Mar 12
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

It seems Capcom has another s-s-smash hit on their hands – Devil May Cry 5 has topped the UK chart, dethroning Anthem in the process.

For reasons unknown, Chart-Track has provided a handful of physical sales figures this week – information usually kept hush-hush. Sales of DMC5 totalled 20,872, outperforming Red Dead Redemption 2 – at #2 with 5,980 physical sales – by some margin.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe had a substantial sales boost, rising from #8 to #3. Then at #4 we find EA’s loot shooter Anthem, boasting 4,974 sales.

FIFA 19 fell from #2 to #5. Far Cry New Dawn dropped three places too, now at #6. Continuing this theme, The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame went from #4 to #7 during its second week on sale.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate rose to #8, Metro Exodus prepares to depart to the top ten at #9, while the evergreen GTA V sees us out at #10.

Dirt Rally 2.0 and Trials Fusion: Gold Edition both had rough second weeks – Codemaster’s racer went from #6 to #21, while Ubisoft’s racing/physics/party game tumbled from #10 to #27.

Square-Enix’s universally panned Left Alive – which currently has a dismal 40% Metacritic – was the only other new release, scraping in at #39 and selling just 947 copies. We guess this means a new release only has to shift around 1000 copies during this time of year to break the top 40.

Also of note is Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn on 3DS failing to make the top 40. The Wii re-release managed to top the 3DS chart, at least.



Published Tuesday 12th March 2019 by Games Asylum


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