Final Fantasy VII Remake tops the UK charts last week

Last week; Final Fantasy VII Remake has been the top-selling boxed game in the UK. The expected RPG sold half of the end prime game in the franchise, Final Fantasy 15 that appeared at the beginning of December 2016.

Amid Coronavirus crisis, Final Fantasy VII Remake has undergone terrible distribution threats. The physical stores closed because of Government lockdowns in the UK. It is inappropriate to analyze a game that introduced in April, with the launch of only one during Christmas sales display.

Even though with the closing of big street stores, the number of boxed video games increased last week by 2%. In the UK, above one million boxed games sold following the beginning of the lockdowns. Before the week, including the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizon plunged to 1.5 million on Nintendo Switch.

This year the quantity of physical game sold until now in the UK boosted by 3%. This considered as an extreme change than a few weeks earlier, at the time market lowered by 20%. Also, a very small quantity of Ring Fit Adventure games was introduced into the market last week. These lead to switch game reappearing at 25 in the charts, with a 192% increase in sales.

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Sarah Lacy

Sarah Lacy

Sarah Lacy is a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber's finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.

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