The top two games of the week are the same, but they switch places. Super Mario Bros. Wonder beat Spider-Man 2 in week 2 sales by having a smaller drop, 55% compared to 69%. Each is still in the top five for largest launches of the year, though Spider-Man is No. 4 and Super Mario Bros. Wonder is No. 5.
EA Sports FC 24 remains in third while Assassins’ Creed: Mirage is No. 5 after a 25% decrease in sales. The new release Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 rounds out the top five with a strong debut, landing in 4th place.
Perennial sellers that remain in the top ten include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, remaining at number 6; Hogwarts Legacy, still at number 8. Then Nintendo Switch Sports and Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively, swapping places from last week.
Two titles fell out of the top ten from last week, Sonics Superstars going from number 4 to 15 with a 72% decrease in sales, while The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom had a 9% increase but fell to the 17th place.
Sales promotions, which will start to ramp up as the Holidays approach, are responsible for Dead Island 2’s massive 309% sales increase, but other titles that benefited from discounts to re-enter the charts include Sonic Origins Plus, Red Dead Redemption 2, Gotham Knights, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.
There’s only one more week of sales to report before Microsoft’s latest Call of Duty release drops on Nove 10, and it is already projected to take the top spot.
Below are the best-selling boxed video games in the UK for the week ending October 28, 2023.
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|2||1||Super Mario Bros Wonder|
|3||3||EA Sports FC 24|
|New entry||4||Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol 1|
|5||5||Assassin’s Creed Mirage|
|6||6||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|New entry||7||EA Sports UFC 5|
|10||9||Nintendo Switch Sports|
|9||10||Minecraft (Nintendo Switch)|