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UK charts: Splatoon 3 arrives at No.1

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The latest UK boxed-video game software charts have come through for the week ending 10th September and Nintendo’s very own Splatoon 3 has launched itself to the top spot this week. It is the first time the Splatoon series has scored a No.1 entry in the United Kingdom. However, sales are down 9% compared to the launch of Splatoon 2. The sales figures sadly do not count digital purchases, as Nintendo doesn’t share eShop data. There are five first party Nintendo Switch games in the top ten this week including Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

“Splatoon Wii U and Splatoon 2 on Switch both debuted at No2 on the GfK Entertainment All Formats Chart in their launch weeks, with Splatoon held off by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Splatoon 2 held off by Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy. Splatoon Wii U had no official hardware bundle at launch – that actually arrived four weeks after. Splatoon Wii U arrived two and a half years after the introduction of Wii U, to quite a small install base of around just 400,000 consoles. Meanwhile, Splatoon 2 on Switch did have an official hardware bundle at week one. At launch the official bundle accounted for 57% of Switch hardware in that week and around 17% of actual Splatoon 2 software sales. Splatoon 2 arrived very early in the Switch hardware lifecycle, just 21 weeks after the console launched in UK, at the time with around 230,000 install base”

  GfK boss Dorian Bloch

Top ten games for week ending 10th September:

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
NEW1Splatoon 3
22Horizon: Forbidden West
53Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 
14The Last of US: Part 1
75Nintendo Switch Sports 
16NBA 2K23
97Animal Crossing: New Horizons 
108Minecraft (Switch)
69Saints Row 
510Pokémon Legends: Arceus


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