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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.

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 WeekThis WeekTitleAge RatingPublisher
1RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2PEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
12CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4PEGI 18+ACTIVISION
23FIFA 19PEGI 3+EA SPORTS
54FORZA HORIZON 4PEGI 3+MICROSOFT
35ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEYPEGI 18+UBISOFT
46MARVEL’S SPIDER-MANPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
67LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINSPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
78SUPER MARIO PARTYPEGI 3+NINTENDO
109SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDERPEGI 18+SQUARE ENIX
910CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGYPEGI 7+ACTIVISION
2711FORZA MOTORSPORT 7PEGI 3+MICROSOFT
1312MARIO KART 8 DELUXEPEGI 3+NINTENDO
1513GRAND THEFT AUTO VPEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
1114WWE 2K19PEGI 16+2K
2015LEGO THE INCREDIBLESPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2116PLAYSTATION VR WORLDSPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
17PAW PATROL: ON A ROLL!PEGI 3+OUTRIGHT GAMES
1618SUPER MARIO ODYSSEYPEGI 7+NINTENDO
1819MINECRAFTPEGI 7+NINTENDO
20PREYPEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
21NICKELODEON KART RACERSPEGI 3+MAXIMUM GAMES
2422PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDSPEGI 16+MICROSOFT
23MY HERO ONE’S JUSTICEPEGI 12+BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
24JUST DANCE 2019PEGI 3+UBISOFT
825SOULCALIBUR VIPEGI 16+BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
3126TEKKEN 7PEGI 16+BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
2827SONIC MANIA PLUSPEGI 3+SEGA
28THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE: MORROWINDPEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
2529THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILDPEGI 12+NINTENDO
2930ASTRO BOT RESCUE MISSIONPEGI 7+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
3831ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITIONPEGI 3+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3532PROJECT CARS 2PEGI 3+BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
33DOOMPEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
2634LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2PEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
1935MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITIONPEGI 7+MICROSOFT
3336HELLO NEIGHBORPEGI 7+GEARBOX PUBLISHING
3237F1 2018PEGI 3+CODEMASTERS
2238RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARDPEGI 18+CAPCOM
3639MARIO TENNIS ACESPEGI 3+NINTENDO
3040MARIO KART 7PEGI 3+NINTENDO
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Logan Moore

Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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