UK Sales Chart: Persona 5 Sees “By Far” the Biggest Launch in Franchise History

Seeing “by far the biggest launch for a Persona title,” and the first ever #1 for Atlus, Persona 5 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 debuted at the top of the UK chart last week. It also becomes the first JRPG to open in 1st place since Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch in Week 5 of 2013.

Looking at some of the other new releases, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition placed in 23rd, Yo-kay Watch 2: Bony Spirits was in 36th (Fleshy Souls didn’t make the top 40), and LEGO City Undercover re-entered the chart in 8th, with sales up 999% thanks to the new PS4, Xbox One, and Switch versions. Back in 2013, the Wii U version of LEGO City Undercover debuted in 12th.

Here’s the top 20 best-selling games through retail stores in the UK for the week ending April 8, 2017, according to GfK Chart-Track:

  1. Persona 5
  2. Ghost Recon Wildlands
  3. LEGO Worlds
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Mass Effect Andromeda (down 53%)
  6. FIFA 17
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  8. LEGO City Undercover (up 999%)
  9. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  10. Overwatch
  11. Rocket League
  12. Horizon Zero Dawn
  13. WWE 2K17 (up 105%)
  14. Battlefield 1
  15. Forza Horizon 3
  16. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
  17. For Honor
  18. 1-2 Switch
  19. Destiny: The Collection
  20. Watch Dogs 2

Where do you think Yooka-Laylee will debut on the chart this week?

[Source: GfK Chart-Track (1), (2), Games Industry, MCV]