On the chin

Assassin's Creed Syndicate has climbed to the top of the UK sales charts – but it may not like what it sees. Perhaps suggesting some serious franchise fatigue, the London-based adventure not only failed to better predecessor Assassin's Creed Unity's first week sales, but also every other major entry in the series. In other words, excluding the likes of Assassin's Creed Rogue, this is the worst selling instalment yet at launch.

Of course, seeing as it still actually managed to oust FIFA 16, it shows just how popular this property has been over the past eight or so years. Elsewhere in the charts, Guitar Hero Live rocked its way into third, while Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection held on to best sellers list in fourth. The evergreen Grand Theft Auto V hijacked fifth, as LEGO Dimensions, Destiny: The Taken King, LEGO Jurassic World, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain rounded out the top ten.

Watch Dogs actually climbed back into the charts in 12th position, perhaps on the back of Sony's big Ubisoft PS4 bundle. DriveClub also re-entered in 35th place, but no sign of Until Dawn as Hallowe'en approaches. We'd like to hope that Sony's got a second marketing campaign lined up for the sleeper hit, but it's looking unlikely this late in the game, isn't it? A real shame.

UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 24th October, 2015

  1. Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  2. FIFA 16
  3. Guitar Hero Live
  4. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. LEGO Dimensions
  7. Destiny: The Taken King
  8. Forza Motorsport 6
  9. LEGO Jurassic World
  10. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

[source chart-track.co.uk]