Star Wars is an unstoppable drive. Until, in fact, Pokémon counts because the competitors. Pokémon Sword debuted at primary on the UK’s bodily gross sales charts for the week ending November 16th. In the meantime, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order entered the gross sales charts at quantity two. Curiously sufficient, the pocket monsters topped the charts three-fold, because of Pokémon Protect’s touchdown within the quantity three spot and Pokémon Sword and Shied: Twin Version’s taking quantity seven. Close to the underside of the highest 10 sits Dying Stranding, which tumbled to eighth place in its second week available on the market.
This serves as a stable first week for the Star Wars entry, incomes it a spot because the UK’s fourth largest bodily launch of 2019. But, its gross sales failed to satisfy these of 2017’s Star Wars Battlefront II launch. In response to GamesIndustry.biz, Fallen Order’s opening week numbers are 33 p.c lower than these of DICE’s multiplayer title. EA anticipated this, although, absolutely conscious that Fallen Order’s narrative-centric expertise wouldn’t attain the gross sales success of a web-based journey.
On the Dying Stranding facet of issues, the autumn from quantity two to quantity eight is sort of notable. This is because of 71 p.c drop in boxed gross sales week-over-week. What this would possibly imply for the sport’s endurance in the long term stays to be seen. On the time of writing, it’s additionally unclear as to how nicely the Kojima title is holding on in different areas.
The 10 best-selling bodily titles within the UK for the week ending November 16th are as follows:
Pokémon SwordStar Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderPokémon ShieldCall of Responsibility: Fashionable WarfareFIFA 20Luigi’s Mansion 3Pokémon Sword and Shied: Twin EditionDeath StrandingMario Kart eight DeluxeMario & Sonic At The Tokyo Olympic Video games 2020
Fashionable Warfare’s drop to the fourth spot on the gross sales chart additionally warrants consideration. The title spent three consecutive weeks on the high of the bodily gross sales charts. How fascinating that it took two Pokémon video games and a Star Wars arrival to carry it down a couple of notches.