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Ace Combat 7's UK launch was the biggest for the series

The latest game in the series debuts at No.2 in the UK charts, but sets a record for the franchise.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown launched last week, and while it didn't manage to dethrone New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe from the top spot, it had the biggest UK launch in the series to date and reached the heights of No.2 in the region's retail charts.

According to 76% of sales were for the PS4 version of the game, which includes PlayStation VR support, offering bonus VR missions separate from the main campaign. These missions will remain a PSVR exclusive until January, 2020.

You can check out our reviews round-up for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, which includes Team Deathmatch and Battle Royale multiplayer modes.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is static at No.3, as is Rockstar's other top 10 regular, GTA 5, holding at No.8.

Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe each drop a place in the charts, now at No.6 and No.7 respectively.

Meanwhile, a slow month sees Activision's Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and Spyro Reignited Trilogy, climb back into the top 10.

With the impending release of the Resident Evil 2 remake and Kingdom Hearts 3 before the end of the month, as well as the PC release of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown at the start of February, we expect to see a lot more movement in the charts in the coming weeks.

You can check out the top 10 in the UK charts below:

  1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  2. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  5. FIFA 19
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. GTA 5
  9. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  10. Spyro Reignited Trilogy

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