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UK Chart: Red Dead Redemption 2 is back in the saddle

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Game's character firing from his pistols.
Red Dead Redemption 2

Arthur Morgan ain't done with the UK physical sales chart just yet as Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 comes back for its third stint on top, with EA's FIFA 19 back in second place and Kingdom Hearts III, last week's winner, in third.

Red Dead Redemption 2 sales increased by 14 per cent, which has proven enough to tip the scales in Rockstar's favour. Having managed five weeks across two stints on top, this is Red Dead's sixth week as the champ of UK's physical sales.

Obviously, RDR2 has become a mainstay of the chart and in case you needed a reminder of just how wildly popular it is, there's the fact it shipped 23 million units and how can forget its $725m opening weekend that puts other entertainment products to shame.

To be fair though, Red Dead did get some assistance from last week's winner, Kingdom Hearts III, whose 87 per cent dive meant it missed out on the second place as well. Note, however, that these drops are commonplace for second weeks on the shelves. 

Second place belongs to FIFA 19, who's back to its usual spot on the wings of a 6 per cent sales increase. In fact, you may recall Red Dead Redemption 2 and FIFA 19 spending quite a weeks in this formation.

Resident Evil 2 took a 67 per cent sales hit and dropped to fourth place, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe kept their positions.

Crash Bandicoot may have crashed out of the top 10 but it's got another nostalgiaware buddy to hold the fort as Spyro Reignited Trilogy leapfrogged Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Grand Theft Auto V to end up eighth.

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Interestingly, Rockstar are both first and last in the top 10, even though the two are five years apart. The rest of the chart looks like this:

  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • FIFA 19
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Grand Theft Auto V