Resident Evil 7 Dethrones GTA V for Top Spot on the UK Sales Charts This Week

on January 30, 2017 8:28 AM

The fourth week of the 2017 UK Sales Charts are in, and we have a new top dog: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, which debuted last week onJanuary 24, 2017.

Capcom and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard weren’t the only ones to propel themselves into the Top 40, as Week 4 includes 5 new games. As for former number one, Grand Theft Auto V, it may have dropped out the of number one spot after two weeks atop the charts, but at least it wasn’t a far drop for Rockstar, who now sits at number two with the mega hit. For now, it hasn’t managed to join the elusive list of 4 games that have managed at number one on the All Formats Top 40 for 12 weeks.

As mentioned above, there are five new releases to crack the Top 40, Resident Evil 7 is one of them, and the other four are console exclusive to PS4. These four include, Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter (debuting at number 3), Sega’s Yakuza 0 (debuting at number 8), Bandai Namco’s Tales of Berseria (debuting at number 14, despite only releasing on Friday), and Bandai Namco’s Digimon World: Next Order (debuting at number 24).

Notably, Resident Evil 7 is the 3rd best week 1 debut for the series, with the week 1 record currently sitting with 2009’s Resident Evil 5. Resident Evil in general is Capcom’s most successful brand in the UK, and just sits outside the Top 30 all time brands since arrival in 1996.

Also notable: the 500GB Glacier White Edition Playstation 4 arrived last week, and accounted for a quarter of all PS4’s sold for the week. PlayStation exclusive Gravity Rush 2 is also nowhere to be seen, after debuting last week at number 16.

Here’s the full Top 40 for Week 4 2017:

Last Week This Week Title Age Rating Publisher
1 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
1 2 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
3 KINGDOM HEARTS HD II.8 FINAL CHAPTER PEGI 12+ SQUARE ENIX
2 4 FIFA 17 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
3 5 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
6 6 ROCKET LEAGUE PEGI 3+ 505 GAMES
4 7 BATTLEFIELD 1 PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
8 YAKUZA 0 PEGI 18+ SEGA
5 9 WATCH DOGS 2 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
7 10 STEEP PEGI 12+ UBISOFT
9 11 MAFIA III PEGI 18+ 2K
11 12 WWE 2K17 PEGI 16+ 2K
10 13 OVERWATCH PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
14 TALES OF BERSERIA PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
18 15 FINAL FANTASY XV PEGI 16+ SQUARE ENIX
15 16 POKEMON SUN PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
14 17 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
12 18 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
17 19 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
37 20 GUITAR HERO LIVE PEGI 12+ ACTIVISION
8 21 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
19 22 POKEMON MOON PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
21 23 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
24 DIGIMON WORLD: NEXT ORDER PEGI 7+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
24 25 ASSASSIN’S CREED: THE EZIO COLLECTION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
26 26 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
20 27 TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
25 28 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
30 29 UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
22 30 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
27 31 JUST DANCE 2017 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
32 32 NBA 2K17 PEGI 3+ 2K
29 33 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
34 TITANFALL 2 PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
35 FAR CRY PRIMAL PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
31 36 DISHONORED 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
33 37 SUPER MARIO MAKER PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
34 38 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE – COMPLETE ADV. PEGI 12+ TELLTALE GAMES
39 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
38 40 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE

 

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