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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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Christopher Dring

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Chris is a 15-year games business veteran. He spent nine years at UK business weekly MCV, including five years as editor. He joined GI in 2016 and oversees editorial, sales and events worldwide. He is the architect behind Best Places To Work Awards and GI Live. And is a tiny bit obsessed with market data. He also writes for Doctor Who Magazine. Because Doctor Who is awesome.