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Anthem remains in first place in UK physical sales chart

Published: 16:28, 04 March 2019
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Much has been said about EA and BioWare's looter shooter Anthem but if the physical sales are anything to go by - it's not doing half bad as it managed to hold onto first place in spite of three newcomers to UK's top 10 all-formats chart.

Unfortunately, none of the newcomers really came close to threatening Anthem's position, even though its sales dropped by 71 per cent compared to the week before .

Although these drops may appear a bit too high, they're normal for a game's second week on the shelves, as the initial hype all but wears off.

As we've come to expect from EA's football simulation, FIFA 19 has been huffing and puffing, clawing its way to second place, and it seems that the first week without new releases or some discounts will be enough to propel it back into first. 

Ubisoft's Far Cry: New Dawn has dropped one place and now sits in third place. Considering that we're not talking about a full-fledged Far Cry game but rather an offshoot, it's actually quite the result. 

Fourth place is reserved for the first newcomer to the top 10 list - The LEGO Movie 2: Videogame, displacing Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 to fifth.

Codemasters' return to Dirt franchise with Dirt Rally 2.0 seems to be going pretty well as the popular racing game reached sixth place on its debut. Moreover, its higher pricing meant that it was the second-best earner on the list, which is sure to alleviate at least some of the trouble caused by Onrush's lacklustre performance.

Metro: Exodus dropped two places to seventh, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate came in eighth and ninth place.

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The third and last newcomer to UK's top 10 all-formats chart is another Ubisoft game - Trials Rising: Gold Edition, with a pretty close split between PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

The remainder of the list is as follows:

  • Anthem
  • FIFA 19
  • Far Cry: New Dawn
  • The LEGO Movie 2: Videogame
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • Metro: Exodus
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  • Trials Rising: Gold Edition

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