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Resident Evil: Village beats Miitopia to No.1 | UK Boxed Charts

Capcom's hit returned to the top of charts with a comfortable margin

Resident Evil: Village has reclaimed the top spot of the UK physical charts, despite a 61% drop in sales week-on-week.

Capcom's game had previously fallen to No.2 following the release of EA's Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, but a quiet week at retail helped the title to resurface. It mainly sold on PlayStation consoles, with 44% of the sales going to PS4 and 29% going to PS5.

Resident Evil: Village was far ahead of this week's No.2, the Switch version of Miitopia. However, launch sales for the latter were up 36% compared to when it first launched on 3DS in July 2017, a few months after the Switch released. At the time, the title debuted at No.7 in the UK weekly charts.

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition dropped to No.3 for its second week in the charts, with a 76% drop in sales week-on-week, which was to be expected. Once again, the title sold primarily on PS4, with 72% of the sales going to Sony's platform versus 28% for Xbox One.

After an excellent performance last week due to PS5 stock coming to the UK market, Spider-Man: Miles Morales dropped one place to No.4 with a 45% decrease in sales week-on-week.

Meanwhile, Rust debuted on consoles and charted at No.11. Sales for Deep Silver's title were fairly balanced between PS4 (54%) and Xbox One (46%).

There were no other new entries in the Top 40 this week.

Having previously debuted at No.5, Subnautica: Below Zero made it to No.14, with a 60% drop in sales week-on-week.

Once again, the top of the charts was largely dominated by Nintendo Switch titles, with usual suspects Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario 3D world + Bowser's Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Minecraft and New Pokémon Snap all within the top ten.

Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending May 22, 2021:

Last Week This Week Title
2 1 Resident Evil: Village
New entry 2 Miitopia
1 3 Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
3 4 Spider-Man: Miles Morales
6 5 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
9 6 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
11 7 Grand Theft Auto V
8 8 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
7 9 Minecraft (Switch)
10 10 New Pokémon Snap

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Marie Dealessandri joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2015 at B2B magazine MCV. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

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