UK Weekly Charts: Pokemon is biggest seller but doesn’t top charts

Pokmon Sun and Moon technically failed to top the UK weekly charts for their first week.Pokmon Sun debuted at No.3 and Pokmon Moon entered the charts at No.4. GfK however says that combined sales for Nintendo’s latest titles would give them the top spot – so Pokemon is the biggest selling title this week, catapulted off the back of the incredible success of Pokemon Go – read our interview with developer Ninantic.

Sun and Moon are also Nintendo’s biggest ever launch in the UK ahead of 2008’s Wii Fit, selling more on their first day than Wii Fit managed to do in two days. Pokmon Sun and Moon have also sold twice as much as the previous entries in the franchise, 2014’s Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, GfK adds.

FIFA 17 has taken the official first place with sales increasing 311 per cent, while Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has seen a 155 growth in sales and landed at No.2. Both titles were boosted by Black Friday promotions.

Meanwhile, Battlefield 1 took No.5, with sales increasing 115 per cent and Watch Dogs 2 (No.6) has seen a 5 per cent growth in sales for its second week in the charts. That will be welcome news for Ubisoft, after it’s poor initial showing, although it’s tempered by some significant discounts at retail, coming less that two weeks after its launch.

Nearly every game in the Top 40 saw impressive sales last week, thanks to Black Friday. Uncharted 4, Driveclub and Ratchet & Clank have all re-entered the charts with sales increasing over 999 per cent. That can be attributed to sales connected to some aggressively-priced PS4 bundles, as last week proved to bethe biggest week for PS4 since launch.

Here’s the All Formats Top 10 for the week ending November 26th:

  1. FIFA 17 (EA)
  2. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision)
  3. Pokmon Sun (Nintendo)
  4. Pokmon Moon (Nintendo)
  5. Battlefield 1 (EA)
  6. Watch Dogs 2 (Ubisoft)
  7. Forza Horizon 3 (Microsoft)
  8. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Sony)
  9. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
  10. Gears of War 4 (Microsoft)

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