Kingdom Hearts climbs the charts

Square-Enix’s long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III has ‘done the business’ at retail, ending Resident Evil 2’s short spell at the top of the UK chart.

It’s the first ever Kingdom Hearts title to claim no.1, boasting sales double that of its 14-year-old PlayStation 2 predecessor (thanks

Incidentally, sales were split 82% on PS4 and 18% on Xbox One. Not a huge surprise, given the franchise’s roots.

Dreamworks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders was the only other new arrival, swooping in at #37. Due to not being wholly connected with the new movie, it may prove to be a slow but steady seller over time.

Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 dropped to #2. We were under the impression stock was running low (it was ‘sold out’ at several nearby stores) but we guess this placing proves otherwise.

Red Dead Redemption 2 and FIFA 19 moved up one position each to claim #3 and #4, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 fell two places to #5.

Despite falling two places NSMB.U was still last week’s best-selling Switch title, now at #6.

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate swapped positions, taking #7 and #8. GTA V held onto #9, and then at #10 it’s Spyro Reignited Trilogy.

With no major releases due this week – unless you class God Eater 3 and Monster Energy Supercross 2 as such – next week’s chart is likely to carry on the battle between Kingdom Hearts and Resident Evil.

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