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Outriders debuts at No.6 as FIFA 21 returns to No.1 | UK Boxed Charts

Monster Hunter Rise down to No.4

Square Enix's new IP Outriders made No.6 in its first week at UK games retail

The co-op RPG shooter sold best on PlayStation platforms, with the PS5 version accounting for 52% of sales and the PS4 edition making up 31%. 17% came on Xbox, although it's important to note that the game is available as part of Xbox's Game Pass subscription service, and that data is not counted here. Indeed, this is purely physical retail sales.

It's certainly a better performance for Square Enix than the new IP it released last week, Balan Wonderworld, which hasn't managed to break the Top 40 at all (so far).

The Easter sales week means that there have been a bit of a boost on legacy games, with FIFA 21 enjoying an 81% sales jump, which takes the game back to No.1. The game is closely followed by Animal Crossing: New Horizons (up 11%), and then Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (up 16%). Last week's new No.1, Monster Hunter Rise, takes a tumble down to fourth place after a 74% drop in sales week-on-week.

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe rounds off the Top Five with a 20% sales improvement week-on-week. Meanwhile, fresh promotional activity for Ring Fit Adventure sees that Switch game return to the Top Ten at No.7, following a 127% increase in sales week-on-week.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars may have been discontinued by Nintendo, but stock remains at some retailers, and the game is still at No.8 after a 56% drop in sales week-on-week.

Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending April 3rd:

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
81FIFA 21
3 2Animal Crossing: New Horizons
43Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
14Monster Hunter Rise
75Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
New Entry6Outriders
167Ring Fit Adventure
28Super Mario 3D All-Stars
149Assassin's Creed Valhalla
610Minecraft (Switch)
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