Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 has retained the top spot in the UK retail chart for the third week since the title launched thanks to yet another quiet week on the release front.
When The Division 2 launched it claimed the top spot in the UK retail charts, only to lose that spot to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and Yoshi’s Crafter World when each respectively released. Now however the game has shown its popularity by taking back that position, a feat which has been aided by a lack of big titles releasing. Sales of The Division 2 are up by 8 percent week-on-week, which could be the impact of the latest update to the game.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has now dropped to seventh place in the chart. The title, developed by From Software, is the latest souls-like to release from the developer who created the genre. While games like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are popular with those who enjoy the challenging range of games, its appeal is still only to a niche audience.
Yoshi’s Crafted World has slipped to fifth place in the chart with a drop in week-on-week sales of 18 percent. As a Nintendo Switch exclusive it doesn’t have the reach of other games such as The Division 2, but to maintain a top ten place shows that it’s clearly popular with the growing Nintendo Switch user base. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition is unmoving in fourth place, seeing a small increase in week-on-week sales of 6 percent.
FIFA 19 is staying strong in second place in the chart, despite a drop in sales of 25 percent. Red Dead Redemption 2 on the other hand saw an increase in week-on-week sales of 14 percent, pushing it up to third place in the chart.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey saw an increase in week-on-week sales last week of 187 percent, a trend that has continued this week with a 62 percent increase in week-on-week sales. As a result the game is now sixth in the chart, and could be boosted even further by Easter sales.
Thanks to Easter sales already running, a number of other titles have seen a boost in sales. Marvel’s Spider-Man has moved from twenty-ninth place last week to tenth place this week with a 145 percent increase in week-on-week sales. God of War has similarly moved up to twenty-sixth place in the chart thanks to an increase in week-on-week sales of 285 percent.
The only new release to make it into the top 40 this week was Dangerous Driving, the spiritual successor to the Burnout series, which debuted in thirty-fourth place.
A more extended list of top sellers can be found here.