Resident Evil: Village has reclaimed the top spot of the UK physical charts, despite a 61% drop in sales week-on-week.
Capcom's game had previously fallen to No.2 following the release of EA's Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, but a quiet week at retail helped the title to resurface. It mainly sold on PlayStation consoles, with 44% of the sales going to PS4 and 29% going to PS5.
Resident Evil: Village was far ahead of this week's No.2, the Switch version of Miitopia. However, launch sales for the latter were up 36% compared to when it first launched on 3DS in July 2017, a few months after the Switch released. At the time, the title debuted at No.7 in the UK weekly charts.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition dropped to No.3 for its second week in the charts, with a 76% drop in sales week-on-week, which was to be expected. Once again, the title sold primarily on PS4, with 72% of the sales going to Sony's platform versus 28% for Xbox One.
After an excellent performance last week due to PS5 stock coming to the UK market, Spider-Man: Miles Morales dropped one place to No.4 with a 45% decrease in sales week-on-week.
Meanwhile, Rust debuted on consoles and charted at No.11. Sales for Deep Silver's title were fairly balanced between PS4 (54%) and Xbox One (46%).
There were no other new entries in the Top 40 this week.
Having previously debuted at No.5, Subnautica: Below Zero made it to No.14, with a 60% drop in sales week-on-week.
Once again, the top of the charts was largely dominated by Nintendo Switch titles, with usual suspects Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario 3D world + Bowser's Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Minecraft and New Pokémon Snap all within the top ten.
Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending May 22, 2021:
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|2||1||Resident Evil: Village|
|1||3||Mass Effect: Legendary Edition|
|3||4||Spider-Man: Miles Morales|
|6||5||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|9||6||Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury|
|11||7||Grand Theft Auto V|
|8||8||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|10||10||New Pokémon Snap|