F1 22 speeds straight to UK number one – Games charts 2 July

F1 22 boxes

An unobstructed race to the finishing line (pic: EA)

With no other new entries to get in the way, EA’s new Formula One game has taken pole position in the latest UK top 10.

This continues to be one of the worst summers ever for major new video game releases but the yearly launch of the latest F1 game has been at least one highlight, in terms of both sales and critical reception.

The new game had no trouble debuting at number one, with 71% of sales going to the PlayStation versions. Although, as a general rule, Xbox owners tend to buy games digitally more than their PlayStation counterparts.

There were no other new entries in the top 40, with the release of Monster Hunter Rise expansion Sunbreak failing to have any significant impact on the parent game’s sales – even though there is a retail bundle as well.

UK all formats retail chart – 2 July

1 (-) F1 22 (PS5/PS4/XO/XSX)
2 (2) Horizon Forbidden West (PS5/PS4)
3 (6) Nintendo Switch Sports (NS)
4 (5) Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (NS/PS5/XO/PS4)
5 (4) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
6 (11) FIFA 22 (NS/PS5/PS4/XO/XSX/PC)
7 (3) Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (NS)
8 (7) Pokemon Legends: Arceus (NS)
9 (8) Minecraft (NS)
10 (9) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS)

Ukie Games Charts©, compiled by GfK

Japanese console retail chart – 26 June

1 (-) Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (NS)
2 (2) Nintendo Switch Sports (NS)
3 (1) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles (NS)
4 (5) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
5 (4) Kirby And The Forgotten Land (NS)
6 (3) Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (NS)
7 (-) Overlord: Escape from Nazarick (NS)
7 (8) Ring Fit Adventure (NS)
9(R)Animal Crossing: New Horizons(NS)
10 (10) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS)

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US all formats chart – May

1 (2) Elden Ring (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
2 (1) Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
3 (5) Nintendo Switch Sports (NS)*
4(-) Evil Dead: The Game (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
5 (3) MLB The Show 22 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5)ˆ
6 (4) Kirby And The Forgotten Land (NS)*
7 (6) Call Of Duty: Vanguard (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
8 (8) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)*
9 (9) Gran Turismo 7 (PS4/PS5)
10 (10) Pokemon Legends: Arceus (NS)*

*does not include digital sales
^Xbox digital sales not included

Note: US charts are organized by revenue, not unit sales

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GameCentral Top 10 – 2022

1. Elden Ring (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
2.Total War: Warhammer 3 (PC)
3. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
4. Gran Turismo 7 (PS4/PS5)
5.Citizen Sleeper (NS/XSX/PC)
6. Neon White (NS/PC)
7. Sniper Elite 5 (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
8. Tunic (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
9. Card Shark (NS/PC)
10. Horizon Forbidden West (PS4/PS5)

The chart above lists our best reviewed titles of 2022 but as usual does not include remakes, remasters, expansions, re-releases, compilations, games not yet released in the UK, or versions of games previously released on other formats.

Readers’ Top 20 – 2021

1. Returnal (PS5)
2. Metroid Dread (NS)
3. Psychonauts 2 (XO/PS4/XSX/PC)
4. Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
5. Forza Horizon 5 (XO/XSX/PC)
6. Resident Evil Village (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia)
7. Life Is Strange: True Colors (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia)
8. The Forgotten City (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
9. Far Cry 6 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia/Luna)
10. Outriders (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia)
11. Chicory: A Colorful Tale (PS4/NS/PS5/PC)
12. Tales Of Arise (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
13. Little Nightmares 2 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
14. Death’s Door (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
15. It Takes Two (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
16. Monster Hunter Rise (NS)
17. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (PS4/NS/PC)
18. Deathloop (PS5/PC)
19. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)
20. Halo Infinite (XO/XSX/PC)

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