Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of those juggernaut blockbusters that appeals to all players regardless of a console’s audience, so Sony will be delighted with the performance of the game on its console. A very impressive 68 per cent of the sequel’s UK retail sales were made on the PlayStation 4, which is a huge split when you consider that the Xbox One is much more of a factor on these shores compared to the rest of Europe.
The general story surrounding Rockstar’s hugely anticipated release isn’t actually a record breaking one, however – although Chart-Track’s lack of digital continues to paint a partial picture of the British games industry. As it goes, the Western could not overturn FIFA 19, and so has to settle for the second largest launch of the year. When you consider that EA Sports’ soccer sim was also down year-over-year, it’s perhaps not what we’d expected.
Red Dead Redemption 2 could only manage 27 per cent of Grand Theft Auto V’s first week total, but the digital sales share was much smaller in 2013, and the latter game had an extra three days to rack up its unholy total. Rockstar’s latest did more than double its 2010 predecessor's debut, and again, it’s worth reiterating that this is without digital taken into account. It’s the third fastest-selling game of the generation in Britain – not including multiple FIFA instalments.
There were other new releases last week, but none of them made the top ten. Paw Patrol: On a Roll entered in 17th position, while Nickelodeon Kart Racers and My Hero One's Justice settled for 21st and 23rd place respectively. We’ve included the full top ten below.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 27th October, 2018
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
- FIFA 19
- Forza Horizon 4
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey
- Marvel's Spider-Man
- LEGO DC Super-Villains
- Super Mario Party
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy