Astral Chain

UK chart data is now in for the week ending 31st August, revealing that PlatinumGames' Astral Chain has entered the charts right at the very top of the pile.

It managed to beat a number of other newcomers to achieve the feat, including 505 Games' action-adventure title Control. Things were tight between the top four, however, with just 1,500 sales separating the entire group. Astral Chain's success has managed to secure PlatinumGames' first ever number one in the UK, also becoming the studio's second biggest launch for a new IP since Bayonetta.

Elsewhere, Nintendo's presence remains strong with a number of evergreen titles sticking around for another week in the limelight.

Here's a look at this week's top twenty all formats chart:

Last Week

This Week

1

Astral Chain

2

Wreckfest

3

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Oo Medan

4

Control

1

5

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

3

6

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

2

7

Super Mario Maker 2

34

8

Marvel's Spider-Man

7

9

Grand Theft Auto V

9

10

Tom Clancy's The Division 2

20

11

FIFA 19

8

12

Red Dead Redemption 2

11

13

Minecraft: Playstation Edition

6

14

Minecraft

18

15

Forza Horizon 4

4

16

Mortal Kombat 11

13

17

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

5

18

Super Mario Odyssey

21

19

Sea Of Thieves

17

20

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Ukie Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

Not a bad result for the new title, eh? And thoroughly deserved in our opinion, too.

< Last week's charts

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[via ukie.org.uk, gamesindustry.biz]