When we glazed over this week’s UK top 40, we expect to see either Kingdom Hearts III or Resident Evil 2 at no.1. In a twist of events, it’s Red Dead Redemption 2 that claims the top spot.
It’s the first time in 2019 that Rockstar’s cowboy caper has taken no.1, and it appears a minor price cut is the reason – numerous online retailers have dropped the price to £35.99.
On a related note, Soul Calibur VI dropping to £10 at Tesco has seemingly helped the weapon-based brawler re-enter at #27. Stock was quite limited, we imagine.
FIFA 19 moved up to #2, with Kingdom Hearts III now sitting at #3 during its second week on sale.
Resident Evil 2 fell two places to #4 while Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 held onto #5.
New Super Mario Bros. U also remained at #6, making it the best-selling Switch release of last week.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy – which has seen some recent price activity too – moved up to #8, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fell to #9, and then at #10 it’s good old GTA V.
Milestone’s Monster Energy Supercross 2 was the only new arrival, making #34.
Lastly, Dreamwork’s Dragons Dawn of the New Riders managed to remain in the top 40 for a second week, now at #39.