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Persona 5 Tops UK Sales Charts This Week; Is "By Far" Series' Biggest Launch Yet

The 13th week of the 2017 UK Sales Charts are in, and unlike the 11th and 12th week, EA and BioWare’s Mass Effect: Andromeda is no longer top dog, but rather Atlus/Deep Silver’s newly released Persona 5 now holds the throne.

Launched on Tuesday on PS4 and PS3 to glowing reviews, Persona 5 is the first JRPG to debut at the top of the charts since Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch back in week 5 of 2013 (Final Fantasy XV launched at number two, but it had to throw punches with UK mega performer: FIFA 17).

Persona 5 is the “by far” the biggest launch for a Persona title in the UK according to Ukie, and the first ever All Formats number one for developer and publisher Atlus.

Just like it has sat at number two for the last two weeks, once back-to-back chart topper Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands retains its number two spot, likewise LEGO Worlds retains its number 3 slot. Meanwhile, GTA V moves up one spot week-on-week from number five to four. And rounding out the top 5 is Mass Effect: Andromeda, which fell from number one where it was perched for two straight weeks to number five.

Beyond Persona 5, a few other debuts managed to crack the Top 40, including LEGO City Undercover, which came in at number 8 (when it released on Wii U back in week 13 2013 it came in at number 12). Two LEGO games now sit in the top ten, and four within the Top 40. Other debuts to land a spot in the top 40 include: BulletStorm: Full Clip Edition at number 23, and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits at number 36.

Here’s the full Top 40 for Week 13 2017 (the week ended on April 8th):

It’s important to note this only includes physical sales, and not digital sales.

Last WeekThis WeekTitleAge RatingPublisher
1PERSONA 5PEGI 16+ATLUS
22TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDSPEGI 18+UBISOFT
33LEGO WORLDSPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
54GRAND THEFT AUTO VPEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
15MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDAPEGI 16+EA GAMES
76FIFA 17PEGI 3+EA SPORTS
87THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILDPEGI 12+NINTENDO
8LEGO CITY UNDERCOVERPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
109CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFAREPEGI 18+ACTIVISION
1410OVERWATCHPEGI 12+BLIZZARD
911ROCKET LEAGUEPEGI 3+505 GAMES
612HORIZON ZERO DAWNPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1913WWE 2K17PEGI 16+2K
1214BATTLEFIELD 1PEGI 18+EA GAMES
1115FORZA HORIZON 3PEGI 3+MICROSOFT
416KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 REMIXPEGI 12+SQUARE ENIX
1317FOR HONORPEGI 18+UBISOFT
16181-2 SWITCHPEGI 7+NINTENDO
2419DESTINY: THE COLLECTIONPEGI 16+ACTIVISION
1720WATCH DOGS 2PEGI 18+UBISOFT
2621NBA 2K17PEGI 3+2K
1522MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITIONPEGI 7+MICROSOFT
23BULLETSTORM: FULL CLIP EDITIONPEGI 18+GEARBOX PUBLISHING
2824MAFIA IIIPEGI 18+2K
2525TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGEPEGI 18+UBISOFT
3326HITMAN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASONPEGI 18+SQUARE ENIX
2327SNIPER ELITE 4PEGI 16+SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING
2728POKEMON SUNPEGI 7+NINTENDO
2229THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED.PEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
2130RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARDPEGI 18+CAPCOM
3131LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENSPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3632STEEPPEGI 12+UBISOFT
3433JUST DANCE 2017PEGI 3+UBISOFT
3534MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITIONPEGI 7+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
35FINAL FANTASY XVPEGI 16+SQUARE ENIX
36YO-KAI WATCH 2: BONY SPIRITSPEGI 7+NINTENDO
37FARMING SIMULATOR 17PEGI 3+FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
38RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR EDITIONPEGI 18+SQUARE ENIX
4039LEGO MARVEL AVENGERSPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3940MARIO KART 7PEGI 3+NINTENDO
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Tyler Fischer

Tyler Fischer is the Assignments Editor and News Editor at DualShockers. He specializes in writing breaking news, managing assignments, and organization. Born and raised in New York, Tyler studies journalism and public relations at SUNY New Paltz. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching soccer, getting lost in game lore, and writing comedy scripts.

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