Dec 17
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

According to, most of the titles in the UK top ten saw a rise in sales last week. It’s a small reprieve for publishers whose titles underperformed at launch.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has returned to no.1, dethroning Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the process. Nintendo’s hyperactive brawler is now at #4, making way for FIFA 19 at #2 – which saw a 30% increase in sales – and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at #3, which enjoyed a 175% sales boost.

At #5 it’s the Switch pack-in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which also saw a 20% sales increase over last week. Proving that the Switch is a popular purchase this Christmas, five other first-party releases moved up the chart too.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy rose to #6 thanks to a price cut to around £25. Battlefield V dropped to #7, Forza Horizon 4 climbed to #8 – up all the way from #17 – Marvel’s Spider-Man swung in at #9, while Crash Bandicoot rounds off the top ten.

After entering at #6 last week, Just Cause 4 is now at #13. Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and the parent confusing Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle also departed the top ten, now sitting just outside.

Fallout 76 and Hitman 2 crept back up the chart, meanwhile, with the former up five places to #14 and the latter up eleven places to #18.

This was also due to price drops – Hitman 2 was available for £20 last week, while £25 seems to be the current average price of Fallout 76.

Published Monday 17th December 2018 by Games Asylum

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