Ghost Recon: Wildlands holds No.1 spot in UK charts

That's four weeks at No.1 for Ubisoft this year

Ubisoft's strong start to 2017 continues with its fourth No.1 of the year.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, which last week became the UK's fastest selling boxed game of the year, retains its position at the top of the charts despite a 73% drop in sales. For Honor also secured two weeks at the top for the publisher during February.

It rounds off what was set to be a significant financial year for Ubisoft, which also included the launch of Watch Dogs 2 and Steep, plus a number of VR titles (and the Assassin's Creed movie). Little is confirmed about the company's plans for later in the year, aside from South Park: The Fractured But Whole, a handful of Switch ports and the expected return of Assassin's Creed.

The power of LEGO shows no sign of abating, with LEGO Worlds jumping a space to No.2 in its second week on shelves. LEGO Worlds dipped 34% in sales during its second week, which is a strong performance (although games aimed at broader markets do tend to enjoy a longer tail at retail). LEGO Worlds is boosted by its 20 price tag at retail, which last year's Ratchet & Clank also benefitted from. It proves that, if the price is right, there is a demand for younger gamer products on PS4 and Xbox One.

Elsewhere, Horizon: Zero Dawn continues to do well, although slips to No.3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the only Nintendo Switch game left in the Top Ten at No.6 - although stock remains low of the hardware across the UK (which is why almost half of its sales this week came on Wii U) and that will be holding back its potential. 1-2-Switch falls from No.9 to No.17.

Nier Automata also tumbles out of the Top Ten to No.14 (down 73% in sales).

There was some hardware bundling going on around Xbox One this week, which is why Ryse: Son of Rome, Rare Replay and Forza Motorsport 5 find their way back into the charts. Homefront: The Revolution was also on offer on the High Street, sending that came back to No.22 with a 249% increase in sales.

The only new release in the Top 40 is Styx: Shards of Darkness from Focus and Maximum Games, which debuts at No.37.

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
11Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
32LEGO Worlds
23Horizon: Zero Dawn
54Grand Theft Auto V
75FIFA 17
46The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
87Rocket League
108Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
129Minecraft: Xbox Edition
1510Forza Horizon 3

Related stories

Nintendo rescues quiet February for UK games retail

But the platform holder is unlikely to do it again

By Christopher Dring

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.