Aliens: Fireteam Elite the best-selling in the UK, Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut collapses
The UK ranking for the past week shows the success at the launch of Aliens: Fireteam Elite and a drop for Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut.
Aliens: Fireteam Elite it turned out the best selling game in the UKconquering the top of the UK sales chart for the past week, according to data collected by GfK and reported by GamesIndustry, after the net collapse of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut which passes from the first to the ninth position.
We refer, as always, to the retail market, or to the sale of physical copiestherefore it is always a very partial view of the current market.
The shooter was first by far this week, however, also placing itself at the top of the Focus Home Interactive releases of the last three years. Aliens: Fireteam Elite sold the largest amount of copies on PS5 (42%) followed by Xbox Series X | S (31%) and PS4 (27%).
The Aliens shooter sold more than double that of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, still in second place, while still maintaining its incredible performance 4 years after its release. For more information, we refer you to our review of Aliens: Fireteam Elite.
Instead, Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut drops significantly, with one 50% reduction of the sales that had been recorded in the first week, when the game Sucker Punch for PS5 and PS4 was first in the charts.
This drop is widespread for PS5 games this week and also affects Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, likely linked to a reduction in the amount of consoles available on the market in the UK. It should also be noted that the other new entry of the week, No More Heroes 3, was placed at position 16, therefore within the top 20.
So let’s see the top ten of the best-selling games on the retail market in the week between 23 and 29 August 2021:
- Aliens: Fireteam Elite
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- FIFA 21
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Marvel’s Avengers
- Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut
- The Last of Us 2