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Anthem hangs on to No.1 in the UK video game chart

Anthem stays at No.1 in the latest UK video games chart from GfK and UKie.

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EA’s online looter shooter, Anthem, stays at No.1 in the latest UK video games chart from GfK and UKie.

Anthem holds on to the top spot for a second week in the UK video game chart, as three new entries shake up the Top Ten. The chart – which tracks UK game sales at retail – also sees FIFA 19 move back up to second spot, nudging Far Cry New Dawn down to third.

The highest new entry, at No.4, is The Lego Movie 2 Videogame, which was released on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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Codemasters’ Dirt Rally 2.0 also performed well, entering the chart at No.6, while Ubisoft’s motorcycle stunt racer, Trials Rising, pulls up at No.10. We are a little surprised to see Trials enter the chart so low. However, given the series’ history, it’s reasonable to expect that a high proportion of its sales were digital.

Elsewhere, Team Ninja’s Dead or Alive 6 limps in at No. 21, which is probably disappointing for some people.

Last week’s promotional Pokémon shenanigans give the Nintendo Switch’s Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! a bump, charting at No.22 and No.32 respectively.

Here is this week’s Top Ten.

Ukie/GfK Chart-Track Top Ten –  March 2, 2019

  1. Anthem
  2. FIFA 19
  3. Far Cry New Dawn
  4. The Lego Movie 2 Videogame
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2
  6. Dirt Rally 2.0
  7. Metro Exodus
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  10. Trials Rising: Gold Edition
You can see the full Top 40 for the week-ending March 2, 2019 at the GFK chart track website.

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