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Resident Evil 2 is back at the top of the UK charts, 20 years on from its original launch.

Capcom’s shiny remaster is the publisher’s biggest new arrival for two years – since Resident Evil 7 back in the same January slot in 2017. Resi 2’s launch numbers are a little lower (by around 18 per cent) than Resi 7, but this doesn’t factor in the rising percentage of digital copies sold.

(As ever, UK numbers company Chart-Track only counts boxed copies.)

What we can say for sure, though, is Resident Evil 2 beat the launch week sales of Monster Hunter World: Capcom’s big January release last year which went on to become the publisher’s best selling game ever.

And, if you’re counting, Resident Evil 2 is also the biggest game launch of 2019 so far – unsurprising, perhaps, since we’re only at the end of January.

The survival horror’s success is well deserved. In Eurogamer’s Resident Evil 2 review, Aoife named it a “a masterly reimagining of a modern classic”.


Here’s the full UK top 10:

  1. Resident Evil 2
  2. Shootin’ Tootin’ Cowboy Rootin’
  3. COD BLOPS 4
  4. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  5. FIFA 19
  6. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. GTA5
  10. Crash Trilogy

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