Ace Combat 7 Hits Biggest UK Launch Ever, Mario Tops Charts

Published: January 22, 2019 11:46 PM /


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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, the first franchise title in a long while, just released, and with it came respectable sales numbers.

According to the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE), Ace Combat hit second place regarding physical sales in the United Kingdom. It was most popular on the PlayStation 4, with 76% of buyers playing there. The version on Sony's system also included a VR mode which helped to push sales. Historically, this was the franchise’s most successful launch in the UK.

That said, the game was still beaten out by New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch. This Mario title is a port the Wii U’s New Super Mario Bros U and stayed at number one even with a 43% sales drop from last week.

The entire top ten for the week ending January 19th is as follows:

  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

As we can see, Red Dead Redemption 2 is going strong with Black Ops IIII close behind it. The Crash Bandicoot and Spyro remasters are still holding on, with GTA V and Mario Kart 8: Deluxe being long-time charters.

Last week saw the release of Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition debut in 9th place, though it is now in 32nd after dropping 71 percent. Conversely, Resident Evil 7 saw some additional sales with the impending release of Resident Evil 2 later this week. Capcom’s latest moved up to 28th in the charts.

We also see Kingdom Hearts 3, Metro Exodus, Crackdown 3, and Far Cry: New Dawn coming in the next weeks, so expect the chart to see a bit of a shake-up.

Do you think any of these newer titles will take over the top position? Let us know in the comments below!


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PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date
January 18, 2019 (Calendar)
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