By now, there's little doubt that Rockstar's Western Red Dead Redemption 2 has etched its name on the year 2018, despite launching relatively late in the year, so it's perhaps only fitting to see it keep up the heat in the last few weeks.
Sales of Red Dead Redemption 2's physical copies took a back seat for a few weeks, only to return to first place last week. Knowing the sort of impact Rockstar's game has had, it would probably be symbolic if it won the last week of 2018 as well, especially since it's already the Christmas number one.
After last week's 19 per cent boost, Red Dead Redemption 2's sales increased by another 26 per cent, which is not at all bad for the game's second stint in first place.
The competition isn't making it easier though, as FIFA 19's last week's sales increase of 30 per cent was followed up with this week's jump of as much as 45 per cent. The UK obviously loves its football so we're yet to see whether Rockstar can keep the heat off for another week.
Activision and Treyarch's shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 saw a 27 increase in sales compared to the week before and while its popularity in the UK is said to be seriously lagging behind the US, its performance was enough to keep it in third place.
Battlefield V showed signs of life as well, with DICE's game climbing up from seventh to fourth place. Note that EA's 55 per cent discount had a lot to do with the result and we somehow doubt the companies are ecstatic over dollar sales.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is hanging around in fifth and it seems to be clear by now that the likes of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Spider-Man are hell-bent on sticking around. The remainder of the top 10 all-format physical sales chart is as follows:
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- FIFA 19
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
- Battlefield V
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Forza Horizon 4