21 DOWN CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
22 DOWN SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
23 NEW DETECTIVE PIKACHU PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
24 DOWN MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD PEGI 16+ CAPCOM
25 DOWN SONIC FORCES PEGI 7+ SEGA
26 DOWN LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
27 DOWN CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
28 DOWN PREY PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
29 DOWN LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
30 UP THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
31 DOWN MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
32 DOWN FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
33 DOWN MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
34 DOWN KINGDOM COME: DELIVERANCE PEGI 18+ DEEP SILVER
35 DOWN SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS PEGI 12+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
36 RE-ENTRY OVERWATCH: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
37 RE-ENTRY CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE REMASTERED PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
38 RE-ENTRY NEED FOR SPEED PAYBACK PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
39 RE-ENTRY RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR EDITION PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
40 DOWN 1-2 SWITCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO