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Anthem scores an easy win in UK retail, Far Cry: New Dawn second

Published: 09:24, 25 February 2019
picture showing Javelin from Anthem

For all the dust kicked up over Anthem not really being up to code, the game didn't seem to have much trouble in UK's retail. BioWare's shooter came in comfortably first, displacing last week's winner, Ubisoft's Far Cry 5: New Dawn.

It's well worth saying that there were no other new releases to steal Anthem's wind, although it doesn't make the win any less important. Of course, we're talking about physical releases and we're sure adding digital would probably inflate this figure significantly. 

Interestingly, Anthem seems to be most popular on PlayStation 4, as PS4 sales made 54 per cent of the game's total sales. Xbox One owners account for 40 per cent, while the master race only made for 6 per cent of sales.

Far Cry: New Dawn went down to second place after a 43 per cent on-week hit in sales, which is actually a great result for the second week, not to mention that we're not really talking about a full-fledged instalment in the franchise.

FIFA 19 keeps gathering steam, this time around thanks to some price drops, and EA's game saw a 44 per cent on-week sales increase, helping it to third place. 

Rockstar's cowboy masterpiece Red Dead Redemption 2 also dropped a single place to accommodate the newcomer.

Metro: Exodus comes in fifth after a 55 per cent drop, which is again considered a good result for the second week. 

Forza Horizon 4 also had some price drops to thank for its huge performance boost, with Playground's racing game leapfrogging nine spots to go from last week's 15th place to this week's sixth.

Ubisoft Picture of some people in post apocalyptic Hope County Far Cry New Dawn

The rest of the titles mostly stayed in a pack towards the end of the table, with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate doing just enough to creep into the top 10. 

Remainder of the top 10 chart is as follows:

  • Anthem
  • Far Cry: New Dawn
  • FIFA 19
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Metro: Exodus
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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