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Kingdom Hearts III takes top spot of the charts

The highly awaited Kingdom Hearts III has got off to a flying start, debuting at the top of the UK weekly charts to very good sales.

It sold almost as much as Resident Evil 2 did on its first week – Resi sold just six per cent more copies at launch than Kingdom Hearts III. Comparing it to previous entries in the franchise, Kingdom Hearts III’s launch sales were up an impressive 363 per cent compared to the latest release in the series, 2017’s Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, and up 157 per cent compared to launch sales for 2006’s Kingdom Hearts II.

Kingdom Hearts III sold primarily on PS4 – 82 per cent of all physical copies shifted in the UK went to Sony’s console, against 18 per cent on Xbox One.

Meanwhile, Resident Evil 2 had to settle for No.2 for its second week in the charts, with sales decreasing 67 per cent week-on-week.

There’s been very little happening in the rest of the charts, except for the release of Dreamworks Dragons: Dawn of New Riders, which entered the listings at No.37.

Here’s the Top Ten for the week ending February 2nd (data courtesy of GfK/Ukie):

About Marie Dealessandri

Marie Dealessandri is MCV’s former senior staff writer. After testing the waters of the film industry in France and being a radio host and reporter in Canada, she settled for the games industry in London in 2015. She can be found (very) occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate, Hollow Knight and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

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