Devil May Cry 5 earns Capcom’s second UK number one of 2019

Devil May Cry 5 – Dante and co. are number one

Capcom have followed up Resident Evil 2 with another hit, as Chart-Track reveal just how few copies you need to sell to get into the top 40.

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Devil May Cry 5 has proven to be a successful comeback for the franchise, taking the number one spot in both UK charts and selling almost exactly the same as reboot DmC: Devil May Cry from 2013.

That may sound disappointing until you factor in the rise in digital sales over the last six years, which will mean Devil May Cry 5 sold considerably more overall.

Unusually though we do know exactly how much the game sold at retail as, whether by accident or design, Chart-Track has this week included actual sales figures, that show Devil May Cry 5 sold 20,872 physical copies.

The PlayStation 4 accounted for 80% of those sales, with the Xbox One version only managing to get to number four in the individual format charts.

Former number one Anthem saw its sales slip 62% in its third week, with the PlayStation 4 version falling straight out of the individual formats top 10.

Thanks to Chart-Track we know Anthem sold 4,974 physical copies last week, across all formats, beaten by Red Dead Redemption II which saw a 3% rise in sales and sold 5,980 copies.

The only other new release of the week was Square Enix’s critically mauled Left Alive, which snuck in at number 39 in the all formats chart with a paltry 947 copies sold.

This week’s big new release is Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, which although an online-focused title should still have little trouble unseating Devil May Cry 5 from the top spot.

UK individual formats chart – 9 March

1 (-) Devil May Cry 5 (PS4)
2 (3) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
3 (4) Red Dead Redemption II (PS4)
4 (-) Devil May Cry 5 (XO)
5 (7) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS)
6 (5) FIFA 19 (PS4)
7 (11)New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (NS)
8 (6) Far Cry: New Dawn (PS4)
9 (2) Anthem (XO)
10(8) The Lego Movie 2 Videogame (PS4)

UK all formats chart – 9 March

1 (-) Devil May Cry 5 (PS4/XO)
2 (5) Red Dead Redemption II (PS4/XO)
3 (8) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
4 (1) Anthem (PS4/XO/PC)
5 (2) FIFA 19 (PS4/XO/NS/360/PS3)
6 (3) Far Cry: New Dawn (PS4/XO/PC)
7 (4) The Lego Movie 2 Videogame (PS4/XO)
8 (9) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS)
9 (7) Metro Exodus (PS4/XO)
10(11)Grand Theft Auto V (PS4/XO/360/PS3/PC)

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