Red Dead Redemption 2 has topped the charts in the UK this holiday based on a report from the UK Interactive Games Charts (Ukie).
Ukie is a non-profit organization that supports and represents games released in the UK and analyses the entertainment industry for video games. It data-tracks large and small companies and covers apps, games, esports, PC, online, and even VR.
Their report for 2018 shows that RDR2 has made the top of the charts.
With its immersive campaign and its recently released online mode, Red Dead Online, the game has had two chances to really boost itself to the top. With a delayed release for the online mode, the game has had multiple chances to make headlines and gain massive exposure from news outlets. This has probably been a contributing factor to the game’s popularity.
FIFA and Call of Duty place second and third respectively behind RDR2. Those two series roll out around the same time every year and have held the top positions for the past 6 years- only having been topped by Skyrim back in 2011.
Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar’s previous game before Red Dead Redemption 2, has been considered the most profitable game in entertainment history (in terms of games).
Even though GTA V is dated now, the game still has constnat updates for free andd tops monthly sales charts even though the game is now 5 years old. Ports to current-gen consoles and PC over the course of the game’s history helped “refresh” the game’s relativity.
Here’s the official Ukie chart for the top 10 games for Week 51 this year:
- Red Dead Redemption 2 – Rockstar Games
- FIFA 19 – EA Sports
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Activision
- Battlefield V – EA Games
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Nintendo
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy – Activision
- Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
- Marvel’s Spider-Man – Sony Computer Entertainment
- Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy – Activision
- Forza Horizon 4 – Microsoft