Pokémon Sun and Moon Get “Spectacular” Launch in UK as Black Friday Deals Shake Sales Chart

on November 28, 2016 6:50 AM

Like every Monday, Gfk Chart-Track and UKIE released the sales chart and analysis for the past week in the UK market, which saw the launch of Pokémon Sun and Moon, that would have grabbed the top spot if the two variants were considered as one. Black Friday deals also shook up the charts, bringing back older titles like Uncharted 4, Driveclub and Ratchet & Clank.

You can read the full analysis below.

“The record breaking launch of Pokemon Sun & Moon cannot deny the Black Friday boosted ‘FIFA 17’ a return to No1 as it shoots up 2 places from No3.

‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ at No2 also spoils Nintendo’s party by making the most of a Black Friday windfall and ensuring ‘Pokemon Sun’ debuts at No3 and ‘Pokemon Moon’ at No4. However, it is a spectacular launch for Nintendo, combined they would have debuted in top spot. The Black Friday promotions have a huge effect on nearly every Top 40 title with big gains for PS4 games bundled with hardware, in particular ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ which re-enters the Top 40 at No8, ‘Driveclub’, a re-entry at No20 and ‘Ratchet & Clank’ a re-entry at No25. In fact, it is the biggest week for PS4 console hardware since launch, beating last year’s Black Friday.”

And below you can find the chart. FIFA‘s push to the top shouldn’t surprise, as the franchise is massively popular in the Soccer-centric European market, and even more so in the UK.


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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.