Top 10 UK Sales Chart: Persona 5 Is Series' Biggest Launch Ever
Persona charts well in its debut week.
Persona 5 has finished top of the UK physical games chart in its first week on sale, as Mass Effect: Andromeda tumbles from No.1 to No.5 in the week ending April 8. Altus's title is the first JRPG to top the UK chart since 2013's PlayStation 3 exclusive Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, and it's the biggest Persona launch ever in the UK.
Another Lego title, Lego City Undercover, re-enters the chart this week at No.8 following its release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. The open-world game originally released for Wii U in 2013.
The rest of the chart is made up of many familiar faces; check out the full list below courtesy of sales monitor Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
Person 5 has now shipped over 1.5 million copies worldwide. Its success follows an excellent critical reception, in which GameSpot awarded it 9/10.
"Persona 5 is a game that shouldn't be missed," said our reviewer, Lucy James. "It's stuffed to bursting point with gameplay ideas and presentation flourishes--there's an overwhelming level of artistry in every part of Persona 5, making it a truly standout entry in the series. It's a refined, effortlessly stylish RPG that will be talked about for years to come."
Read more in our full Persona 5 review.
Mass Effect: Andromeda, meanwhile, recently got a patch promising to fix many of the game's flaws. Check out what the sci-fi game's facial animations look like now it's been updated.
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