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Persona 5 - the first JRPG to top the UK charts since 2013

Published: 15:30, 10 April 2017
Updated: 15:31, 10 April 2017
Persona 5

Persona 5 is the most successful JRPG to launch in the UK since 2013. ME: Andromeda saw a severe drop in sales due to the issues with Denuvo. Overwatch is again among the top ten on the UK game sales chart.

Persona 5 developer, Atlus now has a UK chart topper for the first time ever. 

Along with the honour of being the most successful Persona release in the UK, Persona 5 is also the first JRPG to top the sales chart since PlayStation exclusive Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, did so in 2013. 

The game's predecessor, Persona 4 Golden launched for PlayStation Vita in February of 2013.

Persona 5 has already shipped 1.5 million copies.

Atlus Persona 5
Persona 5

Even with its Denuvo updated, ME: Andromeda still fell pretty far down the top ten, and ended up at number five.

fixing a couple of grievances the player community had with the game, apparently didn't help much. 

The fact that the game launched with an already cracked version of Denuvo which was quickly exploited, only added fuel to the fire eating away at Andromeda's ranking.

Mass Effect: Andromeda Mass Effect: Andromeda

Second spot on the sales chart still belongs to Ghost Reckon: Wildlands. The third place is still occupied by Lego Worlds, making Persona 5 the only fresh entry in the top three.

Grand Theft Auto V went up in sales last week, and now sits at number four, instead of last week's number five.

FIFA 17 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild have both seen an increase in sales, enough to bump each game up by one spot.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Another entirely new addition to the list, besides Persona 5, is Lego City Undercover. The game launched on Friday 07 April, and made a debut on the sales chart at the eight place.

Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare shifted from number ten up to number nine, and cracked the top ten moving up from number fourteen to the tenth spot.

The top 10 looks like this:

1. Persona 5

2. Ghost Reckon: Wildlands

3. Lego Worlds

4. Grand Theft Auto V

5. Mass Effect: Andromeda

6. FIFA 17

7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

8. Lego City Undercover

9. Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare

10. Overwatch

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