Resident Evil 2 is Capcom’s Biggest Launch In 2 Years, Tops UK Charts

Published: January 28, 2019 11:30 AM /


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Though it may only be a remake, Resident Evil 2 is pulling in gamers just like it did back in 1998 on the PlayStation 1.

According to United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment (UKIE,) Capcom’s latest has topped the All Formats Chart, beating out New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown regarding physical sales in the UK for the week ending January 26th. While we’re just starting 2019, Resident Evil 2 is the biggest launch of the year so far, and “Capcom’s biggest launch since Resident Evil 7: Biohazard exactly two years ago,” reads the UKIE blog post.

Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 are back in the top 3, mostly reclaiming their spots from the end of 2018. The top 10 titles are as follows:

  1. Resident Evil 2
  2. Red Dead Redemption 2
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  4. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  5. FIFA 19
  6. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
It’s nice to see some 2019 launches sprinkled in with the long-time charters. Grand Theft Auto V, Crash Bandicoot, and Mario Kart are usually on there, and Smash, Red Dead, and Black Ops IIII have charted every week since each launched in late 2018. That said, Resident Evil 2’s place should be no surprise - the game is a faithful recreation of the past, but built for a modern audience with a third-person perspective and tighter controls.

Of course, tomorrow Kingdom Hearts 3 is finally releasing. Square Enix's decade-long venture will almost certainly top the charts come next week. But soon afterward is Metro Exodus, Crackdown 3, and Far Cry: New Dawn. With such a packed release schedule, it will be interesting to see which titles stick within the top 10.

What do you think of the current top 10? Will one of your favorite new releases crack the charts? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Max Moeller
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