If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Ace Combat 7 earned series' best UK debut

Pilot programme.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown took off in the UK last Friday with the strongest launch sales of any game in the series so far.

The latest in Bandai Namco's long-running flight sim franchise flew off the shelves - but within reason. It arrived second in the chart in a quiet January week, behind the second week sales of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

Otherwise, there's little more to report. Nothing else new entered the entirety of the top 40 (which only counts boxed games sold). It's a true post-Christmas lull, filled with Nintendo Switch stalwarts and two Activision remasters.

If you've never given the Ace Combat series much of a look - I admit, it's not my own cup of tea - I'd still hugely recommend this from Digital Foundry's John Linneman: an expert catch-up on what you've been missing, as well as a verdict on which version looks and plays best.

Or there's this, if you prefer to see our Ian pratting around in a VR headset:

Find the full top 10 below:

  1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  2. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  3. Rootin' Shootin' Cowboy Tootin'
  4. COD: BLOPS 4
  5. FIFA 19
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. GTA5
  9. Crash Trilogy
  10. Spyro Trilogy

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Tom Phillips avatar

Tom Phillips

Deputy Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's deputy editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and makes sure we put the accent on Pokémon.

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch