The weekly UK retail video game sales chart for last week is in and to one’s surprise Pokemon Sword & Shield had a huge opening week.
The titles are counted individually in the chart so Pokemon Sword was actually the No.1 seller for the week. It is also now the biggest opening for an exclusive game this year as well. It ranks as the third biggest boxed opening of the year only trailing FIFA 20 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Pokemon Shield took the No.3 spot for the week while the Pokemon Sword and Shield: Dual Edition took the No.7 spot. If you combine the sales of all 3 SKU’s then these games had the second biggest launch for Pokemon games in UK history only trailing Pokemon Sun and Moon.
Moving away from Pokemon the other big new release for the week was Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from EA and Respawn Entertainment. It took the No.2 spot for the week and is the fourth biggest boxed game launch of 2019. Death Stranding fell from No.2 in the last charts to No.8 this past week after seeing an over 70% sales drop. You can view the full top ten for the week below.
UK Weekly Retail Video Game Sales Chart: Week Ending November 16
- Pokemon Sword
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- Pokemon Shield
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- FIFA 20
- Luigi’s Mansion 3
- Pokemon Sword and Shield: Dual Edition
- Death Stranding
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020