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Charts: Astral Chain is Platinum's first UK number one

Wreckfest, Man of Medan, and Control all fell behind Platinum Games' Switch-exclusive action title this week.

The physical UK charts have a lot of new entries this week, and at the top of the pile of Platinum Games' Switch-exclusive action title Astral Chain, the first UK number one for the developer and the fourth most successful launch for the studio, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz.

Astral Chain is also the second biggest launch of a new IP for Platinum since Bayonetta in 2010, and the sixth Switch game to get the top spot in 2019, so it's a good year for Nintendo's hybrid console thus far.

The other new releases are all in line behind Astral Chain, with Wreckfest coming it at two, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan at three, and Control at four. Wreckfest was actually only 1,100 units behind Astral Chain, with Man of Medan 250 units behind that, and Control another 300 units behind Supermassive's horror game.

Spider-Man also swings into the top 10 for another week, having a 221% sales jump, while last week's number one Mario Kart 8: Deluxe sits at five.

You can check out the top 10 below. Did you expect these results?

1. Astral Chain / Platinum Games
2. Wreckfest / THQ Nordic
3. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan / Bandai Namco
4. Control / 505 Games
5. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe / Nintendo
6. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled / Activision Blizzard
7. Super Mario Maker 2 / Nintendo
8. Spider-Man / Sony
9. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
10. The Division 2 / Ubisoft

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REVIEW. Written by Magnus Laursen

"The story is interesting, the inspiration well-chosen, and the ambition commendable - and the game is helped a lot by a rich gallery of charismatic characters."

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