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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 WeekThis WeekTitleAge RatingPublisher
1BORDERLANDS 3PEGI 18+2K
2GEARS 5PEGI 18+MICROSOFT
3EFOOTBALL PES 2020PEGI 3+KONAMI
14NBA 2K20PEGI 3+2K
5GREEDFALLPEGI 18+FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
46MARIO KART 8 DELUXEPEGI 3+NINTENDO
27SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGYPEGI 7+ACTIVISION
128GRAND THEFT AUTO VPEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
59CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELEDPEGI 3+ACTIVISION
710SUPER MARIO MAKER 2PEGI 3+NINTENDO
311THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY: MAN OF MEDANPEGI 16+BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
612MARVEL’S SPIDER-MANPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1013WRECKFESTPEGI 7+THQ NORDIC
1514MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITIONPEGI 7+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1615RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2PEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
1916SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATEPEGI 12+NINTENDO
1717THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILDPEGI 12+NINTENDO
1118ASTRAL CHAINPEGI 16+NINTENDO
19DAEMON X MACHINAPEGI 12+NINTENDO
2120TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION 2PEGI 18+UBISOFT
1321MINECRAFTPEGI 7+NINTENDO
2422FORZA HORIZON 3PEGI 3+MICROSOFT
2323CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4PEGI 18+ACTIVISION
2224SEA OF THIEVESPEGI 12+MICROSOFT
2625MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITIONPEGI 7+MICROSOFT
2926F1 2019PEGI 3+CODEMASTERS
1427CONTROLPEGI 16+505 GAMES
2728CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGYPEGI 7+ACTIVISION
1829SUPER MARIO ODYSSEYPEGI 7+NINTENDO
830FIFA 19PEGI 3+EA SPORTS
2531NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXEPEGI 3+NINTENDO
3032POKEMON: LET’S GO, PIKACHU!PEGI 7+NINTENDO
3633MORTAL KOMBAT 11PEGI 18+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3234SUPER MARIO PARTYPEGI 3+NINTENDO
4035HORIZON ZERO DAWN: COMPLETE EDITIONPEGI 16+PLAYSTATION HITS
36NHL 20PEGI 12+EA SPORTS
3837LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINSPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2838FORZA HORIZON 4PEGI 3+MICROSOFT
39THE LAST OF US: REMASTEREDPEGI 18+PLAYSTATION HITS
40MADDEN NFL 20PEGI 7+EA SPORTS
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Logan Moore

Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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