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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Unsurprisingly Debuts Atop UK Sales Chart, Becoming Fastest-Selling Switch Game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has become the fastest-selling game in the history of the franchise, at least in the UK region.

One of 2018’s biggest releases was bound to be that of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which makes it no shock that in its first week on the market, it has jumped to the top of the UK sales chart.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate didn’t just surpass games like FIFA 19, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on its way to securing the chart’s top spot, it also has now officially become the fastest-selling Switch game so far. While the Pokemon Let’s Go! games set this mark last month when they releasedSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate has already set the new benchmark for success. Additionally, GamesIndustry.biz reports that it had physical sales that 302% higher than the previous installment on Wii U, 232% higher than Smash on 3DS, and 62.5% higher than Super Smash Bros. Brawl meaning that Ultimate is now the fastest-selling game in its own franchise.

As for other entries on the list worth mentioning, Just Cause 4 was the week’s other major new release and it found itself debuting at sixth. Compared to that of Just Cause 3, GI.biz reports that sales are down by 61.5% by comparison. It’s the weakest debut in the history of the Just Cause franchise but it’s also worth noting that these are only physical numbers with digital copies sold not included.

And as always, the full top-40 list from last week is attached below.

Last WeekThis WeekTitleAge RatingPublisher
1SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATEPEGI 12+NINTENDO
22RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2PEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
13FIFA 19PEGI 3+EA SPORTS
44BATTLEFIELD VPEGI 16+EA GAMES
95MARIO KART 8 DELUXEPEGI 3+NINTENDO
6JUST CAUSE 4PEGI 18+SQUARE ENIX
37CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4PEGI 18+ACTIVISION
68SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGYPEGI 7+ACTIVISION
79POKEMON: LET’S GO, PIKACHU!PEGI 7+NINTENDO
1010FORTNITE: DEEP FREEZE BUNDLEPEGI 12+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
1611MARVEL’S SPIDER-MANPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1412CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGYPEGI 7+ACTIVISION
1513SUPER MARIO PARTYPEGI 3+NINTENDO
1814JUST DANCE 2019PEGI 3+UBISOFT
1315WWE 2K19PEGI 16+2K
816ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEYPEGI 18+UBISOFT
517FORZA HORIZON 4PEGI 3+MICROSOFT
2318SUPER MARIO ODYSSEYPEGI 7+NINTENDO
1119FALLOUT 76PEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
1720POKEMON: LET’S GO, EEVEE!PEGI 7+NINTENDO
2121GRAND THEFT AUTO VPEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
22PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDSPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1223SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDERPEGI 18+SQUARE ENIX
2024PLAYSTATION VR WORLDSPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
3525LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINSPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
1926LEGO THE INCREDIBLESPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2627ASTRO BOT RESCUE MISSIONPEGI 7+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2528THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILDPEGI 12+NINTENDO
3329HITMAN 2PEGI 18+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2430NBA 2K19PEGI 3+2K
3731ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITIONPEGI 3+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2732LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTIONPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
33SEGA MEGA DRIVE CLASSICSPEGI 12+SEGA
4034HELLO NEIGHBORPEGI 7+GEARBOX PUBLISHING
2835FARMING SIMULATOR 19PEGI 3+FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
36LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2PEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2237MINECRAFTPEGI 7+NINTENDO
3938MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITIONPEGI 7+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
39SONIC MANIA PLUSPEGI 3+SEGA
40MARIO KART 7PEGI 3+NINTENDO
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Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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