Call of Duty: Modern Warfare holds on to the top of the UK charts

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has achieved a second week at the top of the UK charts amid a warm critical reception, fighting off pressure from the latest Nintendo Switch exclusive, Luigi’s Mansion 3.

Despite the newly-released Luigi’s Mansion 3 only managing to take second spot in the charts, it has still managed to become the most successful Switch launch of 2019, beating off stiff competition from Super Mario Maker 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Luigi’s Mansion 3’s extra day on sale compared to the other two will have helped that (it released on a Thursday as opposed to a Friday), but it’s still quite an achievement for Luigi to usurp both his brother and his fellow green-wearing Nintendo favourite Link. We’re really enjoying Luigi’s Mansion 3 – you can expect to find our review up by the end of the week.

Elsewhere in the charts, FIFA 20 has dropped down a place into third to make way for Luigi’s Mansion 3, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has jumped two places in fourth, representing another strong week for the worlds favourite karting franchise. The Outer Worlds has dropped a place into fifth due to Mario Kart’s strong week, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint has gained a couple of places to take sixth position despite its early problems. Get-fit-while-you-play-games title Ring Fit Adventure has held firm in seventh place, while Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville has gained a place to take eighth. Grand Theft Auto V and Medievil round out the top ten, with GTA V gaining two places to reappear in the top ten and Medievil tumbling five places into tenth.

Outside of the top ten, Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King has debuted in the charts in twelfth place, and there’s a big eleven place tumble for WWE 2K20, which has fallen from third place into fourteenth amid a lot of criticism and attention over the numerous bugs that are present in the game.

You can check out the top ten below, or you can see the full chart here. Remember that UKIE only track physical sales, so this chart isn’t representative of all sales.

Position Game
1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
2 Luigi’s Mansion 3
3 FIFA 20
4 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
5 The Outer Worlds
6 Ghost Recon Breakpoint
7 Ring Fit Adventure
8 Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville
9 Grand Theft Auto V
10 Medievil

 

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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