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Rebellion’s Sniper Elite 5 Tops The UK Boxed Charts; No.1 On The UK Best-Selling Bodybuilding List

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Rebellions Sniper Elite 5 Tops The UK Boxed Charts No.1 On The UK Best Selling Bodybuilding List

Rebellion’s Sniper Elite 5 claims No.1 in the UK boxed charts, as per the latest GfK figures. In Rebellion the Sniper Elite 5 peaked at number 1 on the UK best-selling bodybuilding list, having failed to achieve the past game when it launched in February 2017 and peaked at number 2.

The game didn’t have to sell huge numbers to achieve the result and launch physical sales are 64% lower than Sniper Elite 4, which was released in February 2017 (when it reached No.2). Obviously, the download market has sped up fundamentally starting around 2017, and download information is excluded (it shows up later in the week), so this isn’t a sign of the game’s overall performance.

With the expansion in the rate of digital versions, the Sniper Elite 5 sold for less than the Sniper Elite 4, however, it topped the list, with 90% of sales on PlayStation consoles. The accessibility of the game in GamePass and the high rate of digital sales on Xbox consoles help to explain this difference.

Horizon Forbidden West dropped to second place, yet kept on selling, leaving stores with customers’ homes and PS5 consoles, while Gran Turismo 7 expanded sales by 109% to 5th place on the list.

Sniper Elite 5 sold generally on PlayStation in physical form, with only 8% of sales coming on Xbox platforms. This will be the result of the game’s inclusion in the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Likewise, Xbox game sales will generally be more digital than physical contrasted and PlayStation, somewhat due to the Xbox Series S console, which does exclude a disc drive (the Xbox Series S is presently the best-selling Xbox in the UK).

Last week’s No.1, Horizon Forbidden West, drops to No.2 this week after a 33% slide in sales. The game keeps on selling firmly close to PS5 hardware. The highest riser this week is likewise a PS5 game: Gran Turismo 7, which is up to five places to No.5 after a 109% sales bump.

Nintendo Switch Sports is down to No.3 after a mild 1% drop in sales week-on-week.

It wasn’t simply PS5 games that sold well this week, with Nintendo Switch titles likewise seeing rises across the board. In the Top Ten, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe sales rose 19%, Pokémon Legends: Arceus sales are up 21%, Minecraft (Switch) sales expanded by 2%, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales improved by 17%.

The greatest Switch rise was New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, which is up to eight places to No.13 after a 119% sales jump. This is because of a promotional offer on the game on Amazon.

Beyond Sniper Elite 5, there were a few other new releases in the Top 40. The House of the Dead: Remake on Nintendo Switch is at No.14, Kao the Kangaroo is at No.26, and My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure is at No.31.

Other prominent games are Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Pokémon Legends: Arceus sales, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which fill Nintendo’s list of 10 best-selling bodybuilders with record sales.

Here is the GfK UK Boxed Top Ten for the week ending May 28:

  1. Sniper Elite5
  2. Horizon Forbidden West
  3. Nintendo Switch Sports
  4. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  5. Gran Turismo7
  6. FIFA 22
  7. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  8. Pokemon Legends: Arcius
  9. Minecraft (switch version)
  10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Most of Sniper Elite 5’s physical sales during the week were on PS5 and PS4, with simply 8% sales coming on Xbox-however once more, that is to a great extent down to its Game Pass accessibility, as well as the way that the ratio of digital sales is generally a lot higher on Xbox, courtesy of the Xbox Series S.

In the interim, PS5 games (and the PS5 itself) have kept up with strong sales numbers. Horizon Forbidden West drops from the top spot, which it involved last week, to No. 2, while Gran Turismo 7 has jumped up to the fifth spot, because of a 109% lift in sales. Beyond that, a lot of Nintendo Switch titles keep posting strong numbers, including the likes of Nintendo Switch Sports, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and more.

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