Luigi’s Mansion 3 Smashes the Number 2 Spot in the UK Making It Nintendo Switch’s Biggest Launch of 2019

Luigi’s Mansion 3 grabs the number two spot in the UK, surpassing The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and Super Mario Maker 2 to become the fastest-selling physical Switch game of 2019.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 has had a very impressive debut indeed in the UK as it enters the number two spot on the chart data for the week ending 2nd November. The Nintendo title performed its triumph mostly down to going on sale 24 hours longer than Super Mario Maker 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, as it launched to coincide with Halloween on Thursday, rather than the traditional Friday release, but this doesn’t take away from the fact that the game is a lot of fun to play.

This news is an incredible pat on the back for Nintendo given how popular Super Mario Maker 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is but Nintendo had a strong belief that Luigi’s Mansion 3 would do well on the Switch, also coupled with the title receiving headline billing during E3 this year. The titles opening sales are 140% higher than that of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon which doesn’t even include digital sales due to Nintendo not sharing digital figures. Luigi’s Mansion 3 can, for now, soak up their success and enjoy it while it lasts as Pokémon Sword and Shield is set to arrive on November 15 which will probably see Luigi get pushed down the charts.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare jumped in to steal the number one slot with sales down just 49% from its launch week which is an impressive second week for the popular shooter. The Outer Worlds slides to number five after sitting on the number four spot last week and Medievil just about grabs the 10th position which still secures it in the UK top 10 charts for now.

Here is the UKIE Top Ten for the week ending November 2:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  3. FIFA 20
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  5. The Outer Worlds
  6. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
  9. GTA5
  10. Medievil

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is out right now for the Nintendo Switch. If you would like to see more coverage for the game, make sure to check out our preview of it from when we went hands-on at E3 a couple of months ago.


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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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