Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice cuts a swathe through the UK Charts

Nippon Ichi

It’s all change in the UK Charts once again, as From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has cut through the competition and debuted at the top of the UK Charts. The challenging ninja/samurai adventure usurps Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 after just one week, which itself pushed off Capcom’s Devil May Cry 5 after just one week. This makes Sekiro the seventh number one in the UK this year, and it’s only March! Busy days.

Elsewhere in the charts, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V has succeeded in pushing past their own Red Dead Redemption 2 for the first time since the latter’s release. The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame somehow continues to hang around in the Top Ten, while Electronic Arts’ Battlefield V has made a re-entry at number 18, as fans dive back into the trenches for its new battle royale mode, Firestorm.

Mario continues to be one of the UK’s most consistently selling brands, with Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at number six, Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe at ten, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at number 11 and finally Super Mario Odyssey at number 14.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: March 23 2019
(Chart reflects in-store sales only)

1. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Activision
2. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – Ubisoft
3. FIFA 19 – Electronic Arts
4. Grand Theft Auto V – Take 2
5. Red Dead Redemption 2
– Take 2
6. Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
– Nintendo
7. The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame – Warner Bros
8. Forza Horizon 4 – Microsoft
9. Far Cry New Dawn – Ubisoft
10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – Nintendo

U.K. video game charts
[GFK Chart-Track]

Chris Moyse
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