Warner’s ‘Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (-39%) holds on to No1 for a fourth week in a row.
It now just needs one more to equal the record of 5 consecutive weeks for a Lego title (‘Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes’ with 5 weeks back in 2012). There are no new releases within the Top 40 and overall sales drop -29% over last week, partly due to summer holidays and partly due to the spike from the special retail shopping event during last week. As such we see EA’s ‘FIFA 16’ up 5 places to No2 (-13%), followed at No3 by Activision Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’ which climbs 1 place (-30%). Last week’s big new entry, Capcom’s 3DS ‘Monster Hunter Generations’ (-66%) drops 6 places to No9. The Pokemon Go mobile phenomenon continues to affect Pokemon 3DS software sales and 3 Pokemon 3DS games re-enter the Top 40: ‘Pokemon Omega Ruby’ (No17), ‘Pokemon Alpha Sapphire’ (No24) and ‘Pokemon Y’ (No29). This week is the first full sales week since the mobile game was launched in UK, which means that August will show a remarkable spike in Pokemon sales and 3DS software and hardware, plus Nintendo’s share of the market.