UK Sales Charts: Knack Thumps Super Mario 3D World on the Nose
Posted by Sammy Barker
Japan Studio’s enjoyable (but not outstanding) PlayStation 4 launch title Knack landed a heavy blow on the critically acclaimed Super Mario 3D World this week, finishing above the Wii U exclusive in the UK sales charts. Mark Cerny’s throwback platformer punched its way into 13th in the multiformat best-sellers list, while the bruised Italian mascot was forced to sit behind in 14th. It’s not especially surprising, considering Sony’s next generation console already has a larger install base than Nintendo’s device in Britain – despite the latter launching a year ago.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: Ghosts topped the charts, while FIFA 14 slipped into second. The soccer sim was strengthened by being bundled with the Xbox One last week, but still enjoyed “strong sales” on the PS4. Elsewhere, Battlefield 4 bombed the third spot, while Killzone: Shadow Fall fired into fourth – a position boosted by bundles featuring the first-person shooter. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Grand Theft Auto V, Need for Speed: Rivals, and Just Dance 2014 rounded out the top-ten, with Batman: Arkham Origins just slipping inside.
As always, you can peruse the full list of movers and shakers through here. Which titles did you pick up alongside your console? Are you surprised that Knack managed to outpace Mario? Did you expect Guerrilla Games’ launch title to chart higher? Soak up the sales in the comments section below.