Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy launched to rave reviews last week. Our glowing review highlighted how the game "breathes new life into the now-recognisable characters", while expressing ambitious combat and scope.
Accompanying the positive reception was the adaptation's successful launch. As reported via Games Press, Square Enix's latest release broke into the top 10 best-sellers for the UK charts, debuting in second place.
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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Takes No.2 in the UK Sales Chart
63% of physical sales for this comic book adaptation were on PS5. By comparison, another Square-Enix superhero title, Marvel's Avengers, had an impressive initial launch but, steadily faltered heading into the following year. Right now, we'll have to wait and see whether the group of misfits can continue its momentum.
Meanwhile, FIFA 22 held the top spot for another week, following its launch last month. Far Cry 6 was bested by Mario Party Superstars, with the Switch title reaching third place. Riders Republic is another new entry, breaking into the top 10 at eighth. Our review for the Ubisoft title highlighted how enjoyable the game is while laying out a "rock-solid foundation to build upon".
Long-running games: GTA V, Minecraft, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons continue their incredible run, rounding out the rest of the chart. New Horizons' sales were bumped up, following the announcement of new DLC and amiibos.
Elsewhere in the Marvel universe, Wolverine and Spider-Man 2 were announced earlier this year, in development by Insomniac Games for the PS5. Those games are a while away, but the web-head is set to make his friendly-neighbourhood introduction this year in Marvel's Avengers. The adamantium mutant is in Midnight Suns next March too, handled by XCOM developer, Firaxis Games.