You know the score by now: whenever PS5 stock is available in the UK, sales of the console's games skyrocket. And last week was no different as Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales increased sales by 223 per cent to land in second place while Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart climbed into fourth following a 630 per cent boost in purchases of boxed copies. Then there's Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut, which reached sixth place after sales increased by 233 per cent.
However, the only new entry last week was Deathloop and it debuted in the top spot. While the time looping title has sold the least amount of copies in its first week when compared to previous games from Arkane Studios, selling slightly less than PREY, it's worth noting the PS5 has still spent less than a year on the market. Therefore, there aren't quite as many potential purchasers out there right now. Of course, the UK sales charts also only track boxed copies, and digital purchases are likely to be much stronger.
Other noteworthy PS5, PS4 games include Tales of Arise, which after taking second place in its first week of availability, drops to 14th. The 70 per cent sales decrease is normal for new releases, however. NBA 2K22 slips from third to 10th.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 18th September 2021
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Minecraft (Switch)
- Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- WarioWare: Get It Together!
- F1 2021
- NBA 2K22