Resident Evil Village had the second best physical launch of 2021

Creeps into the top of the UK Charts

Capcom’s latest jaunt into the world of survival horror, Resident Evil Village, has had a successful start, debuting at number one in the UK Charts. The creepy sequel saw the second-biggest physical launch of 2021 so far, behind Nintendo’s Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. In regards to UK physical sales, Village saw both the third biggest launch on the PS5 platform, and the second-largest launch on Xbox Series X/S.

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Resident Evil Village did not hit the same UK launch numbers of Capcom’s 2019 remake Resident Evil 2, nor did it hit the same launch numbers of 2017’s Resident Evil VII. It should be noted that with each passing year, sales lean further toward digital sales, so Village‘s true impact is yet to be ascertained. Assuredly, however, it has definitely been a hit.

Elsewhere in the charts Housemarque’s PS5 release Returnal has already dropped out of the Top Ten, now sitting at number 15. Nintendo’s snap-happy New Pokemon Snap shifts from number one to number two, while the remainder of the Top Ten is mostly rounded out with other Switch releases, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Ring Fit Adventure, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: May 8, 2021
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)

1. Resident Evil Village – Capcom
2. New Pokémon Snap – Nintendo
3. FIFA 21 – Electronic Arts
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
6. Minecraft – Nintendo
7. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – Nintendo
8. Grand Theft Auto V – Take-Two Interactive
9. Ring Fit Adventure – Nintendo
10. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – Activision

U.K. video game charts [GamesIndustry.biz]

Chris Moyse
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