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Sniper Elite 5 debuts at No.1 | UK Boxed Charts

House of the Dead Remake makes No.14

Rebellion's Sniper Elite 5 claims No.1 in the UK boxed charts, according to the latest GfK figures.

The game didn't need to sell big numbers to achieve the result, and launch physical sales are 64% lower than Sniper Elite 4, which released in February 2017 (when it reached No.2). Of course, the download market has accelerated significantly since 2017 and download data is not included (it arrives later in the week), so this isn't an indicator of the game's overall performance.

Sniper Elite 5 sold mostly on PlayStation in physical form. This might be due to the result of the game's inclusion in the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Also, Xbox game sales tend to be more digital than physical compared with PlayStation, partially because of the Xbox Series S console, which doesn't include a disc drive (the Xbox Series S is currently the best-selling Xbox in the UK).

Last week's No.1, Horizon Forbidden West, drops to No.2 this week after a 33% slide in sales. The game continues to sell strongly alongside PS5 hardware. The highest riser this week is also a PS5 game: Gran Turismo 7, which is up five places to No.5 after a 109% sales bump.

Nintendo Switch Sports is down to No.3 after a mild 1% drop in sales week-on-week.

It wasn't just PS5 games that sold well this week, with Nintendo Switch titles also seeing rises across the board. In the Top Ten, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe sales rose 19%, Pokémon Legends: Arceus sales are up 21%, Minecraft (Switch) sales increased 2%, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales improved 17%.

The biggest Switch rise was New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, which is up eight places to No.13 after a 119% sales jump. This is due to a promotional offer on the game at Amazon.

Outside of Sniper Elite 5, there were some other new releases in the Top 40. The House of the Dead: Remake on Nintendo Switch is at No.14, Kao the Kangaroo is at No.26, and My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure is at No.31.

Here is the GfK UK Boxed Top Ten for the week ending May 28:

Last Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 Sniper Elite 5
1 2 Horizon Forbidden West
2 3 Nintendo Switch Sports
3 4 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
10 5 Gran Turismo 7
5 6 FIFA 22
4 7 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
5 8 Pokémon Legends: Arceus
6 9 Minecraft (Switch Edition)
9 10 Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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