The Division 2 sales bounce back to regain UK chart top spot

The Division 2 sales remain strong in the UK, with the loot shooter making its way back to number one for the first time since release. The Division 2 lost out to Yoshi’s Crafted World by 63 units last week in one of the tightest UK charts in recent memory. Nevertheless, Nintendo is still having a strong showing in the UK chart. The Japanese game maker is represented in the top 10 by four different Switch-exclusive games.

The Division 2 has fended off competition from recent chart-toppers, Yoshi’s Crafted World and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, to reclaim the top position. Neither is the closest competition for The Division 2 sales this week, however. The top 10 ever-present FIFA 19 rises to number two from fourth position. The longevity of The Division 2 UK sales will likely be seen as a positive sign for the latest Tom Clancy’s title. This comes after a rocky start that saw the physical sales of The Division 2 drop 20% from its predecessor.

Nintendo’s strong showing in the chart is represented by Yoshi’s Crafted World, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. All of Nintendo’s games in the top ten are Switch exclusive titles. Yoshi’s Crafted World dropped to number three after its narrow victory in the last UK chart over this week’s number one.

Last week’s chart saw a surge from Ubisoft titles following its spring sale. However, now the sale has ended, Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered has tumbled from the number nine position down to 28th this week. While more recent titles Far Cry New Dawn and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey also both dropped out of the top ten. Outside of Ubisoft, Shadow of the Tomb Raider made it to 21st position. Another rise potentially attributable to spring sales.

At the end of last week, speculation was rife about the setting of the next Assassin’s Creed game. The rumors emerged after The Division 2 players found an Easter egg which potentially points towards a Norse-inspired setting.