Tagged "RDR2"

Jan 02
By Matt Gander In UK Charts 1 Comment

Our figurative money was on FIFA 19 being the last no.1 of 2018. In the past, EA’s annual soccer sim has always proven popular with those fortunate enough to receive a new console for Christmas.

There’s a new bandit in town this year though, with RDR2 topping the final chart of 2018.

The Christmas sales haven’t had much of an impact at all, as the top ten only sees a slight shuffle. FIFA 19 and Black Ops 4 hold onto #2 and #3, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate moved up to #4, while the recently discounted Battlefield V dropped to #5.

At #6 it’s Forza Horizon 4, up from #10. Spyro Reignited Trilogy took #7, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fell to #8, and Crash Bandicoot remained at #9.

Then at #10 it’s Marvel’s Spider-Man, a title that has gained a new lease of life this winter thanks to a price cut.

Positions #10-#20 are also almost entirely unchanged this week, with only four titles moving marginally and the remaining six staying put.

Outside of the top #20, Starlink: Battle for Atlas – available for as low as £17.99 recently – rises three positions to #24. Good old Rocket League also saw a minor sales boost, up six places to take #25.

Splatoon 2 bounced is back at #28, while Switch launch title 1-2 Switch makes a surprise re-appearance at #38. We dare say milking virtual cows was a more pleasurable way to spend the holidays than watching the rubbish on TV over the festive period. That two-hour Inbetweeners reunion thing was bloody awful.

Dec 23
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 has claimed a second consecutive week at no.1, making it this year’s Christmas chart topper. Their last Christmas no.1 was GTA: Vice City, back in 2002.

The coveted Christmas no.1 position is usually taken either by FIFA or Call of Duty, both of which can boast of eight yuletide chart toppers each.

Perhaps to celebrate this break from the norm, chart holders Ukie have compiled an infographic detailing all Christmas no.1s from 1984 onwards, starting with Activision’s Ghostbusters movie tie-in.

FIFA 19 held onto #2 while Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 remained at #3. Battlefield V rose to #4, presumably helped by a minor price cut, while Super Smash Bros. Ultimate moved down to #5.

The family friendly Spyro Reignited Trilogy took #6, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at #7 gives Nintendo their second Christmas top ten entry, Marvel’s Spider-Man crawled up to #8, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy gives Activision their third top ten entry at #9, while Microsoft takes #10 with Forza Horizon 4.

Elsewhere in the chart, Starlink Battle for Atlas is back at #27 thanks to a hefty price cut – the toys to life title could be found for as low as £17.99 last week. Detroit: Become Human re-entered at #34, while 2K’s Carnival Games made a belated top 40 appearance at #38.

Expect to see FIFA 19 take the top spot next week. The FIFA series tends to see a sales spike the week after Christmas, fuelled by gamers braving the Boxing Day sales to spend their Christmas money and GAME gift vouchers.

Dec 17
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

According to GI.biz, 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.

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