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UK Charts: Nioh 2 takes No.1 as Mario Kart 8 races up the charts

Ori and the Will of the Wisps debuts at No.13

PS4 exclusive Nioh 2 was the best-selling physical game at UK retail last week.

The Team Ninja game didn't need to sell a lot of copies to reach No.1 in what is a very quiet time for the physical games market. The title's boxed sales are actually 63% lower than the original (digital data is not included), which reached No.2 back in February 2017.

The action RPG just about held off competition from a resurgent Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, which speeds up the charts as more Switch stock makes it to retail. The kart racer jumped 108% in sales week-on-week.

As a result of this success, last week's No.1 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX slips to No.3 with a 53% drop in sales week-on-week.

Elsewhere, Xbox One exclusive Ori and the Will of the Wisps makes its debut at No.13. The game will likely have performed much better digitally, and via the Xbox Game Pass service. The data for which are not included in these charts.

There is one further new release in the charts in the form of My Hero One's Justice 2, which makes No.16.

Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending March 14th

Last Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 Nioh 2
8 2 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
1 3 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
2 4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
4 5 FIFA 20
3 6 Grand Theft Auto 5
5 7 Tom Clancy's The Division 2
10 8 Luigi's Mansion 3
7 9 Minecraft (Switch)
13 10 Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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