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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice edges The Division 2 in UK charts

Published: 10:30, 26 March 2019
Two samurai fighting in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Why don't you pick on someone your own size?

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has finally launched and it managed to beat Ubisoft's The Division 2, albeit only by 800 copies. Nevertheless, a close win is still a win, and we're sure neither Activision nor From Software will really mind.

So, Tenchu's spiritual successor has still managed to snatch the win, which is a success considering that it's the only newcomer to the top 10 list.

As far as platforms go, the PlayStation 4 edition of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has blown the competition out of the water, as Sony's platform was responsible for 80 per cent of sales. PC sales amounted to measly 1 per cent, with the rest being Xbox One. 

It's been a while since From Software managed a first place in UK's physical sales. Last time they pulled it off, it was 2016 and they launched Dark Souls III.

The trend of diminishing physical sales continues, as Sekiro moved about half of what Dark Souls III did. You could argue that Dark Souls is a more established franchise, but physical sales have been steadily dropping for just about everyone.  

Ubisoft's The Division 2 has taken a 46 per cent hit compared to the week before, which is actually an excellent result for the second week on the shelves. 

FIFA 19 seems to be dead set on becoming a mainstay in the top 10 list, followed by GTA V, which is also keen on defying the odds for as long as possible, albeit its position has a lot to do with Rockstar's discounts. 

Massive Entertainment Picture of the Capitol Building in The Division 2 The Division 2

It's pretty strange seeing GTA V, which will be six years old this September, beat the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2, but discounts tend to do that after all. 

Far Cry: New Dawn has also made it back into the elite company, also thanks to a hefty discount by Ubisoft. 

The remainder of the list is as follows:

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Division 2
  • FIFA 19
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Far Cry: New Dawn
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by From Software and Activision

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, can this game be any more gorgeous?

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