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Super Mario holds off Ace Combat 7 in UK video games chart

New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe retains No.1 in the UK games chart despite competition from Ace Combat 7.

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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe retains No.1 in the UK games chart, despite strong competition from Ace Combat 7.

Bandai Namco’s Ace Combat series has its biggest ever debut in the latest Ukie/GFK Top 40, the chart that tracks physical video game sales in the UK.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown enters the chart at No.2, held off the top spot by Nintendo Switch-exclusive, New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, which stays at No.1 for a second week.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 remain steady at No.3 and No.4, and EA’s FIFA 19 falls three places to No.5.

Elsewhere in the chart, Marvel’s Spider-Man leaps up ten places to No.12, and JRPG remake, Tales Of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, tumbles out of the top ten, falling 23 places to No. 32.

Anticipation for Resident Evil 2 – out this week on PS4 and Xbox One – sees Resident Evil 7 make a return to the chart at No.28.

Ukie/GfK Chart-Track Top Ten – 19 January 2019

  1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  2. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2
  4. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4
  5. FIFA 19
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Crash Bandicoot N.sane Trilogy
  10. Spyro Reignited Trilogy

You can see the full Top 40 for the week ending January 19, 2019 at the Ukie website.

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