Update: GamesIndustry.biz's Christopher Dring has a little more context for the physical sales of Final Fantasy 16:
Apparently, while it is at number one, the launch week boxed sales are significantly lower than those of Final Fantasy 15. As he notes, however, digital sales are now bigger than ever, so they will play a large part in determining the success of the game.
Original Story: The UK has turned up for Final Fantasy 16, Square Enix's PS5 exclusive action RPG. Maybe British consumers feel a kinship with the game thanks to all those regional accents throughout the adventure; maybe they just want to spend time giving Torgal a pat. Whatever the case, the title is currently numero uno on the latest chart.
It's a predictably strong start for the game, but it's not the only new release making a splash on the top 10; Sonic Origins Plus has arrived in third place. Between it and Final Fantasy, the rest of the top 10 has mostly shifted down to make room. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is up to fourth, but F1 23, God of War Ragnarok, Diablo 4, Hogwarts Legacy, and FIFA 23 have all been bumped down.
Here's the latest top 10 in full.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 24th June, 2023
- Final Fantasy 16
- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
- Sonic Origins Plus
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- F1 23
- God of War Ragnarok
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Diablo 4
- Hogwarts Legacy
- FIFA 23