Kingdom Hearts III Passes Resident Evil 2 for Number One Spot on Weekly UK Sales Chart

Kingdom Hearts III Passes Resident Evil 2 for Number One Spot on Weekly UK Sales Chart

After waiting nearly 15 years, it seems fans have put their money where their mouth is sending Kingdom Hearts III to the top of the UK charts this week.

Kingdom Hearts III’s launch last week wasn’t just one of the biggest for the month of January, but was likely one of the biggest releases of the entire year. As such, it should then come as no surprise that the long-awaited third installment in the numbered series from Square Enix found its way to the top of the UK sales chart last week.

Kingdom Hearts III took home the top position for the fifth week of the year and in the process surpassed Capcom’s Resident Evil 2. According to GamesIndustry.bizKingdom Hearts III nearly doubled sales compared to that of Kingdom Hearts II when it first released. Additionally, 82% of the game’s sales were for PS4, which isn’t a surprise in the slightest considering the series has largely been PlayStation-centric over the years. All in all, it was a very good debut for Sora and friends.

As mentioned, Capcom and Resident Evil 2 dropped into the second spot this week with the ever-lingering Red Dead Redemption 2 sitting at number three. The rest of the top five included FIFA 19 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which finished in third and fourth respectively. Other than KH3 and RE2, the rest of the top 5 is the same as it normally is.

The full top-40 list for last week can be found below.

Last Week This Week Title Age Rating Publisher
1 KINGDOM HEARTS III PEGI 12+ SQUARE ENIX
1 2 RESIDENT EVIL 2 PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
2 3 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
5 4 FIFA 19 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
3 5 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
4 6 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
8 7 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
7 8 SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
9 9 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
11 10 SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
6 11 ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN PEGI 12+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
10 12 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
16 13 FORZA HORIZON 4 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
34 14 SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
20 15 SUPER MARIO PARTY PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
22 16 JUST CAUSE 4 PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
17 17 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
12 18 ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
18 19 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
21 20 WWE 2K19 PEGI 16+ 2K
13 21 POKEMON: LET’S GO, PIKACHU! PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
15 22 NBA 2K19 PEGI 3+ 2K
23 23 BATTLEFIELD V PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
14 24 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
25 25 MINECRAFT PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
19 26 FORTNITE: DEEP FREEZE BUNDLE PEGI 12+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
29 27 LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTION PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
30 28 SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
28 29 JUST DANCE 2019 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
26 30 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
27 31 PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
32 LEGO THE INCREDIBLES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
35 33 HELLO NEIGHBOR PEGI 7+ GEARBOX PUBLISHING
24 34 FALLOUT 76 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
35 ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITION PEGI 3+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
37 36 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
37 DREAMWORKS DRAGONS DAWN OF NEW RIDERS PEGI 7+ OUTRIGHT GAMES
38 CARNIVAL GAMES PEGI 3+ 2K
31 39 POKEMON: LET’S GO, EEVEE! PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
33 40 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED PEGI 18+ PLAYSTATION HITS