UK charts A spin off of the original Final Fantasy made
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UK charts: A spin-off of the original Final Fantasy made the top ten, while Metroid Dread made the top three best-selling games in the series

Portal Games Industry back after a week break shared information on the sale of retail editions of games in the UK. From March 13th to 19th, Gran Turismo 7 was unrivaled in the region.

Image Credit: Square Enix

Image Credit: Square Enix

The racing sim from Sony Interactive Entertainment and Polyphony Digital topped the UK retail charts for the third year in a row, despite a 42% drop in sales.

Fantasy open-world action role-playing game Elden Ring (-25% of copies sold compared to the previous week) climbed to second place, overtaking wrestling simulator WWE 2K22 (-44%).

Image source: Nintendo

Image source: Nintendo

Thanks to discounts on essential Nintendo Switch games, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond (+564%) moved up to fifth, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (+288%) to sixth, and Pokemon Shining Pearl to ninth.

Also, Metroid Dread returned to the charts after a long absence (#14). The action-platformer from Nintendo and MercurySteam has become the third best-selling franchise in franchise history (not counting the digital segment).

Image Source: Steam

Image Source: Steam

In new releases, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin started at #8 (73% on PS5), while Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach peaked at #10 (70% on PS4).

The top 10 UK retail charts from 13th to 19th March are as follows (last week’s result in brackets):

  1. Gran Turismo 7 (1);
  2. Elden Ring (3);
  3. WWE 2K22(2);
  4. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (5);
  5. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (26);
  6. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (17);
  7. Horizon Forbidden West (4);
  8. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (new);
  9. Pokemon Shining Pearl (back to diagram);
  10. Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach (new).

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