Resident Evil 7 has managed to retain its no.1 spot in the UK charts for the second week in a row, but it will have to stay there for a further seven days if it hopes to match the record set by previous entries in Capcom’s iconic survival horror series. Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 5 both spent three weeks at the top of the charts following their respective releases according to UKIE (chart compiled by GfK Chart-Track), so it’ll be interesting to see if the 2017 reboot can manage to meet (and exceed) the success of those that came before it.
Capcom will no doubt be pleased, either way, by the news of Resident Evil 7‘s continued popularity among fans and newcomers alike, but we’ll likely have to wait for the developer to release some solid sales figures before any final conclusion on how it stacks up against its predecessors can be ascertained. We thought it was a fantastic return to form for the series following the disappointment that was Resident Evil 6 in 2012, and we can only hope Capcom takes this as a sign that gamers want more of the same for future iterations.
As for the rest of the top ten, check out the chart below.
- 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
With the exception of new arrival Hitman: The Complete First Season‘s at no.4, this week’s update remains largely the same as the previous one, and with the majority of 2017’s early triple-A releases not scheduled to release until March, Resident Evil 7 might hold no.1 for another week. It could well face a challenge in the form of Team Ninja’s Nioh, however, which releases tomorrow in the US and February 8 in Europe, but its status as a PlayStation 4 exclusive will likely limit its sales numbers. Time will tell.