Resident Evil 7 has taken the internet by storm. The game is hailed as a return to the franchise’s survival horror roots due to a focus on atmospheric locales and tense encounters with limited health and ammunition, unlike the run-and-gun gameplay and quick time events of Resident Evil 5 and 6. Fans and critics alike have praised Resident Evil 7, and that praise is no more apparent than in the UK charts.
The week of Resident Evil 7’s release, the game supplanted the chart’s then-number one game, Grand Theft Auto V, and has since retained its position as the highest selling game in the UK for two weeks in a row. Meanwhile, Hitman: The Complete First Season has sneaked into fourth place in the UK charts, although it sadly did not sell enough to replace FIFA 17. In fact, FIFA moved up to third thanks to Hitman.
Final Fantasy XV also saw a resurgence of sales last week, moving up from fifteenth place all the way to eighth, as did WWE 2K17 (from twelfth place to ninth) and Overwatch (thirteenth to eleventh). Games such as Rocket League, Pokemon Moon, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare did not see any change in chart position. Sadly, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter saw a steep drop-off in sales and fell from third place all the way to twenty-first, barely beating out DOOM’s sale numbers. The top ten list reads:
- Resident Evil 7 biohazard
- Grand Theft Auto V
- FIFA 17
- Hitman: The Complete First Season
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Rocket League
- Battlefield 1
- Final Fantasy XV
- WWE 2K17
- Mafia III
Nioh is the only game that releases this week that might replace Resident Evil 7 as the most sold game on the UK charts, but this remains to be seen.