The grass is always greener

Even though this author isn't necessarily the biggest fan of Japanese role-playing games, it's really nice to see the genre infiltrating this week's UK sales charts. FIFA 16 was top yet again with Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection finishing second – but Tales of Zestiria landed a surprise strike on eighth, while Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below [Urgh – Ed] finished up in 18th place.

There was more good news for fans of niche games as Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance also charted, securing 28th position all to itself. And alarmingly decent rally racer WRC 5 skidded into 12th place. An all-around pleasant week for fans of variety, then – even if the top ten was dominated by Destiny: The Taken King, Grand Theft Auto V, and all of the usual suspects.

Will Assassin's Creed Syndicate be able to dethrone FIFA 16 next week? We're not convinced.

UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 17th October, 2015

  1. FIFA 16
  2. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
  3. Destiny: The Taken King
  4. LEGO Dimensions
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Forza Motorsport 6
  7. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  8. Tales of Zestiria
  9. LEGO Jurassic World
  10. Minecraft: Xbox Edition