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Resident Evil 7 Tops UK Charts During Launch Week

by Mike Guarino

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Resident Evil 7 launched last week, and has been a popular game ever since its release. The game launched across several platforms, and the pre-release buzz mixed with the positive critical reception has ensured its success. That success has been proven with the results from the latest UK charts, which has Namco’s survival horror game sitting in the #1 spot.

The game has managed to earn the third-highest sales of the entire series, only being beaten by Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil 5 in that order. The PlayStation 4 version of the game has easily been the most popular platform to play the game on, with Gamesindustry.biz reporting that nearly two-thirds of players are playing on Sony’s platform. This is likely due not only to the fact that PlayStation 4 is the best-selling console of this generation, but also due to it being the only place that you can play the game in VR currently.

Elsewhere in the list we have some other newcomers joining the fray, with Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter managing to reach the #3 spot. Yakuza 0 also managed to eek its way into the top 10, with the prequel entry in the series sneaking into the #8 spot. The following is the complete top 10 list of best-selling games from the latest UK games charts:

(1) Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

(2) GTA 5

(3) Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter

(4) FIFA 17

(5) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

(6) Rocket League

(7) Battlefield 1

(8) Yakuza 0

(9) Watch Dogs 2

(10) Steep

It was recently revealed that the game’s Denuvo DRM has been cracked on PC, which means that those who pirate games already have free access to the game. This is surprising due to the fact that Denuvo has had the reputation of being extremely difficult to crack, so it will be interesting to see what this means for it going forward.

Resident Evil 7 is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. We loved the game when we reviewed it recently, saying that it’s a “true return to form for the long running series” that “reinvents itself while still retaining that classic RE feel.”

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