Every year, there's always one day when a huge amount of AAA titles all release at once. The 2022 version saw Need for Speed Unbound, The Callisto Protocol, and Marvel's Midnight Suns all come out on 2nd December 2022, and not all of them have gotten off to the best of starts in the UK sales-wise. Talking physical copies alone, the latest NFS racer only manages 17th place after recording a 64 per cent drop in purchases compared to 2019's Need for Speed Heat.
Marvel's Midnight Suns then performed even worse, with a debut position of 26th. The Callisto Protocol team Striking Distance Studios will be happier with its sales, though, as the new IP makes sixth place in its first week on the market. The boxed PS5 version made up 74 per cent of purchases.
As for other PS5, PS4 games, God of War Ragnarok experienced a seven per cent rise in physical sales to see it make third, while FIFA 23 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 retain first and second respectively. The fan favourite Sonic Frontiers then manages to stay in the top 10 in ninth place.
Here's the latest top 10 in full.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 3rd December 2022
- FIFA 23
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- God of War Ragnarok
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Pokémon Violet
- The Callisto Protocol
- Pokémon Scarlet
- Nintendo Switch Sports
- Sonic Frontiers
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons