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New Super Marios Bros. U Deluxe debuts at the top spot

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe released last week for fans of the series to either try the classic Wii U game out for the first time in this new package, or revisit it again on the Nintendo Switch. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, this seems to have made a mark on the Switch fanbase, as it has entered in at the top spot in the UK charts when it comes to physical sales.

To nobody’s surprise given the lack of enthusiasm for the console, the Wii U version of this game didn’t sell nearly as well as the Switch edition, which sold 56% higher than the original release in November 2013.

Elsewhere in the charts we see a new entry in the form of Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, coming in at number nine with 49% of sales coming from Switch players. 43% bought it on PS4, and the remaining players decided to go with Xbox One as their platform of choice.

For the full top 10 list take a look down below, which includes many of the usual suspects like FIFA 19 and Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as another reappearance by Grand Theft Auto V.

With Resident Evil 2’s remake landing next week, can that top the charts?

1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe / Nintendo
2. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
3. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / Activision
5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate / Nintendo
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. Battlefield V / EA
8. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
9. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition / Bandai Namco
10. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft

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FIFA 19 returns to top the first week of 2019

Monday, January 7th, 2019

A new week means a new top 10 charts for physical games in the UK, and GamesIndustry.biz reports that EA Sports’ FIFA 19 has returned to the top of the table ahead of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2.

It’s incredibly tight between the pair though, as FIFA 19’s sales fell 62% week-on-week, with Red Dead’s falling 64%. At number three behind these goliaths though we have Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, having its own fall of 71%.

January is quite a quiet month thus far, but with Kingdom Hearts 3 and the Resident Evil 2 remake on their way towards the back end of January, we might see some new number one games. For the top 10 this week in full though, check down below.

Who can take the crown next week?

1. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
2. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / Activision
4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate / Nintendo
5. Battlefield V / EA
6. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
8. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy / Activision
9. Spyro Reignited Trilogy / Activision
10. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey / Ubisoft

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Red Dead rides into the sunset at number one

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the goliaths of the year, and now it has reclaimed the number one spot in the UK weekly charts after a 19% increase in sales, with FIFA 19 also having its own rise of 30% to move it into number two just behind (as reported by GamesIndustry.biz).

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 enters in at number three with sales up a whopping 175%, meaning Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been pushed all the way back to number four. Speaking of sales increases though, Forza Horizon 4 races into number eight after its own boost of 135%, so a ton of games seem to be having a good week in the charts.

That is, until you look at Just Cause 4, which has had a 47% decline to drop it to number 13 out of the top 10, which you can see for yourself in full down below:

1. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
2. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / Activision
4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate / Nintendo
5. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe / Nintendo
6. Spyro Reignited Trilogy / Activision
7. Battlefield V / EA
8. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
9. Spider-Man / Sony
10. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy / Activision

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Smash Bros. has the Ultimate start

Monday, December 10th, 2018

While 2018 is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean that there’s a lack of big games in its final month, as this past week saw the release of Just Cause 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the latter of which has landed straight at the number one spot in the UK charts, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz.

Ultimate was advertised as pretty much the complete package for fans of the series, which might be part of the reason why it has smashed records (pardon the pun). It’s the fastest Switch game released to date and fastest selling game in the franchise, as sales are 302% higher than that of the Wii U game, being 233% higher than the 3DS version and 62.5% more than the Wii game too.

Rico Rodriguez isn’t left out of the top 10 though, as Just Cause 4 swoops in at number 6, with sales down 61.5% compared to Just Cause 3, breaking records to become the slowest selling game in the series too. Also, the PS4 version of this game made up 55% of the sales.

If you were looking for Darksiders III on the map, you won’t find it, because it’s slipped off from the charts entirely, adding to the disappointment around the title both in terms of critical response and sales.

For the full top 10 list look below:

1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate / Nintendo
2. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
3. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
4. Battlefield V / EA
5. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe / Nintendo
6. Just Cause 4 / Square Enix
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / Activision
8. Spyro Reignited Trilogy / Activision
9. Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu / Nintendo
10. Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle / Warner Bros. Interactive

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FIFA 19 moves to top of the table

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Right now is a tough time to be in the UK video game charts, as Red Dead Redemption 2 is still selling strong and being bolstered by the launch of its Online beta, but that hasn’t stopped FIFA 19 from reclaiming the top spot and pushing Rockstar’s goliath into second place.

It’s more bad news for Fallout 76 too, as following on from a number of controversies – from the quality of the bag in the Power Armour edition to the game’s technical performance – Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic outing slips out of the top 10 into number 11. Battlefield V, however, hangs onto the fourth place position, and for the full top 10 you can look below.

1. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
2. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / Activision
4. Battlefield V / EA Games
5. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
6. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy / Activision
7. Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! / Nintendo
8. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey / Ubisoft
9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
10. Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle / Warner Bros. Interactive

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Battlefield V struggles at launch

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

The UK retail charts were late this week, presumably, cause there was a lot to tally up after Black weekend. In fact, a report on GamesIndustry.biz indicate that around 300,000 consoles were sold with PlayStation 4 leading the pack ahead of Xbox One and Switch in what was an even race. The massive amount of punters in stores also made for a bit of a switch up at the top of the charts where FIFA 19 took over from Spyro Reignited Trilogy. The big new release this week, Battlefield V, struggled to live up to the sales of previous entries in the series and was down 63% compared to Battlefield 1 in its first week. While an argument could be made that some of that could be compensated by digital sales, it’s still a massive drop.

All Formats:
1. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / Activision
3. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
4. Battlefield V / EA Games
5. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
6. Spider-Man / Sony
7. Fallout 76 / Bethesda
8. Pokémon Let’s Go / Nintendo
9. Spyro Reignited Trilogy / Activision
10. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe

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Gaming charts: Spyro stands tall above fierce competition

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Last week was a pretty hectic week for the world of video games, as there were plenty of new releases to enjoy, and now GamesIndustry.biz has provided us with the UK charts, showing that Spyro’s Reignited Trilogy is the winner of the battle for supremacy, sitting at the number one spot.

Pokémon Let’s Go also launched last week, with Pikachu in at four and Eevee in at six, but stock issues in the UK meant that less units came in from Nintendo’s European warehouse than anticipated. Also, download sales aren’t included in these figures, and if you bundle both Pokémon Let’s Go games together, they’d be top of the charts.

With regards to Spyro, 75% of sales came on PS4, and some might be surprised to see Fallout 76 as high as it is (number three) since there has been a lot of criticism leveled against it. Sales are indeed down 82.4% when compared to Fallout 4, but it actually generated the most revenue in UK retail last week, since Spyro had a lower price.

For the full top 10 list check down below:

1. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy / Activision
2. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
3. Fallout 76 / Bethesda
4. Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu / Nintendo
5. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
6. Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee / Nintendo
7, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / Activision
8. Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle / Epic Games
9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
10. Hitman 2 / IO Interactive

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Red Dead Redemption 2 enjoys a third week at number one

Monday, November 12th, 2018

It’s not often that the top five of the UK retail chart remains unchanged from one week to another, but this is exactly what we’re dealing with this week as there is a distinct lack of major new releases. Red Dead Redemption 2 continues to have a firm grip on the chart and it remains to be seen whether Fallout 76 can manage to take number one next week. Only one new title managed to get into the top 40 with Carnival Games on Switch managing to get to number 20.

All Formats:

1. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / Activision
3. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
4. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
5. Spider-Man / Sony
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision
8. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey / Ubisoft
9. Lego Harry Potter Collection / Warner Bros.
10. Lego DC Super-Villains / Warner Bros.

Individual Formats (units):

1. Red Dead Redemption 2 / PS4
2. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Xbox One
3. FIFA 19 / PS4
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / PS4
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / Xbox One
6. FIFA 19 / Xbox One
7. Forza Horizon 4 / Xbox One
8. Spider-Man / PS4
9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Switch
10. Super Mario Party / Switch

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Charts: Red Dead Redemption 2 remains on top

Monday, November 5th, 2018

The latest UK retail charts are in, courtesy of Chart-track, and it’s no surprise that Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 remains in first place. In fact, the game recorded the best second-week sales of any title released in 2018. As we march towards Christmas, the big hitters occupy much of the top ten with new releases struggling to make much of an impact. This week saw the re-release Lego Harry Potter Collection land at number 8, with Football Manager 2019 just behind it in a rare chart appearance from a boxed PC exclusive. Further down the chart at number 15 was Diablo III: Eternal Collection for Switch, and way back at 27 was Focus Home Interactive’s Call of Cthulhu.

All Formats:

1. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / Activision
3. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
4. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
5. Spider-Man / Sony
6. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey / Ubisoft
7. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision
8. Lego Harry Potter Collection / Warner (new)
9. Football Manager 2019 / Sega (new)
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo

Individual Formats (units):

1. Red Dead Redemption 2 / PS4
2. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Xbox One
3. FIFA 19 / PS4
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / PS4
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / Xbox One
6. Forza Horizon 4 / Xbox One
7. FIFA 19 / Xbox One
8. Spider-Man / PS4
9. Football Manager 2019 / PC (new)
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo

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Red Dead Redemption 2 rises to the top of the gaming chart

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Breaking news! Who could have anticipated this? Oh, just about everyone in the entire world… That’s right, GfK Chart-Track has just dropped the bombshell that Red Dead Redemption 2 was the best-selling retail game in the UK last week!

This means that Rockstar’s western epic bucks the general trend of sequels selling fewer physical copies than their predecessors. The Adventures of Arthur Morgan sold more than twice as many physical copies as Red Dead Redemption managed eight years ago.

However, it is not the fastest selling game in the UK this year. That honour belongs to FIFA 19. That said, it is the third fastest selling non-FIFA game in this console generation, only beaten by Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which had the advantage of also being released on PC.

Again, these are just physical copies. The sales numbers are going to be even more impressive when the digital numbers are included. Even so, one of the most anticipated games ever has crushed everything in its path on the retail front, as you can see below:

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Take Two
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 / Activision
  3. FIFA 19 / EA
  4. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft
  5. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey / Ubisoft
  6. Spider-Man / Sony
  7. Lego DC Super-Villains / Warner
  8. Super Mario Party / Nintendo
  9. Shadow of the Tomb Raider / Square Enix
  10. Crash Bandicoot: Nsane Trilogy / Activision

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