Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Tops UK Sales Charts In 1st Week

From Software's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has claimed the top spot on the game sales charts in the United Kingdom in the first week of its release, per the GFK Chart-Track.

The latest installment from the Soulsborne series launched on March 22 and has since knocked off Tom Clancy's The Division 2, the top-selling game of the previous week, pushing it down to No.2.

EA's FIFA 19 has moved up a spot, creeping into third place, with Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto 5 slipping down to the fourth while their Red Dead Redemption 2 has gone down to No.5.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sits at No.6, above seventh-placed The Lego Movie 2 Videogame, while Forza Horizon 4 and Far Cry New Dawn are eighth and ninth, with New Super Marios Bros. U Deluxe keeping its 10th position from last week.

Here's a list of the top 20 sellers below:

  1. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 
  2. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  3. FIFA 19
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. The Lego Movie 2 Videogame
  8. Forza Horizon 4
  9. Far Cry New Dawn
  10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  11. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  12. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  13. Devil May Cry 5
  14. Super Mario Oddysey
  15. Anthem
  16. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!
  17. Super Mario Party
  18. Battlefield V
  19. Minecraft
  20. Legend Of Zelda: Breath of The Wild

via xbox.com

Sekiro, meanwhile, has received a warm reception from the gaming community despite it being very different from the rest of the Soulsborne games. The title is already tied with Resident Evil 2 as the best-reviewed Xbox One game of 2019, according to Forbes, and its difficult gameplay hasn't worked against it as players have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.

Where Dark Souls preaches patience and defending in plentitude, Sekiro seems to be all about aggression. And it supplies plenty of avenues to let loose; the only catch is that you're very likely to be mercilessly killed (very frequently), but that's also okay as word is it can't help but bring out the masochist in everyone who plays it.

The game has only been out a few days but, judging from the rave reviews so far, it appears set to make its studio some major bank.

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