Bayonetta 2 makes UK chart debut in Top 10


High praise from critics has helped Bayonetta 2 secure itself a strong debut in the UK All Formats Top 40 chart this week, according to GFK Chart-Track.

The Wii U exclusive was the highest new entry having placed seventh, with other arrivals coming in the form of Civilization: Beyond Earth which entered at 18, Just Dance 2015 at 19 and Singstar: Ultimate Party in at 32.

It was FIFA 15 that retained top billing, with the sales tracker indicating that EA titles have remained at No. 1 for 18 out of the 43 weeks so far this year. Meanwhile, Minecraft: Playstation Edition jumped by 82 percent, with The Evil Within, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel all seein sharp sales decline. Surprisingly, it was the Wii audience that drew the lions share of Just Dance 2015’s early success, attributed to 55 percent of sales.

1. FIFA 15, EA
2. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition, Sony
3. The Evil Within, Bethesda
4. Destiny, Activision
5. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Warner Bros.
6. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, 2K Games
7. Bayonetta 2, Nintendo
8. Forza Horizon 2, Microsoft
9. Alien Isolation, SEGA
10.Skylanders Trap Team, Activision

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