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F1 2021 overtakes Zelda to claim pole position | UK Boxed Charts

Ratchet & Clank and Spider-Man sales surge as new PS5 stock arrives

Codemasters' F1 2021 has claimed the No.1 spot in the UK boxed charts, despite a 37% drop in sales week-on-week.

The game missed out on pole position last week as it was beaten by Nintendo's latest remaster: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

However, the Nintendo Switch game dropped 74% in physical sales during its second week, which has seen the two titles swap places.

It's not entirely unusual for a new game aimed at core fans to drop by this number in its second week, and a combination of the UK opening up after the COVID-19 lockdowns and a very hot week of weather will have had a detrimental impact on its performance.

Elsewhere, a large number of PS5 consoles were shipped to retailers this week, which has resulted in a sales surge for some of the platform's biggest games. Insomniac's PS5 exclusive Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart spiked 288% in sales week-on-week, and is up seven places to No.3. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Miles Morales -- also by Insomniac -- jumped 242% in sales and has risen 11 places to No.6. Both games were included as part of PS5 console bundles at retailers.

Other PS5 titles to jump in sales includes third-party games Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (No.12), Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (No.17), Marvel's Avengers (No.18) and Resident Evil: Village (No.19).

Big deals on Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order saw the EA title drop to below £10. The game spiked 256% in sales as a result, and jumps back into the charts at No.11.

There were actually some new games in the charts. At No.33 is a new Warhammer game called Necromunda: Hired Gun. 41% of sales were on PS5, 32% on PS4 and 27% on Xbox Series consoles. Meanwhile, indie RPG Cris Tales comes in at No.36. 54% of sales was on Nintendo Switch, 25% on PS5, 17% on PS4 and 4% on Xbox.

Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending July 24, 2021:

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
21F1 2021
1 2The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
103Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
34FIFA 21
45Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
176Spider-Man: Miles Morales
57Animal Crossing: New Horizons
68Minecraft (Switch)
89Grand Theft Auto 5
710Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
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