UK chart remains calm ahead of this week’s new release storm

It’s the busiest time of year for the gaming industry, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at this week’s chart. The top five remains unchanged, and there’s just one new arrival in the top 40.

This means Red Dead Redemption 2 claims a third week at no.1, with the usual culprits trailing behind – Black Ops 4, FIFA 19, Forza Horizon 4 and Marvel’s Spider-Man, in that order.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe rises to #6, Crash Bandicoot holds onto #7, while AC Odyssey dropped two places to #8.

During its second week of release LEGO Harry Potter Collection dropped one place, taking #9. LEGO DC Super-Villains isn’t far behind, seeing us out at #10.

Carnival Games – a reboot of the ridiculously popular Wii series – is the aforementioned new arrival, debuting at #20. We have a feeling it’ll be a slow but steady seller over the festive period.

Unfortunately, this means neither GRIP – the spiritual successor to Rollcage – or the Aardman Studios co-developed 11-11 Memories Retold managed to break the top 40. Both also failed to make appearances in the PS4 or Xbox One charts.

As for other recent releases, Football Manager 2019 saw just a minor dip in sales – dropping from #9 to #13. Diablo III: Eternal Collection also saw a similar drop-off, falling just two places to #17.

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