Resident Evil Village has ended New Pokémon Snap’s short run at no.1.
GI.biz has crunched the numbers, revealing that Capcom’s horror adventure is the second fastest-selling game of 2021 so far, trailing behind Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.
It was also the third biggest PS5 launch since the console debuted, and the second fastest-selling Xbox Series X/S release.
While this may sound positive, physical sales fell short of both the Resident Evil 2 remake and Resident Evil 7. This isn’t a huge surprise considering digital-only systems have arrived since those two entries launched.
New Pokémon Snap dropped to #2. Returnal wasn’t as lucky, plummeting to #15. It may return to the top ten (ho ho!) as and when PS5 stock is replenished, however.
FIFA 21 had a good week, rising to #3 thanks to price cuts. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons held onto #4 and #5 respectively.
Minecraft on Switch moved up to #6, while Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury fell from #3 to #7.
GTA V, Ring Fit Adventure and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War then held onto #8, #9 and #10 for a second week.
NBA 2K21 (#21) and PGA Tour 2K21 (#33) were the week’s only re-entries, presumably due to retailer price promotions.