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Red Dead Redemption 2 strolls into 2019 as first placed in UK

Published: 18:41, 02 January 2019
Rockstar Games
Arthur Morgan riding his horse on a snowy field, heading towards a mountain.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an absolutely gorgeous looking game.

We've already said that it would be quite symbolic if Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 won the last remaining week in the UK physical sales chart and that's exactly how it went down, with FIFA 19 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 following.

Red Dead Redemption 2 sales have dropped off a bit after several weeks of impressive performances, only for Rockstar's game to return to the top of UK's all-formats chart a few weeks later. This means that RDR2's second stint at the top is now in its third week.

All things considered, awards and accolades are not the only things that grace Rockstar masterpiece and it looks like Red Dead Redemption 2 sales will keep up. Its 725m opening weekend has already set records, outrunning even the Avengers' latest cinematic outing, which is no small feat.

FIFA 19 traditionally does better during the footballing season and EA's football simulation hasn't left the top 10 for a while. It's been gaining ground on Red Dead Redemption 2 as well and it's likely that it'll catch up with it pretty soon. Not this week though, as it had to settle for second place.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 remained in third place and it would've been followed by its arch-rival Battlefield V had there not been for the uptake in sales of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Battlefield V had to settle for fifth place but while we're sure EA and DICE would rather see it in first place, they could do much worse than a stable mid-table ranking since launch.

Microsoft A McLaren and Land Rover vehicles in Forza Horizon 4 Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 has been the only game that moved for more than a single place, leapfrogging a few games to go from tenth to sixth place. As usual, we're talking about physical sales so the chart is not representative of actual sales. That being said, here's the rest of the list:

  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • FIFA 19
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Battlefield V
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Spider-Man

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Gameplay footage reveal gallery

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A man with an axe running through a forest in SCUM
Rockstar Games have released the first gameplay video of Red Dead Redemption 2 that featured a narrator explaining the differences between the first game and the highly anticipated sequel. You can see the entire gameplay video here.

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