The latest entry in the Tom Clancy franchise, Ghost Recon Wildlands, combines co-op gameplay with an all-too topical war on drugs. This combination is apparently a match made in heaven, as Wildlands was the number one selling game last week in the UK according to the UK charts.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, the sandbox MMO Lego Worlds, and the hack-and-slash NieR: Automata all released last week, but some fared better than others. While Wildlands replaced Horizon Zero Dawn as the top selling game on the chart, Lego Worlds placed third, and NieR: Automata placed an admittedly disappointing sixth place, just barely beating FIFA 17.
Most games dropped down the charts last week. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold less than Lego Worlds and went from a respectable second to fourth place, while Grand Theft Auto V dropped to fifth on the charts, the lowest it has been all year. Sadly, For Honor was possibly hit the hardest, as it fell from fifth all the way to eleventh place. The only games that retained their positions on the UK charts were Pokemon Sun/Moon, Steep, Just Dance 2017, Rocket League, and oddly enough, New Super Mario Bros. 2. The top ten highest selling games in the UK last week were:
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Lego Worlds
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Grand Theft Auto V
- NieR: Automata
- FIFA 17
- Rocket League
- 1-2 Switch
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Next week will be filled with niche titles such as Danganronpa 1.2 Reload and Styx: Shards of Darkness, so we do not expect any of these games to supplant Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. Of course, whether or not Wildlands retains its spot on the charts is dependent on if the game has staying power.