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No Man's Sky takes an 81 per cent sales dive on second week

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No Man’s Sky fails to retain the UK No.1 spot for a second week, with sales dropping a hefty 81 per cent on week two, reports ChartTrack.

Last week No Man’s Sky became Sony’s second biggest PS4 launch – only bettered by Uncharted 4 – and the platform holder’s biggest launch for a new IP on PS4, so such a big second week drop off is perhaps not that unexpected. Uncharted 4 dropped 78 per cent on its second week.

Codemasters’ F1 2016 manages to make the most of No Man’s Sky decline, launching at No.1, though sales are down 32 per cent compared to last year’s F1 2015.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is up one place to third. EA’s Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is the biggest mover of the week, up 90 per cent and climbs back into the Top 40 at No.27.

Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week Ending 20 August 2016

1. F1 2016
2. NO MAN’S SKY
3. LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
4. OVERWATCH
5. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
6. ROCKET LEAGUE
7. FIFA 16
8. UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END
9. DOOM
10. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
11. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III
12. LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS
13. FALLOUT 4
14. LEGO JURASSIC WORLD
15. STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT
16. MARIO & SONIC: RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES
17. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2
18. MINECRAFT: STORY MODE
19. HOMEFRONT: THE REVOLUTION
20. TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE

VideoGamer.com Analysis

F1 2016 is likely to be overtaken next week with a flurry of new releases coming to stores, most notably Square Enix’s Deus Ex Mankind Divided. Also hoping to make a splash will be Madden NFL 17, A.O.T. Wings of Freedom and The King of Fighters XIV.


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