The charts for boxed video game sales in the UK for the previous week are in (via GamesIndustry), and it was a pretty eventful week, with a total of four new releases charting in the top 10, including in the top 2 positions. Taking the top spot is WarioWare: Get it Together!, which, in spite of being one of Nintendo’s lower-selling launches (with physical launch sales lower than Miitopia), comes out on top.
In second place is Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco’s recently released and acclaims action RPG. It has sold more than twice as much at launch as fellow Bandai Namco action RPG Scarlet Nexus did when it launched earlier this year. 58% of Tales of Arise’s sales came on the PS5, 28% on the PS4, 13% on Xbox Series X/S, and 1 on PC.
There are a couple more new releases charting high in the top 10. NBA 2K22, for instance, comes in at No. 3, which has sold about half of what NBA 2K21 did at launch last year, though that may, of course, be offset by digital sales. 46% of its sales are on PS5, 27% on PS4, 13% on Xbox One, 10% on Xbox Series X/S, and 2% on the Nintendo Switch.
Finally, there’s also Life is Strange: True Colors, which debuts in sixth place with 54% of its copies sold on PS5, 28% on PS4, and 18% on Xbox Series X/S.
You can check out the full top 10 for the week ending September 11 below.
|1.||WarioWare: Get it Together!|
|2.||Tales of Arise|
|4.||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|6.||Life is Strange: True Colors|
|7.||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|9.||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|10.||Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury|