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Burnout Paradise Remastered straight in at number one in UK sales charts
Burnout Paradise Remastered – back and bigger than ever

EA’s arcade racer remaster has proven an instant hit in the latest UK top 40, as Kirby Star Allies also does well.

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For the first time in 13 years a new Burnout game is at number one in the UK sale charts. Well… it’s not exactly new, considering it’s a remaster, but if EA wanted proof that people were still interested in the franchise they’ve certainly got it.

2003’s Burnout 3: Takedown remains the best-selling entry in the series, with the biggest week one debut, but according to Chart-Track Burnout Paradise Remastered is right behind it.

It is a quiet period of the year for sales though, and since there are no sales figures it’s hard to say exactly how well the game did, but the chances of a new entry in the series now seem extremely high.

Also taking advantage of a lack of competition was Kirby Star Allies, which came in at number two in both charts and is the best launch ever for a Kirby title in the UK. Something which it probably owes to Switch owners’ general desire for new games.

Nevertheless, it’s also the highest week one chart position for the series, with 2014’s Kirby Triple Deluxe and 2016’s Kirby: Planet Robobot only ever managing to get to number 15 in the all formats chart.

There are a few other new entries this week as well, with Devil May Cry HD Collection managing to get surprisingly high at number 13 in the all formats chart and number 11 for the PlayStation 4 version in the individual format charts.

Kid’s game Beast Quest sneaked in at number 35 in the all formats chart but didn’t manage to break the individual format top 40.

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After weeks of no major retail releases tomorrow sees the launch of Microsoft exclusive Sea Of Thieves, which will likely see sales skewed towards digital given the online nature of the game.

But this Friday also sees the launch of Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, Detective Pikachu on 3DS, and EA’s indie title A Way Out on digital.

UK individual formats chart – 17 March

1 (-) Burnout Paradise Remastered (PS4)
2 (-) Kirby Star Allies (NS)
3 (4) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
4 (5) FIFA 18 (PS4)
5 (6) Super Mario Odyssey (NS)
6 (8) PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Game Preview Edition (XO)
7 (10)The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild (NS)
8 (2) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
9 (18)Splatoon 2 (NS)
10(-) Burnout Paradise Remastered (XO)

UK all formats chart – 17 March

1 (-) Burnout Paradise Remastered (XO/PS4)
2 (-) Kirby Star Allies (NS)
3 (4) FIFA 18 (PS4/NS/XO/360/PS3)
4 (1) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4/XO/360/PS3/PC)
5 (6) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
6 (7) Super Mario Odyssey (NS)
7 (8) PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Game Preview Edition (XO)
8 (14)EA UFC 3 (PS4/XO)
9 (13)Fallout (XO/PS4/PC)
10(10)The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

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