It’s an unexpected line up for the UK Video game charts this week as Nintendo pul something of a coup against the rest of the field. While things were looking decidedly good for Nintendo over the last few weeks, the release of Bethesda’s newest title was expected to top the charts this week. However, I was distinctly wrong.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a return to the dystopian Nazi filled future of BJ Blazkowicz. As one of the iconic freedom fighter’s twin daughters, Youngblood lets players go so-op and blow your way through Nazi-infested Paris. While the action seems pretty explosive for this outing, the sales are not. We’ve got a review int eh works but right now it’s Nintendo’s Fire Emblem: Three houses that sit atop the Uk Video Games Charts.
With just the Nintendo Switch to propr up its physical sales, somehow this JRPG tops the charts and it is a worthy winner. This tactical role-playing title is developed by Intelligent Systems and Koei Tecmo Games and released worldwide on 26 July, this is now the fifteenth Fire Emblem game to hit store shelves.
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Wolfenstein: Youngblood
- Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
- Super Mario Maker 2
- FIFA 19
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- F1 2019
- Red Dead Redemption 2
With all the other action, this week has seen Crash Team Racing slide back to the lowest podium spot. Mario Maker 2 continues to do good business on store shelves and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 seems to be, again, doing pretty well for a genre title to hang in at mid-table.
Otherwise, the UK Charts are filled with the same familiar faces and one day we might even see Grand Theft Auto V hit the end of the road, but not today. What did you pick up this week and do you even venture out to the local game store these days? I haven’t seen a boxed edition for a few years now.