Lego Star Wars is UK #1 for second week – Games charts 16 April


It’ll be hard to force off the number one spot (pic: WB Games)

The Force remains strong with Lego Star Wars, as new stock of PS5 consoles sees Gran Turismo 7 and Horizon Forbidden West rise up the charts.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is already confirmed as the fastest selling Lego title ever, so it’s no surprise to find it still at the top of the UK retail charts. Although the Nintendo Switch version is now the fastest-selling version, in the game’s second week.

This week’s top 40 has seen almost all first party PlayStation 5 games jump up the chart because of increased availability of the console, although this time it’s Gran Turismo 7 and Horizon Forbidden West which have benefitted the most, rather than Spider-Man: Miles Morales (which re-enters the charts at number 15).

Technically, there is a new release this week, in the form of the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 versions of Grand Theft Auto 5, although most of their sales are digital and they’ve made only a minor impact on the retail chart.

UK all formats retail chart – 16 April

1 (1) Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (NS/PS5/XO/PS4)
2 (7) Gran Turismo 7 (PS5/PS4)
3 (14) Horizon Forbidden West (PS5/PS4)
4 (3) FIFA 22 (PS4/NS/PS5/XO/XSX)
5 (4) Pokémon Legends: Arceus (NS)
6 (5) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
7 (2) Kirby And The Forgotten Land (NS)
8 (6) Elden Ring (PS5/PS4/XO/PC)
9 (16) Grand Theft Auto 5 (PS5/PS4/XO/XSX/PC)
10 (8) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS)

Ukie Games Charts©, compiled by GfK

Japanese console chart – 10 April

1 (1) Kirby And The Forgotten Land (NS)
2 (2) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
3 (4) Minecraft (NS)
4 (3) Pokémon Legends: Arceus (NS)
5 (6) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS)
6 (5) Elden Ring (PS4)
7 (7) Mario Party Superstars (NS)
8 (8) The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (NS)
9 (10) Ring Fit Adventure (NS)
10 (9) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS)

U.S. all formats chart – February

1 (-) Elden Ring (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
2 (-) Horizon Forbidden West (PS4/PS5)
3 (1) Pokémon Legends: Arceus (NS)*
4 (-) Dying Light 2 Stay Human (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
5 (-) Total War: Warhammer 3 (PC)
6 (2) Call Of Duty: Vanguard (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
7 (4) Madden NFL 22 (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
8 (8) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)*
9 (7) FIFA 22 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
10 (13) Minecraft

*does not include digital sales

Note: U.S. charts are organised by revenue, not unit sales

The NPD Group/NPD Funworld

GameCentral Top 20 – 2021

1. Returnal (PS5)
2. Metroid Dread (NS)
3. Wildermyth (PC)
4. Forza Horizon 5 (XO/XSX/PC)
5. Monster Hunter Rise (NS)
6. The Forgotten City (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
7. Inscryption (PC)
8. Chicory: A Colorful Tale (PS4/NS/PS5/PC)
9. Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
10. Loop Hero (NS/PC)
11. Psychonauts 2 (XO/PS4/XSX/PC)
12. Guilty Gear -Strive- (PS4/PS5/PC)
13. Dungeon Encounters (PS4/NS/PC)
14. Halo Infinite (XO/XSX/PC)
15. It Takes Two (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
16. Genesis Noir (XO/NS/PC)
17. New Pokémon Snap (NS)
18. Little Nightmares 2 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
19. Death’s Door (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
20. The Eternal Cylinder (XO/PS4/PC)

The chart above lists our best reviewed titles of 2021 but as usual does not include remakes, remasters, expansions, re-releases, compilations, games not yet released in the UK, or versions of games previously released on other formats.

Readers’ Top 20 – 2021

1. Returnal (PS5)
2. Metroid Dread (NS)
3. Psychonauts 2 (XO/PS4/XSX/PC)
4. Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
5. Forza Horizon 5 (XO/XSX/PC)
6. Resident Evil Village (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia)
7. Life Is Strange: True Colors (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia)
8. The Forgotten City (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
9. Far Cry 6 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia/Luna)
10. Outriders (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia)
11. Chicory: A Colorful Tale (PS4/NS/PS5/PC)
12. Tales Of Arise (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
13. Little Nightmares 2 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
14. Death’s Door (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
15. It Takes Two (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
16. Monster Hunter Rise (NS)
17. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (PS4/NS/PC)
18. Deathloop (PS5/PC)
19. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)
20. Halo Infinite (XO/XSX/PC)

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