Connect with us


Spider-Man swings to the top of the UK video games chart

Marvel’s Spider-Man sets records as it takes top spot in the UK video games chart.



Marvel's Spider-Man - Insomniac Games

Marvel’s Spider-Man sets records as it takes top spot in the UK video games chart.

Three new games enter the UK video games top ten, but none can beat PlayStation 4 exclusive, Marvel’s Spider-Man.

According to GfK Chart Track, Insomniac’s game is the fastest selling Marvel video game ever, and the biggest individual format debut since Call of Duty: WWII on PlayStation 4 last year. Last week’s number one, F1 2018, falls three places to fourth.


Entering the chart in second place is another PlayStation 4 exclusive, the Square Enix JRPG, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age. It’s a solid effort for a series that has always struggled to break through in the West. Last week’s No.2, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, drops four places to No.6.

Destiny 2 Forsaken, the latest make-good Bungie’s online shooter, debuts at No.8, and Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy remains rooted in the top ten at No.5.

Further down the chart, PSVR shooter Firewall Zero Hour shows some staying power, only slipping three places to No.14, and Sonic Mania Plus moves right up the chart, jumping from No.24 to No.13.

You can see the full UK software chart for the week ending September 8, 2018 at the GFK Chart Track website.

More from Thumbsticks

We hate to ask, but...

Thumbsticks has a couple of goals. We want to write interesting articles and cover games that most outlets won't, and we want to give opportunities to new writers and new voices. And right now, with the current state of online publishing? It's tough to meet those goals! We hate to ask, but if you want us to continue writing what others won't, or to keep covering weird indie games, or to be able to give opportunities to new writers – and only if you can afford it – then please consider supporting us on Patreon.

Recommended for you

Thumbsticks editor and connoisseur of Belgian buns. Currently playing: Paper Mario: The Origami King, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe.


Latest from Thumbsticks

New Xbox One game releases New Xbox One game releases
News2 hours ago

New Xbox releases: September 20-24, 2021

The much-anticipated Sable and Yakuza spin-off sequel Lost Judgement are among the week's new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One...

WarioWare: Get It Together! WarioWare: Get It Together!
Reviews23 hours ago

WarioWare: Get It Together! review

WarioWario: Let’s Get It Together! adds multiplayer and multiple characters to a fan favourite Nintendo franchise, but at what cost?

Thatcher's Techbase Thatcher's Techbase
News1 day ago

This Doom adventure lets you blast a reanimated Maggie Thatcher back to hell

In Doom-based adventure, Thatcher's Techbase, "Margaret Thatcher is back from Hell... and the lady's not for returning!"

Deltarune logo Deltarune logo
News2 days ago

Deltarune Chapter 2 release date revealed by Toby Fox

Deltarune Chapter 2 is almost upon us. We don't need to tell you to "please be excited" for this one.

Tux and Fanny video game Tux and Fanny video game
Features2 days ago

Surreal web cartoon Tux and Fanny makes for a sublime video game

In one day I went from not knowing a thing about Tux and Fanny to proclaiming it the best video...

Battlefield 2042 key art Battlefield 2042 key art
News2 days ago

Battlefield 2042 release date bumped to November

Electronic Arts has confirmed that the upcoming military shooter Battlefield 2042 will be released one month later than planned. EA says...

Age of Empires IV key art Age of Empires IV key art
News3 days ago

The developers want you to break Age of Empires IV this weekend

After a number of balloted tests, the floodgates will open for a limited-time, unrestricted stress test for Age of Empires...

Playstation Store Double Discounts Sale Playstation Store Double Discounts Sale
News3 days ago

The PlayStation Store Double Discounts sale returns

PS Plus members get double discounts on PS4 and PS5 games in the latest PlayStation Store video game sale.