Fourth UK No.1 for Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Yooka-Laylee drops out of Top 10 in second week, only one new entry in Top 40
It's been another quiet week at UK retail, with Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands holding onto the top spot of the charts.
That's the fourth No.1 the game has secured, although not consecutively: it managed two weeks at the top after launch, as well as the last two weeks. It's also the sixth No.1 for Ubisoft this year, thanks to the two weeks secured by new IP For Honor.
This week's No.1 comes despite a 41% drop in sales week-on-week. Grand Theft Auto V saw a 23% sales drop but still managed to climb one place to No.2. The biggest sales drop suffered this week was by Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which saw its sales halved but still retained a place in the Top 10 at No.10. Interstingly, one in five copies of Zelda were bought for Wii U, proving some people do still make use of Nintendo's troubled console.
Only three titles in the Top 40 saw a week-on-week increase in sales, but at most this was 10%. The games were Hallo 5: Guardians (10%), Uncharted 4 (4%) and Mario Kart 7 (2%). Even so, there were plenty of chart-climbers, including two re-entries in the Top 10. Horizon: Zero Dawn rose from No.11 to No.6, while Mass Effect: Andromeda climbed from No.12 to No.9.
Last week's big new release Yooka-Laylee saw sales drop by 72% slipping from No.6 to No.15 - out of the Top 10 altogether. The only new release in the Top 40 (in terms of units sales) was Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition, in at No.40.
Here is this week's Top 10 in full:
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|1||1||Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands|
|3||2||Grand Theft Auto V|
|11||6||Horion: Zero Dawn|
|7||8||Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare|
|12||9||Mass Effect: Andromeda|
|9||10||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|