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UK Sales: Week 21, 2022 (May 23 - May 29)

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MarcoP90

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga retains No.1 position in the UK digital charts, despite a 53% fall in sales week-on-week.

The game was No.1 the week before, too, despite a 72% sales drop (there was a delay in last week's GSD charts).

Both weeks Grand Theft Auto 5 took the second position. However, this week sales have dropped 32% week-on-week. Elden Ring is still at No.3, despite a 16% sales slide.

Overall, digital game sales in the UK dropped by 33% week-on-week.

01 LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
02 ELDEN RING (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
03 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (ROCKSTAR GAMES)
04 WWE 2K22 (TAKE TWO GAMES)
05 MONOPOLY PLUS (UBISOFT)
06 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 (ROCKSTAR GAMES)
07 FIFA 22 (EA SPORTS)
08 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 3 (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)
09 LITTLE NIGHTMARES (BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT)
10 CALL OF DUTY: VANGUARD (ACTIVISION BLIZZARD)

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Physical charts

Week 21


Rebellion's Sniper Elite 5 claims No.1 in the UK boxed charts, according to the latest GfK figures.

The game didn't need to sell big numbers to achieve the result, and launch physical sales are 64% lower than Sniper Elite 4, which released in February 2017 (when it reached No.2). Of course, the download market has accelerated significantly since 2017 and download data is not included (it arrives later in the week), so this isn't an indicator of the game's overall performance.

Sniper Elite 5 sold mostly on PlayStation in physical form, with just 8% of sales coming on Xbox platforms. This will be the result of the game's inclusion in the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Also, Xbox game sales tend to be more digital than physical compared with PlayStation, partially because of the Xbox Series S console, which doesn't include a disc drive (the Xbox Series S is currently the best-selling Xbox in the UK).

Last week's No.1, Horizon Forbidden West, drops to No.2 this week after a 33% slide in sales. The game continues to sell strongly alongside PS5 hardware. The highest riser this week is also a PS5 game: Gran Turismo 7, which is up five places to No.5 after a 109% sales bump.

Nintendo Switch Sports is down to No.3 after a mild 1% drop in sales week-on-week.

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Outside of Sniper Elite 5, there were some other new releases in the Top 40. The House of the Dead: Remake on Nintendo Switch is at No.14, Kao the Kangaroo is at No.26, and My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure is at No.31.

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Horizon Forbidden West has returned to No.1 in the UK boxed retail charts, following a 31% bump in sales week-on-week.

The title continues to benefit from PS5 hardware bundles. PS5 console stock has improved significantly over the last few months, and Horizon has featured in both official and unofficial hardware deals.

Last week's No.1, Sniper Elite 5, tumbles to No.8 after a 67% drop in sales week-on-week.

The biggest riser of the week is WWE 2K22, which jumps to No.7 after a 356% increase in sales. The 2K Games title has been featured in Sony's Days of Play promotional campaign, with the PS4 and PS5 versions available for under £25.

It was an extended bank holiday weekend in the UK to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, and there were sales increases across the board. Nintendo Switch Sports was up a place to No.2 after a 24% sales rise, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is back at No.3 after a 77% sales increase, and FIFA 22 is at No.4 due to a 79% jump.

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe is back in the Top Five with a 27% sales uptick, while Pokémon Legends: Arceus is up two places to No.6 due to a 13% sales rise.


UK - Week 22, 2022 - Retail - GFK

21Horizon Forbidden West
32Nintendo Switch Sports
43Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
64FIFA 22
105Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
86Pokémon Legends: Arceus
357WWE 2K22
18Sniper Elite 5
99Minecraft (Switch Edition)
910Gran Turismo 7
 
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