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FIFA 21 reclaims No.1 in quiet week | UK Boxed Charts

Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 debuts at No.12

FIFA 21 is the best-selling boxed video game of the week in the UK, driven by some pricing deals that had the game below £15.

Sales improved by 59% week-on-week as the football season came to close and excitement for the European Championships begin.

It was a very quiet week for the games market, illustrated by the fact Animal Crossing: New Horizons is back up to No.2 despite sales of the game dropping 11% week-on-week. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe also races up to No.3 despite a 10% sales fall.

Last week's No.1, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, is down to No.4 after a 71% drop in sales. The game jumps up and down the charts depending on the availability of new PS5 hardware. This week, the PS4 version of the game actually increased in sales.

Last week's No.2, Biomutant by THQ Nordic, has dropped down to No.16 after an 80% drop in boxed sales.

Elsewhere, price activity on PS4 games continues to benefit Ghost of Tsushima, which is up to No.11 after a 32% asles increase. The Last of US: Part 2, however, slips from No.3 to No.6 after a 46% sales dip.

There is one new release in the charts in the former of Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, which makes No.12 in this week's charts. 58% of sales are on PS4 with the remainder on Xbox One.

In terms of other recent releases, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is down to No.14 (sales down 42% week-on-week), Miitopia holds firm at No.9 (sales down 19%) and Resident Evil: Village is now at No.5 (down 40%).

Next week sees another PS5 exclusive come to market in the form of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending June 5, 2021:

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
81FIFA 21
6 2Animal Crossing: New Horizons
73Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
14Spider-Man: Miles Morales
45Resident Evil: Village
56Assassin's Creeed Valhalla
117Minecraft (Switch)
38The Last of Us: Part 2
99Miitopia
1010Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

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