There were a number of new game releases last week, and of the ones arriving on multiple platforms, the lion’s share of physical sales went to the PlayStation 5 versions.
In the UK’s latest retail chart, at least. Tales of Arise debuts in second place, and PS5 copies account for 58 per cent, while the PS4 version comes out at 28 per cent. Similarly, NBA 2K22 arrives in third, and 46 per cent of sales were for the PS5 version, and the PS4 version accounts for 27 per cent. Finally, Life Is Strange: True Colors — debuting at number six — is selling best on PS5 with 54 per cent, and PS4 on 28 per cent.
Lots of physical purchases for Sony’s platforms, then. With a batch of new titles, it does mean some are forced out of the top 10, and that includes Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales this time. It slips from seventh down to 13th. Meanwhile, F1 2021 holds out in eighth, GTA 5 is in ninth, and the remainder of the top 10 is Nintendo-flavoured.
Here’s how the full top 10 looks this week.
UK Sales Charts: 11th September 2021
- WarioWare: Get It Together!
- Tales of Arise
- NBA 2K22
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Minecraft (Switch)
- Life Is Strange: True Colors
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- F1 2021
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
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