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Fire Emblem: Three Houses beats Wolfenstein to top UK chart

Published: 11:05, 29 July 2019
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Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Switch exclusive Fire Emblem: Three Houses has topped the UK physical sales chart for the week ending on 27 July 2019. JRPG beat Bethesda's Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which sits in the second place. CTR: Nitro-Fueled dropped to third.

In a week that brought us a couple of major releases, Nintendo Switch exclusive from Koei Tecmo and Intelligent Systems - Fire Emblem: Three Houses - managed to take the first place on UK physical retail sales chart for the week ending on Saturday, 27 July 2019.

Furthermore, Fire Emblem: Three Houses week one sales were bigger than the last major instalment in the JRPG series - Fire Emblem Fates - which released in 2015.

Fire Emblem overthrew Beenox's Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled, which had three successful weeks at the top. However, the new releases, which also include Wolfenstein: Youngblood moved the remake of the iconic kart racer to third place.

Speaking about the new Wolfenstein, the shooter managed to reach the second place but its physical sales were not enough to top the chart which is a bit surprising since the game is priced at $30. However, low review scores on Metacritic and Steam could be one of the reasons for the second place. 

The rest of the list looks almost identical to the last week's chart with Super Mario Maker 2, FIFA 19 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order completing the top six. It's safe to say that Nintendo are dominating the charts with three titles.

Here is the full UKIE/GfK Top Ten list for the week ending 27 July 2019:

1 Fire Emblem: Three Houses

2. Wolfenstein: Youngblood

3. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

4. Super Mario Maker 2

5. FIFA 19

6. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

7. Grand Theft Auto V

8. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe

9. F1 2019

10. Red Dead Redemption 2

Bethesda Picture of Wolfenstein: Youngblood protagonists Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Keep in mind that the list only includes physical sales, not digital, which can be a bit misleading since digital sales saw a significant increase in the last few years.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood - a shooter by MachineGames and Arkane

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood

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