Metal Gear Survive headlines a very quiet week for UK games retail, although struggles to make a meaningful impact on the charts.
The Konami spin-off reached No.6. The last Metal Gear spin-off title, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in February 2013, debuted at No.2 and sold 85% more units in its first week.
Metal Gear Survive is primarily an online multiplayer game and digital download sales have increased significantly since 2013. As a result, it's likely the game will have performed much better than the physical GfK charts are suggesting.
PS4 accounted for 68% of Metal Gear Survive's sales, with the remainder coming on Xbox One. The title had a budget price point of around £25, so in terms of revenue, it only reached No.11 in the charts.
Otherwise, it's a pretty quiet week for games once again. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is the only other new game at No.37. FIFA 18 retains the No.1 spot for a second week in a row. And promotional activity around the first 2 Uncharted games (the PS4 versions) sees both games return to the charts (Uncharted 2 up 575% and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune up 622%).
Last week's new titles have taken a sizeable tumble. Kingdom Come: Deliverance dropped from No.2 to No.12 with a 80% sales fall. While Bayonetta 2 for Switch dropped from No.5 to No.19 after a 71% sales plunge.
Alongside FIFA, the usual duo of GTA V and Call of Duty: WWII make up the remainder of the Top Three (although Call of Duty does rise up 5 places thanks to a 3% rise in weekly sales).
Here is the UKIE/GfK Top Ten for the week ending February 24th:
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|3||2||Grand Theft Auto V|
|6||3||Call of Duty: WWII|
|4||4||Monster Hunter World|
|6||5||EA Sports UFC 3|
|New Entry||6||Metal Gear Survive|
|7||7||Shadow of the Colossus|
|9||8||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|12||9||Super Mario Odyssey|
|10||10||Assassin's Creed Origins|