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Devil May Cry 5 releases and takes the top of UK charts

1. Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
4. Anthem
EA Games
5. FIFA 19
EA Sports
Fifa 19
6. Far Cry New Dawn
Far Cry New Dawn
7. The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame
9. Metro Exodus
Deep Silver
Metro Exodus
10. Grand Theft Auto V

Source(s): UKIE, WholesGame

Week ending on March 9, 2019, the UK’s Top 10 chart of the best selling retail and wholesale video games, Devil May Cry 5 releases and takes the top of the chars. Red Redemption 2 takes second place. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe raises to the third position.

Anthem has finally been dethroned from the top of the UK physical sales charts, replaced by Capcom’s second number one of the year, Devil May Cry 5. Capcom’s first number 1 title in the UK physical charts was Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Devil May Cry 5 has proven that it’s just as popular as the franchise’s reboot entry, DmC: Devil May Cry, which released in 2013 and also topped the same charts at the time. It’s thought that Devil May Cry 5 has outperformed DmC, despite the physical sales numbers being almost exactly the same. Digital storefronts have come a long way, and as a result the game has definitely sold more digital copies than the DmC back in 2013.

The game sold best on PlayStation 4, with 80 percent of all physical copies sold being for the platform. This would make sense given that the Devil May Cry games used to be exclusive to PlayStation, and so a longer-standing fanbase exists already.

Anthem saw a drop in sales of 62 percent week-on-week, falling to fourth place in the chart. Red Dead Redemption 2 has managed to jump up three spaces in the same time however, landing in second place in the chart thanks to a three percent rise in sales. There has been a lot of news surrounding the updates in Red Dead Redemption 2’s online element, which could account for this increase in sales.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition rose by five places to third position in the chart. It managed this even with a drop in sales week-on-week of 4 percent, showing just how strong the ongoing sales for this title are.

The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame, the big release from last week, has dropped to seventh this week with a small decrease in week-on-week sales of 32 percent. This is seen as quite a good performance for a new release, and LEGO titles tend to perform well over longer periods of time compared to other releases.

Another new release for last week, Codemasters’ Dirt Rally 2.0, dropped to twenty-first position in the chart due to a decrease in sales of 69 percent week-on-week. Trials Rising Gold Edition, another of last week’s new titles, dropped to twenty-seventh in the chart.

The other new release for this week, Left Alive, entered the chart in thirty-ninth place. The game reviewed incredibly poorly, despite being worked on by a number of games industry legends, and set in a well-known and established universe as a side story.

A more extended list of top sellers can be found here.

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