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Anthem Debuts at the Top of the UK Charts, Sales Down 52% Compared to Mass Effect: Andromeda

Anthem Debuts at the Top of the UK Charts, Sales Down 52% Compared to Mass Effect: Andromeda - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 March 2019 / 3,475 Views

Anthem has debuted at the top of the UK charts, according to GfK/UKIE for the week ending February 23. The game has sold 52 percent less at retail than BioWare's Mass Effect: Andromeda. The digital market is growing on a yearly basis, so it is likely Anthem performed much better on the digital market. 

54 percent of Anthem sales were on the PlayStation 4, followed by the Xbox One at 40 percent and six percent for Windows PC.

Far Cry New Dawn dropped to second in it second week with a 43 percent drop on sales. Metro Exodus drops to fifth as sales declined 55 percent. Crackdown 3 dropped from 13th to 26th as sales fell 51 percent. 

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles (combined sales):

  1. Anthem
  2. Far Cry New Dawn
  3. FIFA 19
  4. Red Dead Redemption 2
  5. Metro: Exodus
  6. Forza Horizon 4
  7. New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
  8. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  10. Super Smash Bros Ultimate

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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shikamaru317 (on 25 February 2019)

If you're wondering how it compared to other recent MMO lite games on console in the UK: 10% of Destiny 1 retail sales in the UK | 23% of Destiny 2 | 13% of The Division | 53% of Fallout 76

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HylianSwordsman shikamaru317 (on 25 February 2019)

So you can't really write it off as digital share growing then. Fallout 76 did terrible, just last year, so to get half of that...yikes.

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shikamaru317 shikamaru317 (on 25 February 2019)

Not only that, but Anthem had a better release window than Fallout 76. Fallout 76 released in a busy Holiday just a couple of weeks after RDR2, which was massively popular. To still lose to Fallout 76 shows just how badly it flopped.

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VAMatt (on 25 February 2019)

Didn't the game just release in the 22nd? If so, this would account for just 2 days of sales

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shikamaru317 VAMatt (on 25 February 2019)

Mass Effect Andromeda only released 1 day earlier in the week, so still a pretty fair comparison.

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loy310 (on 26 February 2019)

BW is certainly on a downwards spiral, they must have been brain drianed years ago, i swear all the talet must have left that studio a while back.
2 horrible games in a row from their “A” and “B” teams.
Just wow!

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hunter_alien (on 26 February 2019)

Good. Bioware is a shadow of it's former self, and this game proves it. Anthem looked "meh" from day one, but boy it turned out to be worse. As much as people like to hate on EA (rightfully so) it is obvious that there is some serious lack of leadership inside Bioware as well.

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mjk45 (on 25 February 2019)

As someone who enjoyed MA: A all I can say is. Joy to the world joy joy to you and me.

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KLAMarine mjk45 (on 25 February 2019)

MA: A?

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mjk45 mjk45 (on 25 February 2019)

MA: A should have been ME: A for Mass Effect Andromeda but i'm an idiot.

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