Astral Chain Sales Start Off Strong As It Tops UK Chart

Astral Chain Sales Start Off Strong As It Tops UK Chart

Astral Chain, Control, and The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan all performed well in the UK last week.

While UK sales charts this summer have been mostly dominated by the likes of Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled and Fire Emblem: Three Houses, PlatinumGames’ new IP Astral Chain takes the top spot for the final week of August. Last week was actually pretty great for new games too, as Wreckfest, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan, and Control were all in the top five.

The UK sales charts have been pretty quiet thus far this Summer when it comes to new releases, so it’s good to see so many new games pop up on the charts. It is worth noting that this chart only tracks digital sales, so we do not know how games like Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey and Blair Witch performed in the UK compared to these titles.

When it comes to Astral Chain specifically, placing first is impressive considering it is a console exclusive in a somewhat niche part of the action game genre. Past PlatinumGames titles like The Wonderful 101 did not sell that well, so it is good to see a fresh, new IP from such a talented developer get the recognition it deserves in the UK. On its own, Astral Chain is an excellent game. You can expect DualShockers’ review of PlatinumGames’ latest outing sometime this week. Astral Chain for Nintendo Switch is currently available on Amazon.

You can check out the full list of last week’s top 40 games below:

Last Week This Week Title Age Rating Publisher
1 ASTRAL CHAIN PEGI 16+ NINTENDO
2 WRECKFEST PEGI 7+ THQ NORDIC
3 THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY: MAN OF MEDAN PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
4 CONTROL PEGI 16+ 505 GAMES
1 5 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
3 6 CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED PEGI 3+ ACTIVISION
2 7 SUPER MARIO MAKER 2 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
34 8 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
7 9 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
9 10 TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION 2 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
20 11 FIFA 19 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
8 12 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
11 13 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
6 14 MINECRAFT PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
18 15 FORZA HORIZON 4 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
4 16 MORTAL KOMBAT 11 PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
13 17 SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
5 18 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
21 19 SEA OF THIEVES PEGI 12+ MICROSOFT
17 20 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
12 21 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
22 COLLECTION OF MANA PEGI 7+ SQUARE ENIX
19 23 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
30 24 ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
25 25 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
28 26 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
14 27 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
22 28 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
29 29 CRICKET 19: OFFICIAL GAME OF THE ASHES PEGI 3+ MAXIMUM GAMES
26 30 LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTION PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
15 31 F1 2019 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
24 32 POKEMON: LET’S GO, PIKACHU! PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
16 33 SUPER MARIO PARTY PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
40 34 TEAM SONIC RACING PEGI 3+ SEGA
35 JUMP FORCE PEGI 12+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
36 THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
38 37 WWE 2K19 PEGI 16+ 2K
38 OVERWATCH PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
39 HORIZON ZERO DAWN: COMPLETE EDITION PEGI 16+ PLAYSTATION HITS
10 40 YU-GI-OH! LEGACY OF THE DUELIST: LINK EVOLUTION PEGI 7+ KONAMI

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