The latest UK charts are now in thanks to the team at sales tracking firm GFK Chart Track. Pokemon: Let’s GO, Pikachu and Eevee! arrived at number four. The best-selling game in the UK is Spyro Reignited Trilogy for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One which successfully managed to dethrone Red Dead Redemption 2. Here’s this weeks best-selling chart for the biggest video games market in Europe along with information from Games Industry:
The launch of Pokémon Let’s Go had a positive impact on Nintendo Switch hardware sales, which in turn boosted sales of other Switch games. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (No.9) sales increased 94 per cent, Super Mario Party (No.18) sales were up 25 per cent, Super Mario Odyssey (no.19) rose 30 per cent (No.19) and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (No.28) saw a 52 per cent sales spike.
However, Pokémon Let’s Go’s launch sales are down compared with previous major Pokémon titles. Opening week sales of Let’s Go are down more than 60 per cent compared with 2016’s Sun and Moon and are down five per cent compared with 2013’s Pokémon X and Y.
However, there are a few caveats. Stock issues persisted in the UK with fewer than expected units coming in from Nintendo’s European warehouse, which meant some pre-orders were not fulfilled (and many stores were sold out). Furthermore, both X and Y and Sun and Moon launched when 3DS had a slightly larger install base compared with the Switch currently. Download sales are also not included in this data.
Although Pokémon was technically the best performer of the week, because both games are listed separately, the official No.1 is Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Activision Blizzard’s remaster has started strongly, and continues the firm’s success with 1990s remakes following the impressive performance of Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy.
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|New Entry||1||Spyro Reignited Trilogy|
|1||2||Red Dead Redemption 2|
|New Entry||3||Fallout 76|
|New Entry||4||Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu|
|New Entry||6||Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee|
|2||7||Call of Duty: Black Ops 4|
|New Entry||8||Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle|
|6||9||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|New Entry||10||Hitman 2|