As we move into the business end of the season the new releases keep on coming, with 5 entering the Top 40 this week.
We have another new No1 as Square Enix’s ‘Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’ arrives for Gen 8 consoles and PC. The high watermark for this series is currently 2011’s ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution’ which had a much stronger week 1, but launched in to a market with close to double the current installed base of the equivalent consoles (PS3/360 vs PS4/Xbox One). Codemasters’ ‘F1 2016’ (-57%) drops to No2 after 1 week at the top and Sony’s ‘No Man’s Sky’ (-48%) drops 1 place to No3. EA take the second highest new entry at No5 with ‘Madden NFL 17’ across Gen 7 & Gen 8. 505 Games celebrate a Top 10 debut for ‘Assetto Corsa’ on PS4/Xbox One as do Koei Tecmo with ‘A.O.T Wings of Freedom’ debuting at No10, also PS4/Xbox One. The final new release within the Top 40 is Team 17’s ‘Worms WMD’ at No39. Microsoft’s Xbox One ‘Quantum Break’ is a massive re-entry at No16 thanks to retailer hardware bundle promotions (+623%).