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Red Dead Redemption 2 scores 2018's biggest second week at UK retail

Football Manager 2019 comes in at No.9 in physical form

Red Dead Redemption 2 retains the No.1 spot at UK physical games retail.

Sales fell 51% week-on-week, which is an impressive result for a AAA action game in its second week on the market. In fact, it is the most successful second week for a game recorded all year (all the more impressive when you consider that FIFA 19 had this year's biggest opening weekend).

The big new release in the charts this week is Football Manager 2019 from Sega. As a PC release, the game would have primarily sold digitally (it's No.1 in the Steam charts) but it was released physically as well, and debuts at No.9.

Just ahead of it at No.8 is the LEGO Harry Potter Collection. Although it's technically a re-entry (it was previously available on PS4), the game jumps 683% in sales on the back of its launch on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. The game arrives just in time for the new Fantastic Beasts movie next week, so expect it to hang around.

It's one of four LEGO games in the charts - with LEGO DC Super-Villains at No.12, LEGO The Incredibles at No.24 and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 at No.32.

Also receiving a bump in sales this week - driven by a new platform release - is Diablo III: Eternal Collection. The game's arrival on Switch this week sees the Blizzard game reach No.12.

One new game that didn't chart this week is Taiko No Tatusujin: Drum 'n' Fun on Nintendo Switch. Although it does debut at No.11 in the Switch charts. There was a version of the game that came with its own drum accessory.

The rest of the chart is as you'd expect, with the new Call of Duty at No.2, FIFA at No.3 and continued strong sales of Forza Horizon 4 keeping it at No.4. Spider-Man rounds off the Top Five at No.5, knocking Assassin's Creed Odyssey down a spot.

It's a relatively quiet week for games this week. The next batch of big games arrives on Tuesday, November 13th with the arrival of Fallout 76, Spyro Re-Ignited Trilogy and Hitman 2.

Here is the UKIE/GfK Top 10 for week ending November 3rd.

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Red Dead Redemption 2
2 2 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
3 3 FIFA 19
4 4 Forza Horizon 4
6 5 Spider-Man
5 6 Assassin's Creed Odysseyy
10 7 Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
Re-Entry 8 LEGO Harry Potter Collection
New Entry 9 Football Manager 2019
12 10 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
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