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Fire Emblem: Three Houses wins second week in the UK

Published: 10:00, 05 August 2019
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Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Koei Tecmo and Nintendo's JRPG, has managed a second successive win in the UK, although it was a tight race all the way to the finish. The only newcomer to the top 10 is Madden NFL 20, which came in fifth place.

We're talking about a Switch exclusive, of course, and the game saw a 60 per cent drop in sales compared to the week before.

Koei Tecmo nearly doubled the sales of the previous fastest-selling instalment, which was Fire Emblem: Awakening from 2013, but the drop meant FIFA 19 was breathing down its neck.

In fact, EA's sports simulation has lost to Fire Emblem: Three Houses by less than 100 units, so it's been a tight race indeed. Compared to its usual glaring best in the UK, FIFA 19 has had somewhat of a slump lately, but nothing like a new season to shake things up. 

Activision's blast from the past Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and Nintendo's Super Mario Maker 2 made the fourth and fifth spots their own, followed by the only newcomer to the top 10.

Madden NFL 20 launched on 02 August 2019 and it's still climbing the charts, although it's unlikely that it will match FIFA 19's performance. To be fair though, when it comes to recurring sales, not many games can.

Forever young Grand Theft Auto V climbed one spot to sixth place, and its longevity was once again proven by Rockstar's Diamond Casino & Resort , which was apparently their since the game launched in 2013.

Wolfenstein: Young Blood took a tumble from the second place all the way to eighth, while Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Minecraft clawed their way to the last two positions, at the expense of Codemasters' F1 2019 and Rockstar's Wild West masterpiece Red Dead Redemption 2.

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The remainder of the top 10 physical sales chart is as follows:

  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • FIFA 19
  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Madden NFL 20
  • GTA V
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Minecraft

FIFA 19, popular football simulation by EA's EA Sports division

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