Team Sonic Racing has stormed into first place in the UK physical games chart, according to sales monitor Chart-Track. Sega’s new PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch racer finishes at No.1 in its debut week as Days Gone and FIFA 19 continue to chart well in No.2 and No.3, respectively.
Last week’s No.1, Rage 2, drops to No.4 for the week ending May 25, as Red Dead Redemption 2 rounds out the top five by maintaining its No.5 position. Aside from Team Sonic Racing, new releases this week include Everybody’s Golf VR, which debuts at No.22, and Total War: Three Kingdoms on PC. The latter fails to reach the top 40, though the chart doesn’t account for digital sales. Finally, Assassin’s Creed 3: Remastered‘s new Switch port helps the game climb back into the top 40 at No.15.
Team Sonic Racing is the first game starring the blue hedgehog to finish at No.1 since 2008’s Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. We enjoyed the racer here at GameSpot, with critic James Swinbanks awarding it a 7/10 in our Team Sonic Racing review.
“The essence of Team Sonic Racing is good,” he wrote. “Its handling feels tight and smooth, drifting has a good flow to it, and the items are fun to use, as are the tracks to race on. It doesn’t bring much new to the genre, but it delivers where it counts. The racing is fast and fun, and the team aspects offer enough of a change to the formula to make Team Sonic Racing the endearing arcade racer it is.”
You can read the full top 10 sales chart for this week below, courtesy of UKIE and GfK Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
- Team Sonic Racing
- Days Gone
- FIFA 19
- Rage 2
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- The Division 2
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Forza Horizon 4
from GameSpot – Game News https://www.gamespot.com/articles/top-10-uk-games-chart-team-sonic-racing-takes-pole/1100-6467181/