In this week’s UK physical game sales chart, Star Wars Battlefront 2 has risen by 142 places to return to the top 10 best-selling games, re-entering the chart in fifth place.
A massive cut to the game’s price on PC is to thank for this surge in sales. Last week the game cost just £5 to purchase for PC, which a lot of consumers clearly took advantage of as their opportunity to get into the game.
Outside of the phenomenal performance shown by Star Wars Battlefront 2, the UK physical chart doesn’t look that different to how it has been for the past few weeks.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is still in the top position this week, though the game only sold 400 more copies than Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which sits in second place this week. FIFA 20 is still in third place, with a gap of about 1,000 units separating it from second place.
Grand Theft Auto 5 has continued to rise through the chart, placing fourth this week. The game was in seventh last week, but with little to no competition in terms of new releases it’s working its way up through the chart’s places.
Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch rose from fifteenth to ninth this week. The game saw a drop in sales of 22 percent week-on-week, but because of a lack of releases it’s been able to continue to climb through the UK physical chart.
The most unusual thing about this week’s chart is the lack of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition in the top ten. The game has been pushed down, most likely by the surge in sales for Star Wars Battlefront 2, and currently sits in eleventh place.
The UK’s digital sales will release later this week, and should provide an insight into how consumer spending compares on digital platforms.
A more extended list of top sellers can be found here.