Red Dead Redemption 2 takes no.1 for the first time in 2019

When we glazed over this week’s UK top 40, we expect to see either Kingdom Hearts III or Resident Evil 2 at no.1. In a twist of events, it’s Red Dead Redemption 2 that claims the top spot.

It’s the first time in 2019 that Rockstar’s cowboy caper has taken no.1, and it appears a minor price cut is the reason – numerous online retailers have dropped the price to £35.99.

On a related note, Soul Calibur VI dropping to £10 at Tesco has seemingly helped the weapon-based brawler re-enter at #27. Stock was quite limited, we imagine.

FIFA 19 moved up to #2, with Kingdom Hearts III now sitting at #3 during its second week on sale.

Resident Evil 2 fell two places to #4 while Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 held onto #5.

New Super Mario Bros. U also remained at #6, making it the best-selling Switch release of last week.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy – which has seen some recent price activity too – moved up to #8, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fell to #9, and then at #10 it’s good old GTA V.

Milestone’s Monster Energy Supercross 2 was the only new arrival, making #34.

Lastly, Dreamwork’s Dragons Dawn of the New Riders managed to remain in the top 40 for a second week, now at #39.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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