With FIFA 18 on a world cup sale, and Mega Man still in the mind share, how are the UK charts faring this week?
Numbers in brackets are previous positions based on: 27/05/2018 (Unless they haven’t moved) in the UK eShop
1: FIFA 18 (67% OFF) (Up from 4th) – £18.14 (Usually £54.99)
2: Stardew Valley (Down from 1st) – £10.99
3: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (NEW) (Up from 8th) – £8.99
4: Wizard of Legend (Down from 2nd) – £13.99
5: 60 Seconds (Up from 10th) – £8.50
6: Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition – £19.99
7: Mega Man Legacy Collection (NEW) (Up from 9th) – £11.99
8: Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Down from 3rd) – £49.99
9: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Down from 7th) – £49.99
10: Ikaruga (NEW) – £13.49
11: Rocket League (Up from 12th) – £15.04
12: Arcade Archives: Vs. Super Mario Bros. (Up from 14th) – £6.29
13: Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (NEW) (Up from not Charting!) – £11.99
14: SteamWorld Dig 2 (25% OFF) (Up from not Charting!) – £11.24 (Usually £14.99)
15: Hollow (75% OFF) (Up from not Charting!) – £4.49 (Usually £17.99)
UK eShop Analysis
Only one truly new chart entry this week in Ikaruga. The cult classic appears to have resonated with fans in the UK. Elsewhere all other new titles are from the prior week.
Mega Man Legacy Collection climbs again, and the second Collection, though less popular, has appeared in the lower reaches below mainstays Rocket League and Arcade Archives.
At the lower end of the chart we see Hollow and SteamWorld Dig 2 appearing yet again on sale. The power of sales is evident each week in the UK.
60 Seconds is fresh out of sale, and Wizard of Legend will likely begin a descent now that the new period has passed. Of course Bloodstained shot up the charts, showing hunger for old-school Castlevania action.
Finally, the first party titles hold strong in the middle with both Hyrule Warriors and Donkey Kong steady long after launch.
The main story though is the dropped price for FIFA 18 proving that at the right price, the Switch version will sell. It’ll likely stay there for as long as the sale lasts.
Next week we will see if Sushi Striker can prove a hit, and if any other classics reappear in pre-E3 sales! Happy Gaming!