UK Charts 23/02/19 – Anthem tops the charts but isn’t the biggest release of the year

EA’s latest multiplayer open world shooty thing, Anthem, has hit the top of the UK charts and soundly thrashed sales of last week’s chart topper Far Cry: New Dawn. However, it’s not the biggest release of the year with Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2 beating it in week one sales both of which are single player story driven games.

It has been reported the game has half the physical sales of Mass Effect Andromeda and roughly a quarter of those for Destiny 2, but with people shifting to digital downloads, particularly for this type of game, perhaps more sales have happened on digital store fronts.

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Here’s the top twenty-six,  just so we can see where Crackdown 3 is this week.

LW TW Title Publisher
1 ANTHEM EA GAMES
1 2 FAR CRY NEW DAWN UBISOFT
5 3 FIFA 19 EA SPORTS
3 4 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 ROCKSTAR
2 5 METRO EXODUS DEEP SILVER
15 6 FORZA HORIZON 4 MICROSOFT
7 7 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXE NINTENDO
9 8 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE NINTENDO
10 9 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 ACTIVISION
11 10 SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE NINTENDO
6 11 RESIDENT EVIL 2 CAPCOM
16 12 SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY ACTIVISION
14 13 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY ACTIVISION
12 14 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR
17 15 ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY UBISOFT
8 16 KINGDOM HEARTS III SQUARE ENIX
4 17 JUMP FORCE BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
19 18 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY NINTENDO
24 19 BATTLEFIELD V EA GAMES
18 20 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD NINTENDO
27 21 FORTNITE: DEEP FREEZE BUNDLE WARNER BROS.
21 22 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN SONY
22 23 SUPER MARIO PARTY NINTENDO
26 24 LEGO THE INCREDIBLES WARNER BROS.
32 25 MINECRAFT NINTENDO
13 26 CRACKDOWN 3 MICROSOFT

Source: UKIE / Gi.Biz / Eurogamer

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2 Comments

  1. “Here’s the top twenty-six, just so we can see where Crackdown 3 is this week.” – Nicely done! lol

  2. Lol, poor Crackdown.
    It will be interesting to see how many copies of Anthem were sold digitally. I had originally intended to buy it but put my wallet away when I saw the £59.99 price tag. That’s crazy money for a game which, apparently, isn’t exactly bursting at the seams with content.

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