It is a battle of exclusives in the charts this week with Sony’s Ghost of Tsushima going head to head with Nintendo’s Paper Mario: The Origami King and the samurai has won – and probably turned Mario in to a nice origami crane. Ghost of Tsushima outsold Mario by a factor of four and had sales that were 7% higher than the previous PS4 IP, Days Gone, but obviously did not come close to those of The Last of Us Part II which is still holding steady in the charts at number five.
Last week’s chart topper, F1 2020, slips to third place and with Animal Crossing: New Horizons at fourth which means we are in the relatively unique situation in which all the games in the top five were released this year. That said, the rest of the top ten are all from last year, or in the case of Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto V, from the dawn of time.
Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending July 18th
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|New Entry||1||Ghost of Tsushima|
|New Entry||2||Paper Mario: The Origami King|
|2||4||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|3||5||The Last of Us Part 2|
|4||6||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|6||7||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|10||9||Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy|
|8||10||Luigi’s Mansion 3|
We spoke to Paul ‘Batman’ O’Brien, a martial artist for over 30 years who specialises in Japanese swordsmanship and asked him just how accurate Ghost of Tsushima is, you can read an interview here and the breakdown here.
We’ve also got some guides for the top two games, check this lot out.
- Paper Mario: The Origami King level up guide – how to get MAX UP hearts
- Paper Mario: The Origami King – best weapons list and how to get them
- Paper Mario: The Origami King best accessories – where to get them and what they do
- Paper Mario: The Origami King Water Vellumental sliding puzzle solution
- Ghost of Tsushima – Ghost Techniques Upgrade guide
- Ghost of Tsushima Full Charms list
- Ghost of Tsushima Samurai Techniques upgrade guide
- Ghost of Tsushima grappling hook – Where to get this excellent tool
- Ghost of Tsushima combat stance guide