The Division 2 makes its debut at the top of the UK Charts

But sales fail to meet predecessor’s launch

Ubisoft’s tactical sequel Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 launched last week and has found itself hitting the number one spot in the UK Charts, usurping Capcom’s OTT hack ‘n’ slash title, Devil May Cry 5.

However, in what has to be the most repetitive story of the modern gaming era, Ubisoft’s tactical team title failed to capture even a quarter of the original Division’s launch sales, at least in terms of physical copies sold, further solidifying the inescapable truth that physical sales are dying out.

DMC 5 itself dropped several places to number six, while elsewhere in the charts niche anime title One Piece: World Seeker barely made any form of impact, debuting at number 28. Grand Theft Auto V, stubborn to the last, has succeeded in pushing itself back into the Top Three, halted only by Rockstar’s own Red Dead Redemption 2.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: March 16 2019
(Chart reflects in-store sales only)

1. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – Ubisoft
2. Red Dead Redemption 2 – Take 2
3. Grand Theft Auto V – Take 2
4. FIFA 19 – Electronic Arts
5. The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame – Warner Bros
6. Devil May Cry 5 –
7. Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
8. Far Cry New Dawn – Ubisoft
9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Nintendo
10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – Nintendo

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

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s and writing about them since the 1880s. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse