Shadow Of The Colossus knocks Monster Hunter: World from UK number one spot
Shadow Of The Colossus – an appropriately large hit

Sony’s art house remake has been a bigger hit than many might have expected, as EA Sports UFC 3 holds onto number two in the charts.

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The PlayStation 4 remake of Shadow Of The Colossus was a surprise the moment it was announced, but fears that it would be a sales flop, similar to 2016’s The Last Guardian, seem to be unfounded.

As ever there are no sales figures to show exactly how well it’s done, and it is a generally quiet time of the year, but according to Chart-Track the remake has sold 73% more than the PlayStation 2 original in its first week.

If it repeats that performance around the world than hopes of a similar remake for predecessor Ico may come true after all.

In what was a quiet week for new retail releases, Dragon Quest Builders for the Switch was the only other new entry. Square Enix’s Minecraft-inspired game made it to number 31 in the all formats chart, and as high as 25 in the individual formats top 40.

In terms of existing releases EA Sports UFC 3 had a good second week, holding on to its number two spot in the all formats chart, while Call Of Duty: WWII has fallen out of the top five for the first time since its release.

Most of the movement in the chart though is caused by retail discounts, with Assassin’s Creed Origins, The Evil Within 2, and Overwatch: Game Of The Year Edition all benefit from unofficial price cuts.

This week is also not a busy one in terms of major releases, so it will be interesting to see what impact Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Dynasty Warriors 9, and Bayonetta 2 on Switch make on the charts next week.

UK individual formats chart – 10 February

1 (-) Shadow Of The Colossus (PS4)
2 (2) EA Sports UFC 3 (PS4)
3 (1) Monster Hunter: World (PS4)
4 (3) FIFA 18 (PS4)
5 (7) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
6 (8) Super Mario Odyssey (NS)
7 (6) EA Sports UFC 3 (XO)
8 (15)Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
9 (4) Monster Hunter: World (XO)
10(18)Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (PS4)

UK all formats chart – 10 February

1 (-) Shadow Of The Colossus (PS4)
2 (2) EA UFC 3 (PS4/XO)
3 (1) Monster Hunter: World (PS4/XO)
4 (4) FIFA 18 (PS4/XO/NS/360/PS3)
5 (5) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4/XO/360/PS3/PC)
6 (3) Call Of Duty: WWII (PS4/XO/PC)
7 (7) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
8 (8) Super Mario Odyssey (NS)
9 (15)Assassin’s Creed Origins (XO/PS4)
10(-) The Evil Within 2 (PS4/XO/PC)

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