UK Gaming Charts (17/09/2018): Spider-man Stays on Top, Slow Start for Tomb Raider

Unsurprisingly Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-man is once again in the top spot fending off competition from other big hitters such as Shadow of the Tomb Raider – though it might not have been so hard.

The final installment in the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy arrived this week to not-so-great sales. Shadow of the Tomb Raider did manage to shift 25% more than its predecessor, Rise of the Tomb Raider, in week one but it’s worth noting that Rise of the Tomb Raider launched exclusively on Xbox One before eventually landing on other platforms months later.

If we compared week-one sales to the first game in the series, 2013’s Tomb Raider, first week sales are more than 70% down.

It is worth noting a trend over the past couple of years in that sales seem to be slightly down across the board, and this may be due to the current charts counting physical sales, not digital – though that’s set to change in 2019.

UK Gaming Charts (17/09/2018): Spider-man Stays on Top, Slow Start for Tomb Raider - n3rdabl3

Despite this, Shadow of the Tomb Raider does land in second place, which means Spider-man is once again in number one, though there’s no real surprise there. Spider-man‘s second-week sales are down just 42% which is actually really impressive.

The second new debut last week was NBA 2K19 which lands in third place, a place lower than last year’s entry despite identical sales.

We also have an old-but-new entry in the top ten this week with The Elder Scrolls Online which benefits from a huge price cut putting it in eighth place. The only other new release in the top forty is NHL 19 which lands in twenty-eighth place.

Here’s the full top-ten rundown:

  1. Spider-Man
  2. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  3. NBA 2K19
  4. Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy
  5. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. F1 2019
  8. The Elder Scrolls Online
  9. LEGO The Incredibles
  10. Super Mario Odyssey

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