Just Cause 4
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Avalanche Studios
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Launch sales are up more than 300 per cent from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
The Gfk Chart-Track charts for physical software sales in UK for the week ending December 8 are in, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has, predictably enough, shot right to the top of the table. But not only is it the highest selling game in the UK for the week (which is something most of us would have predicted anyway, especially given its strong performances even prior to launch), it has also immediately become the fastest selling Super Smash Bros. game of all time, as well as the fastest selling Nintendo Switch game to date.
That means that it’s outpaced the combined launch sales of Pokemon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! as well. As GamesIndustry reports, launch sales for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are 302 per cent higher than the sales Super Smash Bros. for Wii U saw at launch, and 233 per cent more than the launch sales for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Going further back, its launch sales are 62.5 per cent up from those of Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. All of this, of course, is only considering physical sales, since Gfk Chart-Track doesn’t track digital downloads, which means that total sales for the game are even higher.
FIFA 19, thanks to the strong performance of Smash, has moved down from its pole position last week, and is now placed on number three, while Red Dead Redemption 2 retains its second spot. Darksiders 3, which debuted at 32 last week, isn’t in the charts at all in its second week on the market, which is cause for concern for the series. Meanwhile, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe saw a 45 per cent week-on-week boost in sales, and shot up from ninth place last week to fifth place this week.
Meanwhile, another new debutant in the list is Just Cause 4, which is placed at number 6. Its launch sales are worse than the launch sales for Just Cause 3, which debuted in third place when it released. Physical sales for Just Cause 4 are down 61.5 per cent from Just Cause 3, which also means that these are the series’ slowest sales in the UK, ever. Once again, though, digital sales are not counted here, so counting those, it may well have outpaced some of its predecessors.
You can check out the full top 10 below.