Weekly UK Video Game Sales Chart: 'Watch Dogs' Continues Its Reign On Top; 'Mario Kart 8' Cracks The Top 10; Can Nothing Stop Ubisoft?
Ubisoft's Watch Dogs once again holds onto the number #1 spot in the British game charts, echoing similar sentiments here back at home.
There was nothing released that could contend with Ubi's hack 'n' hack title. The week's only major release was, perhaps, Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers which was released on consoles for the Xbox only but has a huge presence on mobile platforms. Watch Dogs is well on its way to being not only the most successful new IP launch ever, but very well could end up top of the charts this year.
Even though the British team had a quick exit in this year's World Cup, the good folks in the United Kingdom need their football fix. FIFA 14 moved up from 3 to 2 this past week, a cure for the hangover that comes with the end of the quadrennial tournament. FIFA 14 takes over the spot previously occupied by Sniper Elite III, which tumbled all the way to #5 despite a new DLC with a very British mission objective: save Winston Churchill.
The man was booted from office right quick after World War II. Perhaps the feeling has lasted through the generations.
Mario Kart 8 has finally cracked the top 10 across the pond. The game was sitting in the top 20, reaching #16 last week. The racing game has quickly become the Wii U's best seller and is integral in driving sales of the system. It is also the purest form of joy.
Minecraft for consoles are slowly, but surely, scaling the heights of the top 10. The Xbox 360 edition and PlayStation 4 version each crept up one space, to 6 and 7 respectively. The game will have legs. Do not be surprised if they one day lock up the 1 and 2 spot, Destiny be damned!
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