There’s a lot of pirate wannabe scallywags out there, it seems, as Rare’s Sea of Thieves handily sailed into the top spot on last week’s UK charts. That’s particularly impressive considering that the charts don’t include download sails, and also can’t account for the number of people playing the game with an Xbox Game Pass subscription. We don’t know the figures, but it goes someway to disproving the notion that having Microsoft’s exclusives as part of Game Pass at launch would be a swift trip on the Ship of the Damned for their sails at retail.
Behind Sea of Thieves, A Way Out could only break out into second place. Despite EA’s backing as part of EA Originals, that’s quite impressive considering that the game can be played exclusively in co-op. However, with the Friends Pass meaning that online co-op can be achieved with just a single copy, it’s a risk that seems to have paid off for EA and Hazelight.
Sadly that leaves Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom in third, but that didn’t stop it from actually being the highest grossing game of the week –A Way Out is a budget priced game, and Games Industry note that Ni no Kuni’s special editions were very, very popular. At least it beat Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered, though this game entering the charts in fourth means it’s been all change at the top of the charts. Attack on Titan 2 could only muster 17th place, while the brilliant looking Detective Pikachu for 3DS is 23rd.
Here’s the top 10:
|New||1||Sea of Thieves|
|New||2||A Way Out|
|New||3||Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom|
|New||4||Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered|
|1||6||Burnout Paradise Remastered|
|4||7||Grand Theft Auto V|
|8||8||EA Sports UFC 3|
|5||9||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|6||10||Super Mario Odyssey|
GfK via GI.biz