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Red Dead Redemption 2 has made a return to the top of the UK sales charts, where it will presumably remain through the all-important holiday period. It’s the first number one for the Western in four weeks, but a 19 per cent rise in pre-Christmas sales for the critically acclaimed Rockstar Games release saw it return to the summit. FIFA 19 jumped 30 per cent week-over-week to take second, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – buoyed by a £10 discount – finished up in third place.

Interestingly, all three of the aforementioned titles now account for a total of four million physical units sold in the UK, which is a huge tally for the region – especially when it doesn’t include rising digital sales.

Elsewhere in the charts, Spyro: Reignited Trilogy rebounded after a small price cut, while Marvel’s Spider-Man also leaped 68 per cent to take ninth position. PlayStation VR bundles saw a whole host of virtual reality titles occupy the lower spots of the Top 40, with PSVR Worlds being the top performer in 26th position.

UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 15th December, 2018

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2
  2. FIFA 19
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  4. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  5. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  6. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy
  7. Battlefield V
  8. Forza Horizon 4
  9. Marvel's Spider-Man
  10. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

[via gamesindustry.biz]