Going for Gold(en Saucer)
It’s hardly going to come as a surprise to anybody, but Square Enix’s long-wishlisted Final Fantasy VII Remake has debuted in the number-one spot of the UK Charts, celebrating a successful physical launch despite ongoing distribution issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Square Enix’s retread of the 1996 PlayStation classic successfully pushed Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from the top spot, shoving the military shooter into second place. The Top Ten is rounded out with a slew of big releases, including Capcom’s Resident Evil 3, Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Electronic Arts’ FIFA 20.
Speaking of Nintendo, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – which left the Top 20 for the first time since release last week – has rocketed back into the Top Ten, re-entering at number five. A sign that Nintendo Europe is starting to get back on top of its shipment schedule. Also of note, the increasingly rare Ring Fit Adventure suddenly made a reappearance, entering the Top 40 at number 25.
U.K. video game sales chart w/e: April 11, 2020
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)
1. Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Activision
3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
4. FIFA 20 – Electronic Arts
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
6. Forza Horizon 4 – Microsoft
7. Resident Evil 3 – Capcom
8. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – Electronic Arts
9. Grand Theft Auto V – Take 2
10. The Last of Us: Remastered – Sony Interactive Entertainment
U.K. video game charts [GamesIndustry.biz]