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Persona 5 first JRPG in years to top UK Games chart

Since its release last week and subsequent deluge of critical acclaim, Persona 5 has topped the UK Games chart. The last time a JRPG became UK number one was back in 2013.

Persona 5 first JRPG in years to top UK Games chart
Amidst a lot of strong competition from Western developers, Persona 5 has taken the number one spot at the top of the UK Games chart during the week ending April 8th – its first week of release. The last JRPG to do the same was Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch back in 2013. No small feat considering how many great JRPGs have released since then, especially the much-hyped Final Fantasy XV.

Persona 5's huge success can likely be attributed to the strong but steady following it has gained in the West since Persona 4 Golden was released on the Vita, as well as the universal critical acclaim it has earned in the last week.

Atlus's massive launch win has displaced a number of big titles such as Mass Effect Andromeda, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and the newly-released Lego City Undercover. The top ten list can be found below:

1. Persona 5
2. Ghost Recon: Wildlands
3. Lego Worlds
4. Grand Theft Auto V
5. Mass Effect Andromeda
6. FIFA 17
7. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
8. Lego City Undercover
9. COD: Infinite Warfare
10. Overwatch

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