Hanging loose

Not even our astute spider sense could predict that Activision’s movie tie-in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would swing straight to the top of the UK sales charts, but that’s exactly what it’s done. Aspiring journalist Peter Parker’s alter-ego wrapped a web right around former frontrunner Titanfall, proving that you don’t need to send out review codes to bring home the bacon.

The game actually sold best on the PlayStation 4, which has once again furthered the idea that Sony’s latest format is the preferred choice for British gamers, though the Xbox One release was marred by a will-they-won’t-they plot more profound than the kind you’d find in a year’s worth of Australian soap Neighbours.

Child of Light also did extremely well on the Japanese giant’s next-gen machine, entering the charts in ninth position. Despite being a digital download first and foremost, Ubisoft released a retail collector’s edition exclusively for PlayStation platforms, and that appears to have gone down well among fans of physical paraphernalia.

Elsewhere, the chart tells a familiar tale. FIFA 14 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil both occupied the third and fourth positions, while Call of Duty: Ghosts finished in fifth. LEGO The Hobbit and The LEGO Movie Videogame built a staircase into seventh and eighth respectively, as Battlefield 4 rounded out the top ten. Meanwhile, inFAMOUS: Second Son continued to stick around in 16th place.

As always, you can peruse the full list of movers and shakers through here. What’s been giving your wallet a workout of late? Did you pick up the retail edition of Ubisoft’s resplendent role-playing game? Are you buying all of your multiformat titles on the PS4? Let us know in the comments section below.

[source chart-track.co.uk]