Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake becomes 2019’s first success story

Even though physical sales were down 18% over Resident Evil 7 – which we can likely attribute to the ever-growing popularity of digital downloads – Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake can be heralded a success.

It tops the UK chart this week, duly becoming the fastest selling game of 2019 so far. No surprise there. You may be surprised to hear it had a stronger UK launch than Monster Hunter World, though.

Incidentally, also reports that sales of the PS4 version were way out ahead, accounting for a whopping 74%. To date, the original Resident Evil 2 has never graced the Xbox, giving some explanation to that gap.

New Super Mario Bros. U – last week’s chart topper – tumbled to #4. Red Dead Redemption 2 rose to #2, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 also moved up one place, taking #3. FIFA 19 remained at #5.

At #6 it’s another recent arrival – Ace Combat 7, which debuted at #2 last week.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, GTA V and Crash Bandicoot all dropped one position each, occupying positions #7 through to #10.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy left the top ten, meanwhile.

Just Cause 4, PlayStation VR Worlds, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Astro Bot Rescue Mission all made top 40 reappearances this week too, with Just Cause 4 leaping back in at #22 due to price cuts. We didn’t even notice it had left the top 40.

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