It was a big week for physical software sales in the UK (via GamesIndustry), with multiple major releases coming out and selling impressive figures, and making for some rather surprising results in the sales charts for the region. As we reported earlier, for the first time in thirteen years, a new Call of Duty game failed to debut on top of the charts at launch, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla instead taking the pole position.
Ubisoft announced earlier that Valhalla drew in twice as many players at launch as Odyssey did in 2018, and that, of course, has translated to raw sales data as well. The latest Assassin’s Creed game sold twice as many boxed copies at launch in the UK as Odyssey did, with 42% sales coming for the PS4 version, 18% for the PS5 version, and the remaining 40% for the Xbox versions.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War debuted in second place, with physical sales at launch down 64% from last year’s Modern Warfare. It is worth noting, however, that Black Ops Cold War set a new franchise record for day one digital sales, so overall sales for the game are likely faring as per expectations.
Meanwhile, in third place we have Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which sold 56% less than its predecessor did at launch in 2018. 71% of its sales were for the PS5 version- and this is far from the only PS5 game to break it into the charts. Other launch titles such as Demon’s Souls (No. 6), Sackboy: A Big Adventure (No. 13, with 89% sales on PS5), and Godfall (No. 16) all figured in the charts as well. That’s especially impressive when you consider the fact that the PS5 won’t even be launching in the UK until November 19.
You can check out the full top 10 for the week ending November 14 below.
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- FIFA 21
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Demon’s Souls
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Minecraft (Switch)
- Watch Dogs: Legion