Assassin’s Creed Origins more or less matched the launch sales of London-based predecessor Syndicate to keep Super Mario Odyssey away from the top of the UK sales charts this week – although it obviously did launch on two platforms with larger install bases. Around 60 per cent of people purchased the Egyptian adventure on the PlayStation 4, a trend which is becoming increasingly common now.
For the record, the Italian plumber’s latest did pretty well for itself, registering the largest Nintendo Switch release thus far. Unfortunately, it’s not all good news: the brilliant Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus struggled in the face of such intense competition, debuting with sales less than half of The New Order. This caps a string of poor results for Bethesda, and it’s surely going to have to consider changing its strategy now.
Elsewhere, racing simulation Gran Turismo Sport stuck around in fifth position, fighting off competition from a discounted Grand Theft Auto V. Meanwhile, the only other new release of the week was Just Dance 2018, which entered in 23rd place and bizarrely sold best on the Nintendo Wii. Yes, the original Wii.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 28th October, 2017
- Assassin's Creed Origins
- Super Mario Odyssey
- FIFA 18
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
- Gran Turismo Sport
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Destiny 2
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War
- WWE 2K18