UK Weekly Retail Video Game Sales Chart: Borderlands 3 Becomes Biggest Retail Launch of the Year

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The UK weekly retail video game sales chart for last week is in and as expected Borderlands 3 had a pretty huge launch.

2K Games and Gearbox’s latest entry in the Borderlands franchise wasn’t only the No.1 seller for the week but it is also the biggest retail launch for a game yet in 2019. The previous holder of that was Days Gone from Sony. While Borderlands 3 did have a big launch it ended up selling less than half of what Borderlands 2 did in its first week on sale. Of course digital purchases is much bigger today so that probably contributes to a lot of that.

Coming in at No.2 for the past week was Gears 5 from Microsoft and The Coalition. The game had a pretty small retail launch selling only 1/4th of what Gears of War 4 did at launch. Once again digital probably has something to do with this but the more likely reason is because most people are playing Gears 5 on Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft heavily advertised Gears 5 alongside Game Pass and even ran promotions like getting 2 months of Game Pass for $2.

At No.3 this week was another new release in eFootball PES 2020 from Konami. This game actually did have an increase compared to its last entry having sold 18.5% more than the entry last year. A few other new releases worth mentioning was GreedFall from Focus Home Interactive which placed at No.5 and Daemon X Machina on the Switch which came in at No.19.

You can see the full top ten selling games for the past week below.

UK Weekly Retail Video Game Sales Chart: Week Ending September 14

  1. Borderlands 3
  2. Gears 5
  3. eFootball PES 2020
  4. NBA 2K20
  5. GreedFall
  6. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  7. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  10. Super Mario Maker 2

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Justin Oneil
One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.
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Justin Oneil

One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.