There’s very little change at the top of the UK sales chart this week (ending December 2), as the five best-selling games all maintain their positions from last week. That means Call of Duty: WWII comes top, before FIFA 18 at No. 2 and Gran Turismo Sport at No.3, according to sales monitor Chart-Track.
Star Wars Battlefront II keeps its No.4 position, while Assassin’s Creed Origins rounds off the top five once again. Nintendo Switch exclusives Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe finish at No.6 and No.8, respectively, but the console’s latest release, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, fails to chart in the top 10. It debuts at No.19, though that is nine places higher than its predecessor, Wii U title Xenoblade Chronicles X, managed upon its launch in December 2015.
The RPG has been received well among critics, and it earned a 7/10 in our Xenoblade Chronicles 2 review. “Xenoblade 2 exhibits admirable depth,” wrote critic Peter Brown. “Adventurous types that enjoy complex combat systems can easily spend more than 100 hours uncovering Alrest’s secrets and developing their team of Blades, provided they can come to terms with a handful of unavoidable shortcomings. It’s equal parts pleasing and frustrating, but the struggle to keep up with everything thrown your way is more of a hurdle than a roadblock. It will be a tough pill to swallow for people who aren’t accustomed to the typical cliches found in many Japanese RPGs, and its often clumsy nature keeps it from being the next groundbreaking Switch game, but Xenoblade 2 is worth pursuing if you’ve got enough patience to let it blossom.”
You can read the full top 10 sales chart below, courtesy of UKIE and Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
- Call of Duty: WWII
- FIFA 18
- Gran Turismo Sport
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Assassin’s Creed Origins
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Forza Motorsport 7
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy