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PS5 stock boost sends Spider-Man: Miles Morales to No.2 | UK Boxed Charts

But Mario holds on to No.1 by 1,000 units

A surge in PlayStation 5 stock this week has had a big impact on the sale of its video games.

The biggest of which is Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The most popular PS5 game rose 172% in physical boxed sales week-on-week, jumping from No.7 to No.2. The game only missed out on the top spot by a mere 1,000 units.

The other big PS5 exclusive in the charts is Demon's Souls at No.21. The game wasn't in the boxed Top 40 last week, but returns thanks to a 123% sales spike.

Overall, sales of PS5 boxed games are up 64% over the previous week.

At No.1 is the Nintendo Switch game Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, which secures its third consecutive No.1 despite a 38% drop in sales week-on-week.

There were a couple of small new releases this week. Persona 5 Strikers from Atlus debuts at No.5 on Switch and PS4 (PS4 accounting for 72% of sales). Meanwhile, Square Enix's Bravely Default 2 on Nintendo Switch makes No.11

The final big performer this week is The Last of Us: Part 2. The PS4 game returns to the charts at No.3 after a 3992% increase in sales due to a price discount that saw the horror game drop to under £20 at major retailers.

Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending February 27th:

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
9 2 Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Re-Entry 3 The Last of Us: Part 2
2 4 FIFA 21
New Entry 5 Persona 5: Strikers
3 6 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
4 7 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
5 8 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
7 9 Grand Theft Auto 5
6 10 Minecraft (Switch)
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Chris is a 15-year media veteran specialising in the business of video games. And, erm, Doctor Who