Capcom's Resident Evil 3 did not debut at the top of the UK Charts this week. Having sold less than half the amount of launch units as its predecessor, Resident Evil 2, Jill Valentine's return to Raccoon City ultimately landed at number two, behind Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Of course, it should be noted that the UK is under soft lockdown legislation right now, which has caused the closure of most of the high street. This would suggest that Resi 3 might have performed better as a digital release, the data of which is not currently available.
That said, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the UK has seen a boom in physical sales over the last three weeks, with some one million sales since the lockdown was implemented. (It should be noted that grocery supermarkets - many of which stock video games - remain open).
Elsewhere in the charts, Atlus' expanded Persona 5 Royal debuted at number five, while Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons dropped down one place to number four, and Bethesda's Doom Eternal left the Top Ten entirely. Speaking of Nintendo, the production woes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are leaving retailers struggling to keep the publisher's games in stock, which has seen numerous Switch releases plummet down the charts. Surely, it's a very odd, unpredictable time in the industry right now.