Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown took off in the UK last Friday with the strongest launch sales of any game in the series so far.
The latest in Bandai Namco’s long-running flight sim franchise flew off the shelves – but within reason. It arrived second in the chart in a quiet January week, behind the second week sales of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.
Otherwise, there’s little more to report. Nothing else new entered the entirety of the top 40 (which only counts boxed games sold). It’s a true post-Christmas lull, filled with Nintendo Switch stalwarts and two Activision remasters.
If you’ve never given the Ace Combat series much of a look – I admit, it’s not my own cup of tea – I’d still hugely recommend this from Digital Foundry’s John Linneman: an expert catch-up on what you’ve been missing, as well as a verdict on which version looks and plays best.
Or there’s this, if you prefer to see our Ian pratting around in a VR headset:
Find the full top 10 below:
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
- Rootin’ Shootin’ Cowboy Tootin’
- COD: BLOPS 4
- FIFA 19
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Crash Trilogy
- Spyro Trilogy