Pokemon Sword and Shield has a smash debut in the UK Charts


Gotta sell 'em all

Nintendo Switch releases Pokémon Sword and Shield have both seen very strong physical launches in the UK, with Sword taking the number one spot in this week's charts, followed by its brethren Shield at number three.

Pokémon Sword is the biggest exclusive title of the year to date, and the third biggest physical launch of the year so far, behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and FIFA 20 (as noted in statistics from GamesIndustry.biz) Amusingly, a double pack featuring both Sword and Shield - which has its own listing - landed at number seven, allowing the new Pokemon releases to swipe three spots total in the Top Ten.

Electronic Arts' Star Wars adventure Jedi: Fallen Order also had a strong physical launch, debuting at number two. Thus the trio of new releases have dethroned Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, with the military shooter slipping to fourth place. Reef Entertainment's Terminator: Resistance was a little less fortunate with its launch figures, just scraping into the Top 40 at number 38.

Sony Entertainment's strange sci-fi epic Death Stranding slipped from number two to number eight, and has perhaps missed its opportunity to capture the No.1 spot. Going forward, we can expect the Holiday seasons to feature Pokémon, Modern Warfare, FIFA 20 and several family friendly Nintendo releases (such as perennial mainstay Mario Kart 8 Deluxe) jockeying for position over the coming weeks.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: November 16, 2019
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)

1. Pokémon Sword - Nintendo
2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - Electronic Arts
3. Pokémon Shield - Nintendo
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Activision
5. FIFA 20 - Electronic Arts
6. Luigi's Mansion 3 - Nintendo
7. Pokémon Sword & Shield: Dual Edition - Nintendo
8. Death Stranding - Sony Interactive Entertainment
9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Nintendo
10. Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 - Nintendo

U.K. video game charts [UKie]

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