Anthem takes the No.1 spot on the UK sales chart for the week ending March 2, 2019. As confirmed by sales monitor Chart-Trak, EA and BioWare’s loot driven shooter manages to fend off competition from three new arrivals to hold on to the top spot for the second week in a row.
At No.2 is FIFA 19, another title developed and published by EA, and it is followed by Ubisoft’s Far Cry: New Dawn at No.3. The first of the three new entries in the top 10, The Lego Movie 2 Videogame, debuts at No.4, ahead of Red Dead Redemption 2 at No.5.
Codemasters’ Dirt Rally 2.0, spends its first week at No.6, with Deep Silver’s Metro Exodus at No.7 and Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe—now in its 97th week on the chart—at No.8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, another Nintendo title, is at No.9, with Ubisoft’s Trials Rising: Gold Edition making its debut at No.10.
You can read the full top 10 sales chart for this week below, courtesy of UKIE and GfK Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
- FIFA 19
- Far Cry: New Dawn
- The Lego Movie 2 Videogame
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Dirt Rally 2.0
- Metro Exodus
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Trials Rising: Gold Edition
In GameSpot’s Anthem review, Kallie Plagge awarded it a 6/10, saying it «has good ideas, but it struggles significantly with the execution.»
She continued: «It’s a co-op game that works best with no one talking; it buries genuinely interesting character moments and puts its most incomprehensible story bits at the forefront; its combat is exciting until you get to the boss fights and find your wings have been clipped.
«Even the simple, exhilarating act of flying is frequently interrupted by the limitations of your javelin, and you never quite shake that feeling of disappointment—of knowing, throughout the good parts of Anthem, that you’ll inevitably come crashing back down.»