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Tekken 7 Rules UK Charts With Highest Entry Since 1998

by Jose Belmonte

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Bandai Namco’s Tekken is back on top of the UK charts after almost 20 years, with Tekken 7 becoming the first number 1 entry of the series in the All Formats list since Tekken 3 in 1998. This is a huge improvement compared to the previous main entry, Tekken 6, which entered the list at number 8 in 2009, and continues the upward trend initiate by Tekken Tag Tournament 2, which entered at number 2 in 2012.

While we have no information about sales, we do know that those came overwhelmengly from PS4, amounting to 83% of the total, compared to 16% from Xbox One and 1% from retail copies for PC. That is in line with the chart positions in the Individual Formats list, where the PS4 version takes the number 1 spot, but the Xbox One version only made it to number 12.

Tekken’s triumphant arrival means that the UK charts have been commanded three weeks in a row by fighting games, with previous leader Warner’s Injustice 2 slipping to number 3 this week. Before that, Overwatch keeps the number 2 place thanks to its current marketing push focues on the anniversary events.

The rest of new releases of the week couldn’t reach the top 10, with VR-oriented Star Trek: Bridge Crew settling for number 14, and MXGP3 entering the list at number 22. In the case of the sci-fi game, it’s worth noting that the charts mostly reflect the sales from the PSVR version, since they don’t receive numbers from digital platforms like Steam.

Top 10 UK All Formats List

1. Tekken 7
2. Overwatch
3. Injustice 2
4. Grand Theft Auto V
5. FIFA 17
6. Prey
7.  Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
8. Horizon: Zero Dawn
9. Rocket League
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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Top 10 UK Individual Formats List

1. Tekken 7 (PS4)
2. Overwatch (XBO)
3. Injustice 2 (PS4)
4. Overwatch (PS4)
5. Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4)
6. Injustice 2 (XBO)
7.  Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NSW)
8. FIFA 17 (XBO)
9. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
10. Grand Theft Auto V (XBO)

Check out the full top 40.

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