Borderlands 3 is the Biggest Physical Launch of the Year in the UK

Borderlands 3 is the Biggest Physical Launch of the Year in the UK

Borderlands 3 has proved to be the powerhouse many expected it to be and has jumped to the top of the weekly UK chart.

Prior to launch, many expected that Borderlands 3 would end up being one of 2019’s best-selling games come the end of the year. Based on data we’ve now seen so far, it seems like that could prove to be true.

Borderlands 3 was the top-selling game last week in the UK, topping the region’s weekly video game sales chart. However, the loot shooter didn’t just beat out its competition for this week, though. As GamesIndustry.biz reports, Borderlands 3 is the biggest physical launch of the year beating out the previous winner which was Days Gone.

Despite this feat though, the game’s sales were less than half of that compared to the physical sales of Borderlands 2 at launch. However, this is most likely attributed mainly to the rise in digital game sales more than anything else. All in all, it’s a strong launch for 2K Games and Gearbox Software.

As for the rest of the list, Microsoft’s Gears 5 ended up debuting in second place this week while Konami’s eFootball PES 2020 came in at third. Last week’s chart-topper in NBA 2K20 then came in at fourth while Greedfall debuted on the list at fifth. Other mentionable debuts on the UK chart this week include Daemon x Machina at 19th overall while NHL 20 barely cracked the top-40 landing at 36th.

You can find the full top-40 list from last week down below. Stay tuned for our official review of Borderlands 3 which should be dropping later this week.

Last Week This Week Title Age Rating Publisher
1 BORDERLANDS 3 PEGI 18+ 2K
2 GEARS 5 PEGI 18+ MICROSOFT
3 EFOOTBALL PES 2020 PEGI 3+ KONAMI
1 4 NBA 2K20 PEGI 3+ 2K
5 GREEDFALL PEGI 18+ FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
4 6 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
2 7 SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
12 8 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
5 9 CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED PEGI 3+ ACTIVISION
7 10 SUPER MARIO MAKER 2 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
3 11 THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY: MAN OF MEDAN PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
6 12 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
10 13 WRECKFEST PEGI 7+ THQ NORDIC
15 14 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
16 15 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
19 16 SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
17 17 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
11 18 ASTRAL CHAIN PEGI 16+ NINTENDO
19 DAEMON X MACHINA PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
21 20 TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION 2 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
13 21 MINECRAFT PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
24 22 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
23 23 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
22 24 SEA OF THIEVES PEGI 12+ MICROSOFT
26 25 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
29 26 F1 2019 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
14 27 CONTROL PEGI 16+ 505 GAMES
27 28 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
18 29 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
8 30 FIFA 19 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
25 31 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
30 32 POKEMON: LET’S GO, PIKACHU! PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
36 33 MORTAL KOMBAT 11 PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
32 34 SUPER MARIO PARTY PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
40 35 HORIZON ZERO DAWN: COMPLETE EDITION PEGI 16+ PLAYSTATION HITS
36 NHL 20 PEGI 12+ EA SPORTS
38 37 LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
28 38 FORZA HORIZON 4 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
39 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED PEGI 18+ PLAYSTATION HITS
40 MADDEN NFL 20 PEGI 7+ EA SPORTS