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UK Charts: Metal Gear Survive debuts at No.6

£25 spin-off game fails to have a big impact on the charts

Metal Gear Survive headlines a very quiet week for UK games retail, although struggles to make a meaningful impact on the charts.

The Konami spin-off reached No.6. The last Metal Gear spin-off title, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in February 2013, debuted at No.2 and sold 85% more units in its first week.

Metal Gear Survive is primarily an online multiplayer game and digital download sales have increased significantly since 2013. As a result, it's likely the game will have performed much better than the physical GfK charts are suggesting.

PS4 accounted for 68% of Metal Gear Survive's sales, with the remainder coming on Xbox One. The title had a budget price point of around £25, so in terms of revenue, it only reached No.11 in the charts.

Otherwise, it's a pretty quiet week for games once again. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is the only other new game at No.37. FIFA 18 retains the No.1 spot for a second week in a row. And promotional activity around the first 2 Uncharted games (the PS4 versions) sees both games return to the charts (Uncharted 2 up 575% and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune up 622%).

Last week's new titles have taken a sizeable tumble. Kingdom Come: Deliverance dropped from No.2 to No.12 with a 80% sales fall. While Bayonetta 2 for Switch dropped from No.5 to No.19 after a 71% sales plunge.

Alongside FIFA, the usual duo of GTA V and Call of Duty: WWII make up the remainder of the Top Three (although Call of Duty does rise up 5 places thanks to a 3% rise in weekly sales).

Here is the UKIE/GfK Top Ten for the week ending February 24th:

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 FIFA 18
3 2 Grand Theft Auto V
6 3 Call of Duty: WWII
4 4 Monster Hunter World
6 5 EA Sports UFC 3
New Entry 6 Metal Gear Survive
7 7 Shadow of the Colossus
9 8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
12 9 Super Mario Odyssey
10 10 Assassin's Creed Origins
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