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Shadow of the Colossus Hits Number 1 on UK Sales Charts, Topples Monster Hunter: World

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Shadow of the Colossus Hits Number 1 on UK Sales Charts, Topples Monster Hunter: World

There can be only one monster slaying game. After spending several weeks at the top of the UK weekly sales charts, Monster Hunter: World has been dethroned by Shadow of the Colossus, which took the top spot after its first week of sales.

According to Chart-Track, the original Shadow of the Colossus also came in at number one back in 2006, but last week’s PlayStation 4 remake eclipsed its predecessor’s sales by 73%. This does not include digital sales data, so the numbers could be slightly higher.

It’s unsurprising considering the PlayStation 4 has a wider market penetration than the PlayStation 2, but it’s still great to see Shadow of the Colossus make such a big splash (again).

Of course, Shadow of the Colossus’ success on the UK charts means the previous number one selling game – Monster Hunter: World – has been knocked down a few pegs. Monster Hunter: World now sits at number three. EA Sports UFC 3, which launched a little over a week ago, still sits at number two.

A mix of old and new titles round out the rest of the UK’s top selling games. FIFA 18 and Grand Theft Auto V maintained their number four and five placements respectively, while two Nintendo games – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey – managed to also hold onto their number seven and number eight spots as well.

Meanwhile, two other games had some reversal of fortune. Call of Duty: WW II dropped from number three to number six, while Assassin’s Creed Origins managed to leap from number 15 to number nine. A retailer promotion helped The Evil Within 2 jump back onto the charts at the number 10 spot to round out the week’s top 10. You can check out the numbered list below.

  1. Shadow of the Colossus
  2. EA Sports UFC 3
  3. Monster Hunter: World
  4. FIFA 18
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Call of Duty: WW II
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. Super Mario Odyssey
  9. Assassin’s Creed Origins
  10. The Evil Within 2

This post was originally written by Cody Mello-Klein.

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