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UK Charts: NBA 2K18 tops PES as the biggest new game of the week

Destiny 2 remains at No.1

NBA 2K18 has enjoyed the biggest UK launch week ever for a basketball game.

As a result, the title narrowly outsold Pro Evolution Soccer 2018. It is a huge achievement for a basketball game to outsell a football title in the UK, with 2K's game taking second place in the charts.

Konami's soccer game sold roughly in-line with last year's title.

Destiny 2, unsurprisingly, remains at No.1, despite a 71% drop in sales.

There are a large number of new titles this week. Alongside the aforementioned NBA 2K18 and PES 2018, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider debuts at No.6, Metroid: Samus Returns makes No.8, Rayman: Definition Edition starts at No.11, with NHL 18 landing at No.23.

None of these games are especially huge, and as a result the market is down week-on-week by 27% (in terms of unit sales). But the number of new titles are beginning to ramp up as we head into the year end period.

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Destiny 2
New Entry 2 NBA 2K18
New Entry 3 Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
5 4 Fallout 4
2 5 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
New Entry 6 Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider
4 7 Grand Theft Auto V
New Entry 8 Metroid: Sams Returns
6 9 Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy
3 10 Forza Horizon 3

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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.

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