UK Sales Chart: Assassin’s Creed Origins Takes Down Gran Turismo As Top Selling Game of the Week

October 30, 2017Written by Anthony Nash

Assassins Creed Origins sales

The UK sales chart for last week were made available today, and for the second straight week, another new title takes the top spot. This time, Assassin’s Creed Origins took over as the sales leader, with Super Mario Odyssey pulling in at second. This bumps perennial contender FIFA 18 down to the #3 slot, making it the furthest the game has fallen since it released.

Rounding out the top 5 is another newly released game, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (#4), while Gran Turismo Sport takes the fifth spot. Destiny 2 and South Park: The Fractured but Whole remained in the top 10 for another week, with Middle-earth: Shadow of War and WWE 2K18 (shockingly) sticking around as well.

Here’s the 20 best-selling games through retail stores in the UK for the week ending October 28, 2017, according to GfK Chart-Track:

  1. Assassin’s Creed Origins
  2. Super Mario Odyssey
  3. FIFA 18
  4. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  5. Gran Turismo: Sport
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Destiny 2
  8. South Park: The Fractured but Whole
  9. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  10. WWE 2K18
  11. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  12. Forza Motorsport 7
  13. LEGO Worlds
  14. The Evil Within 2
  15. Forza Horizon 3
  16. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
  17. The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game
  18. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  19. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  20. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

For more on the new sales leader, make sure to check out our Assassin’s Creed Origins review:

Assassin’s Creed Origins blew my expectations away in so many areas, but there’s still something missing that made the likes of Assassin’s Creed II and Brotherhood so special. However, this is most definitely the best title since then, and one that I’ll be jumping back into very soon. The new combat system makes for some incredibly satisfying moments, while the design of the world is only matched by the likes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Ubisoft Montreal can be proud knowing that they’ve delivered a level of AAA-production that likely won’t be seen again until Cyberpunk 2077 rolls around, but there’s just that last leap of faith that needs to be made to once again deliver a generation defining game.