Red Dead Redemption 2 Dominates on UK Sales Chart Becoming the Second Fastest-Selling Game of the Year

Red Dead Redemption 2's first week on the market has proved to do incredibly well for Rockstar over in the UK.

on October 29, 2018 10:11 AM

The 43rd week of the year has come and gone and surprising absolutely no one, Red Dead Redemption 2 has taken hold of the top spot on the UK sales chart for the week.

Red Dead Redemption 2 hasn’t just now surpassed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for the number one position, it also debuts as Rockstar’s strongest release of this console generation. That’s unsurprising considering their only other major release, Grand Theft Auto V, was previously on Xbox 360 and PS3. Additionally, 68% of copies bought for Red Dead Redemption 2 were purchased on PS4.

According to GamesIndustry.bizRed Dead Redemption 2 is also now the second fastest-selling game of the year in the UK losing out to only FIFA 19. It has also become the third-fastest selling non-FIFA game to release this generation only coming in behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops III. With these numbers in mind, I’m really interested in seeing how it performed here in the United States.

As for other entries on the list this week, Black Ops 4 and FIFA 19 each moved down one spot to second and third respectively. Forza Horizon 4 actually found itself jumping up one spot this week into fourth while Assassin’s Creed Odyssey dropped down to the number 5 spot.

Check out the full top-40 list for last week below.

Last Week This Week Title Age Rating Publisher
1 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
1 2 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
2 3 FIFA 19 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
5 4 FORZA HORIZON 4 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
3 5 ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
4 6 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
6 7 LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
7 8 SUPER MARIO PARTY PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
10 9 SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
9 10 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
27 11 FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
13 12 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
15 13 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
11 14 WWE 2K19 PEGI 16+ 2K
20 15 LEGO THE INCREDIBLES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
21 16 PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
17 PAW PATROL: ON A ROLL! PEGI 3+ OUTRIGHT GAMES
16 18 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
18 19 MINECRAFT PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
20 PREY PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
21 NICKELODEON KART RACERS PEGI 3+ MAXIMUM GAMES
24 22 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
23 MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICE PEGI 12+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
24 JUST DANCE 2019 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
8 25 SOULCALIBUR VI PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
31 26 TEKKEN 7 PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
28 27 SONIC MANIA PLUS PEGI 3+ SEGA
28 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: MORROWIND PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
25 29 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
29 30 ASTRO BOT RESCUE MISSION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
38 31 ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITION PEGI 3+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
35 32 PROJECT CARS 2 PEGI 3+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
33 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
26 34 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
19 35 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
33 36 HELLO NEIGHBOR PEGI 7+ GEARBOX PUBLISHING
32 37 F1 2018 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
22 38 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
36 39 MARIO TENNIS ACES PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
30 40 MARIO KART 7 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
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Logan Moore is a Staff Writer at DualShockers located out of Indianapolis. He is also an audio and video production student at IUPUI who spends his free time podcasting at Model Citizens Media or micro-managing his fantasy baseball team.