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UK Video Game Chart: Dark Souls 3 launch sales 61% up on Dark Souls 2 - Dark Souls 3 for PS4 News

Bandai Namco's Dark Souls 3 is UK's new No.1, with launch week sales up by 61 per cent compared to Dark Souls 2 back in 2014.

Dark Souls 3 is now the most successful launch for a title in the series, and the first to chart at No.1 in the UK.

Ubisoft's The Division is up one place to second, EA Sports UFC 2 climbs five places to third and Quantum Break slips three places to fourth – with sales down 64 per cent after launch. Codemasters' Dirt Rally also drop three spots from second into fifth.

Elsewhere there's very little to report, other than a few chart re-entries for Nintendo thanks to new Nintendo Selects titles on Wii U: New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi is 18th and Wind Waker sits at No.25.

1. DARK SOULS III
2. TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION
3. EA SPORTS UFC 2
4. QUANTUM BREAK
5. DIRT RALLY
6. FAR CRY PRIMAL
7. FIFA 16
8. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III
9. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
10. LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS
11. PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE 2
12. STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT
13. TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE
14. LEGO JURASSIC WORLD
15. WWE 2K16
16. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
17. MINECRAFT: STORY MODE
18. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U + SUPER LUIGI
19. MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION
20. DISNEY INFINITY 3.0

VideoGamer.com Analysis

There's two titles with Top 5 credentials hitting stores on Friday. Ratchet and Clank could do well given its excellent reviews and sub-£30 price point, while Star Fox Zero will be pulling all the nostalgia strings of Nintendo fans. You can pre-order Ratchet and Clank on Amazon.

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