Top 10 UK Sales Chart: Anthem Stays On Top

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Anthem takes the No.1 spot on the UK sales chart for the week ending March 2, 2019. As confirmed by sales monitor Chart-Trak, EA and BioWare's loot driven shooter manages to fend off competition from three new arrivals to hold on to the top spot for the second week in a row.

At No.2 is FIFA 19, another title developed and published by EA, and it is followed by Ubisoft's Far Cry: New Dawn at No.3. The first of the three new entries in the top 10, The Lego Movie 2 Videogame, debuts at No.4, ahead of Red Dead Redemption 2 at No.5.

Codemasters' Dirt Rally 2.0, spends its first week at No.6, with Deep Silver's Metro Exodus at No.7 and Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 Deluxe--now in its 97th week on the chart--at No.8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, another Nintendo title, is at No.9, with Ubisoft's Trials Rising: Gold Edition making its debut at No.10.

You can read the full top 10 sales chart for this week below, courtesy of UKIE and GfK Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.

  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

In GameSpot's Anthem review, Kallie Plagge awarded it a 6/10, saying it "has good ideas, but it struggles significantly with the execution."

She continued: "It's a co-op game that works best with no one talking; it buries genuinely interesting character moments and puts its most incomprehensible story bits at the forefront; its combat is exciting until you get to the boss fights and find your wings have been clipped.

"Even the simple, exhilarating act of flying is frequently interrupted by the limitations of your javelin, and you never quite shake that feeling of disappointment--of knowing, throughout the good parts of Anthem, that you'll inevitably come crashing back down."

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I think everyone who supports single player games should buy metro exodus no matter what platform you are on. I play Exodus on Xbox one and its truly amazing.

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Poor Crackdown 3.

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And the disappointment increases.

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They might as well start selling games that do not even boot.

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Considering there isn’t much in the way of new titles that have been released last week (that will change next week.) Anthem’s rise to the top of the charts shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

It will be interesting to see if Devil May Cry’s release this week (as well as all the other new games coming out this month.) will be the beginning of Anthem’s spiral down the charts or if like GTA 5 it will keep climbing its way back.

-WOULDN’T BET ON IT NINJA APPROVED-

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Wow! No GTAV? Finally!

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@everson_rm: Sure, it's right there:

GTA: Wild West edition

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@R4gn4r0k: Grand Theft Horse 2.

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@davillain-: At least is much better then GTA.

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Nothing really new came out so Anthem get's this justify victory until Devil May Cry 5 launches this Friday. But I'm sure The Division 2 will dethrone Anthem.

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@davillain-: The Division 2 has mire Quality and Quantity than Anthem ever had in concept.

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@wrestlingdude: I'm getting Division 2 cause their loot system is way more interesting and I like what I'm seeing too. So screw Anthem and hello Division 2 :)

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@davillain-: Can’t wait!

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