Top 10 UK Games Chart: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Can't Beat CTR In Debut Week

Nitro-Fueled activates its boosters to storm back into No.1.

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Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled has stormed back into first place in the UK all-format physical sales charts, according to sales monitor Chart-Track. The remastered kart racer gets a little help from Amazon's Prime Day to beat Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, though it should be noted the latter is a Switch exclusive while the former is also available on PS4 and Xbox One, so has a larger potential install base.

As a result of those two games' strong chart performance, last week's No.1, Super Mario Maker 2, drops to No.3 for the week ending July 20. Elsewhere, Chart-Track says Prime Day helped 34 of the top 40 games register an increase in sales over last week, with FIFA 19 (No.4), Red Dead Redemption 2 (No.5), and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (No.7) the main beneficiaries.

The new Marvel game fared well in our review; critic Richard Wakeling awarded it an 8/10. "More so than its predecessors, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order excels because of its character diversity and the ways its disparate heroes work together," he wrote. "For this reason alone it's an ideal co-op game, whether you're playing with another friend in the same room or with three friends online, but the AI more than holds its own if you're playing alone, too. It falters in places, but there's still nothing quite like the Ultimate Alliance series, and this long-awaited third entry makes it a triumphant return for a superhero brawler that feels more relevant than ever." Read more in our full Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order review.

You can read the full top 10 sales chart for this week below, courtesy of UKIE and GfK Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.

  1. Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
  2. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
  3. Super Mario Maker 2
  4. FIFA 19
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  8. F1 2019
  9. Spider-Man
  10. Mortal Kombat 11

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