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Saints Row reboot debuts at No.1 | UK Boxed Charts

The new Saints Row was the biggest selling boxed game at UK retail last week, launching at No.1 in the weekly charts.

The game launched last Tuesday to mixed reviews, and marks the first new entry in the series since 2015’s Gat Out Of Hell.

According to GfK data, Saints Row sold more than five times the number of units in its first week as 2017’s Agents of Mayhem, a multiplayer spin-off of the series. Comparisons with earlier Saints Row titles are somewhat tougher due to the shift towards digital sales; the last full entry was 2015’s Saints Row: Gat out of Hell.

Only one other new release entered the charts this week: Atlus’ Soul Hackers 2, which debuted at No.11.

Saints Row’s successful debut ends Horizon: Forbidden West’s winning streak, with the PlayStation exclusive spending the last three weeks at No.1. Despite a 120% week-on-week rise in sales, thanks in no small part to being bundled with PS5 consoles, Aloy’s adventure had to settle for second place.

Nintendo took the next five spots, with Nintendo Switch Sports, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and the Switch version of Minecraft respectively.

The first two titles dropped one place but saw sales rise over last week, up 5% for Switch Sports and up 9% for Mario Kart. Animal Crossing’s sales were up 13%, helping it rise from No.8 to No.5.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus sales remained flat, with the title dropping from No.4 to No.6. Minecraft jumped from No.9 to No.7 thanks to an 18% sales boost.

Here is the GfK UK Boxed Top Ten for the week ending August 27:

Last Week This Week Title
NEW 1 Saints Row
1 2 Horizon: Forbidden West
2 3 Nintendo Switch Sports
3 4 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
8 5 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
4 6 Pokémon Legends: Arceus
9 7 Minecraft (Switch)
6 8 Gran Turismo 7
7 9 Grand Theft Auto 5
5 10 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Source: www.gamesindustry.biz | Read original article

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