Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
Publisher: Nintendo, The Pokemon Company
Developer: Game Freak
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Hitman 2’s launch week physical sales are down 90 percent from Hitman Absolution.
Nintendo’s Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! might have the most sales combined in the UK for the week ending November 17th. However, it was actually Activision’s Spyro Reignited Trilogy which was on top of sales charts. This is good news for the publisher once again- its last major remastered trilogy was Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and that went on to have a highly successful run on top.
Red Dead Redemption 2 fell to second place, but the most interesting developments surround Fallout 76 and Hitman 2. As per GamesIndustry.biz, Fallout 76 debuted in third place, with physical sales down 82.4 percent compared to its predecessor Fallout 4. However, thanks to the game’s $59.99 retail price, it was actually the highest revenue generating title in the UK retail for last week. Since Spyro Reignited Trilogy is priced at $39.99, it ranked third in revenue.
Hitman 2’s launch week physical sales were down 90 percent compared to Hitman Absolution, and it debuted in tenth place. Since Hitman (2016) debuted as a digital-only release, comparing its launch week sales to the sequel is thus difficult, since digital sales are not tracked by Gfk Chart-Track. This could mean Hitman 2’s low physical sales are offset by higher digital sales in the UK. We’ll have to wait for more sales data to know for sure.
Gfk Chart-Track’s top ten best-selling titles in the UK for the week ending November 17th can be seen below: