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UK charts: Watch Dogs hacks up records, Mario Kart 8 boosts Wii U


Watch out Glenn Beck, because Watch Dogs is turning Brits into hackers too. The Ubisoft game broke the UK charts record for most copies sold by a new intellectual property at launch, toppling previous holder L.A Noire by a chunky 58 percent. No surprises it's Ubi's biggest ever week 1 seller in the country, beating Assassin's Creed 3 by 17 percent.

That means Mario Kart 8 has to settle for the silver trophy, with sales-compiler Chart-Track saying it was "no contest" for top spot. The racer was still the proverbial super mushroom to the country's Wii U sales, which rose by a whopping 666 percent from the week before. With no hard numbers to hand, it's hard to assess if that says more about the new game's impact than the sales from the previous week. Either way, it's the highest we've seen a Wii U exclusive in the UK charts since Pikmin 3, even if it couldn't blue shell its way to the top.

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Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending May 31:

  1. Watch Dogs
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  4. FIFA 14
  5. Minecraft PlayStation 3 Edition
  6. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
  7. Titanfall
  8. Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition
  9. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  10. The Lego Movie Videogame
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