We're on the precipice of one of the year's busiest months for games, and the UK's weekly physical chart is starting to see some changes. A handful of new releases launched last week, but only a couple made it into the top 10.
Most notably, PES 2019 has debuted in second place, while F1 2018 enjoys another week at the top. While that may seem a decent result for Konami's football title, some number crunching by GamesIndustry shows that its sales are 42% lower than last year's entry. Whether this is because of the loss of the Champions League licence is hard to say, but it probably hasn't helped matters.
Elsewhere, Yakuza: Kiwami 2 puts in a decent showing at number 5, just under Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Shenmue I & II has plummeted down to 33rd after debuting in second position last week. Other new releases include Firewall Zero Hour, Strange Brigade, and Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition, all charting below the top 10 at 11th, 16th, and 23rd respectively.
It's nice to see a little more activity in the chart as we come into the busy season. Here's the latest top 10 in full.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 1st September, 2018
- F1 2018
- PES 2019
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Yakuza: Kiwami 2
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
- God of War
- Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
- FIFA 18