It was a big week for the UK physical charts last week with a couple of big releases. As per the data released by the Gfk (via GamesIndustry), Brilliant Diamond Pokemon a Bright Pearl dominate the charts. The former debuted at the top, with the latter coming in second, while a double pack bundled the two games together at No. 9.
Together, the two games have seen the best launch for this year’s UK Switch game, excelling Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. Collectively, the remake is also the second largest launch of the year in the region across all platforms, second only to FIFA 22. Physical launch sales are up 13% since 2018 Pokémon Come to Us! Pikachu a Let’s go! Eevee, but down 26% since 2019’s Pokémon Sword a Shield.
Controversy at the third position is Battlefield 2042, which has seen a 59% decline in physical launch sales from 2018’s Battlefield 5- although sales are likely to be solid for the game once digital numbers are taken into account, given the rise in digital sales over the past few years. Battlefield 2042 it saw 50% of its launch sales come on the PS5, 20% on the PS4, 17% on the Xbox One, and 13% on the Xbox Series X / S.
Duty Call: Vanguard, who was No. 1 last week, falling to fourth place, while FIFA 22 occupies the fifth position. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales last week saw a staggering 366% increase in sales thanks to a fresh batch of PS5 stock in the UK, and moves up to No 6 from No 14. Gorwel Forza 5, found in fourth place last week, saw a 56% drop in sales and dropped to No. 16, while Evolution of Jurassic World 2 decreases from No. 6 to No. 23 after a fall of 66%. In the meantime, Shin Megami Tensei 5 falls out of the charts altogether.
Meanwhile, many Ubisoft games also saw a significant boost in sales thanks to Black Friday deals, with Far Cry 6 at No. 8 (up 180%), Just 2022 Dance at No. 10 (up 232%), Republic of Riders at No. 14 (up 169%), a Assassin’s Valassla Creed at No. 15 (up 462%).
You can check out the full top 10 for the week ending November 20 below.
|1.||Brilliant Diamond Pokemon|
|2.||Pokémon Bright Pearl|
|4.||Duty Call: Vanguard|
|6.||Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales|
|7.||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|8.||Far Cry 6|
|9.||Brilliant Pokémon Pearl and Bright Pearl Double Pack|
|10.||Just 2022 Dance|