PlayStation's Death Stranding debuted at No. 2 in boxed rankings in the UK.
This is the second largest exclusivity and the second largest new IP released this year, behind another exclusive PS4 – Days Gone, released in April. Compared to that, Hideo Kojima 's new title is sold at 36% fewer units to its launch.
This is Kojima's first new game since the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which arrived in September 2015 and has been the most successful launch of Metal Gear Solid to date.
This means that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare retains No. 1 for a third consecutive week. The Activision game continues to perform well, with sales up 26% over last year's Black Ops 4.
The arrival of Death Stranding means that Luigi's Mansion 3 collapses. The latest Nintendo Switch game went from # 2 to # 4 with a 59% drop in sales week after week.
There are a number of new boxed versions this week, with EA's Need for Speed: Heat coming in fifth. The Need for Speed franchise has struggled in recent years and this new title sold 41% fewer boxes at launch than Need for Speed: Payback. Note: Digital sales are not included in this data.
Need for Speed is one of the three EA games in the charts. FIFA 20 holds rank # 3, while Plants vs. Zombies: the battle for Neighborville grows to # 10. Sales of this game have actually increased 10% this week, which means its fourth week on sale was more important than his first week (a rare feat in the UK charts). The shooter was also a big hit as a download, and sold a lot more numerically than physically.
To return to the new versions, a special pack of Fortnite – The Darkfire Bundle, published by Warner Broslands at number 7. Meanwhile, Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics debuted in 8th place. This is the most successful Mario & Sonic title since the London Games of 2012, released on Nintendo Wii in 2011.
Speaking of Nintendo Wii, there is a new Wii title in the charts this week – Just Dance 2020 at No. 15. Incredibly, the Wii version is the second most successful version of the game, accounting for 21% of all sales of Just Dance 2020. The Nintendo Switch edition accounted for 55% of sales, 14% for PS4 and 14% for Xbox One.
The latest dance game Ubisoft debuts with a place ahead on another new release – Jumanji: The Video Game. The film was released by Outright Games and arrives at number 16.
Finally, the release of the movie Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires Conspiracy of Layton means that the game returns to the charts at No. 29. The Mystery Adventure was released on Nintendo 3DS in October 2017.
Here is the Top Ten UKIE / GfK for the week ending November 9:
|Last week||This week||title|
|1||1||Call of Duty: Modern war|
|New version||2||Grounding of death|
|2||4||Luigi's Mansion 3|
|New version||5||Need speed: heat|
|4||6||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|New version||seven||Fortnite: Darkfire Bundle|
|New version||8||Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games|
|8||ten||Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville|
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