January is always a slow month for video game releases and sales, and this year arguably even more so - this is the first week in 2018 where we have a new boxed game in the UK Top 40.
That game is Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory, which actually places a spot higher than its predecessor managed - Digimon: Cyber Sleuth debuted at No.11 in February 2016).
Overall, sales have been slowing down rapidly, which is why Call of Duty: WWII returns to the top of the charts despite unit sales dropping 17% week-on-week. If it manages another week at No.1, then the game will equal the all-time No.1s for the series (a record held by Call of Duty: Black Ops III).
FIFA 18 climbs one place to No.2 with a 27% sales drop, whereas GTA V drops to No.3 with a 53% sales tumble.
Mario Kart 8: Deluxe also rose up the charts despite a 6% fall in sales (up to No.4), while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild now sits just behind it at No.5 with a 2% increase in sales week-on-week. With Super Mario Odyssey at No.8, there continues to be three Nintendo-published games in the Top Ten.
Otherwise, it's a relatively quiet week. The new Arcade Edition of Street Fighter came out, and was greeted by rave reviews. But it didn't crack the Top 40. All previous Street Fighter V owners received all the extras supplied in the new edition for free.
Here is the UKIE/GfK Top Ten for the week ending January 20th:
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|2||1||Call of Duty: WII|
|1||3||Grand Theft Auto V|
|5||4||Mario Kart 8 Delux|
|8||5||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
|4||7||Assassin's Creed Origins|
|10||8||Super Mario Odyssey|
|7||9||Star Wars Battlefront II|
|New Entry||10||Digimon: Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory|