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Final Fantasy VII Remake Debuts in 1st on the UK Charts

Final Fantasy VII Remake Debuts in 1st on the UK Charts - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 April 2020 / 4,971 Views

Final Fantasy VII Remake has debuted in first on the UK physical charts, according to GfK for the week ending April 11, 2020. Final Fantasy VII Remake did sell twice as many copies as the Resident Evil 3 remake sold during its launch the previous week.

Sales for the game at retail were about half of what Final Fantasy XV sold in its debut. However, with most retailers closed throughout the UK due to the government lockdown, the lower sales figures at retail doesn't mean the game is a failure. It is very likely the majority of people bought a digital copy of the game. It should also be noted Final Fantasy XV released during the holiday period in 2016. 

Despite the lockdown the number of games sold grew two percent last week. Over one million boxed games have been sold since the lockdown, which included the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizon. The number of physical games sold in the UK are up three percent year-over-year. However, just a few weeks ago it was down 20 percent.

Console hardware sales have also spiked over the last few weeks as consumers are stuck at home and are looking at forms of entertainment. Following a few weeks of decline, the Nintendo Switch sold strongly again this week as Nintendo shipped more units.

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles:

  1. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  4. FIFA 20
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  6. Forza Horizon 4
  7. Resident Evil 3
  8. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. The Last of Us Remastered

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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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5 Comments
Zenos (on 13 April 2020)

Another negative about this whole pandemic is that it will further damage the physical market. That being said I still expected it to sell more than XV. I'm curious if fans of the series are dubious about the story changes or the episodic format.

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Azzanation (on 15 April 2020)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Forza Horizon 4 still championing the racing genre over there it seems.

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Skixx (on 14 April 2020)

Its actually a huge number. Remember shops are closed so this probably from pre order number. Crazy

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KingofTrolls (on 14 April 2020)

Hadnt XV launch on Tuesday and FF7R on Friday? If yes thats mean ff7r>XV.

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 13 April 2020)

Even with the reasons you listed I'm still pretty shocked it only did half of XV. But if FF7R did 2x RE3R then XV must have done 4x that, so maybe it just had a much stronger UK launch than I thought.
Still expecting FF7R to have a stronger Famitsu launch than XV though. 700K should definitely be beatable, unless the digital ratio is extremely high.

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