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UK Charts: Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Make Top 5 Debut, Smash Bros For Wii U Lands At 14

This week’s individual UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS have got off to a flying start and make their debut in third and fourth positions, respectively. It’s also the franchise’s best UK launch to date according to Chart-Track, improving on X and Y’s sales by 17 per cent. Though the two remakes have held off meaty competition from a number of multi-platform titles, Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4 slips to second and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on the Xbox 360 nabs the top spot on the back of Black Friday sales this weekend.

While Pokemon titles have blasted through the rankings, Super Smash Bros for Wii U arrives in at number 14, despite its considerably high user and critic scores. Launching against such Black Friday Xbox One bundle deals has given it a small step back, but we’ll have to wait and see if it can climb any further in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Below you’ll find the individual UK top 40 games chart in full.

1. (10) [360] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2. (01) [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V
3. (NE) [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby
4. (NE) [3DS] Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
5. (02) [XBO] Grand Theft Auto V
6. (08) [XBO] Assassin’s Creed: Unity
7. (NE) [PS4] Driveclub
8. (12) [360] FIFA 15
9. (18) [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
10. (11) [XBO] FIFA 15
11. (07) [XBO] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
12. (32) [XBO] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
13. (03) [PS4] Far Cry 4
14. (NE) [WIIU] Super Smash Bros
15. (09) [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
16. (22) [PS3] FIFA 15
17. (NE) [PS4] LittleBigPlanet 3
18. (04) [XBO] Far Cry 4
19. (20) [PS4] FIFA 15
20. (17) [360] Minecraft: Xbox Edition
21. (06) [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Unity
22. (NE) [XBO] Minecraft: Xbox Edition
23. (RE) [PS4] Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
24. (31) [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
25. (33) [XBO] Sunset Overdrive
26. (28) [360] Disney Infinity 2.0
27. (15) [XBO] Halo: The Master Chief Collection
28. (25) [360] Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
29. (34) [360] Skylanders Trap Team
30. (40) [PC] Football Manager 2015
31. (24) [3DS] Tomodachi Life
32. (RE) [XBO] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
33. (05) [PS4] Dragon Age: Inquisition
34. (RE) [XBO] Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
35. (26) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
36. (21) [360] LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham
37. (16) [360] Far Cry 4
38. (29)  [PS4] Destiny
39. (RE) [360] Destiny
40. (RE) [PS4] The Evil Within

63 comments

    1. Really poor performance from Smash Bros. Wii U but hardly surprising considering Nintendo didn’t spend any money promoting it.

    1. It’s not like they’re racist towards Nintendo. Nintendo have slowly and steadily caused a lot of their own problems. Like there’s 0 advertising of Wii U on TV. XBOX 1 and PS4 are permanently on TV. I say this as a fan of Nintendo but they need a swift kick in the bollocks.

  1. 360 failed because it didn’t out sell the wii but the wiis been dead since 2011 and 360s are still out selling xb1s lol xb1 flopped

  2. Oh no! a game that’s been out for 3 days hasen’t outsold a game that’s been out for a month! That’s it! BOMB THE UK, LEAVE NO SURVIVORS!

    1. That’s not an excuse, Pokemon released at the same time and managed to place in the top 5. So, obviously the time was not the biggest obstacle. Face it, not many people in the region wanted the game, if they did then the sales would have indicated such even in the short time span between release and the time data was gathered.

      1. Lot of uk stores aren’t really selling wii u stuff and a rumor thats been going around that they had short supplies do to the sudden release date change

      1. *FACEPALM* is he trolling?. oh, no, no! he is just an attention whore!
        LMAO Nintendo first party game are not everything, i need third parties to survive.

              1. LMAO he’s right, you failed.
                BTW, third parties rule. why do we need first parties when we can have the same third party game on pc, ps4 and xbox one?

                1. Uncharted, Halo, Bloodborne, God Of War, Let It Die, Ratchet and Clank, The Order, Infamous: First Light, Scalebound, Quantum Break, Fable Legends, Crackdown 3…

      1. COD AW is quality according to Metacritic, GTA V is quality according to Metacritic, DA Inquisition is quality according to Metacritic… Your point?

  3. Well guys, seems like Smash didn’t save Wii U! Any reasons left? What, Devil Third’s gonna save it?

    1. I facepalm at people that say that 1 game will save the Wii U. I will always stand by saying that multiple games will save the Wii U, with each game helping to sell some consoles at the start of it’s lifecycle…

      1. UK: Oh yes, I will buy a Wii U when it has enough games I want on it…
        *Later* OMG, COD AW FOR 360? BUYBUYBUY$$$OIOU3845U45!!!

      2. Wii U has SM3DW, MK8, NSMBU, Smash Bros, Pikmin 3, W101, Bayonetta 2, Rayman Legends, WWHD, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, LEGO City Undercover, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker going by that logic. So explain why it isn’t selling, ESPECIALLY when 90% of the fanboys here were talking up Smash to be this megahit system seller

  4. This chart kinda says lets buy GTA V its a totally a different game, lets buy unity the most unbroken game ever….SPORTS AND GUNS( though Far cry is bit more interesting then Cod). I’m happy pokemon did well, but Smash bros going this low kinda does surprise me bit, in way i’m kinda getting tried of sales in general. All they do is piss off people , or act like they benefit from ( unless ur a news site) it.

  5. Look at vgchartz numbers from five years ago. Besides Pokemon the exact same games are in the UK top ten. UK is officially a casual market.

    1. If Nintendo actually bothered to invest in UK things would’ve been significantly different.

  6. Both Pokemon and Smash Bros. released on the exact same day.
    Pokemon just did a better job at “catching attention” between the two.
    A lot of you also seem to forget that Smash Bros was also released on the 3DS which the majority of people already owned.

    1. “A lot of you also seem to forget that Smash Bros was also released on the 3DS which the majority of people already owned.”
      Which was a huge mistake on Nintendo’s part

  7. Now the whole comment section is “I knew it” and “They messed up”, but when I brought up those points months ago all you people ot your fucking panties in a twist, well, here you go: I TOLD YOU SO.

  8. This makes me sad, but in a twisted way, it also makes me happy. Part of me actually wants Super Smash Bros 4 Wii U to fail to sell tons of copies.

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